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How To Find Your Calling (From 5 People Who Found Theirs)
Why does our culture perpetuate the belief that “finding oneself” is an age-specific phase, reserved only for angst-ridden teenagers and wanderlust-stricken 20-somethings? The notion of finding a passion is all-too-frequently aligned with youth and impulsivity, but truthfully, we’re all quietly seeking our next challenge, our next calling. We’re of the belief that it’s never too late to course correct your life, and given the job-hopping numbers, we’re probably not the only ones. Though the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not regularly track career changes, in a recent study of late...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympic Officials Briefly Close Diving Pool That 'Smells Like A Fart'
Burning eyes, foul smells. Maybe those striking Rio de Janeiro firefighters were onto something when they greeted people at the airport with a banner that read “WELCOME TO HELL.” They (presumably) didn’t know it at the time, but instead of capturing the city’s lackluster support for civil servants, those protesters were rather accurately describing the fate of the Olympic diving center just over a month later. By Friday, capping off a truly hellish week for the officials in charge of pool cleanliness, the divers had begun complaining of itchy eyes. At least one reportedly said “the whole...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Never, Ever Sit In A Wet Bathing Suit
Ah, the dog days of summer. It’s that lazy time of year when it’s perfectly acceptable to live in a fabulous bathing suit and relax by the water all day long. But lounging in wet swimwear isn’t as glamorous as the Kardashians make it out to be. And while we’ve heard time and time again that staying in wet swimsuits for too long can cause problems ranging from yeast infections to UTIs, we’re all a little guilty of breaking this rule. “Yeast and bacteria really thrive in moist, dark places, like a wet bathing suit or wet workout clothes,” Alyssa Dweck, an assistant clinical professor...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why You Should Never, Ever Sit In A Wet Bathing Suit
Ah, the dog days of summer. It’s that lazy time of year when it’s perfectly acceptable to live in a fabulous bathing suit and relax by the water all day long. But lounging in wet swimwear isn’t as glamorous as the Kardashians make it out to be. And while we’ve heard time and time again that staying in wet swimsuits for too long can cause problems ranging from yeast infections to UTIs, we’re all a little guilty of breaking this rule. “Yeast and bacteria really thrive in moist, dark places, like a wet bathing suit or wet workout clothes,” Alyssa Dweck, an assistant clinical professor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bi-Weekly Shot Shows Promise To Treat Severe Eczema
BOSTON (CBS) — For many years, the most common treatment for eczema has been steroid creams, but they can have drawbacks and do not work for everyone. Now for the first time in decades, there’s a new treatment for eczema that’s showing promise.  Tony D’Amico is itchy all the time. “I was like squirming, trying not to itch, and everything, but it’s impossible not to,” explains Tony. Tony has eczema, a condition in which an overactive immune system attacks the skin, leading to red, dry, irritated patches . Eczema affects 1 in 8 children. Tony has tried typical steroid creams, b...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local CBS Boston eczema WBZ Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hay fever might alter the brain
As well as the dreaded stuffy nose and itchy eyes, researchers find hay fever may alter the brain, reducing immune activity and increasing neurogenesis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

FDA Approves Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) for Head and Neck Cancer
By Stacy SimonThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to treat people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has spread or come back after previous chemotherapy treatment. It’s the first immunotherapy drug approved for head and neck cancer. Keytruda is already approved for melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer.The FDA based its approval on a clinical trial of 174 people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that had spread or come back after they were treated with platinum-based chemotherapy. Tumors shrank or disappeared in 16% of the participants who were given...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Source Type: news

