You may look silly sitting in your living room at night wearing orange-colored glasses, but a growing number of people are willing to put up with the teasing that these blue light blocking glasses are likely to provoke. The trend seems likely to expand as evidence for the dangers of
Tuberculosis is the leading infectious cause of death in the world, a contagious threat caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), which attacks the lungs and can spread to other parts of the body. Current statistics show that tuberculosis (TB) infects more than 10 million people worldwide every year, and
If you’ve ever had a bunion, you know that it’s more than just a cosmetic issue. It can be a major source of pain and discomfort that affects your ability to enjoy normal daily activities. Whether they run in your family or they’re a sign that you have an affinity
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.
Patrick Swayze. Steve Jobs. Luciano Pavarotti. Michael Landon. They’re just a few of the public figures who have succumbed to pancreatic cancer. In the vast majority of people it touches—rich or poor, famous or anonymous—pancreatic cancer causes death. In fact, while mortality rates for many other cancers are declining, deaths
Did you know that walking for just one minute can extend your life by one and a half to two minutes? That’s what the American College of Sports Medicine says about the benefits of walking. Got 20 to 25 minutes a week? You can extend your life by years. You
A person with white coat syndrome experiences elevated blood pressure readings when he or she is in a medical setting. The blood pressure returns to normal when the person leaves the medical office.
Here’s a clue you might have white coat syndrome and not even realize it: If the nurse or
Let’s face it: Germs are everywhere. But the five items covered here are especially dirty and germ-infested—in some cases even more so than even your toilet seat! What’s worse, you probably use some of these common items multiple times every day. Go ahead—read through our list and see if you
Is the slice of bacon on your BLT really as dangerous as smoking a cigarette? That was the implication of some of the scary headlines based on the World Health Organization’s recent report stating that processed meat is a carcinogen that raises the risk of colon, stomach, and other cancers.
Many people use Aleve, Advil, Excedrin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regularly to treat aches and pains. But NSAID side effects can be surprisingly dangerous.