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UK Dad Hopes Parents will Ask one Simple Question When their Child Gets Sick

Pippa Howarth. (JustGiving.com)
Pippa Howarth. (JustGiving.com)

A British dad who lost his 3-year-old daughter several years ago is on a mission to get parents to ask one simple question: Could my...


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    Healing Time

    About 20 years ago, I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee. I was running a lot, and over a period of a few months, my... Read more

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    The Problem of Overdiagnosis

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    Running for the Body and Mind

    Laura Bourdeanu vividly remembers the moment police told her that her best friend had been killed. Shocked and short of breath, Bourdeanu went for a... Read more

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    5 Proven Ways to Reduce Wrinkles Naturally

    It’s no secret that the beauty industry has huge marketing budgets. They’ve spent fortunes trying to convince women that injections, chemical peels or $300 creams... Read more

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    The Underdog of Massage?

    Here we explore three major massage techniques, which are not your average deep tissue or therapeutic massage.  1. Sports therapy (remedial/injury and rehabilitation) Sports therapy... Read more

  • Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015.  (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo)

    J&J Ordered to Pay $417 Million in Trial Over Talc Cancer Risks

    A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the... Read more

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    Peanut Allergy Treatment Breakthrough by Australian Scientist

    An Australian researcher has great news for children with peanut allergies—most of them may be able to enjoy the treat after all. Professor Mimi Tang, a... Read more

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    How Diseases Are “Sold” in Order to Sell Drugs

    Did you ever wonder why new medications so often debut right after awareness of the condition they treat increases? It is no coincidence. The tactic... Read more

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    How to Beat Anxiety and Become Mentally Strong

    Do you suffer from anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Maybe you thought you... Read more

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    The Sunshine Remedy

    Without the sun, there is no life. The sun stirs our atmosphere, warms our oceans, and gives energy to plants that generate oxygen and food... Read more

  • Plague: carting the dead, by J. Moynet (Wikki Commons)

    Plague-Infested Fleas Found in Arizona

    Fleas carrying plague have been found in northern Arizona, according to the local public health agency. Fleas that tested positive for the plague were found... Read more

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    The Secret to Interpersonal Happiness

    As much as we desire being connected to others—good friendships, a wonderful romantic relationship, close family members—this connection always comes at a cost. We get... Read more

  • Various vegetables on display at a market in Montreal. Canada's next food guide could discourage the consumption of beef, butter, and cheese, which has lobby groups for the meat and dairy sectors up in arms. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Canada’s Next Food Guide Opens up Industry Battle Over Beef and Butter

    VANCOUVER—Lobby groups for the meat and dairy sectors are up in arms over indications that Canada’s next food guide could discourage the consumption of beef,... Read more

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    For Women, a Little Belly Fat Is a Good Thing

    For those women who have been lusting after flatter and flatter tummies for all their lives, it’s time to relax and love the healthy, strong... Read more

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    Refreshing Summer Ginger Drink Recipes

    Ginger has reputation as a great warming herb to tackle an upset stomach in the winter, but it’s actually perfect forsoothing summer tummy troubles too!... Read more

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    Ritual Slaughter Is Never Humane

    “Kosher” is widely interpreted as meaning pure, and many think kosher slaughter is better or more humane than traditional methods. But ritual slaughter is capable... Read more

  • (wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock

    Healing Time

    About 20 years ago, I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee. I was running a lot, and over a period of a few months, my... Read more

  • (Alexander Raths/Shutterstock)

    The Problem of Overdiagnosis

    Some medical conditions are being diagnosed too often and therefore could be dangerously over-treated, according to five influential Australian health care organizations that recently released a joint... Read more

  • (Giorgio1978/Shutterstock)

    Running for the Body and Mind

    Laura Bourdeanu vividly remembers the moment police told her that her best friend had been killed. Shocked and short of breath, Bourdeanu went for a... Read more

  • (Kinga/Shutterstock)

