HEALTH

A Doc Explains Why You Can’t Have Alcohol Before Surgery

A Doc Explains Why You Can’t Have Alcohol Before Surgery

TweetYou can’t have alcohol before surgery, and there’s a good reason why. If you’re the type to revel in the health benefits of whiskey or enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, that’s wonderful, but if you’re heading into surgery you need to put down the booze and follow your doctor’s orders. You definitely CAN’T have alcohol before surgery, and there’... »

Are pistachios tree nuts? Yes!

Are pistachios tree nuts? Yes!

TweetAre pistachios tree nuts? Yes, so put them down if you’re allergic. Pistachios are some of the healthiest, most delicious, and readily available nuts on the market, but if you’re suffering from any type of tree nut allergy or reaction, it’s a good idea to steer clear of them. They’re loaded with heart-healthy dietary fiber (which is also linked to a lower cancer risk, ... »

Eat This One Food for Healthy Teeth (and a bonus drink)

Eat This One Food for Healthy Teeth (and a bonus drink)

TweetA recent study suggests eating this one food for healthy teeth. Move over enamel-destroyers, a study by the University of Rochester Medical Center decided that fibrous, leafy greens may just be the one food you need for healthy teeth and gums. Why? It comes down to the fiber, which is also found in other fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts, being able to reduce plaque build-up, but also the di... »

This Vagina Ring Could Prevent HIV

This Vagina Ring Could Prevent HIV

TweetIt’s not the vagina ring you’re used to seeing advertised. American women are bombarded with ads for the NuvaRing contraceptive, a little flexible ring that’s inserted in the vagina to gradually release hormones instead of popping a daily pill or inserting a more complicated IUD that comes with a host of other risks including heavy bleeding and even pregnancy. It’s con... »

This $20 Plant from Walmart Could Stop Your Snoring

This $20 Plant from Walmart Could Stop Your Snoring

TweetIf you want to stop your snoring (or his), this $20 potted plant from Walmart could be the ticket. What does a potted plant have to do with your snoring or his, you ask? According to NASA, a fair amount, which is why they’ve even conducted studies outlining the positive effects pineapple plants can have on nighttime breathing. All you need is a cheap potted pineapple plant, like this on... »

What is Botox for Depression?

What is Botox for Depression?

TweetDid you know you can get treated with Botox for depression? Listen, depression is no joke. If you’re feeling depressed, seeing a doctor to help you find the right treatment for you is critical. Depression is different for different people, there isn’t just one treatment path and you’re cured. One possible way is to use Botox for depression. Don’t be so shocked though, ... »

Is burning candles bad for you? We asked a doctor.

Is burning candles bad for you? We asked a doctor.

TweetSmoke considered, is burning candles bad for you? Probably not. It’s finally candle season! With my undying love of cosiness and nostalgia scents it’s not too surprising that my entire apartment is dotted with scented candles. But with this year’s annual candle haul brought along an unwelcome attack of sneezing. After frantically googling “is burning candles bad for yo... »

Can birth control make you tired? Yes, says one Dr.

Can birth control make you tired? Yes, says one Dr.

TweetCan birth control make you tired? Yes, it turns out birth control can make you tired, and if you’re wondering exactly how those tiny pills, rings, patches, and IUDs do it, we got a doctor to explain the real culprit behind birth control fatigue. You’re taking the pill and wondering why you feel so tired lately, right? That’s pretty normal if you ask the likes of science, and... »

Honest Nokia Activité Steel Watch Review: worth it, but not flawless

Honest Nokia Activité Steel Watch Review: worth it, but not flawless

TweetAn honest Nokia Activité Steel watch review. Definitely worth it, but has some kinks. I’ve been using the Nokia Activité Steel watch day and night, dry and wet, for about 60 days now. I’ve learned the ins, the outs, and basically that the name “steel” is completely appropriate — it’s a near indestructible activity tracker that looks and feels like a regular... »

11 Sleep Hacks To Help You Get A More Restful Night

11 Sleep Hacks To Help You Get A More Restful Night

TweetTry these sleep hacks for a more restful night. Sleeping problems are the actual worst. When you’re tired you can find literally everything to be more difficult, you can be crabby, and have a hard time getting work done. Getting to sleep can be hard, as well as staying asleep, and having that sleep be restful. You may have to commit a little time and energy on making these sleep hacks w... »

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