Prevent winter from weathering your skin

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Ten tips for stopping that ‘winter itch’ All winter flakes are not made of snow. Cold weather, with its low relative humidity, wreaks havoc on our skin, making it dry and flaky. Skin dries out if it’s deprived of moisture and this dryness often aggravates itchiness, resulting in a condition commonly referred to as “winter [&hellip
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FDA study: Hundreds of lipsticks contaminated with lead

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L’Oreal worst offender: Levels up to twice as high as previously reported 8A new analysis of lead in lipstick conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reveals that the problem of lead in lipstick is worse and more widespread than previously reported. The new study found lead in 400 lipsticks tested by the agency, [&hellip
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Eating whole fruits found to lower diabetes risk

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Some fruits are better than others: Blueberries, apples, and grapes especially beneficial Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health researchers. Greater consumption of fruit juices was associated with a higher [&hellip
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Forty percent do not call 911: Survival rates show every minute matters

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A recent New England Journal of Medicine study reviewed the records of about 97,000 patients with severe heart attacks who were admitted to 5151 hospitals between 2005 and 2009. Although many hospitals improved the time between when patients arrived at the emergency room and underwent intervention, the survival rate did not improve. Researchers then looked [&hellip
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Above-normal Blood Sugar Linked to Dementia

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New study shows link even in non-diabetic range There are many reasons to keep your blood sugar under control: protecting your arteries and nerves are two of them. Here’s another biggie: preventing dementia, the loss of memory and thinking skills that afflicts millions of older Americans. A study published recently in the New England Journal [&hellip
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U.S. Suicide Rate Rose Sharply Among Middle-aged

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The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported on May 2.  The trend was most pronounced among white men and women in that age group. Their suicide rate jumped 40 percent between 1999 and 2010. But [&hellip
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Helping a smoker quit

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Useful tips for friends and family Respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours. Ask the person whether they want you to ask regularly how they’re doing. Ask how they’re feeling – not just whether they’ve stayed quit. Let the person know that it’s OK to [&hellip
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Control calories during grill season picnics

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It’s tough to control calories during grilling season. Nutritionists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have cooked up a few tips to keep calorie counts in control. “There are plenty of tricks and tips that offer alternatives to full-throttle calorie binging,” says Lona Sandon, a clinical nutritionist at UT Southwestern. Among the best tips for controlling [&hellip
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