    5 Proven Ways to Reduce Wrinkles Naturally

    It’s no secret that the beauty industry has huge marketing budgets. They’ve spent fortunes trying to convince women that injections, chemical peels or $300 creams... Read more

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    J&J Ordered to Pay $417 Million in Trial Over Talc Cancer Risks

    A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the... Read more

  • (Martin L/CC BY 2.0)

    Peanut Allergy Treatment Breakthrough by Australian Scientist

    An Australian researcher has great news for children with peanut allergies—most of them may be able to enjoy the treat after all. Professor Mimi Tang, a... Read more

  • (Rocketclips, Inc./Shutterstock)

    How Diseases Are “Sold” in Order to Sell Drugs

    Did you ever wonder why new medications so often debut right after awareness of the condition they treat increases? It is no coincidence. The tactic... Read more

  • (lassedesignen/Shutterstock)

    How to Beat Anxiety and Become Mentally Strong

    Do you suffer from anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Maybe you thought you... Read more

  • (ARTFULLY PHOTOGRAPHER/Shutterstock)

    The Sunshine Remedy

    Without the sun, there is no life. The sun stirs our atmosphere, warms our oceans, and gives energy to plants that generate oxygen and food... Read more

  • Plague: carting the dead, by J. Moynet (Wikki Commons)

    Plague-Infested Fleas Found in Arizona

    Fleas carrying plague have been found in northern Arizona, according to the local public health agency. Fleas that tested positive for the plague were found... Read more

  • (George Rudy/Shutterstock)

    The Secret to Interpersonal Happiness

    As much as we desire being connected to others—good friendships, a wonderful romantic relationship, close family members—this connection always comes at a cost. We get... Read more

  • Various vegetables on display at a market in Montreal. Canada's next food guide could discourage the consumption of beef, butter, and cheese, which has lobby groups for the meat and dairy sectors up in arms. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Canada’s Next Food Guide Opens up Industry Battle Over Beef and Butter

    VANCOUVER—Lobby groups for the meat and dairy sectors are up in arms over indications that Canada’s next food guide could discourage the consumption of beef,... Read more

  • (De Repente/Shutterstock)

    Ritual Slaughter Is Never Humane

    “Kosher” is widely interpreted as meaning pure, and many think kosher slaughter is better or more humane than traditional methods. But ritual slaughter is capable... Read more

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    Summer Is High-Risk Time for Kidney Stones

    Did you know that as the temperature rises and our diet heads out the window, we’re increasing our risk of kidney stones? It’s true! During... Read more

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    Book Review: Another Day in the Death of America

    Imagine that you did not grow up amid America’s gun culture but are still a member of the race which suffers the most from U.S... Read more

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    Antibiotics Are Not the Only Drugs Used in U.S. Meat

    By now, most people know that antibiotics are used by the ton in the production of U.S. meat–not because animals are sick but because less... Read more

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    Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed in Longitudinal Study

    The international journal Science of the Total Environment has recently published a compelling study from the Republic of Korea, where autism prevalence is high. The study... Read more

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    Two-Year-Old’s Miraculous Recovery From Crippling Brain Damage

    After six years of trying, Kristal and Chris Carlson had already given up on having another baby. They already had four children, but wanted another... Read more

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    Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Weight Gain, Finds New Research

    People hoping to lose a few pounds by substituting artificial sweeteners for regular sugar may end up disappointed, suggests a fresh look at past research... Read more

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    Donald Trump Helped Former Miss USA Find Recovery From Drug Addiction

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    For Women, a Little Belly Fat Is a Good Thing

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    Refreshing Summer Ginger Drink Recipes

    Ginger has reputation as a great warming herb to tackle an upset stomach in the winter, but it’s actually perfect forsoothing summer tummy troubles too!... Read more

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    Rethinking the War on Salt

    After sweet, salty is probably our favorite flavor. Yet for decades, health experts have warned us to watch our sodium intake. Too much salt is said... Read more

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    What Fruits & Veggies Have the Most Pesticides? The Dirty Dozen List for 2017 Is Here

