March 22-31, 2016 - Original Health Articles

7 Diseases You Can Get at the Salon

Ah, a relaxing day at the salon, where you can luxuriate in beauty treatments and emerge with beautifully coiffed hair, radiant skin, and nails to die for. Most of the time, this is what you can expect when you pay a visit to a spa or salon. But you can also wind up going home with any number of unpleasant conditions, from burns to bacterial infections.

Why Are Women Always Cold and Men Always Hot?

The battle of the sexes often turns into a battle over the thermostat when men and women live or work together. That's because women always seem to be cold while men always seem to be hot. What's behind this, and how can men and women achieve climate control? There are four major anatomical differences between men and women that mean they heat and cool their bodies differently.

5 Hardest Foods to Digest

Indigestion by any other name—gas, bellyache, heartburn, upset stomach, bloating—is still indigestion, or the inability to digest food properly. Whatever you call it, a digestive problem can be inconvenient at best, and often downright painful. ...

Coping with Menopause Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment

In 2011, over 50,000 of the more than 230,000 U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer were under the age of 50. The average age of U.S. women at menopause is 51, and for premenopausal women, especially those who plan to have children, breast cancer treatment can have some worrying consequences.

Helping a Partner Cope With Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease

Many couples feel isolated when dealing with sexual problems, but those facing challenges are not alone: More than 18 million American men have ED, while between 1 and 23% percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have Peyronie’s Disease. Appropriate medical care helps millions of men deal with their physical symptoms, but many men—and their partners—can benefit from help dealing with the emotional impact of these conditions.

Sex and Multiple Sclerosis

The effects of multiple sclerosis can be wide ranging, and sexual issues are no exception. The great news is that thanks to improving therapies, fewer and fewer people with MS are so incapacitated that they are completely unable to perform sexually. The bad news is that anywhere from 50 percent to 90 percent of all people with MS still find their sex lives are impacted by the disease to at least some degree.

7 Contagious Skin Conditions

Ouch! The skin you’re in can be plagued by a variety of conditions that itch, ooze, sting, and burn. To help keep your skin healthy, it’s important to take good care of it. "The skin is designed to be your wall against the outside environment," say Doris Day, MD, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

The Health Benefits of Sex

Sure, it feels good. But sex does a body good, too. Here are some of the science-backed body and mind benefits of sex. 1. A Stronger Immune System See ya, sniffles. A study by researchers at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, found that college students who reported having sex once or twice a week had higher levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA) than those who had sex less (and surprisingly, more) frequently.

How to Treat a Gunshot Wound

More than 67,000 Americans show up in emergency rooms each year with injuries from handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Most are nonfatal and many are accidents, but all require proper care. The extent of damage, and the outcome, varies, depending on which part of the body is hit and the circumstances of the shooting.

The 4 Most Common Youth Sports Injuries

While youth sports can improve a child’s cardiovascular health, strength, and speed, it also can put them at greater risk of certain types of injuries. Here are a few common injuries that kids, parents, and coaches need to watch out for: 1. Concussions If a young athlete suffers a blow to the head, either during a collision or while falling, he or she may sustain a concussion.

Candy Games Linked to Unhealthy Food Choices

Want your kids to eat healthy? Think twice before letting them play junk food-themed candy games. When kids played games embedded with ads for candy and other junk foods, they ate 55% more of the candy offered to them than kids who played a game with an embedded toy ad, according to research by Frans Folkvord, a behavioral scientist at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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