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Preserving The Antioxidants In Your Vegetables During Cooking

Preserving The Antioxidants In Your Vegetables During Cooking

For years we have been told that cooking our vegetables in a minimum amount of water, such as by steaming, was the best way to keep the nutrition in the vegetable. A new study has turned that bit of traditional wisdom on its ear by discovering that some vegetables actually increase their antioxidant capacity when […]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: It Is Important To Seek Help For Yourself

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: It Is Important To Seek Help For Yourself

Body dysmorphic disorder is a chronic mental disorder in which a person is obsessed with flaws in their appearance, either real or imagined. Even minor flaws are imagined as major problems, seen as deformities, and they don’t want to be looked at by other people. People with this disorder are intensely obsessed over their physical […]

Home HIV Test Kits Are Not Accurate

Home HIV Test Kits Are Not Accurate

Health Canada released a statement that advised not to rely on home testing HIV kits particularly the new Clean Testing HIV Home Kit because they have not been approved by medical licensure boards and can produce false results that may cause infected parties not to seek proper treatment. The federal department issued an advisory statement […]

Plagued By Dry, Cracked Heels?

Plagued By Dry, Cracked Heels?

If the heels of your feet are dry, rough, and cracked, they can be painful. The cracked heels may be so severe that they bleed. There are several ways to address the problem. First, you will want to exfoliate away the dead skin. You can either do this with a chemical product designed to remove […]

Hemoptysis: A Serious Issue For Smokers To Deal With

Hemoptysis: A Serious Issue For Smokers To Deal With

Hemoptysis is the name given to the coughing up of blood or blood-stained sputum. The blood could come from any part of your airways or lungs. Most commonly, it is because of bronchitis or pneumonia, but there are other possibilities as well. Chronic smokers may develop lung neoplasm which can cause hemoptysis, as can tuberculosis, […]

10 Most Important Surgical Advances of the Last 20 Years

Surgery dates back to Neolithic times, but some major advances have occurred in the last 20 years that have allowed for previously unthinkable procedures. While many new techniques have been cool without being clinically relevant,  Jeffrey Matthews, the chairman of surgery at the University of Chicago Hospital, explains some of the advances that have actually […]

Salmonella Risk in Pistachio Brands : Warns FDA

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. consumers should avoid two brands of pistachios tied to a salmonella-related recall because they may have been repackaged and sold in airports and hotels, the Food and Drug Administration said. The federal agency identified the suspect brands late on Monday as California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards, which were repacked […]

New Tobacco Laws Aimed At Curbing Smoking

New Tobacco Laws Aimed At Curbing Smoking

President Obama recently signed a bill that seeks to regulate the tobacco industry and introduces new measures to control the amount of nicotine addiction throughout the country. As a result of the bill, the FDA will have two years to create color coded labels for every cigarette sold in the US as well reduce the […]

Kidney Stones? Have A Diet Soda

Kidney Stones? Have A Diet Soda

Did you know that there are chemicals in some diet sodas that may actually help dissolve kidney stones? Recent research presented by the American Urology Association found that the substances citrate and malate were present in several diet sodas in amounts high enough to help dissolve kidney stones. The highest levels were seen in Diet […]

Autism In Children: Signs And Symptoms

Autism In Children: Signs And Symptoms

You may not be able to tell if your child has autism when they are in the first few months of life. Children with autism can start out with the usual childhood development and then all of sudden begin to lose that development. It is hard to understand why this happens and what causes it. […]