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    Healing Our Relationship With Food

    Food is more than just nourishment. It is pleasure, culture, and comfort. But our relationship with food can also become dysfunctional and deeply conflicted. Eating... Read more

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    Exercise Can Be Punishing—but It Doesn’t Have to Be

    The fitness industry is said to be worth 4.4 billion pounds ($5.7 billion) in the United Kingdom alone. But despite medical research telling us that exercise will help... Read more

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    Stretching May Be the Undervalued Key to Youth

    It doesn’t matter if you’re 35, 55, 75 or 95 years old. The actual number of years you’ve spent in your body is far less... Read more

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    9 Healthiest Foods for Summer According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    12 Amazing Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

    If you aren’t already enjoying hemp seeds as a regular part of your diet, you might want to give them a try. These tiny seeds... Read more

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    How Monday Family Dinners Can Lead to Family Togetherness & Healthier Life Choices

    Families today are busier than ever. With job demands, soccer practice, homework, birthday parties and all of the other activities competing for our time and... Read more

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    When to Avoid Rice + 8 Alternatives to Try Instead

    Rice has its place in a healthy eating plan, but because it often contains arsenic, we should enjoy rice in moderation. Next time you’re making... Read more

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    8 Tips for a Healthy Independence Day

    Fireworks, parades, picnics and BBQ’s mean you may be around a lot of unhealthy snack and food choices this weekend. To help you make healthier... Read more

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    Smart Strategies Address Unique Challenges When You Start Running After 40

    Exercise is an important foundational pillar to your overall health and wellness. You enjoy numerous positive effects when you integrate an exercise program into your... Read more

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    In Defense of Fat

    For decades, we’ve been taught the same golden rule for maintaining a healthy weight: Simply burn more calories than you consume. Therefore, being overweight, we’ve... Read more

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    Refreshing Summer Green Smoothie

    It’s nice to have a party drink that doesn’t necessarily involve alcohol. This smoothie delivers that festive feeling, without the hangover. Its vibrant tropical fruit... Read more

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    12 Scary Facts About Coffee

    By Jason Christoff, Healing the Body Coffee has become arguably the biggest habit ever known to mankind, and the facts about coffee presented in popular health... Read more

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    5 Reasons You Might Not Be Losing Weight, Even If You’re Eating Well

    If you’re on a mission to trim your waistline, it can be extremely frustrating to plateau on your weight loss even if you’re eating quite... Read more

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    Is Bad Nutrition Research Making Us Fat and Sick?

    It seems that nearly every week, a new study on nutrition comes out that contradicts the latest health trend. Eggs are nutritional miracles; eggs are... Read more

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    These Words Get People to Eat More Vegetables

    Describing vegetables with words normally used for indulgent foods can get people to eat more of them, a new study suggests. The finding may offer... Read more

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    5 Healthy Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Father’s have a lot to do and for one day they are allowed to sit back and savor the honor of being a dad. We... Read more

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine has Answers for Toothache

    This is a story told by Dr Hu Naiwen, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor. When he was learning acupuncture about 40 years ago, a... Read more

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    Exploring Solar Terms: Minor Heat

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    Finding Balance With the ‘Five Flavors’

    Think of a well-balanced meal and you’ll probably imagine things like vegetables, protein, and sensible portions. But there is another vital variable: taste. We naturally... Read more

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    Exploring Solar Terms: Summer Solstice

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    5 Reasons Why You Crave Sugar

    I see quite a few patients in my acupuncture practice who tell me that they crave sugar. Some can’t avoid the candy dish at work,... Read more

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    This Is When Summer Begins According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    Spring Into Action!

