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Can Veggies Give Your Skin a Glow?

Research has found that eating more fruits and vegetables can change skin tone, and give it a healthy glow. It all comes down to carotenoids, which is the orange-red pigment found in fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, apricots, oranges, mangoes ...

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What is Sleep Drunkenness?

A recent study, published in the journal Neurology, has found that a disorder called sleep drunkenness affects one in every 15 people. Researchers say the consequences of sleep drunkenness can be as serious as sleep walking, but the disorder gets muc...

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8 Facts About Hangovers

Some people may confuse a hangover with an allergic reaction to products in the alcohol. Ingredients such as sulfur dioxide, yeast and additives can trigger allergic reactions. Some symptoms include hives, rash, flushing, warmth of the skin, runny no...

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Should Pregant Women Get the Flu Shot?

Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued new guidelines stressing the importance of pregnant women getting the flu vaccine, no matter how far along they are in their pregnancy. The seasonal flu shot has been given safe...

Living on Supplemental Oxygen

Living on Supplemental Oxygen

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by patient expert Bill Hamilton. Hello, I am Bill Hamilton, and I have had COPD for over 30 years. I use supplemental oxygen 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. When I first began usi...

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What Naps Can Do For You

According to a new study, taking an afternoon nap can improve short-term memory in younger adults, but unfortunately not older adults. For the study, participants took afternoon naps and then were given a word-based memory test. The younger adults we...

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How to Avoid Insect Stings

A picnic might sound like the perfect summer activity, but eating outdoors can attract all kinds of insects that bite or sting. It can help to keep food covered and uncover it only to put some on a plate. And don’t leave plates of food sitting out un...

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Hepatitis C and Women

According to a study published in the journal Hepatology, women are less likely to develop cirrhosis of the liver, compared to men. Researchers suggest that the hormone estrogen protects women from liver damage, which in turn protects from cirrhosis. ...

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Hepatitis C Genotypes

More than 83 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C (HCV) genotype 1, and accounts for 46 percent of al HCV cases. A recent study analyzed 1,217 studies that reported on all HCV genotypes between 1989 and 2014. The study included 117 ...

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What to Know About Hepatitis C Tests

Chronic hepatitis C is an infection that persists for more than six months, and can be detected by the presence of its RNA. Most chronic infections do not cause symptoms for decades, and people do not know they even have the disease until elevated li...