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Health Risks

15 Supplements That Carry Serious Health Risks

Health.com | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Amanda MacMillan Despite their popularity in pharmacies, health food stores, and even hospitals, over-the-counter dietary supplements are not re...

Living on the Edge: Four Peculiar Risks of Living in the 21st Century

Tom Casano | Posted 07.29.2016 | Weird News
Tom Casano

Eating healthy? Too much of a good thing can be dangerous. Taking a vacation? The hotel you're staying in can make you sick. Buying a secondhand iPhon...

Worries Mount Over Potential Link Between Artificial Turf And Cancer

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green

The federal government launched a new effort in February to study health concerns related to synthetic turf, as worries grow about possible cancer ris...

8 Things ER Doctors Refuse to Have in Their Homes

Health.com | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

Emergency room physicians see all kinds of grisly stuff, which made us wonder: What products do they consider so hazardous they ban them from their homes and yards? Here are the everyday items that scare these accident front-liners the most.

Too Little Movement? Too Much Inactivity?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

The actress Mae West once said, "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!" Unfortunately, in reality, most of the decadent indulgences we pursue — inc...

The Health Risk You Don't Know You Have

Health.com | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Jessica Migala You probably think you know what someone with type 2 diabetes looks like--older, obese and sedentary. But thin women are at risk, t...

Lonely People Are Actually Wired Differently

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you often feel lonely, there could be a neuroscientific explanation. According to a small new study, your brain might be wired differently. The stu...

5 Ways Your Commute Is Hurting Your Health

Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan The average American commute to work lasts 25 minutes, according to U.S. Census data, but many workers travel far above and bey...

Night Owl Tendencies May Affect More Than Just Your Sleep Quality

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Bad news, night owls: You may appear to be more creative and boast higher IQ scores, but your off-kilter sleep cycle may be putting you at increased r...

The Future Of Snoring

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's a robust body of scientific research demonstrating that EPAP is an effective method for treating sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

An Important Talk About Life, Death and the Responsibility of Friendship

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 08.03.2015 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

We're still in the earliest weeks of the fall semester, during which new students are most acutely at risk for alcohol-related injury, death and other incidents. Though physically distant, parents remain the biggest role models in their students' lives.

How CrossFit Can Both Help And Hurt You

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Since its emergence, CrossFit has received both praise and criticism. While many swear by its life-changing fitness benefits, others insist we should ...

Tiny, Risky, Unlabeled and You're Eating it

Erich Pica | Posted 05.23.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

The last place we should be putting untested, unregulated nanoparticles is in our food. Yet, according to a groundbreaking new report by Friends of th...

How to Experience the Benefits of Exercise Without Moving

Elaine R. Ferguson, MD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine R. Ferguson, MD

Physical activity is protective of our health and so is spiritual activity.

5 Questions To Ask At Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Posted 08.09.2013 | OWN

An ophthalmologist spotting high cholesterol? A dentist diagnosing diabetes? You might be surprised by what specialists can discover before your GP do...

24 Ways To Add One Year (Or More) To Your Life

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul While we're waiting for some brilliant chemist to discover the elixir for eternal life, these simple, doable strategies can help yo...

5 Health Risks You Shouldn't Take

Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

By Dr. Mehmet Oz The great thing about science: Constant new discoveries have the potential to help us live longer, healthier lives. The not-so-g...

5 Hotel Health Risks You Didn't Know About

Oyster | Posted 05.03.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Let's face it: Traveling can bring out the inner germaphobe in even the most adventurous of us.

Indiana High School Claims Baby Powder Poses Health Risks, Nixes Football Tradition

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

Citing health concerns, Carmel High School administrators are putting an end to a student tradition of spraying baby powder in the student section of ...

Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Farm-animal production provides a safety net for millions of the world's most vulnerable people, but given the industry's rapid and often poorly regulated growth, the biggest challenge will be to produce meat in environmentally and socially sustainable ways.

Tight Ties, Killer Heels: Clothes Make The Fashion Victims

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women

Baila Steinman first noticed the numbness in her leg on a trip to Israel in December. "From the knee to the pelvis, it was numb to the point of being ...

How Working On Wall Street Will Make You Sick

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

The life of a Wall Street banker is glamorous -- if you don't mind grappling with alcoholism, eating disorders, Crohn's disease and arthritis. Thes...

Take A Break This Weekend! 7 Reasons Working Too Much Is Bad For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan, Sarah Klein and Laura Schocker | Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living

If you're the last one to leave the office, or constantly picking up an extra shift, you may see the benefits in that paycheck, but all those extra ho...

Alice Hines

Dollar Stores' Cheap Food Expansion Hits Not-In-My-Backyard Neighbors

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

With food prices rising and incomes going nowhere, dollar stores are thriving, luring squeezed customers -- many from the middle class -- with discoun...

The 'Best Kept Secret' to Understanding Your Health Risks

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Evidence strongly dictates that a key ingredient of putting together a long-term plan for aging well is to comprise a detailed family history.