Allergies & Asthma

TENS machines – or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation – are small devices that are connected to electrodes that are placed on the skin. The device sends low voltage electrical currents to the electrodes that stimulate the nerves. Commonly used in pain relief, there is some research suggesting a benefit of TENS for labor pain. TENS
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Researchers in the United Kingdom investigated the effects of pomegranate juice on lowering blood sugar levels. Pomegranates are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants. Pomegranates are also an excellent source of fibre and iron. It’s no wonder then that research studies have investigated the effect of pomegranate juice, with positive
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In Western cultures, mushroom supplements are fast becoming a staple wellness product. It’s no surprise as more people are becoming interested in natural, plant-based solutions to improve general health.   Chaga, or Inonotus obliquus, is just one in over 14,000 thousand mushroom varieties. However, many believe it holds therapeutic value. Some studies show that Chaga may
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A recent study examined the effects of common artificial sweeteners on two bacteria found in the human gut. The addition of the equivalent of two cans of diet soda significantly increased the pathogenicity (ability to cause disease) of the bacteria on human gut cells.1 The study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, focused
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An easy-to-use scientific invention may provide a much-needed cure for hiccups. Although many home remedies exist, a practical and efficient cure for hiccups is still sorely needed. Researchers from the University of Texas may have developed a solution for those who suffer from hiccups in the form of a new tool. Many may rely on
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Vitamin C is a very important vitamin that should be consumed on a regular basis to promote optimal health outcomes and prevent scurvy, which is a severe vitamin C deficiency.  However, vitamin C in various forms can be added to skincare products for a variety of reasons.  What is topical vitamin C, what is it
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In a recent study, a more effective saliva test was developed and tested for COVID-19. Rapid and accurate detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is essential for the control of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) and oropharyngeal swabs (OPS) are the upper respiratory tract specimens recommended for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.
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