You hear about it on TV and see posters at clinics everywhere - if you were born before the mid-60’s or had chickenpox as a kid, then you may develop a painful condition called shingles. However, what many don’t hear is that shingles is no longer considered to be an “older person’s disease.” In fact, teenagers can come down with shingles as well and are at risk of losing their vision.
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Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly may be sound advice for protection from the flu, but you may want to hold off on using antibacterial soap, according to new research that found antimicrobial chemicals in the soap may actually stimulate bacterial infections.
With the chill of winter in the air, our skin tends to get drier. It's not limited to any particular skin type, gender, age or nationality. It truly is an equal opportunity offender. While dry skin is irritating and can be cosmetically unsightly, if left untreated infections can occur. An ounce of prevention is certainly worth your time.
If you have ever suffered through sleepless nights due to uncontrollable itching, you know how excruciating it can be, and that not all itching is the same. Chronic itching, which can occur in medical conditions ranging from eczema and psoriasis to kidney failure and liver disease, is very different from the temporary urge to scratch after a mosquito bite - and now researchers say they have uncovered the reasons why.
What do you see when you look in the mirror? If wrinkles, lines, sagging and bagging are ruining your complexion, celebrity makeup artist, beauty guru, and Health magazine columnist Bobbi Brown has the solutions. We're sharing her best tips for beautiful, youthful skin.