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Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine

Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine

April 23, 2018 | 125 Views

If you’ve ever had an excruciating headache, you probably were more concerned at the time about getting rid of it than figuring out what kind of headache it was. But if you’re prone to headaches, Science Alert has offered up a chart for...

No One Knows Why More and More Canadian Adults Are Getting Shingles

No One Knows Why More and More Canadian Adults Are Getting Shingles

April 23, 2018 | 125 Views

In a development that’s left health officials scratching their heads, more and more young adult Canadians are coming down with shingles — a disease that historically was a disease of middle-aged and senior citizens, CTV News reports....

Attention Women: Your Blood Pressure Medicine May Affect Your Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Attention Women: Your Blood Pressure Medicine May Affect Your Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

April 22, 2018 | 4,814 Views

New research shows that a class of blood pressure drugs known as short-acting calcium channel blockers may come with a previously unknown side effect for women, the LA Times reports. Findings show that women are twice as likely to develop pancreatic...

How Healthy Is Too Healthy? EU Warns About Green Tea Supplements

How Healthy Is Too Healthy? EU Warns About Green Tea Supplements

April 22, 2018 | 833 Views

Many studies show that green tea can be a healthy addition to your diet, as it contains antioxidants that contribute to overall good health. But, like many things in life, too much of a good thing can turn into something bad, as Reuters points out...

What Is Beef? Round Two

What Is Beef? Round Two

April 21, 2018 | 2,154 Views

Should "beef" grown in a petri dish be allowed to carry the same label as actual beef from an actual animal? If you want to know what it is you're eating, you have less than 30 days left to tell the USDA you want to know if the "burger" you're...

Plastic Straw and Cotton Bud Ban Proposed

Plastic Straw and Cotton Bud Ban Proposed

April 21, 2018 | 832 Views

When you look at it, that little plastic straw in your drink doesn’t seem like much. It’s just so small, so seemingly innocuous, so microscopic when compared to the world as a whole. But the fact is, like individual sand pebbles that...

FDA Panel Backs Proposed Epilepsy Drug Derived From Cannabis

FDA Panel Backs Proposed Epilepsy Drug Derived From Cannabis

April 20, 2018 | 4,131 Views

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has recommended that a pharmaceutical grade of cannabidiol, aka CBD, be approved for use in treating rare forms of epilepsy, Forbes reports. The product is derived from marijuana plants...

Is It Bad to Eat Foods That Give You Gas?

Is It Bad to Eat Foods That Give You Gas?

April 20, 2018 | 836 Views

We’ve all experienced it: that uncomfortable rumbling and the not-so-pleasant side effects of eating a food that sets your large intestine rolling and ultimately producing what’s commonly known as gas. Although it’s a perfectly...

Different Types of Headaches and Their Causes

Different Types of Headaches and Their Causes

April 20, 2018 | 815 Views

If you suffer from persistent headaches, you’re probably desperate to make them go away. But, as Cricketbio reports, a key step to solving a headache problem is first knowing its cause. Dehydration, stress and lack of sleep are all notorious...

Misguided FDA Approves Contact Lenses That Get Darker in the Sun

Misguided FDA Approves Contact Lenses That Get Darker in the Sun

April 19, 2018 | 3,657 Views

Photochromic lenses, which darken when exposed to bright light and revert to clear in low ambient light conditions, were developed by Corning Glass Works Inc. in the 1960s. The foundational technology that underpins these color changing lenses are...

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