January 15-21, 2014 - Original Health Articles

11 Natural and Homeopathic Ways to Relieve Diarrhea

When diarrhea strikes, you may want to explore some of the natural remedies on the market today. There are a variety of options sold in health food stores, grocery stores, and online that can help you to manage the worst of the discomfort. "But in order...

How to Look Better in Cold Weather

The frigid days of winter can wreak havoc on your looks, from bright red noses to static-prone hair and chapped lips. If you've got to be out and about in cold temperatures, a little preparation goes a long way—perhaps even weeks or months before the mercury really plummets.

In Bitter Cold, Be Alert for Signs of Hypothermia

Cold weather can be great fun for winter sports enthusiasts. However, exposure to extremely cold temperatures, or immersion in cold water, can be perilous—even life threatening. The body generates, retains, and discharges heat, depending on your activity and the environment.

6 Ways to Get Relief From Monster Headaches

When you have a migraine headache, the intense pain and debilitating side effects which include nausea, sensitivity to light, and dizziness can make it impossible to get on with your day. More than 12 percent of the U.S. population suffers from these severe headaches and if you get them, you want to be sure you're doing everything you can to avoid another painful episode.

The Link Between Citrus Peels and Skin Cancer Protection

Looking for a tasty way to prevent skin cancer? Try adding grapefruit, orange, or lemon zest to your diet. A study says that the pulp and peel of citrus fruits can help prevent skin cancer. D-limonene and perillyl alcohol are the chemicals found in citrus peel that make oranges and lemons shiny.

5 Things You Can Do to Perk Up Sagging Skin

Whether it's due to aging, weight loss, or genetics, most of us will look in the mirror one day and recognize the gravity of the situation. Our skin will be shifting downward and sagging in places where it didn't use to. Short of surgery, is there anything you can do? Absolutely.

Apartment Living: 7 Tips for Exercise Etiquette

If you live on or above the second floor of an apartment complex, chances are there's someone living below or on top of you. And that means you may not be free to bounce on the floors of your apartment or create any noise or vibrations that will disturb your fellow tenants, especially if you like to work out early in the morning or later at night.

What Does Copper Have to Do With Alzheimer's Disease?

As you probably know, Alzheimer's disease strikes when neurons, or nerve cells in the brain, die off. One indicator of Alzheimer's is the accumulation in the brain of a protein known as amyloid beta. Clumps of this protein form what is identified as amyloid plaques in the brains of those with Alzheimer's.

Cure for Cat Allergies? Scientists Are Getting Close

It's a cruel fact of life that many cat lovers suffer from an allergy to the very creatures they adore. But rather than be relegated to a life devoid of felines (or suffer from sneezing and itchy eyes whenever a cat is near), allergy sufferers may soon be able to enjoy the company of their furry friends without any ill effects.

10 Ways to Avoid Job Stress When You Have Cancer

When you're undergoing cancer treatment, you might be tempted to take a leave of absence from your job. But continuing to work can be good for your mental health, according to Melanie Whetzel, a senior consultant on the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy's Job Accommodation Network's (JAN) cognitive/neurological team.

6 Important Tips to Help Alleviate Asthma This Winter

When the temperature drops, you probably spend extended periods inside, surrounded by an array of indoor triggers, including dust mites (which multiply when you turn up the heat), mold, pet dander, scented products, and chemicals. It turns out the dead of winter can actually be tougher on the sensitive respiratory systems.

9 Safety Tips for Skiing, Snowboarding, and Sledding

Being reckless outside hurts. Before you strap on those boots or drag out that sled, know these safety measures. Skiing and Snowboarding Chairlifts, helmets, skis, and poles are all part of the fun. Though rare, serious injury can result from equipment misuse.

5 Top Congestion Fighters

Fewer things are more uncomfortable than feeling congested. Nasal congestion occurs when tissues and blood vessels in your nose become engorged with fluid. Chest congestion is caused by excessive mucus production in the airways. But whether your nose is stuffed, your chest is heavy, or both, you need relief—and fast.

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