Wellness

FDA Watch: New Sunscreen Guidelines

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We've all seen social media stories about people who have used sunscreen and ended up with terrible burns. While not everyone uses sunscreen properly, the reality is that not all products are as safe or effective as they claim to be. Medical science tells us excessive exposure to the sun is bad for our skin and increases our risk of...

Forgetful? Science Says That Could Be Good News

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Have you ever walked into a room only to forget what you were looking for or why you were there? Maybe you've gone to the grocery store to pick up a few simple items and then gotten home to find you missed something from your list. While being able to remember the little details is often associated with intelligence,...

The Top 4 Cancers That Affect Women

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It's no secret that men and women alike are prone to a number of different cancers. Current research tells us one in three women will develop some form of the disease. While there's no way of knowing what type of cancer an individual may develop, women run a much greater risk of developing these four. Our friends at Wellness.com put...

Are These Anti-Aging Foods a Part of Your Diet?

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Researchers have yet to discover the "fountain of youth," but they have found some foods are a lot better at increasing your lifespan than others. The right food choices can slow molecular aging, help you avoid illnesses (especially osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease) and even give you the fuel you need to stay active well into your golden years. Janet...

This One Trick May Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

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Women have been conditioned to believe they need to wear bras, not just for support, but for aesthetic reasons as well. While wearing bras dates back centuries, they have been the subject of studies since the late 70s. Why? Researchers believe there may be a connection between wearing a bra and an enhanced risk of developing breast cancer. Bras may...

Is Your Gluten-Free Diet Doing More Harm Than Good?

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While a gluten-free diet is essential to those with the autoimmune disorder known as Celiac disease, millions of others have adopted the diet because they believe it to be healthier in general. The problem? Ditching gluten means you may be missing out on another essential nutrient, increasing your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the process. The editors at...

Could This Common Allergen Be the Key to Weight Loss?

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Peanuts don’t usually top the average person’s weight-loss shopping list. About 1% of the population is allergic to them, and most others are wary of their high fat content. Despite the peanut’s bad reputation, it can actually be a great addition to most diets — especially if you’re looking to shed some pounds. Quick Read: Believe it or not, eating fatty,...

Is This Iconic Vegetable Contaminating Your Kitchen?

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Kale has made headline after headline, with reporters raving over how healthy it is. Foodies and health nuts alike can’t stop talking about all of its wonderful qualities. But it might be contaminating your kitchen, cutting surfaces, and other produce. Kale may also be problematic if you’re taking certain meds, or if you have a thyroid condition. Quick Read: Kale may...

What’s Really Causing That Lingering Cough?

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It may be spring — winter illnesses having fled — but some people are continuing to fight a nasty cough. Lingering congestion or coughs aren’t usually much cause for concern, but some cases do require medical attention. We have a breakdown of what could be going on if you’re over your cold or flu but that cough just won’t...

Will This Sweet Treat Be on Your Adult Snack List?

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Jelly bean lovers may be in for a big surprise. The creator of Jelly Belly has started a new company, Spectrum Confections, that sells CBD-infused jelly beans. Yes! Jelly beans are moving to the adults-only category. Will they be on your shopping list? Quick Read: The creator of Jelly Belly has started a company, Spectrum Confections, selling CBD-infused jelly beans. The...

Surprising Link between Hot Tea and Cancer: What You Need to...

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While tea is known to have quite a number of health benefits, many of us were shocked to learn that drinking the piping hot...