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Things Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Things Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Sure, your tongue helps you chew, swallow, and taste food–then gab about how delicious (or not!) the meal was. But your tongue can also do much more, including providing a snapshot of your overall health. Symptoms of many chronic and acute illnesses can appear on your tongue. In fact, sometimes they’re among the very first signs […]

Got a Hard Stomach? It Could Indicate That Your Health Is at Risk

Got a Hard Stomach? It Could Indicate That Your Health Is at Risk

Having a hard stomach isn’t always a good thing. In fact, if you have excess belly fat and it’s hard to the touch, it can be a sign that you’re at increased risk of serious illness. “Having a hard belly is like having a ticking time bomb in your body,” says Jean-Pierre Despres, Ph.D., a […]

Can You Overdose On Gummy Vitamins?

Can You Overdose On Gummy Vitamins?

Gummy vitamins are delicious AF—and they’re technically for kids, so you can basically just pop ’em as you please, right? Not exactly. I mean, they’re still vitamins after all. “Any kind of chewable vitamin should never be seen as candy,” says Angela Lemond, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and founder of […]

Weird Eye Issues You Should Never Ignore

Weird Eye Issues You Should Never Ignore

Tell the truth: How often do you really pay attention to your eye health? Basically only when you realize you have to squint to see the TV—or your contacts start hurting like a mother-effer, right? But—and bear with me while I sound like your mom for a sec—your eye health is something that you should […]

What’s the Difference Between An STD and An STI?

What’s the Difference Between An STD and An STI?

Think back to when you first heard the term sexually transmitted disease (STD). Middle school, right? Probably in a classroom where giggles and darting eyes abounded, sandwiched between information on where babies come from and the lowdown on your period. But fast-forward a few years (to, like, now) and all of a sudden everyone is […]

Health Benefits of Cold Showers

Health Benefits of Cold Showers

Sure, it sounds miserable, but standing under chilly water in the morning could improve your physical health—and your outlook on the world. Cold showers have been the secret weapon for everyone from the ancient Spartans, who thought it made them tougher, to James Bond, who claimed they made him more alert. There are hosts of […]

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help You Lose Weight?

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help You Lose Weight?

– Some people believe that apple cider vinegar has tons of health benefits, from curing acne to helping you lose weight – The idea is that the acetic acid produced during the fermentation process can help control appetite and burn fat – While there’s some evidence to suggest this may be true, experts say it’s […]

One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications

One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications

  Women who opt for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy have a strikingly high rate of complications, according to a new report. One in three develop a postoperative complication over the next two years, and one in five requires more surgery. In 5 percent of cases, reconstruction fails. Those who used their own body tissue […]

Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

 Tanzanian women are expected to save a minimum of Sh7,000 per year following the scrapping of Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary pads, which is slightly more than 15 per cent. The Citizen calculation shows that one women spends at least Sh36,000 inclusive of VAT per year on buying the sanitary pads, but following the […]

Practical Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset

Practical Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset

The “power of positive thinking” is a popular concept, and sometimes it can feel a little cliché. But the physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies. Positive thinking can give you more confidence, improve your mood, and even reduce the likelihood of developing conditions such as hypertension, depression […]

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