Studies assessing the hazards of synthetic hair dyes are limited and conflicting. Your safest bet is to use plant-based dyes. (Valua Vitaly/iStock/Thinkstock)

Hair Dye Dynamics: Beauty Versus Health

NEW YORK—Have you ever wondered if coloring your hair is safe for your health? With toxic chemicals like para-phenylenediamine (PPD) found in most hair dyes, you have a right to be concerned. PPD…

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5 Natural Methods for a Strong Immune System

When it comes to battling pathogens—from Ebola to the common cold—the first line of defense is a strong immune system. Without an immune system the human body would quickly be ravaged by microbial…

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A Doughnut Will Cost You Two Miles

Unless you’re a dedicated dieter, you probably pay little mind to your calorie consumption. But what if instead of calories your favorite foods were labeled in terms of physical activity? Would this have…

In 2011, an FDA food advisory committee determined that there was no causal link between hyperactivity and food dye exposure based on available evidence. (Shutterstock)

Toxic Colors

Food is primarily about taste, but as the saying goes, “we eat first with the eyes.” No one knows this better than the food industry. Appealing to our visual appetite, U.S. food manufacturers…

esearchers in Israel found that mice who ate artificial sweeteners went into a pre-diabetic state. (humonia/iStock/Thinkstock)

Artificial Sweeteners May Increase Risk of Diabetes

Even though artificial sweeteners don’t raise your blood sugar, they may put you at greater risk for diabetes. A new study from Israel has found that artificial sweeteners change the composition of gut…

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How is Ebola Spread? Virus Spreads Through Direct Contact With Fluids Like Sweat, Semen; Possibly Airborne

How is Ebola spread? That’s what an increasing number of people are wondering as new potential cases are reported across the United States and Europe while the disease takes more lives in Africa….

Australian Seabird Indicative of the Prescence of Plastics

Australian Scientists Find Plastic’s Toxic Footprint at Molecular Level

SYDNEY—California has become the newest region to ban lightweight plastic bags, joining four states and territories in Australia in restricting the use of disposable plastics. The move comes as Australian researchers study the…

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Eliminate Varicose Veins, Reduce Thrombosis Risk

NEW YORK—For some with varicose veins, 45 minutes and a few needle pricks can reduce the risk of preventable death. Patients with larger varicose veins are at an increased risk of deep vein…

Coal Mine in Wyoming

Turnout for Climate Change in NY Shatters Prediction

Around 570,000 people took part in marches around the world yesterday calling for action on climate change. By far the largest event was in New York City, which had been dubbed the biggest…

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Fall Equinox 2014: Time, Date, and Definition for Autumnal Equinox

The September Equinox, also known as the Autumnal or Autumn Equinox, is set to take place later this month. The date will actually be different depending on where you are, the National Weather…

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