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Herpes

Man or woman, a pedicure is wonderful during the summer There are health benefits—it reduces dead skin that could encourage fungal growth, and tidies up toenails (which if well done, also discourages fungal growth and ingrown nails). And there are social benefits—both men and women, by today’s fashion, should groom their feet before donning sandals […]

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Battling Shingles

August 17, 2015

Ever had chickenpox? Or a chicken pox or shingles vaccination? There’s a chance you could get shingles, a painful type of recurrence of the chickenpox virus (herpes zoster). First, how does it work? Herpes Zoster is in the same family as the herpes simplex virus (ie. cold sores and genital herpes)—it hangs out dormant for […]

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If you’ve ever suffered a cold sore, your risk for developing Alzheimer’s later in life is doubled—and that correlation is supported by several studies. Even if you rarely have outbreaks now, the virus is likely to re-emerge with age as your immune system weakens. Not only will you be dealing with the fire of outbreaks […]

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STD Rates Rising

December 14, 2012

The CDC is reporting that STD cases are up this year—8% for chlamydia, 4% for gonorrhea. Mostly, young people and homosexual men are affected, but the numbers are up across the board. STD symptoms can often go unnoticed, especially in women. Over years, they can cause scarring, sterility, lead to secondary infections, and potentially spread […]

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Outside of the US, nano silver’s antimicrobial properties are being explored and put to use. Although it’s been used for years to purify water, it’s also being used to treat rabies in India, Hong Kong is exploring antiviral applications, dentists are creating new cavity fighting methods, and it’s being used to fight aggressive parasites. In […]

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