Getting a tattoo can feel similar to having a scraped knee. That’s how sensitive it is. When you venture out into the sun, the tattooed skin gets uncomfortable; it can even cause a reaction or rash. There is a study that says that getting a tattoo can decrease the sensitivity of touch on the inked area; the findings are still inconclusive, but speculation is that there is a small difference in sensitivity to touch in the inked areas as compared to other areas due to the repeated stimulation of nerves affecting the touch receptors on skin. These can regenerate, which is why concrete evidence is needed on the study. View Slideshow »
In addition to being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October also happens to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since one of the key ways to deal with a problem as deep-rooted as this is to raise awareness about it, this article addresses the symptoms and consequences of domestic violence. Continue Reading »
Keeping a health journal is the best way to understand what works best for you and your family. Writing in a journal will help you record calorie and food intake, allergies, required supplements, exercise, family history and sleep patterns. Continue Reading »
Apart from having plenty of health benefits, cucumbers have a few other uses that will surprise you. Right from curing bad breath and treating hangovers to defogging mirrors and cleaning steel, here are some unusual uses for cucumbers that you probably haven’t heard of. View Slideshow »
While a few of us have the ability to live and enjoy quite a busy life, there are some of us who are mentally exhausted when we come back home from work. The stress at work, the tiring commute and the heat outside can really drain you out mentally. This leaves you dull and moody by the end of your day. Luckily, all this can be undone by simply clearing out the clutter from your mind. Here are a few ways to do so. View Slideshow »
Rosemary is an aromatic evergreen herb that is native to the Mediterranean. It has been hailed since medieval times for its medicinal and immune-strengthening properties. Rosemary has been used to ease muscle pains, improve the circulatory system and memory. Research suggests that rosemary has cancer-preventive properties, too. Continue Reading »
A thorough facial skin care regime must begin with cleansing. If your regular facial cleanser isn't delivering effective results, try some natural treatments to deeply cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Continue Reading »
Winter is just around the corner. The ambient humidity levels have dipped considerably. We have already started seeing people complaining of excessively dry skin in the clinic. This problem is only going to get worse in the coming months. View Slideshow »
While wrinkles may add ‘character’ to a man's face, the same represent a sad slippery slope toward senility in women. To erase these lines of misery, women go overboard in clinging to every new anti-aging cream in the market that promises 'instant miracles.' But are these genies really functional? Well, we will help you sort that out… *Images courtesy: Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images View Slideshow »
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