Everything You Think You Know About Herpes Is Wrong

Hate to break it to you, but you probably have herpes. Turns out, nearly two-thirds of the global population is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO researchers estimated that 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with HSV-1, which is best known […]

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What you should know about meningitis

Getting the news your child, teenager or even their classmate or friend has meningitis can be an alarming experience. However, knowing more about the disease can help parents recognize the signs and symptoms as well as help differentiate between types of the disease. Meningitis is an infection of the “meninges,” the fine membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. This […]

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The science of mindfulness—What do we really know and where do we go?

The historical practice of mindfulness is a burgeoning integrated medicine field associated with benefits for people with issues ranging from insomnia to chronic pain and fueled by more than $550 million in federal funding over the past 20 years. Yet the evidence for impact on health from mindfulness is sometimes outpaced by popular discourse on the promise. The science, hype […]

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Four things to know about vaping

The Trump administration has announced it will soon ban flavored e-cigarette products to deter an ever growing number of young users. It comes amid an outbreak of vaping-linked severe pulmonary disease that has killed six people and sickened hundreds. Here are four things to know about vaping. Is it safer than smoking? The truth is, we don’t know. Unlike tobacco […]

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'Fiver Parties' Are the Cool Kids' Birthday Trend You Need to Know

Birthday parties are an excellent way for kids to gather with their friends and make lasting memories they’ll cherish for years to come. They’re also a great way for parents to go broke. If you feel a pang of guilt every time your kiddo rushes home with a birthday party invitation because all you see are dollar signs and not […]

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DR MIKE DILKES reveals eight key steps to beating hay fever

Eight steps to beating hay fever: Leading expert DR MIKE DILKES reveals everything you need to know about combating airborne allergies The most common allergies are triggered by particles in the air that we breathe  Unlike ingested or skin allergies, symptoms can be triggered by a deep breath  High temperatures during recent Easter Bank Holiday saw millions struck down One-in-five […]

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Slow start, but it’s not over yet: 5 things to know about this year’s flu season

As influenza season trudges on, public health officials report fewer cases than last year’s severe and deadly season. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released recently shows a more effective vaccine compared with the previous two seasons and called this season a low-severity year so far for influenza—classified as having a fever, cough and body aches. But local […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Detox Teas

So-called “detox” teas have been popular for years, primarily among people who frequent health-food stores, or consult with alternative practitioners. These days, though, they’ve become big business, and a handful of celebrities are touting their weight-loss benefits on social media. In a way, detox teas have become the liquid version of waist trainers–the before and after results are often dramatic, […]

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A Maryland College Student Died From a Dangerous Strain of Adenovirus. Here's What to Know

A student at the University of Maryland has died from an illness associated with adenovirus—a common virus that’s also been linked to 11 deaths in New Jersey over the last two months. According to WJLA news, the college student was identified as 18-year-old Olivia Paregol. Paregol’s death was announced Tuesday in a statement from David McBride, MD, director of the […]

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