Beauty queen Victoria Graham, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, proudly shows her surgery scars. Victoria Graham is much more than just a pretty face. The 22-year-old Maryland college student, who was crowned Miss Frostburg in October (a local title associated with the Miss America Organization), is on a mission to raise awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) — a rarely diagnosed genetic condition that affects connective tissue in the skin, joints, and blood vessels.
People say that back in the 16th and 17th centuries, bathing was considered an extravagance for the elite. This makes us smell like mint or chamomile or whatever flavour our shower gel is instead of sweat, yes, but it turns out it might not be that good for our health. Some researchers now believe that showering too much can damage something called the human microbiome, which is a collection of microbes, bacteria and viruses that live in and on our bodies.
This week, a mom shared a heartwrenching message to parents after her little daughter fell sick and was hospitalized with a respiratory infection. Three-year-old Chloe allegedly became ill after playing with her sick cousin over the holidays, and her mom, Laura, is pleading for parents to keep their sick kids at home to avoid spreading illnesses to other children. “This beautiful girl is Chloe,” the mom continued.
If you’ve found yourself cradling the tissue box this holiday season, you’re not alone. When you’re preparing for the holidays, your immune system kicks into overdrive to help you accomplish your to-do list before you hit full holiday mode. Once you finally set your out-of-office and wrap the last present, your immune system slows to make up for operating at 110 per cent in the previous days.
It’s that time of year where we’re all scrambling to get ready for the holidays – and for many of us, that means packing our bags and flying off to see our loved ones.
There’s something about babies that make people act irrationally. “This is what happens to babies when been in contact with a coldsore,” writes Amy Stinton in a Facebook post accompanied by a shocking image of her 14-month-old son Oliver. “Oliver now has the herpes virus and will have this for life.