What 'The Night Of' Gets So Right About Eczema
Eczema, a constellation of conditions that makes a person’s skin dry, itchy, red and scaly, affects an estimated 30 million Americans. It can shame and isolate people who have it.  And right now, the disease is having a moment in the sun thanks to its major role in HBO’s “The Night Of,” a crime drama mini-series that features a character who is heavily defined by having eczema. Played by John Turturro, lawyer John Stone is a disrespected “bottom feeder” attorney who usually hangs around NYPD precincts waiting for easy cases. He catches the trial of a lifetime when he wins the trust ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Dry and Itchy Skin
[New Times] Some people are troubled by the fact that their skin remains dry and itches a lot. Dryness leads to itchiness with an urge for scratching, which can be present continuously or intermittently. Any how it becomes uncomfortable and embarrassing for the sufferer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seasonal allergies could change your brain
(Frontiers) Hay fever may do more than give you a stuffy nose and itchy eyes, seasonal allergies may change the brain, says a study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard all year round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

August Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The August issue of NIH News in Health is now available. Featured stories include "What Your Nose Knows: Sense of Smell and Your Health" and "Spotlight on Psoriasis: Preventing Patches of Itchy, Sore Skin". Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Really Gained The 'Freshman 15'
The other day, I met with an 18-year-old woman. Her mom sent her to me, hoping to instill some healthy habits before she heads off to college in the fall. At first, I was reluctant, because I usually work with busy, stressed adults who come to me of their own volition and are self-motivated to make life changes. I was skeptical, but since I too have a daughter heading to college, I clearly understood the issues and decided to try it. My new client was adorable and friendly, and I instantly became enthusiastic about helping her navigate the unchartered and unhealthy waters of college life. We started by discussing the f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

August 2016
What Your Nose Knows: Sense of Smell and Your Health...Spotlight on Psoriasis: Preventing Patches of Itchy, Sore Skin...Arthritis Mechanisms May Vary by Joint...Help Young Kids Become Lifelong Learners...Featured Web Site: GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'invisible' foam to ease psoriasis skin condition
A new spray-on treatment can tackle psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that causes red, crusty patches that can be itchy or sore and affects about 1.8 million people in the UK, in less than a month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep
Itchy skin condition also linked to a number of other ills, skin specialist says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep
Itchy skin condition also linked to a number of other ills, skin specialist saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Eczema (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep
FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 -- People dealing with the itchy skin condition known as eczema may have other medical conditions to cope with as well, including heart disease, a dermatologist says. Eczema, which causes dry, red patches of skin and intense... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Poison Oak: Identifying and Treating this Poisonous Plant Rash
This article looks at treatment for rashes and how to identify poison oak. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay
SATURDAY, July 23, 2016 -- Bug bites can make you more than itchy. Ticks, mosquitoes and certain flies are known to spread some nasty diseases. But U.S. health experts say there are ways to keep pesky insects in their place. One of the best ways to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Piles, jock itch and vaginismus: Are you too afraid to ask your GP about THESE conditions?
HUNDREDS of people are suffering from embarrassing conditions such as vaginismus and halitosis, but few people want to talk about them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osmosis Question of the Week July 22, 2016 Osmosis Question of the Week July 22, 2016
Can you identify the cause of an 8-year-old boy's itchy eyes? Osmosis (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

So THAT'S How To Tell If There's Mold In Your Home
We hate to break it to you, but if you don’t think there’s mold in your home, then you’re probably wrong. Mold is everywhere: It thrives indoors and outdoors all year round, wherever conditions are wet and warm. You may have heard scary stories about “dangerous black mold” that requires a total home overhaul to eliminate. But we’re here to tell you that while a serious issue, most types of household mold are easier to handle than you think. Consider the facts: Mold is everywhere, but it might not be making you sick.  There are at least tens of thousands of varieties of mol...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

