These 6 Health Problems Are Caused by Your Lack of Sleep

Though most people know they should be getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night, that doesn’t mean they actually are. On the contrary, a Gallup poll found that a whopping 40 percent of Americans are getting less than seven hours of shut eye every night. Understandably, sleep is hardly a priority for people

10 Conditions You Didn’t Know Were Contagious

Anyone who’s ever caught the flu from a coworker or come down with a cold after standing next to someone sniffly on a crowded train can attest to the fact that humans are walking disease vectors. However, while you may be aware of some of the more common ailments you can get from close contact

6 Ways You’re Putting Yourself at Risk of High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a nationwide problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 102 million American adults live with total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is the cut off for healthy cholesterol. Worse yet, a third of those whose cholesterol is soaring above the safe zone have

10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Bad for Your Health

We all know smoking, binge-drinking, tanning, and eating fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are bad for us. But you probably didn’t realize that some far more innocuous habits (like burning incense) and even others you thought were good for your health (like taking certain supplements) are actually doing damage. To find out if

3 Times You Are Most Likely to Get Heatstroke

It’s summer, and even our best efforts to stay safe in the sun are not always enough to protect us from the dangerous consequences of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? Heatstroke is a serious condition that occurs when our body’s temperature rises over 103 degrees Fahrenheit. It is usually the result of overexerting yourself in extreme

5 Surprising Causes of Snoring

Snoring affects 90 million Americans and the majority of these people “are unaware of why they snore or what snoring could indicate about their overall health,” according to Jagdeep Bijwadia, a board-certified doctor in internal, sleep and pulmonary diseases medicine. Snoring can be a telltale sign of an underlying sleep disorder like sleep apnea, a

7 Things Stress Is Doing to Your Body

You wouldn’t eat a food that shrinks your brain. You wouldn’t drive a car that makes you sweat. You wouldn’t buy a purse that worsens PMS. So why are we all so cool with stress being just “a part of life”? It doesn’t have to be. And if you reduce stress, you will be better

These Habits Are Damaging Your Teeth

Brushing, flossing and firing twice a day is not enough for healthy teeth. Eating and drinking all day long is also an attack on your teeth. Just like a lot of other habits. What is bad for your teeth? “Teeth tend to be a lower priority in terms of health, so some things tend to

5 Times Joint Pain Is Actually Something More Serious

It’s not always an injury that’s behind your discomfort. In fact, arthritis symptoms can turn up in more than 100 conditions. Learn how you can help your doctor identify the source of your joint pain. A GI disorder Twenty percent of those diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel disease (IBD) may also have arthritic

8 Home Remedies for Foot Odor That Actually Work

Your feet are the natural habitat of millions of bacteria, which thrive on your sweat and skin cells. By-products produced by these bacteria are what give feet that stinky smell. When you seal your feet in a pair of shoes and they pour out sweat, you give the bacteria more food to feast on. Foot

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