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inflammation

Healthy Lifestyle
October 4, 2014

5 Facts you don’t know about hangovers

The majority of us have experienced it at least once in our lives (if not more regularly!) You partied hard last night and you’ve woken up with the worst hangover. Ever. Hair of the dog? Bloody Mary? Greasy breakfast? Whatever helps “cure” your hangover is up to you, but here’s what you need to know about what’s going on in your body when you wake up feeling like a dog’s breakfast. 1. It’s caused by inflammation Forget what everyone else has told you about hangovers, because it might not be true. The real reason you have such a bad headache…
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Eye Health
November 27, 2013

3 Types of Pink eye

You know what this is like: itchy, red and pretty awful. Pink eye (aka conjunctivitis) is inflammation (redness and swelling) of the conjunctiva, the outer layer of the membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface.  Pink eye can be very contagious for as long as two weeks after symptoms appear. Pink eye mostly develops from an infection or allergic reaction, and it’s important to diagnose and treat the condition as soon as it starts, to avoid it spreading to other people. Viral and bacterial forms of conjunctivitis can occur in people of any age, but they are more common during…
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