August 15-21, 2012 - Original Health Articles

How to Apply the Most Flattering Eye Makeup

Eye makeup can be tricky—it needs to be appropriate for the occasion, on-trend, and flattering to your face. Basic Eye Makeup Technique Begin eye makeup application with a base layer of primer or concealer. If you're using multiple shades of shadow, apply the lightest shade all over the lid and under the brow bone with any soft, angled-tip brush.

Digestive-Friendly Ethnic Eats

The next time you're heading out for date night, or dinner with friends and family, choose one of these good-for-you cuisines. Here, we've highlighted the healthy qualities of four popular ethnic cuisines. One catch: "Even the healthy foods characteristic of these cuisines can become problems when eaten in excess," says Lisa Schnepp, RD, Major Health Partners in Shelbyville, Indiana, affiliated with Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Quality vs. Quantity: What Sleep Do You Need Most?

Getting your z's in many ways makes you invincible since sleep is essential for your mind and body to operate at full capacity. Research has shown that too little sleep results in more accidents on the road and at home, daytime sleepiness, concentration difficulties, poor job and school performance, increased weight gain, and health issues.

How to Create the Perfect Workout Playlist

One of your best, most motivating workout tools is your playlist. But what do you do when you've heard those tunes one time too many? It's hard enough to find time to exercise, not to mention time to research and download new music to keep your workout fresh.

Are You at Risk for Histamine Poisoning?

There are two ways to get histamine poisoning: Histamine toxicity, (or scombroid poisoning) food poisoning caused by an excess of histamine through improper food handling or spoilage, and an allergy to histamine, which causes a mast cell reaction releases histamine and sparks your symptoms.

Dry Hair Help Is Here

Whether your hair is chronically parched or simply fried from the sun or from over-styling, there are things you can do to help bring it back to life. Here are some options for dealing with dry hair: Skip the Shampoo. Most of us wash our hair too often.

Questions About Asthma Meds During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be wonderful and exciting. But if you have asthma, you may wonder if it's safe for you to continue using your asthma medications without putting your unborn child at risk for birth defects. Exploring the Risk of Birth Defects The latest medical guidelines recommend that women should continue taking their asthma medications to control their condition throughout their entire pregnancy.

The NanoKnife: Treatment Option for Complicated Cancer

Some cancers are especially difficult to treat because of their proximity to critical body parts. Surgery and radiation, in particular, may damage healthy tissue close to the tumor. A few oncologists are treating these types of cancer with the NanoKnife, a new technology, which is not really a knife at all.

Creative Substitutes for Carbs

Love bread, fries, and pasta? You're not alone. Carbohydrates remain one of the things that people looking to shed pounds find hardest to give up. After all, it's not as much fun to eat a plain burger with a knife and fork as it is to put it inside a fluffy bun and devour it with your hands.

Vitamin D for Cancer Therapy?

It's well known that nutrition plays a vital role in prolonging the life of cancer patients, as a strong immune system fueled by good nutrition helps keep your body strong and better able to tolerate treatment. Probing the role nutrition plays in cancer further, researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa have found that patients with one type of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma—diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)—could be helped by taking Vitamin D.

Hearing Loss and Diabetes: What You Can Do

If you have diabetes, you're twice as likely to experience hearing loss as someone without the disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. And individuals with pre-diabetes are also at risk: It's believed that the incidence of hearing loss among the 79 million adults with prediabetes is nearly one third higher than it is among those who don't have the condition.

Diesel Fumes Do Contribute to Cancer

In 1988, the International Association for Cancer Research (IARC) classified diesel exhaust as a "probable carcinogen to humans." In 2012, it stopped hedging its bets and dropped the "probable." A large study by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found an increase in the risk of death from lung cancer among underground miners exposed to diesel fumes.

Is Depression Hereditary?

According to experts at Stanford University, at least 10 percent of people in the U.S. will experience major depression at some point in their lives. Because depression is prevalent, it's important to understand what causes and influences it so we can appropriately identify and treat people suffering from this debilitating condition.

Is Depression a Looming Crisis for Baby Boomers?

According to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, roughly 5.6 to 8 million (1 in 5) older Americans have at least one mental health and substance abuse condition. Depressive disorder and dementia-related behavioral and psychiatric symptoms are the most common.

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