Giving children cough and cold medicines is not as helpful as you think

Some tried-and-true remedies are actually more effective than anything you can buy at the store.

cough and cold medicines

No parent want to see his or her child suffer from cold or cough or any ailment for that matter. Our first instinct is to call the doctor and get a prescription or visit a drugstore and purchase our favorite cold medicine. However, there are emerging evidences that giving children cough and cold medicines is not […]

Gelatin, the agent that transforms your ice cream and candies to a healthy meal

Gelatin is a colourless, tasteless rubber-like solid substance. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceutical drugs, vitamin capsules, photography, and cosmetic manufacturing. Many people aren’t conscious of its existence as a gelling agent in several of the food products they buy off the shelves in grocery stores. And for those that […]

How these food and drinks affect your drug medication

Some of what you eat and drink could reduce or increase the effect of your medications.


What you eat and drink could reduce or increase the effect of your medications. Dozens of other foods, including some that are part of a healthy diet are also risky to mix with certain medications. This doesn’t mean you have to avoid such foods completely, it just means that you have to be cautious. Experts […]

5 potentially harmful chemicals used in children’s toys or child care items

These kinds of chemicals are usually used to soften plastic and make it more pliable. Exposure to these chemicals by children has been linked with health problems like hormone disruption and damage to reproductive development, among other serious issues.

children toys

Following a decade long study of potential health affects of phthalate (i.e. chemicals often used in plastic products for children) the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of the United States last month banned children’s toys or child care items – like teething rings – that contain concentrations of more than 0.1% of diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl […]

6 health-related uses of the popular “Vaselines” or “Petroleum Jelly”

Experts explains why Vaseline and other petroleum jelly products deserve a spot in your medicine cabinet.

Vaseline petroleum jelly

When you think of multi-use yet simple products, what comes to mind? Maybe vinegar, which can do everything from kill germs in your kitchen to ease sore throat pain. Or maybe lemons, which can whiten your socks while keeping insects away. How about petroleum jelly, which, granted, is oil-based and isn’t all-natural like vinegar and […]

Can sitting on a public toilet give me a disease?

A doctor answers her patients' most common question on the use of public toilet and offers some protective tips.

public toilets

The dreaded place of questionable smells, dark tiled walls and the harshest toilet paper you’ve ever used in your whole life. Welcome to public toilets. The thought of how many people have sat on the same toilet seat, and how many people have ‘forgotten’ to wash their hands on the way out makes most of […]

How to Choose the Right Body Cream

lady rubbing body cream

Taking care of your skin is one of the regular and most important activities you do daily. This article provides information on how to choose the right body cream for your use. To do this effectively however, you need to understand the differences between the various body cream sold out there. 1. Types of Body Cream […]

19 Antibacterial Soaps Active Ingredients Banned

hand washing

At the beginning of this month, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally banned the use of 19 antibacterial soaps active ingredients used in the manufacturing of antibacterial soaps. According to the FDA’s press announcement, these ingredients were banned because antibacterial soaps manufacturers failed to scientifically prove that the ingredients are either safe for […]

7 Poor Kitchen and Cooking Habits You Should Avoid

We all eat and most of our foods are cooked. In order to eat well therefore, we need to pay attention to how we cook and where we cook. Cooking well helps meals digest better, taste nicer, and also reduces the ingredients’ potential bacterial load. This article identifies and explains 7 common but poor kitchen and […]

Your Antibacterial Soap May Be Killing You

For years, we were made to believe that antibacterial soap is better than plain soap because of its bacteria-killing power. Recent research and reports however suggest that there is insufficient evidence to claim that they provide any of such extra benefit. Rather it has been discovered that it may even be harmful to our health. Antibacterial Soap: Marketing Gimmicks or […]

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