So THAT'S How To Tell If There's Mold In Your Home
We hate to break it to you, but if you don’t think there’s mold in your home, then you’re probably wrong. Mold is everywhere: It thrives indoors and outdoors all year round, wherever conditions are wet and warm. You may have heard scary stories about “dangerous black mold” that requires a total home overhaul to eliminate. But we’re here to tell you that while a serious issue, most types of household mold are easier to handle than you think. Consider the facts: Mold is everywhere, but it might not be making you sick.  There are at least tens of thousands of varieties of mol...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swimmer's Itch: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Mayo Clinic  Dr. Marian McEvoy explains swimmers itch. To listen, click the link below. Swimmer's Itch (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Breakthrough makes drug to stop ALL types of itch
Scientists at Washington University, Missouri, have identified a protein that tells the brain something has irritated our skin and it is time to start scratching. It may be key to multiple types of itch, they say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential new target identified for treating itch
Researchers have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may explain why some people experience various types of itching, including chronic itching, and help scientists find ways to make some types of itching stop. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Potential new target identified for treating itch
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may explain why some people experience various types of itching, including chronic itching, and help scientists find ways to make some types of itching stop. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 19, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Against Athlete's Foot
-- Athlete's foot is an itchy, often painful fungal infection. But there are things you can do to help prevent it. The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends: Using soap and water to wash feet daily, taking care to thoroughly dry... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

[Research Article] Facilitation of TRPV4 by TRPV1 is required for itch transmission in some sensory neuron populations
Sensory neurons use a pair of TRP channels to respond to some itch-inducing chemicals. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Seungil Kim, Devin M. Barry, Xian-Yu Liu, Shijin Yin, Admire Munanairi, Qing-Tao Meng, Wei Cheng, Ping Mo, Li Wan, Shen-Bin Liu, Kasun Ratnayake, Zhong-Qiu Zhao, Narasimhan Gautam, Jie Zheng, W. K. Ajith Karunarathne, Zhou-Feng Chen Source Type: news

5 ways to keep mosquitoes from ruining your summer
Even when mosquitoes are not carrying viruses or other diseases, they appear to be on a mission to ruin summer fun. No one wants to pay for cookouts and pool parties with itchy bites. Here are five ways to keep the pesky insects away, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District’s... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Golden Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is My Skin Itchy? Examining the Causes of Itchy Skin
Itchy skin is a common condition. We take a look at some of the most common causes of itches, including dry skin, eczema, and allergies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Eczema sufferer driven to distraction by her unbearably itchy skin admits she scratches her legs with SCISSORS until she bleeds
Karina Sandberg, 29, from Florida, says the chronic condition stops her from being able to do simple things like get her son, Austin, four, dressed on a morning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bare Necessities? Experts Say Personal Grooming May Pose Health Risks
BOSTON (CBS) — Getting a “Brazilian” bikini wax is no longer exotic.  For many, it’s become the new norm. Over the past five years, gynecologists have seen a significant rise in the number of women who routinely remove their hair “down there.” And some patients actually apologize to their health care providers for not “cleaning up” before their exam. According to a new study in the journal JAMA Dermatology, 84-percent of women prefer some form of bikini area grooming while 62-percent remove all of their pubic hair. Grooming was found to be more popular among younger...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: larasalahi Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Hair Removal Source Type: news

Is it a Cold or Allergies: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
The sneezing; itchy, watery eyes and congestion have you wondering is it a cold, or do I have allergies?  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we talk with Dr. Arveen Bhasin about how you might be able to tell. To listen, click the link below. Is it a Cold or Allergies? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 30, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Summer Safety
Summer is often the time of year most people enjoy. It is more relaxing, a chance to enjoy outdoor activities, take vacations, and spend time with friends and family. However, many may also find it a time to take more precautions with sunburn, mosquito bites, and accidents. While not all accidents and health issues can be eliminated steps can be put in place to help prevent such concerns. Sunlight provides health benefits including vitamin D which helps absorb calcium. It is also thought to boost mental health and cognitive function. But too much sun can lead to health problems one of which is Melanoma which is the most se...
Source: Dragonfly - June 30, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

