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Salon Shampoo Brands Beware: One Small Company Is Turning the Industry on Its Shiny, Luxurious Head

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  Every woman knows that salon products – especially shampoo and conditioner – are better than mass-produced brands (pretty much anything you buy at a retail store). We can also agree that they’re too darned...

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AI Can Predict How Much Longer You Have Left to Live

Artificial intelligence is able to make a pretty accurate guess at how much longer you’ve got to live, as shown by a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. In the “the first study of its...

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The Blood Pressure Secret You’ve Never Heard Of

  Most people feel like they have been given a life sentence once they’re diagnosed with high blood pressure. Doctors offer little hope other than telling you to change your diet and take blood pressure...

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Can You Live to Be 120?

  When people who are surveyed about aging are asked how long they want to live, the majority choose an age between 80 and 100. But when asked if they would want to live to be 120 – if they had the health and...

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Does Fragile, Thinning Skin on Your Hands Give Away Your Age?

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Your hands can be a dead giveaway of your age, regardless of how young you look or feel – and regardless of how much money you spend on anti-aging products (or even plastic surgery) for your face. Every time you look...

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Your Nail Salon’s Dirty Little Secret

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Think back to the last time you got your nails done. Do you remember seeing your nail salon properly disinfect the foot spa or basin and tools before using them? Have you ever seen the process take place? Odds are good...

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­­­­Fast Cedar Fever and Allergy Relief – Without Pills

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About half the population – around 40% – dislikes taking pills or cannot swallow them. This becomes a particular problem for Texans when allergy symptoms become unbearable – especially from cedar fever: burning...

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New Hope for Hemorrhoid Sufferers

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  If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you know there have been limited over-the-counter options available to you for complete, multi-sympton relief. There are many products on the shelves, but many of them use the same...

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Do You Have Severe Bad Breath and Don’t Know It?

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Most people don’t know that one-third of Americans suffer from halitosis (or severe bad breath). Really bad breath can be hard to detect if you’re the one who has it, while it’s obvious to everyone around you. The...

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Deep Learning Algorithm Does as Well as Dermatologists in Identifying Skin Cancer

In hopes of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer. By Taylor Kubota It’s scary enough making a doctor’s appointment to see if a strange mole...

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Voice Analysis Tech Could Diagnose Disease

In the near future, smartphone apps and wearables could help diagnose disease with short voice samples. Researchers enlist smartphones and machine learning to find vocal patterns that might signal post-traumatic stress...

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Mentally Stimulating Activities after Age 70 Associated with Lower New Cognitive-Impairment Risk

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Mentally stimulating activities after age 70 found associated with decreased risk of new-onset mild cognitive impairment (photo credit: Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers have found that engaging in mentally...

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Environmental Factors Contribute to Early Aging

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Environmental factors that we can’t control can result in signs of early aging, impacting your skin (and overall health) from the inside-out. It’s called a “reduction-oxidation” reaction; an example is how a car...

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Implantable Device Targets Cancer, Other Illnesses with Controlled Long-Term Drug Delivery

A drug-delivery capsule directly implanted into a cancerous tumor (credit: Lyle Hood/UTSA) 5000 nanochannels control release; can deliver medicinal doses for several days or a few weeks, also effective for HIV and...

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Fast Allergy Relief without Pills?

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If you hate swallowing pills, you are not alone. In fact, more than 1 in 10 Americans can’t or struggle to get medications down1, often just accepting the fact that allergy symptoms are something they have to live...

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“Grandma, Your Breath Stinks!”

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My grandchildren are my pride and joy. One of the charming things about young children is they’ re painfully honest. Months ago, when reading a story to my 4-year-old granddaughter, she looked away and said that my...

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New Hope for Seniors with Bruised, Fragile Skin

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During the past 30 years, the average age of my patients has increased significantly. A frequent concern among my senior patients is their fragile skin and its tendency to bruise. Mature skin naturally becomes more...

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We Read the Labels of Popular Nutritional Shakes – and Were Horrified

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Shouldn’t a nutritional shake – which you drink to improve your health – actually be nutritious? Taking a closer look at the labels of popular brands revealed a darker side to these shakes. Some doctors equate...

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Music Can Be a Major Key to Therapeutic Healing

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Music plays a significant role in nearly everyone’s life, but for some people it represents much more than an invitation to dance or a soundtrack for the morning commute. Researchers have found that music...

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Government to Smokers: “Keep Lighting Up”

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You would think, with as bad as smoking is for your health, that the government would want you to quit smoking now. However, the makers of NicoBloc, an innovative smoking cessation product with a success rate of over...

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Worried About Alzheimer’s? These Tips Can Help Keep your Brain Healthy

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most frightening, yet least understood ailments we face as human beings. The loss of memory – forgetting family, friends and the most important events of our lives – is painful,...

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9 Rules of Brain-Healthy Eating

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“If you are going to eat right to think right, it is critical to make sure your food is loaded with proper nutrients that your body is able to properly digest.” Over the years, clinical neuroscientist and brain...

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Ask the Wisdom to Live™ Experts: Hemorrhoid Help & Why Your Treatments Might Be Failing You

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Q: What can be done to help prevent or lessen the discomfort of a hemorrhoid? A: Some basic guidelines can lessen your chances of getting hemorrhoids. Drink 6–8 glasses of water each day and eat foods that are high in...

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The Secret to Healthy-Looking, Fungus-Free Toes

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Warm, sunny days are just weeks away for many of us, and that means you can start wearing open-toed shoes and sandals – unless you have ugly fungus around your toenails. You can do what you’ve done in the past and...

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Arthritis Sufferers Seek Pain Relief Alternatives

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It’s an indisputable and unfortunate fact of life for arthritis sufferers: oral pain medications for arthritis, including over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications, carry a long list of...

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Oral Care Products Ignore the Needs of Seniors

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It’s a fact of life as we get older: every senior citizen will experience oral care or dental problems. Some are more common than others, like sensitive teeth and gums, dry mouth and receding gums. For others, it will...

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Foods to Reverse Brain Damage

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Attempting challenging puzzles and reading up on the theory of relativity aren’t the only ways to keep your brain at its finest. The right diet also can do wonders, improving the brain’s function and even helping to...

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