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Picking Scabs: Why We Do It and How to Stop

Ever enjoyed popping a pimple? How about poking a blister? It can feel gratifying to watch the grossness ooze out, right? Many people are guilty of picking scabs and some people even eat them afterwards. In fact, our desire to pick our scabs could say something important about our mental … Read More

Low Blood Sugar at Night: Nocturnal Hypoglycemia

You know it is important to have tight control of you blood sugar with diabetes. Tight control is how you prevent diabetes complications. One of the dangers of tight control is letting your blood sugar get too low, called hypoglycemia. [1] The most dangerous time for hypoglycemia is when you … Read More

Maltitol: What You Should Know

A lot of people want to decrease their sugar intake, and with good reason; too much sugar can increase your chances of dementia, contribute to osteoporosis, and more. But are artificial sweeteners, such as maltitol, the way to go? There are a multitude of alternatives to sugar, including stevia, agave, … Read More

Energy Drinks May Pose a Dangerous Addiction Risk

It's not a promising trend: Between 34 and 51 percent of young adults are regularly using energy drinks, as reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Although this topic rarely gets mentioned when medical researchers report on the dangers of energy drinks, consuming them daily—or using energy "shots" … Read More

The Dangers of Tooth Infection

Swollen gums, halitosis, and cavities are serious concerns, but may be insignificant problems compared to greater dangers of tooth infection: hepatitis, cancer, heart disease, and more. Bacteria in the mouth can multiply in damaged teeth and migrate throughout the body, causing significant damage. Bacteria Flourish in the Mouth and Teeth … Read More

Flaxseed Benefits and Risks

For many people, flaxseed is a powerful "superfood." But some experts have suggested that certain people, particularly women who have a history of certain cancers or are considered high risk for developing hormone-related tumors, should avoid them. Phytoestrogens in Flaxseeds Flaxseeds contain phytoestrogens, plant chemicals that actually mimic estrogen in … Read More

Iron Deficiency Could Be A Cause of Fatigue

Even if you don't have anemia, you could have an iron deficiency that's sapping your energy. It's entirely possible, especially if you're a woman of reproductive age, to have borderline anemia without becoming fully anemic. When you're iron deficient but not anemic, you can still suffer from lower vitality, decreased immune … Read More

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