This time of year, the medical powers that be — doctors, pharmacies and the media — urge us to get the flu shot. For years, my parents have taken this advice to heart — they get their flu shot by October. More often than not, my husband chooses to get a flu shot as well. Me? The two years that I did get the flu shot, I promptly came down with the flu.Read Full Story
Instead of overlooking common symptoms, such as sore throat and unexplained pain, know that they could be more serious than you think. That's the thought behind a new survey that identified how people perceive cancerous and non-cancerous symptoms.Read Full Story
There are oodles of recommended techniques to relieve stress and anxiety — meditation, bubble baths, vacays. One of the most important ways to decompress is to step away from the screen and, you know, get back in touch with the whole human interaction thing. But, when I heard about Personal Zen, an iPhone app that's been scientifically proven to relieve stress and anxiety, I lunged for my phone faster than you can say "Xanax."Read Full Story
We've all been there — after eating a big meal, or nomming on gas-inducing food, you just have to let it out. Good news, though. A French man has invented a pill you can take that turns your toots into chocolate wind.Read Full Story
Go and find some before and after photos of people who have lost a bunch of weight. Tell me, what do you see? Chances are, all of the "after" photos show a trim and taut god or goddess with a perfect six pack and well-defined muscles.Read Full Story
Scientists were baffled when the 22-year-old female with no history of transmission risk factors was diagnosed with advanced HIV disease. Before you drop your cuticle sticks and nail clippers, let's take a closer look at the facts about the woman who may have contracted HIV from a manicure.Read Full Story
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