Dr. Candice Myhre shared a photo of herself saving someone's life while wearing a bikini to highlight "disgraceful" sexism in medicine.
Scientists say they have discovered the second known case of 'semi-identical' twins, born from one egg and two sperm, who were born four years ago in Brisbane.
Jade Erick was interested in natural healing and suffered from eczema, according to a friend.
A basic blood test could predict how likely people are to have a heart attack within the next fives years, scientists claim. Researchers have discovered that people with high levels of Immunoglobin G antibodies in their blood stream were less likely to suffer from heart attack and stoke compared to those with lower levels. The research monitored 1,753 people over fives years and found that those with a higher level of the antibodies had a 58 per cent lower chance of cardiovascular disease or heart attack and a 38 lower per cent chance of stoke.
Already a father of 10, Cromartie had had a vasectomy in an effort to avoid expanding his family any further. “It took me a while to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying, ‘It’s God’s will,’”, his wife, Terricka Cromartie, told US Weekly. “A vasectomy is about 99.9 per cent effective in terms of preventing pregnancy,” says Dr. Ethan Grober, vasectomy reversal specialist in Toronto.
Many people’s medicine cabinets are a trip down memory lane: Tylenol from that time you had a splitting headache after your mother-in-law came to visit, cough syrup from the cold you had during the polar vortex of 2014, allergy medication from the last time you broke out in hives.Can you use these common items after their expiration dates or should you chuck them all during your spring cleaning session?As a rule of thumb, many of the items collecting dust in your medicine cabinet will likely still be safe and effective for a few months after the expiration date has passed, said Phil Emberley, director of pharmacy innovation with Canadian Pharmacists Association, in a phone interview with Yahoo Style Canada. In Canada, drug companies must do testing on the potency and stability of pharmaceuticals to determine an expiration date. The date on your Tylenol is the date at which the company can guarantee it’s at, or close to, 100 per cent effective. After that date it may well still be effective, but it’s not guaranteed.A 2006 study published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences found 88 per cent of the drug products tested were still stable at least a year after the expiration date. But, that does not mean you should pop pills that are well past their expiration date.Many Canadians keep their pharmaceuticals in the bathroom, where the products are exposed to heat and humidity. That’s a big no-no. To ensure the potency and efficacy of your pharmaceuticals, follow the storage instructions. Most pharmaceuticals should be kept in a cool, dry place, such as your bedroom, points out Emberley.Taking an expired Tylenol for a headache is not likely to harm you, other than if it’s less effective, you won’t be getting as much pain relief. But taking something like some old nitroglycerin tablets for angina could mean the drug is less potent and that could have very serious consequences, Emberley said. If in doubt, don’t just guess. If you have a bunch of dusty, expired items cluttering up your medicine cabinet (and who doesn’t?), gather them up and bring them over to your local pharmacist. They will advise you on whether it’s OK to take the pharmaceutical in question, or whether you should chuck it and get a new product. The pharmacist can also advise you how to properly dispose of the item.
“The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a joyful symbol of hope and love. While the medical reference is more than evident, Hirst does take Christmas traditions into account. Giant pills are put together to resemble snowmen while garlands of sausage links are meant to reflect Christmas as being a time of plenty.
Acupuncture can become part of your regular skincare routine. Jaded and (sometimes literally) scarred by Western medicine, I looked to my roots and sought Chinese traditional medicine, namely acupuncture, to see if it could clear my skin, and maybe even give me a health boost beyond the face. I consulted two different Manhattan-based acupuncturists, Shellie Goldstein of Hamptons Acupuncture and Su-Jung Lee of Truing Acupuncture, to teach me about skincare beyond Western medicine. Before you decide to stick needles all over your body in the pursuit of beauty though, here are eight basic tenets to know about acupuncture, skin, and wellness.