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Nail Salons May Be Putting You At Risk Of Developing Cancer

Sad news for your mani/pedi appointments. The UV light used to set your nail gel or shellac polish may be a gateway to skin cancer. Although UV setting machines are in nearly every nail salon, the machines have no standardization of the strength of the UV rays they produce. Medical professionals...
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Interactive Web Site Calculates Your Risk Of Developing Melanoma

The most common cancer in the United States is skin cancer, which roughly 9,500 new cases are diagnosed each day ! That may sound like bad news but like all cancers, if skin cancer is caught early enough, the survival rate increases. Thanks to some scientists, the early detection rates by increase...
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Companies Cutting Down Alcohol At Holiday Parties

2017 may just be known as the year longtime sexual harassment criminals have been busted and all the allegations have many businesses cutting back on the amount of alcohol at Christmas parties. A recent survey found just 49 % of companies plan to serve alcohol as their holiday events this year,...
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Doctor's Study Links Hair Color Dye With Risk Of Breast Cancer

A London-based breast surgeon has made a bold claim that women who frequently dye their hair may be at greater risk of contracting breast cancer. Professor Kefah Mokbel reviewed studies on whether there is a link between hair dyes and breast cancer and found a 14% increase in the disease among...
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Head Lice A Concern When Trying On A Halloween Wig Or Mask

Halloween is drawing closer and your kids have already tried on dozens of costumes, wigs and masks. But you should be cautious of them (and yourself) trying on hoods, wigs and masks as head lice may be lingering in that hood, wig or masks from the dozens of other people who have tried. But you can...
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Foods That Help Fight Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and all that pink appears to be making a big difference! The latest figures from the American Cancer Society show a 39% decrease in death rates from the disease from 1989 to 2015 , which means over 300,000 lives have been saved. While the drop in breast...
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Today's Eclipse Information & Pet/Animal Safety

It's been 38 years since we’ve had a celestial event that has stirred up so much excitement but today we will experience a partial solar eclipse (a pretty substantial one). The shadow of the new moon will begin to block the sun's rays around 1:16pm this afternoon, with a maximum eclipse around 2:...
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Eating French Fries Might Not be Healthy

If you don't know that friend foods are generally bad for your health you must be in denial. Now a new study has linked eating fried potatoes at least twice a week with an increased risk of death. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at potato consumption in 4,...
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Gum Disease Linked With Premature Death In Older Women

There is a lot you can tell about your health by looking at your teeth. Researchers took a look at the health records of 57,000 women over the age of 55 and found that your oral hygiene can be an indicator of your overall health. They found older women with a history of periodontal disease, which...
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Dairy Products - Especially Cheese - Linked To Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer

Bad news for women who love dairy products, in particular cheddar and cream cheese. Cancer researchers say that diary products may be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Dairy products contain a growth hormone called IGF-1, which is thought to turn good cells into malignant ones and...
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