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So many things can make your head ache. Deadlines. Arguments. Irksome bosses. Traffic jams. Even good things can give you a pain in the head — on the Mayo Clinic Web site, “ice cream headaches” has its own category (many of us know it as… Read More
The term “indigestion” means different things to different people, and the territory of troubles it covers is huge. Just to clear up any confusion, indigestion and heartburn are two different problems. Heartburn produces a painful or … Read More
If you’re the type of person who keeps Rolaids in her pocket and Pepto-Bismol in her desk drawer, consider adding herbal teas to your stash. Since what we eat and drink (especially dairy products, sugar, alcohol, and coffee) often … Read More
Count on sprightly peppermint (Mentha piperita) as your go-to herb for easing upset stomachs and minor digestive woes. The oils it contains, especially menthol and menthone, relax the smooth muscles that line the intestinal tract, helping … Read More
Rattlesnakes for rheumatism?! Chocolate-covered garlic for a better memory?! Read about these and other weird folk remedies that we would never recommend. Did people really ever do these things?
Smelly acne remedies
Early American … Read More
Wash your hair in Listerine. Why? Because your hair stinks. No, not really. Turns out that Listerine is an effective cure for dandruff, says Dr. Schlachter. Mix your own dandruff rinse by combining one part mouthwash with nine parts… Read More
When it comes to allergies, spring gets the big headlines. Pollen from flowering trees and other flora bombards people’s immune systems, turning them into watery-eyed, runny-nosed, sneezing messes. But not me! I waltz through spring, tip-… Read More
What IS a Cold Sore, Exactly?
Cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus. The painful, fluid-filled blisters might appear on your lip, or you may have painful ulcers in your mouth and throat. If you get a cold sore … Read More
That little crater in your mouth causes more pain than anything so small deserves to. Rest assured that in a week or two, your canker sore will most likely be history, and you can chomp a chip, drink a cup of joe, or smooch your spouse … Read More
Unlike the common cold, which is annoying but ultimately harmless, the flu can be dangerous — even deadly. Your best bet? Focusing on the twin Super Threats of chronic stress and immune weakness. With a strong immune system, you’re much … Read More