Adios To Severe Spring Allergies: Natural Warriors
If you want to escape the sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes of spring, some great new warriors can bring on the adios chorus for you! Most recently, my family and have felt the spring allergies arriving with the blooming of the lovely bushes and trees. Imagine the ability of elements, including good fatty acids, pepper pigment and ginger, helping to ease that spring congestion. Great news that common foods contain these elements and are easily accessible for those in need. The latest allergy busters can be found closer to you than you think... Avocado, ginger and bell peppers may be the natural remedies for you. Even b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Avoiding Insect Stings
-- Mosquito bites may be an itchy nuisance, but allergic reactions to the bites of other bugs can make them downright dangerous. To minimize bug bites, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology suggests: Hiring an exterminator to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Dialysis At Sea Opens Travel Doors To Kidney Patients
People in kidney failure sometimes feel as if their lives are literally tethered to a kidney dialysis machine -- because, they are. A typical dialysis treatment program requires that they have their blood laundered of impurities three times a week for about four hours each session. While many have lived with this dialysis regimen for years -- and have seemingly come to peace with their new normal -- there is one area that has remained elusive: Travel. In order to travel, patients must arrange to get dialysis wherever in the world they are. It's not a simple feat, and as a result, many with kidney failure who...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With Scalp Psoriasis
-- If dry, itchy scalp psoriasis is bothering you, there are things you can do to help bring it under control. The American Academy of Dermatology advises: Avoid scratching your scalp. Treat the psoriasis to minimize the itching. Be gentle when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Swimmer's itch and swimmer's ear — Oh, the joys of summer
Calgary doctor and CBC health contributor Dr. Raj Bhardwaj tells us about some of the nasty things you can pick up in pools, rivers and lakes this summer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Itchy inflammation of mosquito bites helps viruses replicate
University of Leeds study has found that inflammation where a mosquito has bitten not only helps a virus such as Zika or dengue establish an infection in the body more quickly, but that it also helps it to spread around the body, increasing the likelihood of severe illness. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mosquito Bite Welts May Do More Than Just Itch
(MedPage Today) -- Inflammatory response tied to viral infectivity in mouse study (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Itchy inflammation of mosquito bites helps viruses replicate
(University of Leeds) University of Leeds study has found that inflammation where a mosquito has bitten not only helps a virus such as Zika or dengue establish an infection in the body more quickly, but that it also helps it to spread around the body, increasing the likelihood of severe illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Inflammation from mosquito bites may enhance viral infection
(Cell Press) The itchy, red welts that appear after being bitten by a mosquito may help any viruses the insect is carrying pass on to a new host. A mouse study published June 21 in Immunity suggests that the swelling and irritation that make mosquito bites so unpleasant may provide a mechanism by which viruses like Zika are able to replicate and spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Most Effective Workouts, According To Your Sign
We look to our horoscopes for everything from relationship advice to career tips. Why is it, then, that so many 'scopes leave out the topic of fitness? Like any other part of life, your workout can easily feel stagnant if you don't mix it up. The trick is knowing where to start. Ahead, we've rounded up the best workouts for each sign in the zodiac. If you thought sign compatibility mattered when it comes to dating, just wait. The stars have the perfect workout in store for you -- though what it is might surprise you. That said, if you prefer another sign's star-prescribed activity, that's totally cool, too. Any astrologe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Dermatologist-Approved Ways To Soothe And Heal A Sunburn
6 Dermatologist-Approved Ways to Soothe and Heal a Sunburn June 10, 2016 by Annalise Mantz for Thrive Market San Diego, Calif., June 2010. Despite the gray skies, I'm lounging on the beach with three friends. We're determined to make the most out of a weekend trip -- gloomy weather or not. Three hours later, my whole body had turned a shade that could best be described as "lobster." And my friends weren't doing much better. Desperate for any kind of relief, I followed my mom's suggestion -- an ice bath. Ouch. While the polar plunge certainly didn't help in my case, my mom was on the right track, according to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With Itchy Skin
-- Itchy skin may be a warning sign of diabetes. Scratch too much, and you could trigger an infection. The American Diabetes Association suggests how to manage itchy skin: Talk to your doctor about the causes of your itchy skin. Common causes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With Itchy Skin
Title: Health Tip: Coping With Itchy SkinCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - June 14, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

From itchy skin to heart attacks, the risks of swimming in the great outdoors 
The greatest danger with freshwater swimming is a cold shock response, where people gasp and breathe rapidly after being exposed to cold water. This can trigger a cardiac arrest in unfit people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news