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Color Your Hair Without the Chemicals

Permanent hair dyes use ammonia to force the hair's cuticle layer wide open to allow large color molecules inside. Unfortunately, that layer never gets back to its original smoothness (meaning it's left dull, dry, and frizzy). Now Garnier has come up with an ammonia-free permanent-color alternative …

Hair

The Best Apps: Health and Wellness

The 4 Best Wellness Apps<p>Few health apps are research-based, but you can bet your iPhone these are trustworthy<p>First Aid by the American Red Cross<p>Recommended by physician-run iMedicalApps.com as one of the most innovative apps of 2012 for its video and step-by-step tutorials, this app is a leader in …

Yoga for Athletes

Exercise 1 Downward-Facing Dog<p>Get into a pushup position with your hands slightly in front of your shoulders, fingers spread wide, and feet hip-width apart; raise your hips up and back, and press your shoulders toward the floor <b>(a).</b> Keeping your left leg straight and heel on the ground, slowly bend …

High Fat Foods and Sleepiness

The reasons for these associations are unclear, says researcher Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD, a psychologist with the Sleep Research & Treatment Center in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine.<p>One possibility, though: Eating foods that are high in fat may boost certain …

Nutrition

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

Women's Health

Bikini Body Workout: The Ultimate Body Shaper

Exercise 1 Sumo Deadlift Shuffle<p>Grasp one end of a heavy dumbbell with both hands, arms hanging straight in front of you, and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Step your left foot out to the left, bending your knees and pushing your hips back to lower …

Get a Workout Buddy

Research shows that 80 percent of people believe they're more likely to fit in workouts and stick to their routines if they partner up<p><i>It’s National Women's Health Week! To celebrate, we’re challenging you to put your health first. So...are you in?</i><p>New WH video page<p>[[video:3866]]<p><b>Today's Challenge:</b> <b>Get</b> …

What Causes Tiredness? The Surprising Things That Make You Sleepy

3. Medication<p>Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects. Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you start a new med and feel more lethargic than usual, see your doctor for an alternative. (If …

6 Reasons to Start Running

3. Your knees will thank you<p>Contrary to what your mom says, running doesn't wreck your joints. Osteoarthritis (the most common type of arthritis), occurs when joint-cushioning cartilage starts to break down. The biggest osteoarthritis risk factor besides age? Body weight. A National Health and …

"I Had a Double Mastectomy"

Avner's grandmother and great grandmother both died from breast cancer, and her mother had her own double mastectomy after being diagnosed with the disease. When Avner found out that she had a BRCA gene mutation at the age of 22, she started going to the doctor for regular clinical exams, …

Do You Work Out Enough?

The thing is, it’s not tough to meet the government’s exercise guidelines—especially because you can (and should) break them up throughout the week into sessions that can be as short as 10 minutes each. And it’s time well spent: Physical activity has been linked to benefits you can’t put a price …

7 Benefits of Hormonal Birth Control

<b>It can help with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)</b><br>Women with PCOS have a hormone imbalance that leads to erratic or skipped periods, excess facial hair, obesity, ovarian cysts, infertility troubles, and other side effects. The hormone combo in the Pill rights this imbalance, so your flow comes …

Call Your Doc: It's National Women's Checkup Day | Women's Health

And now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, women have access to 22 different preventive services that are required to be covered without a copay, including well-woman visits (your annual physical) and assorted cancer screenings, all of which have been deemed key to preventing and/or effectively …

Sunlight Tied to Heart Health

Weller says more research needs to be done to determine if a long-term drop in blood pressure could come about as a result of UV exposure. “What I’ve shown is an interesting mechanism by which sunlight might prove to have big general health benefits, but it’s not proven,” says Weller. “We want to …

A Message from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The law requires most insurers to provide preventive services that address women’s unique health needs, such as mammograms, pap smears, and birth control, as well as well-woman visits, domestic violence screening and counseling, and other vital health services. Now, thanks to the law, millions of …

Arsenic in Chicken: Should You Worry About It?

Researchers bought chicken from grocery stores in 10 different U.S. cities and tested each of the samples for roxarsone, a drug sometimes added to chicken feed to encourage weight gain. Why? Previous research suggest that it may degrade into toxic inorganic arsenic during cooking. (Arsenic also …

James Rosen: Fox News reporter targeted as 'co- conspirator' in spying case

The Obama administration has investigated a reporter with Fox News as a probable "co-conspirator" in a criminal spying case after a report based on a …