Scientists: Handwashing gets rid of more germs than using hand sanitizers

Scientists: Handwashing gets rid of more germs than using hand sanitizers

For best results, Newman said, you must rub your hands vigorously with soap under running water for about 20 seconds – the same amount of time it would take you to sing the entirety of “Happy Birthday” twice.

New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

The measures are to reflect the fact that the medicines should only be used short-term and due to the links between overuse and eating disorders.Dr Sarah Branch, from the MHRA explains "Stimulant laxatives can provide short-term relief to some people with occasional constipation.

75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies

75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies

Rather than herbs being too weak, many drugs are too strong, and using herbal remedies may help allleviate your symptoms without as many side effects.Extrapolating from the 39 most rigorous studies, they estimated that drug side effects kill an astonishing 106,000 U.S. hospital patients per year and cause 2.2 million serious, nonfatal problems.

Prurigo pigmentosa: What causes “keto rash?”

Prurigo pigmentosa: What causes “keto rash?”

Besides a keto diet, other possible causes of keto rash include: Fasting – Some people who fast for intermittent periods and end up with low carbohydrate levels are also observed to have keto rash.

An unlikely connection: 4 Reasons why your lower back hurts when you cough

An unlikely connection: 4 Reasons why your lower back hurts when you cough

The position you assume when coughing may exacerbate the pressure caused by spinal stenosis, and this can trigger lower back pain.Disk herniation can cause your lower back and legs to experience tingling, numbness or pain.

Pain under the shoulder blade: 7 Possible causes and how to prevent it

Pain under the shoulder blade: 7 Possible causes and how to prevent it

Shoulder blade pain may also be caused by a dislocated rib due to poor posture, excessive exercise and physical injuries.Shoulder blade pain may be caused by muscle strain, minor injuries, age-related conditions and heart ailments.

Kidney issues? Drink more water

Kidney issues? Drink more water

In this study, a team of researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Australia looked at whether increasing water intake can slow the progression of polycystic kidney disease.

A biocentric approach is key to curing Lyme disease naturally

A biocentric approach is key to curing Lyme disease naturally

Despite this, conventional treatments will still call for the use of ineffective pharmaceutical drugs that not only fail to alleviate the true cause of Lyme disease, but also cause serious side effects for patients who are already burdened with the chronic disease.

Natural all the way: Experts urge healthy lifestyle choices for middle-aged women struggling with menopause symptoms and weight gain

Natural all the way: Experts urge healthy lifestyle choices for middle-aged women struggling with menopause symptoms and weight gain

Natural all the way: Experts urge healthy lifestyle choices for middle-aged women struggling with menopause symptoms and weight gain. Reviewing the weight gain risks that hound women during their midlife has encouraged researchers at The Mayo Clinic to give out a series of recommendations to lessen the menopausal challenges during this trying time in their lives.

A natural cure for dandruff

A natural cure for dandruff

The condition isn’t just embarrassing, it’s also common: At least one in five people in the U.S. have dandruff, especially during dry seasons like winter.

Weekly Health Quiz: Sucralose, Potatoes and Dementia

Weekly Health Quiz: Sucralose, Potatoes and Dementia

1 Increasing NADPH — one of the major suppliers of electrons to your antioxidants — can be done by inhibiting the enzyme that uses it, NADPH oxidase. Which supplement can slow down NOX inhibition?

Reduce EMF Exposure, Don't Get 'Wi-Fried'

Reduce EMF Exposure, Don't Get 'Wi-Fried'

Unrelenting EMF Exposure Can Wreck Your Health Pall has published research 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 showing low-frequency microwave radiation activates voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) — channels in the outer membrane of your cells.

Stroke Types, Warning Signs and Prevention Steps to Know Now

Stroke Types, Warning Signs and Prevention Steps to Know Now

In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. A stroke is a blockage of the blood flow that carries oxygen to the brain. Here is what you should know: The Types of Stroke Ischemic strokes, those caused by a blood clot, account for 87 percent of cases.

Pneumonia Vaccines

Pneumonia Vaccines

The disease may be caused by a virus, by fungi, or by one of hundreds of strains of bacteria.6 The Pneumovax 23 (PPSV23) vaccine, introduced by Merck in 1983, ostensibly protects against 23 of the most common bacterial agents causing pneumonia.7 There’s also a second shot available since 2010, called Prevnar 13, that protects against 13 additional strains.

Weekly Health Quiz: Cholesterol and Life Expectancy

Weekly Health Quiz: Cholesterol and Life Expectancy

For comparison, each year 100 people die from being struck by lightning, 200 die from choking on food, 350 die from slip and fall accidents in the bath or shower.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Polio-Like Illness On The Rise

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Polio-Like Illness On The Rise

So far in 2018, at least 106 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have occurred in the U.S.1 The mysterious disease, which is reminiscent of polio, primarily affects children and can cause permanent paralysis, continues to baffle the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has been investigating the disease since 2014.

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms of Males. An Increasing Problem Today!

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms of Males. An Increasing Problem Today!

Low levels of testosterone and high levels of prolactin–a hormone responsible for breast milk production–may cause this problem. Along with low testosterone, an imbalance level of thyroid hormones can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED). But when hormonal imbalance causes estrogen to increase (and testosterone to decrease), breast enlargement occurs.

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms.You will Be Surprised!

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms.You will Be Surprised!

It’s normal for women’s bodies to make testosterone, and low levels don’t cause excess hair growth. Changes in skin dryness – The level of skin oiliness is controlled by thyroid hormones such as thyronine and tyrosine, so an imbalance in these hormones will affect the dryness of the surface of our body, either making it too dry or too oily.

Make your own natural anti-itch spray using essential oils

Make your own natural anti-itch spray using essential oils

2 drops of frankincense – This essential oil is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to speed up wound healing. You need to use the alcohol-free product because alcohol cancels witch hazel’s natural moisturizing effects and dries up the skin.