The winter season often means snow, cold temperatures, the holidays, and sadly, the flu season, too. Most of us may have noticed that more flu cases occur during the winter, although we also know that the flu virus can also strike during the summer. So is there really a connection between the winter months and the influenza? Or should we be aware of the serious health risks that may be associated with getting the flu during winter?
Xerosis pertains to a form of skin damage that is characterized by dryness and itchiness. This condition is usually experienced during the cold winter months. Dry, itchy skin may also occur during illness and aging. Skin damage is largely associated with the winter season, when one often moves in and out of the cold and enters a room or building with heating.
This change in temperature induces blood to move away from the skin, thus causing skin problems. On the …Read more
There is nothing like the clean, fresh smell of fabric that has dried in the open breeze in the back yard. Hanging the clothes outside to dry isn’t always possible though. Some people don’t have the yard space, others don’t have a yard at all, and then there …Read more
It could seem harmless enough. But a frightening new study has given some perspective to the dangers of a popular fruit juice and the potential damage it could cause. The new study has shown that grapefruit juice could be linked to a drug overdoses which could come as a shock to anyone who drinks this popular juice as a part of their morning routine.
There has been studies of its kind in the not-so-distant past that suggested an interaction between …Read more