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Is Your Medication Causing Hair Loss? These 11 Drugs Are Common Culprits

Here are 11 drugs that have been known to cause excessive hair loss as a side effect. 1) Cholesterol-lowering medications — atorvastatin and simvastatin Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) belong to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications known as “statins”. Have hair loss is a reported side effect of both drugs. The newer statin, rosuvastatin (Crestor),

Does the time of year really impact your mood?

When daylight saving time ends in late fall, it is common to start experiencing an onset of mild depressive feelings and tendencies, often coined as “winter blues.” Energy levels seem to decrease with the temperature drop, people tend to feel more tired and sluggish, and there is an element of dread that occurs when one’s

7 Mediterranean Diet Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

The Mediterranean diet has been around far longer than any other trendy eating plan. It’s based on traditional cooking of countries like Italy and Greece, and science has backed its health benefits time and time again. Based on fruits and veggies, fish, whole grains, and healthy fats, the Mediterranean diet could help you lose weight,

What if you were your own blood donor for surgery?

(HealthDay)—Heart surgery patients may fare better if they have their own blood “recycled” and given back to them during the procedure, a preliminary study suggests. The study focused on so-called “intraoperative autologous” blood donation—where patients have some blood removed at the start of surgery for their own use. The goal is to avoid transfusions of

Kidstrology: Your Parenting Horoscope for February

Ah, February. The month of Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love. But don’t get too swept up in all the hearts and flowers. “Venus, the planet dedicated to romance, shines in careful Capricorn from Feb. 3 on, making this a time to make careful choices in your love life. If your relationship is rock-solid, you

A Robot May Soon Be Cleaning Spills at Your Grocery Store

Grocery shopping is a fairly dull experience. Unless there are samples, there is nothing particularly exciting about squeezing avocados or feeling up fruits. But if you shop at Giant, things are about to get a whole lot better: The supermarket chain just unveiled spill-cleaning robots, and these bad boys have googly eyes! The robot —

The 17 different ways your face conveys happiness

Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. And while our faces can convey a multitude of emotions—from anger to sadness to riotous joy—the number of ways our faces can convey different

Could Your Apple Watch Spot Dangerous A-Fib?

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 — That shiny new Apple Watch you got this holiday could potentially alert you to heart trouble you didn’t know you had. The watch contains a simple electrocardiogram (ECG) that tracks your heart rhythm and can detect the presence of atrial fibrillation (“A-fib”), an irregular heartbeat that increases your risk for

Ways to Fit Pasta Into Your Diet

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 — Who doesn’t crave a big bowl of spaghetti every now and then? But then comes the question of how to fit it into a smart diet plan. The answer is portion control. On average, one cup of cooked pasta has between 180 and 220 calories. But that number can change

Simply receiving DNA test results can alter your physiology

Over the years, researchers have identified genetic risk factors for a range of conditions. As genetic testing has become quicker, more cost-effective, and increasingly accurate, DNA tests have become relatively common. Each year, millions of people access information about their genetic risk of developing conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Some estimate that in 2017 alone, 1

Your postal code may influence your health: study

Where you live in Canada may play a role in your risk of major diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Researchers at McMaster University have identified trends linking health and lifestyle factors like access to public transit, the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in grocery stores, the prices of popular foods, the availability

How your imagination can help you overcome your fears

Our imagination is an incredibly useful tool. It can soothe us during difficult times and help us solve problems, create new things, and consider possible courses of action. Some researchers have argued that our imagination, which gives us the ability to consider different scenarios, is at the core of what makes humans different from the

Being employed puts your health at risk

The modern workplace has undergone a transformation as workers move away from traditional industrial sectors, such as agriculture and manufacturing, into the service sector. This has resulted in the incorporation of new occupational risk factors. Regardless of the environment, work provides a unique opportunity for exposure to hazards and risk that the public will not