Month: March 2023

Dogs and Cats Linked to Reduced Child Food Allergies

Dogs and Cats Linked to Reduced Child Food Allergies

Children with dogs and cats in their homes were less likely to develop food allergies than other children, a study published Wednesday shows.

The study, led by Dr. Hisao Okabe of Fukushima Medical University, followed more than 66,000 children who were part of the Japan Environment and Children’s Study. Analyzing questionnaires, researchers tracked pet exposure from prenatal development through early infancy and measured the incidence of allergies in children up to 3 years old.

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Veterinary Drug, Is Worsening the Fentanyl Crisis

Veterinary Drug, Is Worsening the Fentanyl Crisis

Xylazine, authorized only for animals, is one ingredient in an increasingly toxic brew of illicit drugs that killed a record of nearly 107,000 people in the U.S. in 2021. It is typically mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that itself has broadly infiltrated U.S. drug supply, including in supplies of cocaine and methamphetamine. Taken together, the volatile mixing means drug users often don’t know what’s in the substances they take. 

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The American Diet Has a Sandwich Problem

The American Diet Has a Sandwich Problem

The humble sandwich is the saboteur of the American diet.

Most Americans consume too much sodium, sugar and saturated fat, according to government survey data. Sandwiches—which almost half of Americans eat on any given day—are a primary culprit. Nutritionists, doctors and public-health officials are trying to nudge people to make their sandwiches healthier, believing that even simple changes can improve health.

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The Next Fountain-of-Youth Craze? Peptide Injections

The Next Fountain-of-Youth Craze? Peptide Injections

After decades of turning to diet pills, steroids and plastic surgery to alter their bodies inside and out, people are increasingly open to an alternative method: injecting themselves with peptides at home.

Proponents say that peptides—a broad category of substances including FDA-approved drugs, supplements and experimental treatments—can help them build lean muscle, shed weight, increase energy and get a dewy glow. Though the term has appeared on a range of consumer products for years, injectable peptides are getting more attention as celebrity doctors and influencers share stories of physiological transformations that go beyond diet and exercise. 

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For Women, Midlife Brain Fog Is Real

For Women, Midlife Brain Fog Is Real

Women in their 40s and early 50s often notice declines in their memory, focus and ability to learn new things—symptoms sometimes called “brain fog.” Doctors have good news and bad news. There’s a good chance these problems are caused by normal midlife hormonal changes during perimenopause, and often get better after you’ve had your last period. Medications along with exercise and a healthy diet may help. The bad news: For some women, these problems persist.

Doctors have good news and bad news. There’s a good chance these problems are caused by normal midlife hormonal changes during perimenopause, and often get better after you’ve had your last period. Medications along with exercise and a healthy diet may help. The bad news: For some women, these problems persist. 

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Sea Moss Is the Hot New Wellness Ingredient.

Sea Moss Is the Hot New Wellness Ingredient.

The start of a new year has brought a new round of diet, nutrition and wellness marketing campaigns—and a hot new ingredient that has grabbed the attention of marketers and consumers.

The latest “it” ingredient is sea moss—a type of red algae that has become a viral phenomenon. It is being endorsed by celebrities and online influencers who point to its supposed beauty and health benefits, and brands are rushing to introduce products such as skin-care products and nutritional supplements featuring the plant.

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★ Visiting Santa Barbara, Personal Care, Massage for Couples

★ Visiting Santa Barbara, Personal Care, Massage for Couples

Are you visiting Santa Barbara and looking for a massage? PRO Massage has teamed up with a veteran female licensed massage therapist to offer Couples the best in a Couples massage in Santa Barbara. Ca. With over 34 years of combined experience, Melissa and Nicola offer a wide variety of massage modalities to cater to your specific needs! Choose between the same room for your massage or separate rooms.

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Couples ☮ Massages Santa Barbara

Couples ☮ Massages Santa Barbara

Are you visiting Santa Barbara and looking for a massage? PRO Massage has teamed up with a veteran female licensed massage therapist to offer Couples the best in Couples massage in Santa Barbara. Ca. With over 34 years of combined experience, Melissa and Nicola offer a wide variety of massage modalities to cater to your specific needs! Choose between the same room for your massage or separate rooms.

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