Nickel is one of the most commonly reported contact allergens. And if you are sensitive to nickel in jewelry or at the workplace, you might also be sensitive to nickel in your food.
Fatigue is a common symptom in people with medical conditions like cancer and diabetes, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy.” Yet despite how prevalent it is, medical researchers still do not completely understand what happens in the body to cause fatigue. They
Your immune system is like a home security system. When you suffer an injury or infection, it sets off an alarm—what we know as an inflammatory response—by sending immune cells to neutralize viruses, bacteria, and other intruders that breach your outer defenses, thereby protecting healthy cells and tissues from damage.
Antihistamines are medications that help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. Most are available over-the-counter (OTC) and come in the form of tablets, liquid, nasal sprays or gels, and eye drops. As the name suggests, antihistamines reduce or block histamine, a chemical produced by the body during an allergic reaction.
Dried fruit is to trail mix as chocolate chips are to cookies. One doesn’t taste as good without the other, but is dried fruit healthy? In a 2005 study comparing the quality of antioxidants in fresh versus dried fruits, scientists found that dried fruit wins hands down. “Compared with vitamins
Oh pinkeye, you always choose the best times to visit. Your attractive symptoms (crusty, pink, itchy, and watery eyes) are so easy to disguise—if eye patches were in fashion, that is! Since they’re not, it’s time to learn what pinkeye is, what causes it and how to treat it, or—better
Most people associate allergies with spring flowers, but as we look ahead to fall, we also are looking ahead to one of the highest allergy seasons of the year. Allergy symptoms include a runny nose, watery or itchy eyes, sneezing, and coughing. In addition to medication suggested by your doctor,
The sad truth is that nearly half of people in the U.S. with depression are not getting the level of care they need, according to statistics collected by the National Institute of Mental Health. This is true even though multiple effective therapies are available. Minority groups are particularly unlikely to
The word anti-inflammatory has practically become a household word. From herbs like turmeric and oregano to foods like berries and cruciferous vegetables, there are myriad selections that boast anti-inflammatory properties.
Following an anti-inflammatory diet or supplementing with anti-inflammatory substances has become more popular than ever. But what does inflammation mean in