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Family food allergies 101

Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have shifted into high gear; what used to be a relative rarity has become increasingly commonplace, with scientists estimating that the problem is getting worse.<p>My own fish allergy is so severe that even aerosolized fish in the air -- just a whiff -- can cause my …

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Middle-aged? Put down the meat

Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long - the same study showed those over 65 need more protein to reduce their mortality</b> …

Depression, anxiety: What worked for me

For more than a decade of my life, I struggled with debilitating anxiety, panic attacks and depression. And, like millions of people around the world, I longed to discover a magic pill to cure my ills and promise me nirvana.<p>But, despite taking many medications, ongoing psychotherapy, …

Alzheimer's toll may rank with cancer, heart disease

Alzheimer's disease ravages the brain, robbing its victims not only of their memories but often their ability to do things as basic as swallowing.<p>Now, a study of aging patients suggests its true toll may top half a million lives a year -- a figure that would put Alzheimer's just below heart disease …

5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.<p><b>Don't diss canned vegetables</b> <br>American Journal of …

8 Ways to Get Prettier in Your Sleep

Do the term "beauty sleep" justice by following these skin and hair tips from dermatologists.<p>You might think you're off the clock when it comes to your beauty routine while you sleep, but your slumber hours play an important role in how you look. "Beauty sleep is essential for repairing the skin," …

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Go Back To Your Roots

Supercharging the health of your scalp is the missing link to having healthy, gorgeous hair.<p>"Any issue that you have when it comes to your hair—be it volume, texture, shine, or wanting younger hair—starts from the scalp," says Dennis Gross, MD, a dermatologist in NYC and founder of 900 5th …