    In Chicago we have been waiting eagerly for Spring and it has finally arrived. In Chinese Medicine, every season has an element attached to it. Spring... Read more

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    Relieving Hay Fever

    Hay fever is caused by allergens, “invaders” from our environment that enter your body through your airways, by swallowing or through your skin. Once inside,... Read more

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    Why the Peonies Bloom Late According to Chinese Legend

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    The Spring and Rainbow Connection According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    How Chinese Face Reading Reveals the State of Your Health

    When my kids were small, I could always tell when they were sick just by looking into their eyes. This wasn’t because I have special... Read more

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    Get Ready For the Chinese Spring Equinox

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    What to Eat During Spring According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    How to Live in Harmony With Spring According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    Why Getting Dirty Is Good for Your Health

    When I think of my childhood, I think first of all the hours I spent playing in the dirt. To my childhood self, there was... Read more

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    6 Easy Tips to Get Your Body Ready for Spring

    The 24 solar terms are two-week periods that make up a climate-based calendar system invented by the ancient Chinese over 2,000 years ago. This article series... Read more

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    How Exercise Works According to Chinese Medicine

    I grew up in a swimming pool. My dad was a swimmer both in college and during World War II, and he expected us kids... Read more

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    3 Healthy Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day!

    Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Flower vendors, candy manufacturers and jewelry stores are all bombarding us with ideas about ways to show our love. In Chinese... Read more

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    Conscious Beauty and Well-Being: Caring for the Body During ‘Major Cold’

    In most places around the world, Major Cold begins when the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 300 degrees and ends when it reaches the... Read more

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    The Underdog of Massage?

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    How Yoga Is Helping Girls Heal From Trauma

    Rocsana Enriquez started thinking about yoga again when she was pregnant. She was 19 and in an abusive relationship. When she was younger, Rocsana, whom... Read more

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    8 Natural Remedies for Adrenal Fatigue

    Today’s lifestyle, replete with the demands of home, work, family, finances and more, can fatigue your body’s primary stress-handling glands, the adrenal glands. These triangular-shaped... Read more

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    6 Reasons Why You’re Exhausted All the Time

    Have you ever woken up more tired than you were when you went to bed? Exhaustion is plaguing our nation, and many of us have... Read more

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    14 Practical Reasons to Stock a Bottle of Castor Oil at Home

    Many of you are probably familiar with castor oil as the go-to concoction that old-time healers recommend for a wide range of ailments — from... Read more

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    5 Natural Allergy Remedies That Work

    It’s almost that time of year again when spring breaks forth in all her glory. That’s great news for those of us suffering from too... Read more

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    8 Ways to Detox Your Home

    We are exposed to more synthetic chemicals in our food, air and water, than ever before. While many people avoid chemicals in their food, the... Read more

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    Aromatherapy for Beginners: Scents to Uplift, Balance and Calm

    Bath and beauty companies have led most people to believe that aromatherapy is beneficial for relaxation, skin care and bathing. While it definitely helps in... Read more

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    Older Adults Might Be Able to Stave Off Arthritis Knee Pain With Fiber

    Older people who eat the most fiber are at lower risk of developing knee pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis (OA), new research shows. Diets... Read more

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    5 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Relief

    When seasonal allergies strike they can bring with them a host of nasty symptoms including itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, a running nose and sore... Read more

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    6 Hormone Balancing Powers of Red Clover

    Menopause can seem like torture. Women at midlife suffer with mood swings, stubborn weight gain, hot flashes, and low energy.  At the same time they... Read more

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    Understanding Essential Oils for Beginners

    Since the beginning of human history, essential oils have been an important part of cultural rituals—medicinally, recreationally, and even religiously. Anyone can enjoy the benefits... Read more

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    How to Lower Cortisol Naturally

    Cortisol is typically known as “the stress hormone.” In our modern day culture where busy is the new norm, stress definitely seems to be something we’re all... Read more

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    How to Live Peacefully With Negative Thoughts

    Do you have repetitive negative thoughts? If so, the diagnosis is confirmed: You’re human. The average person experiences 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day, according... Read more

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    Emotional First Aid: The Most Important Skill We’ve Never Learned

    We all know to cover a cut with a bandage or brush our teeth to prevent cavities, but why is it that we’re not taught... Read more

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    Exercise May Improve Fatigue Caused by Cancer

    Cancer-related fatigue can last throughout treatment and into remission, but a new study has found that exercise may be the key to fighting this exhaustion... Read more

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    Can Hearing Loss, Ringing and Vertigo Be Healed Naturally?

