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Health 2020-05-27T21:44:45Z

How to treat insomnia and get better sleep with self-care, therapy, or medication

To treat insomnia, you'll likely need a mix of lifestyle changes and therapies. In more severe cases, medication can be helpful, but there are risks.
Health 2020-05-27T21:14:56Z

5 natural home remedies for insomnia that can help you get better sleep

Home remedies and natural sleep aids may be all you need to treat insomnia. Here's how you can end your sleepless nights on your own.
Health 2020-05-27T20:29:00Z

What is vitamin D deficiency? How less sun can make you vulnerable to infection

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to not spending enough time in the sun. Without enough vitamin D, your body is unable to absorb calcium properly.
Health 2020-05-26T22:27:28Z

What is panic disorder? What to do if you have a fear of recurring panic attacks

Panic disorder symptoms include recurring panic attacks, which develop into fear and avoidance of situations that may trigger panic.
Health 2020-05-26T21:51:39Z

How to recognize the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and get the right treatment

The main symptom of generalized anxiety disorder is excessive worry for at least 6 months. It's often caused by genetic, biological, and life factors.
Health 2020-05-24T16:19:00Z

How to figure out if you have an anxiety disorder and what treatment can work for you

Anxiety is the body's natural response to stress, but some people have an anxiety disorder with excessive fear or worry that can become debilitating.
Health 2020-05-24T16:19:00Z

Blue light glasses can improve sleep quality but you may not always get what you pay for

Consumer Reports tested blue light glasses costing $8, $40, and $53 and found that the $8 pair blocked the most amount of blue light.
Health 2020-05-23T16:20:00Z

Why you should never treat a sunburn with vinegar

Vinegar is highly acidic and contains ingredients like acetic and citric acid which could cause a chemical burn if used to treat a severe sunburn.
Health 2020-05-23T16:19:00Z

4 common causes of night sweats and when to be concerned

Night sweats are often caused by hormonal fluctuations or medication side effects. Here are the most common causes and when to be concerned.
Health 2020-05-22T21:05:00Z

How birth control pills work by tricking the body into thinking it's already pregnant

Hormonal birth control pills contain estrogen and progestin, which help regulate a woman's hormone levels to halt ovulation and prevent pregnancy.
Health 2020-05-22T14:28:04Z

It's important to recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion before it turns into heatstroke — here's why

The symptoms of heat exhaustion need to be taken seriously, and you should cool yourself down immediately. Here's what you need to know.
Health 2020-05-22T13:59:00Z

Know the symptoms of heatstroke — and how to treat and prevent heat-related illness

If you're experiencing heatstroke symptoms, you need to seek immediate medical attention. Here's what you need to know for treatment and prevention.
Health 2020-05-22T01:26:38Z

How to get rid of oily skin safely without drying it out or causing acne

Getting rid of oily skin can be done with basic hygiene, gentle moisturizers, a healthy diet, and — in some cases — birth control.
Health 2020-05-21T23:27:42Z

How to treat a UTI at home, and prevent one from occurring in the first place

To treat a UTI at home and reduce your risk of health complications, it's important to drink lots of water, and consume cranberries and Vitamin C.
Health 2020-05-21T22:38:50Z

How to remove stubborn ear wax at home with natural remedies

If you have impacted ear wax, there are many effective at-home methods for ear wax removal. Here's how to use these natural remedies safely.
Health 2020-05-21T21:40:05Z

The symptoms of Lyme disease and why it's important to pay attention to them

The most common Lyme disease symptom is a rash that can sometimes take a bulls-eye shape. Other symptoms include fever, chills, and headaches.
Health 2020-05-21T21:01:23Z

7 ways to stop a sunburn from itching

After a few days, sunburns can get itchy. Here are seven ways that you can soothe your skin and calm your prickly burn.
Health 2020-05-21T15:55:11Z

White rice spikes blood sugar levels and 'has almost the same effect as eating pure table sugar,' according to Harvard Medical School

White rice contains less fiber, protein, and other key nutrients compared to brown rice. As a result, white rice has fewer health benefits.
Health 2020-05-21T14:26:14Z

FODMAP intolerance is when certain carbohydrates cause digestive issues that can lead to gas, bloating, diarrhea, and more

FODMAP intolerance is a common condition among people with IBS and Crohn's disease that causes gastrointestinal discomfort like constipation and gas.
Health 2020-05-21T14:24:56Z

The different types of intermittent fasting and which may be more beneficial to your health

There are different types of intermittent fasting. For 16:8 you only eat in an 8-hour window each day. For 5:2 you fast 2 days out of the week.
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