Burning and tingling in your feet? You may have small fiber neuropathy

The number of people experiencing numbness, tingling and pain in their feet with no known cause has been increasing over the last two decades, according at a new study published in the October 27, 2021, online issue of Neurology. Called small fiber neuropathy, the condition has different symptoms than large fiber neuropathy, which can cause weakness and balance issues. But […]

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How to protect your DNA data

Knowing how to protect your DNA data is incredibly important, because your genetic code is the blueprint for much of who you are. Thanks to the development of cheap genomics, at-home DNA testing kits from Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage and others can now reveal a wealth of information about your genetic identity.  By sending in a sample of your DNA, usually […]

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Is your body clock off-schedule? Prebiotics may help

Whether it’s from jetting across time zones, pulling all-nighters at school or working the overnight shift, chronically disrupting our circadian rhythm—or internal biological clocks—can take a measurable toll on everything from sleep, mood and metabolism to risk of certain diseases, mounting research shows. But a new University of Colorado Boulder study funded by the U.S. Navy suggests simple dietary compounds […]

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How GMO Foods Can Affect Your Hormone Levels

Alex Kich/Shutterstock By Raegan Davies/Sept. 7, 2021 3:29 pm EDT Something different comes to mind for everybody who hears the word “hormones” — maybe you think of your middle school health class or birth control prescription. However, there are so many other things in our everyday lives — from our environment to our diet — that can affect our hormones. Simply […]

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What Happens To Your Body When You Have Shingles

SHRINGRIX/YouTube By Rachel Dillin/Aug. 24, 2021 6:46 pm EDT You may have seen the commercial with older people doing active and healthy things while an announcer says the phrase, “Shingles doesn’t care” (via YouTube). The catchphrase is for the SHINGRIX vaccine, and it has even turned into a meme. The surprising spot got a lot of attention, and if you’ve seen either […]

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