    Can we heal hearing loss, ringing and vertigo naturally?  Studies show that with the right nutrients, we can help repair hearing and ringing in the ears;... Read more

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    4 Ways to Support Your Mental Health

    We all go through difficult periods that may lead to poor mental health. Performance reviews at work, conflicts in relationships, world issues, money worries, the... Read more

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    How to Manage the Basic Anxiety of Life

    Underlying much of what we do is a sense of anxiety, uncertainty, fear, doubt, or dissatisfaction. And we react to this in so many unhelpful... Read more

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    Top 10 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter

    Winter doesn’t have to zap your energy or pit you against this season’s new hard-to-beat bug. Stay well all winter long by following the action... Read more

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    The Underdog of Massage?

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    5 Ways to Simplify Today

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    Should I Answer Every Text My Child Sends? How Constant Communication Is Disabling Our Children

    I spend a lot of time with teenagers, because I have one.  As an observer of this unique species, I am noticing that teenagers are... Read more

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    5 Things to Eat or Avoid to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as having Type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes... Read more

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    How to (Finally) Accept Your Body

    Body positivity has become a much-needed cultural trend to counter the prevailing uber-thin-body ideal. Yet these well-meaning messages—”Love yourself at any size!”, “You are beautiful!”,... Read more

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    How Modern Mantras Keep Us Stuck

    “Your life is perfect exactly the way it is.” Imagine offering this to someone whose child was just killed in a terrorist attack. “You already have... Read more

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    Ditch Your Contacts and Have More Fun This Summer

    Planning to hit the beach or hiking trails this summer? If you wear contacts, they may prevent you from getting the most out of these... Read more

  • Greg Martin prepares to clean out his Mother's home of belongings in San Diego, Calif., on April 8, 2011. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images for YOU Magazine)

    Clutter Wars

    Spiritual practices have long warned against developing attachments to material possessions, as it can be easy to get sucked in. Our stuff can serve as an... Read more

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    A Guide to Mastering Your Fear

    We normally think fear holds us back and is something to be avoided. But what if we could see fear as a powerful tool, and... Read more

  • Participants at Intel's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Day stand in front of a poster during the event in the Indian city of Bangalore on April 4, 2017. (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Doctors Use Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Diseases Quicker

    Researchers in Zurich are using supercomputing technology to wade through piles of medical data to help them diagnose prostate cancer. They are feeding the IBM... Read more

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    What to Do If You Strain Your Lower Back

    When you hurt your back, two questions will likely cross your mind: “Does this mean I’m getting old?” and “What can I do to fix it?” Back... Read more

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    How to Move Towards Your Fears

    One of the things we tend to do habitually is move away from things we’re afraid of. How very human, how very loving, to protect... Read more

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    What You Need to Know About Insect Repellent

    It’s finally warming up outside, which means playing outside, family vacations, and… mosquitos. Yep, bug season is in full swing. If you have trouble figuring... Read more

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    Fainting and the Summer Heat

    Over 1 million Americans faint every year, and countless more do worldwide. Fear, pain, the sight of blood or prolonged standing–think the long lines of... Read more

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    Someone’s Watching: Why Anyone Can Be a Good Role Model

    We learn by imitation, and we look to role models for guidance. Professional athletes, pop stars, and other celebrities are often promoted as role models,... Read more

  • A digital illustration of T-cells attacking a cancer cell. (royaltystockphoto.com/Shutterstock)

    Light Guides the Body’s Own ‘Killers’ Toward Tumors

    Researchers have discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors. It’s a step in the complicated... Read more

  • Anna Pinkerton is a therapeutic coach, corporate therapist, a leading expert in post-traumatic stress disorder  and founder of Kindness Incorporated®

    Recovering From Trauma

    It’s not unusual for people who are traumatised to be annoyed with themselves for not being able to get themselves better. It is a part... Read more

