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Hypoallergenic Claims Are The ‘Organic’ Of The Skin Care World

Nov 27, 14 Hypoallergenic Claims Are The ‘Organic’ Of The Skin Care World

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You can’t believe everything you read, even when it comes to children’s products labeled “hypoallergenic.” Researchers from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California tested an array of widely used products typically used for children with eczema and found 89 percent contained at least one allergen, despite promising labels.

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4 Foods You’ll Want To Avoid Eating Raw

Nov 26, 14 4 Foods You’ll Want To Avoid Eating Raw

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Cookie dough is one of those foods that, if you’re going to eat it, you should know you’re putting yourself at risk. You should also keep this in mind when considering whether you should eat the following raw foods. Actually, it’s best you just stay away, far away — unless you’re putting this food on the stove.

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A Breath Test To Diagnose Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Nov 26, 14 A Breath Test To Diagnose Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

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Diabetes is a serious disease, affecting an estimated 29.1 million Americans, of whom eight million are undiagnosed. Among that undiagnosed population is a number of kids with type 1 diabetes, who have yet to experience symptoms of low insulin. Now, a new study finds that diagnosing children with type 1 diabetes could be as easy as a simple breath test.

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What Happens To Our Bodies When We Overdo It At Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 26, 14 What Happens To Our Bodies When We Overdo It At Thanksgiving Dinner

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This Thanksgiving, like so many before, you will most probably eat too much. Don’t worry, though. You’re not alone. Although eating Thanksgiving dinner feels, well, amazing, taking it too far can leave us feeling uncomfortable. In case you were wondering what happens to your body when you eat too much, here’s a quick run-through.

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Manage Your Stress Or It Could Lead To Schizophrenia

Nov 26, 14 Manage Your Stress Or It Could Lead To Schizophrenia

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We all have to deal with stress from time to time, but more and more research is suggesting we should find ways to manage our stress if we want to avoid both physical and mental side effects. A recent study has revealed that chronic or permanent stress’s effect on brain cells can lead to the development of mental disorders, such as schizophrenia.

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Can We Overcome Our Disgust Long Enough To Eat Bugs?

Nov 25, 14 Can We Overcome Our Disgust Long Enough To Eat Bugs?

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On a recent Tuesday night, 30 people gathered at the dimly lit Black Ant restaurant in lower Manhattan for a bug banquet. The crowd passed a fuzzy blue caterpillar around the room while Lou Sorkin, an entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, introduced them to various types of insects and the different ways they could be eaten.

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Giving The Gift Of Safe Toys

Nov 25, 14 Giving The Gift Of Safe Toys

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It's that time of year again, when parents, aunts, uncles, friends, and family hit the stores to find that perfect Christmas toy for their little loved ones. In order to help shoppers choose the best toys and the toys that are the safest, the US-based watch group World Against Toys Causing Harm has released this year’s list of the 10 Worst Toys, and worst here means dangerous or unsafe.

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Do You Live In The Most Stressful ZIP Code?

Nov 25, 14 Do You Live In The Most Stressful ZIP Code?

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The hour commute to work, long hours at the office, and half your paycheck going to rent for that little box of an apartment in the city can make you tear your hair out. Movoto, a real estate blog, has crunched the data and assessed eight stress factors to determine the most and least stressful ZIP codes in America that you may call home sweet home.

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Keeping Generic Drug Prices Down Won’t Be An Easy Fix

Nov 24, 14 Keeping Generic Drug Prices Down Won’t Be An Easy Fix

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As a result of skipping the development and marketing, generic drug prices have been lower, and by competing with brand names, they previously kept all prices as low as possible. That’s not the case anymore; generic drugs are getting more expensive than they ever were, forcing a Senate subcommittee to investigate.

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How Love Allowed Stephen Hawking To Transcend ALS And Let His Genius Flourish

Nov 24, 14 How Love Allowed Stephen Hawking To Transcend ALS And Let His Genius Flourish

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In 1985, the English physicist Stephen Hawking was so gravely ill from the devastating effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that doctors in Switzerland, where he contracted a chest infection and fell into a coma, offered to remove life support and let him die. It fell to his then wife, Jane, to decline.

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