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What you need to know about chemicals in your sunscreen

What you need to know about chemicals in your sunscreen

Comment on this story Comment Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. News stories have recently raised alarms about sunscreens. Last summer, several spray sunscreens were recalled after benzene, a known carcinogen, was detected in them. Other research has shown that some sunscreen ingredients can seep through skin into your …

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Iron Buildup in Brain Linked to Higher Risk for Movement Disorders – Neuroscience News

Summary: Those with hereditary hemochromatosis who have two copies of the gene mutation that cause the disorder have an increased risk of developing movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease. Source: UCSD A disorder called hereditary hemochromatosis, caused by a gene mutation, results in the body absorbing too much iron, leading to tissue damage and conditions like …

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'Living with COVID': Where the pandemic could go next

‘Living with COVID’: Where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations alike to brace for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be up to a million infections a day this winter, Chris Murray, head of the …

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The Mediterranean diet is easy to find in the grocery store, contains nutrients that are known to enhance longevity and has other health benefits that are backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies. Broccoli makes the list because it's one of nature's most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. That means you get a ton of hunger-curbing fiber and polyphenols -- antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging chemicals in your body -- with each serving.

Cognitive decline linked to ultraprocessed food, study finds

We all know eating ultraprocessed foods that make our lives easier — such as prepackaged soups, sauces, frozen pizza and ready-to-eat meals — isn’t good for our health. Nor is gobbling up all the pleasure foods that we love so much: hot dogs, sausages, burgers, french fries, sodas, cookies, cakes, candies, doughnuts and ice cream, …

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Professor Edzard Ernst (inset), the world's foremost expert in alternative medicine, says research has suggested glucosamine (top left), meditation (top), St John's wort (top right), TENS (bottom left) and melatonin (bottom right) could all be beneficial for a range of medical conditions

The alternative medicines that actually work, according to the world’s leading expert

When people think of ‘alternative’ medicine, they often associate it with charlatans, quacks and pseudoscience. But research suggests some remedies once written off as bunk may in fact help treat a range of conditions, from pain to depression, and even cancer. Last week, a US study claimed to show for the first time that mindfulness meditation …

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A Diabetes Drug Could Protect Against Alzheimer’s

The findings suggest that the target protein of a diabetes drug could be a promising option for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Target protein for diabetes drug linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease According to a study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that was published in the journal Neurology, mechanisms connected to a …

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Monkeypox Vs Chickenpox: Key Differences According To Doctors

Monkeypox Vs Chickenpox: Key Differences According To Doctors

In the rainy season, chickenpox cases are largely on the rise. New Delhi: Skin rashes and fever, the common symptoms in both monkeypox and chickenpox have caused confusion among people although doctors have stressed that there is a difference in the way the symptoms of both viral diseases manifest in patients. They have also advised …

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This doctor reversed heart disease. Now he wants to do it for Alzheimer's

This doctor reversed heart disease. Now he wants to do it for Alzheimer’s

“I think our unique contribution has been to use these very high-tech, expensive, state-of-the-art scientific measures to prove how powerful these very low-tech and low-cost interventions can be,” said Ornish, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. “What’s good for your heart is good for your brain and vice versa,” Ornish …

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Loss of smell is a warning sign of Alzheimer’s. What if you lose your sense of smell from Covid?

Loss of smell is a warning sign of Alzheimer’s. What if you lose your sense of smell from Covid?

One of the stranger symptoms of Covid — the loss of the sense of smell — is a symptom that, well before the pandemic, was considered to be a warning sign for dementia.  The big question for researchers now is whether Covid-related loss of smell might also be associated with cognitive decline. Around 5 percent …

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