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Do Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Teeth?

Do Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Teeth?

If you think the only place you’re likely to come across charcoal is at a barbecue, you’re well behind the times. This activated form of carbon is a highly useful material and is now part of a beauty movement. Face masks, bar soaps, cleansers and more utilize this trendy ingredient. However, one of the most exciting advances in activated charcoal is in...

What is a broken-heart syndrome?

What is a broken-heart syndrome?

A broken heart is a fodder for love songs, romance novels, and many rom-coms. But, broken heart syndrome—it also goes by takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy—is a real physical ailment that occurs when a traumatic event causes your heart muscle to weaken. The event can be emotional, such as the sudden death of a loved...

Pregnancy and COVID-19: What are the risks?

Pregnancy and COVID-19: What are the risks?

If you are pregnant, you recently delivered a baby or you are breast-feeding, you’re probably concerned about the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on you and your baby. Here’s what you need to know. Risks during pregnancy Currently, it isn’t clear if pregnant women have a greater chance of getting sick from COVID-19 or if they...

How Social Distancing Can Make or Break Your Relationship

How Social Distancing Can Make or Break Your Relationship

The past few weeks have been a blur of change, disruption, and, for many, anxiety. While governments and the medical community have been responding to the spread of the novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, families have adjusted to their new normal for the foreseeable future—and couples, who were once stretched thin on finding quality time...

Does Hydrogen Peroxide Kill Germs, Viruses, And Bacteria?

Does Hydrogen Peroxide Kill Germs, Viruses, And Bacteria?

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, more and more shoppers are stocking up on cleaning supplies. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects daily, and all that extra cleaning has resulted in a higher-than-usual demand for wipes, disinfectant, and hand sanitizer. (So much so...

5 Ways to Guard Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

5 Ways to Guard Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

These are challenging times for our mental and emotional well-being. The stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak have been difficult enough, and now the social distancing requirements have led to profound changes in our daily routines. You may be feeling the strain already—personally, it only took about two days before the stress and disruption led to tension...

Can COVID-19 Live on Your Beauty Products?

Can COVID-19 Live on Your Beauty Products?

Experts weigh in on if it’s safer to sanitize your products, or just throw them away. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC released guidelines for sanitizing almost every surface, but what about our daily makeup and skincare products?  A recent study found that women use no less than 16 products per day, leading us...

Coronavirus Myths:  The fake health advice you should ignore

Coronavirus Myths: The fake health advice you should ignore

Coronavirus is emerging in more countries around the world and there’s currently no known cure. Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped a slew of health advice, ranging from useless but relatively harmless, to downright dangerous. We’ve been looking at some of the most widespread claims being shared online, and what the science really says. 1. Garlic Lots...

Vitamin E: What You Need to Know

Vitamin E: What You Need to Know

What Is Vitamin E? It’s a nutrient that helps protect your cells from harmful “free radicals.” Vitamin E also helps your body fight germs and keeps your blood vessels open and clear of clots. You may also hear it called a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it needs fat to dissolve in your body. Do You...

Will endometriosis affect my ability to have children?

Will endometriosis affect my ability to have children?

Doctor’s response The mechanism for impaired fertility may involve both anatomic distortion from pelvic adhesions, endometriomas, and the production of substances (for example, prostanoids, cytokines, and growth factors) which are “hostile” to normal ovulation, fertilization, and implantation. There has been a long-running controversy regarding how endometriosis might be related to infertility. Endometriosis is more common in infertile compared to fertile women, but the condition usually does not fully prevent conception....

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