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    The Invisible Web of Life

    Right now, as you read this article, you are being held up by a sort of invisible web. Consider this, with gratitude: You are reading... Read more

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    It’s a great idea to widen the variety of vegetables you eat. This helps keeps meals interesting, nutritious, and makes you feel good. That’s until... Read more

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    3 Vinegar Uses for the Hair

    Aside from being a kitchen essential and a worker of small miracles in the bathroom, vinegar is also a dynamo in the beauty department. Applied externally, vinegar... Read more

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    Music and Your Brain (Video)

    Music predates language and speaks to us on a primal level. Thinking back to your adolescence, you probably associate key memories with the soundtracks that... Read more

  • All over the country, students are breathing in air pollution that can cause major health issues. And the problem isn't just big city schools. (AOL Screenshot)

    4.4 Million Children Breathe Dangerous Pollution at Schools (Video)

    When it comes to their kids’ health, parents probably don’t think too much about air pollution. But maybe they should. A new report from the... Read more

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    Cherry Ice Cream In a Cup (Vegan)

    There is something to be said for making your own ice cream. Conventional ice cream is often loaded with sugar and artificial flavors and colors... Read more

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    Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts (Video)

    Alzheimer’s disease has grown to be one of the most pressing and tragic public health issues facing the U.S. With no known cure and the... Read more

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    Science Explains Why Chewing Noises Make Some People Angry (Video)

    A study out of the U.K. has found that people with an unusual condition called misophonia, which causes them to hate certain sounds like chewing,... Read more

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    Scientists Discover New Human Organ (Video)

    Researchers have declared that a digestive system mass long thought to be disparate bits and pieces is, in fact, a single organ. They’re calling it... Read more

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    Your Brain Benefits From Exercise in These 3 Ways

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    Here’s How To Cut 7 Fruits Like A Pro (Video)

    Some fruits can be a little more … challenging than others to cut. Pineapple and mango, for example, require a bit more finesse than an... Read more

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  • The air pollution in Beijing has traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (AOL Screenshot)

    China’s Smog Has Traces of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Video)

    China’s smog could make it more difficult for people to fight off some infections. The air pollution has traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A team from... Read more

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    How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Happiness (Video)

    Each year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather together with friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast — a ritual that many psychologists... Read more

  • Some people are born with a tiny hole in the upper part of their ear; this condition is called preauricular sinus which is considered a birth defect. (AOL Screenshot)

    Why Some People Have a Small Hole in Front of Upper Ear (Video)

    Some people are born with a tiny hole in the upper part of their ear; this condition is called preauricular sinus which is considered a... Read more

  • A recent study suggests that women who had their last baby after the age of 35 enjoy greater mental acuity in their postmenopausal years. (AOL Screenshot)

    Increased Mental Sharpness in Mothers Associated With Having Last Baby After 35 (Video)

    Mental acuity is known to fade as the years go on, and, for women, the decline tends to be most pronounced in the time following... Read more

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    Skin Patches May Help Kids’ Peanut Allergies, Study Says

    A wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein, according to a new study that... Read more

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    The Super Drink That Makes Detoxing Easy

    If you want to cleanse, lose body fat, boost energy and help reverse disease, then adding natural detox drinks to your diet can help you... Read more

  • Regular exercise is a healthy antidote to stress and can help prevent heart disease - the biggest problem is that too many people get too little of it. (pyrozhenka/Shutterstock)

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    If you’re angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A large, international study... Read more

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    Easy Pumpkin-Blueberry Pancakes

    This recipe for pumpkin blueberry pancakes is a favorite of all who try it. It makes pancakes that are gluten-free, qualify as a genuine high-fiber food, and are... Read more

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    How Often Do Children Need to Bathe?

    For many families, bath time is a struggle. For this reason, many parents will be glad to know that a daily bath may not be... Read more

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    The old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But a daily dose of vitamin D is really where it’s at when... Read more

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