• What Does Your Face Say About Your Health?

    What Does Your Face Say About Your Health?

    A Look in the Mirror You’re really familiar with the face staring back at you. But a closer peek may show clues about your health — if you know what to look for. Yellowish Skin and Eyes This is jaundice. It’s when you have too much of a waste product your body makes when it

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  • NEVER Put These 5 Things in the Microwave!

    NEVER Put These 5 Things in the Microwave!

    The microwave is a very common, and often used, kitchen appliance. It’s a great tool for heating up last night’s dinner or a quick “2 minute meal”. However, the microwave ovens we know today are descended from the radar boxes of the Second World War. Invented by Percy L. Spencer, who was a radar technician

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  • Do These Things Cause Cancer?

    Do These Things Cause Cancer?

    Artificial Sweeteners Despite all the talk — and chain emails — there’s no proof that these sugar stand-ins raise your risk of cancer. Saccharine did cause cancer in rats, but their bodies react to it differently than ours, researchers say. There hasn’t been a cancer warning label on it since 2000. A study of aspartame

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  • Healthy-Fat Foods

    Healthy-Fat Foods

    Fish Naturally fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines, and albacore tuna are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These are “good” fats that help keep your heart healthy. They may also help keep your brain sharp, especially as you get older. The American Heart Association suggests eating two servings of fatty fish

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  • What Is Schizophrenia?

    What Is Schizophrenia?

    What Is Schizophrenia? It’s a serious mental illness that can be disabling without care. About 1% of Americans have it. People with the condition may hear voices, see imaginary sights, or believe other people control their thoughts. These sensations can frighten the person and lead to erratic behavior. Although there is no cure, treatment can

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  • The Most Common Phobias

    The Most Common Phobias

    What Is a Phobia? Phobias are irrational fears of an activity, situation, or thing. The fear is so bad it limits a person’s activities and life. Many people with phobias will go out of their way to avoid the things they fear. An estimated 6 million people in the U.S. suffer from phobias. Women are

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  • Top 12 Rewards of Exercise

    Top 12 Rewards of Exercise

    1-Better Mood Cranky? Get moving. Exercise makes you feel happier. When you work out, your body makes endorphins — “feel-good” chemicals in the brain. You can actually start to feel better within a few minutes of moving. But the effects of regular exercise can last for a long time. 2-More Energy You might not expect

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  • Why Am I Constipated?

    Why Am I Constipated?

    Are You Backed Up? If you’ve had fewer than three bowel movements in a week or your stools are small, hard, lumpy, or tough to pass, you’re constipated. The cause isn’t always clear, but even if you don’t know why it’s happening, it usually passes on its own. If it doesn’t, your doctor can help

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  • Why Am I Bloated ?

    Why Am I Bloated ?

    Feeling Bloated? We’ve all felt it: that too-full feeling you get in your belly. But it’s not always from eating too much. Does your body hold on to too much water? Is it something you ate? Or could a health issue be behind it? Too Much Gas? Probably Not Most people who think they’re bloated

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  • 10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

    10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

    Can You Make Your Metabolism Better? Boosting metabolism is the holy grail of weight watchers everywhere, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several things. Some people inherit a speedy metabolism. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even while resting. And for most people, metabolism slows steadily after age 40. Although

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