Drinking or sniffing rubbing alcohol? What you need to know

rubbing alcohol sanitizer

Drinking and sniffing rubbing alcohol for its intoxicating properties is a trend. Commercial rubbing alcohol preparations made from isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol) or ethanol are cheaper and easier to obtain. Thus, people unable to get alcoholic beverages–such as young people under the legal age limits–may resort to rubbing alcohol preparations to get drunk. Adults who can … Read more

OTC hearing aids now available in stores. What older adults need to know

OTC hearing aids are more affordable

People 18 years and older can get over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in U.S. stores starting today (October 17). The development comes after the FDA issued a final rule on August 16 that enabled millions of Americans (including older adults) with mild-to-moderate hearing impairment to purchase affordable OTC hearing aids without prescriptions. Under the rule, adults … Read more

17 pressure points for neck pain you need to know

neck pain pressure points

Pressure points (acupoints) for neck pain are points on the body where stimulation may be applied to relieve pain or improve various health conditions affecting the neck. Acupressure involves applying stimulation to pressure points (acupoints) using compression or massage with the fingers, palm, or a hand-held device. Acupuncture involves stimulating pressure points (acupoints) by inserting … Read more

What are nicotine salts? Everything you need to know

nic salts are vape products

Manufacturers are marketing vape juices containing nicotine salts as an alternative to freebase nicotine. Nicotine salts have gained popularity among new and experienced vapers seeking a milder throat hit experience at higher nicotine strengths. Salts also reportedly promote higher levels and faster rates of nicotine delivery to the system without unpleasant effects, such as a … Read more

What is synthetic nicotine? Everything you need to know

synthetic nicotine

Synthetic nicotine is made in a laboratory using various chemical substances as starting materials or precursors.  The tobacco and vape industries promoted it as an alternative to tobacco-derived nicotine (TDN).  Synthetic nicotine-based vapes or e-cigarettes gained popularity as many producers switched from marketing e-cigarette products containing TDN. They switched to avoid regulatory restrictions on the … Read more

Cryotherapy for weight loss: 21 coolsculpting before and after photos

cryotherapy helps weight loss

Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, has become popular in recent years due to claims of various health benefits. Many people weighing their options for weight loss and fat reduction want to know whether cryotherapy helps. This article answers your questions about whether cryotherapy and coolsculpting (cryolipolysis) work for weight loss and fat reduction (read: … Read more

17 sauna health benefits you need to know

sauna has many health benefits

This article offers an in-depth exploration of sauna health benefits. Historically, people in cold climates used saunas during winter to heat their bodies and induce relaxation. Many believe that saunas offer an alternative therapy for promoting health and that sauna-induced sweating detoxifies the system (read: sauna and excretion of heavy metals). We shall examine the … Read more

Does weed have calories? Everything you need to know

Weed has calories

Weed is a popular slang term for the dried flowers and bracts (associated leaves) of cannabis plants prepared for smoking, vaporizing (vaping), drinking, or eating. It is also popularly known as marijuana, pot, grass, reefer, mary jane, and ganja. Weed is a herb that contains calories. There is very little information available online about weed or … Read more

Valerian root vs melatonin for sleep: What you need to know

valerian and melatonin improve sleep quality

Valerian root and melatonin are supplements widely used as sleep aids. Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis, sub-family: Valerianaceae; family: Caprifoliaceae) is a herbal supplement that has been used since ancient times as a mild sedative for managing sleep disorders, relievng anxiety and stress, and treating symptoms of nervous tension. Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a natural hormone produced … Read more

Herbs to smoke? Everything you need to know

People want herbs to smoke

People research herbs to smoke for various reasons.  Many smokers trying to stop quit tobacco or overcome nicotine dependence believe herbal cigarettes can help them quit. Others want to switch to smoking herbs because they believe tobacco-free herbal cigarettes are safe. Likewise, some people trying to stop smoking marijuana (weed) or overcome dependence on its … Read more

Can you take melatonin while pregnant? What you need to know

is melatonin safe while pregnant?

Many people take melatonin as a supplement to improve sleep quality. However, if you are pregnant and experiencing sleeping difficulty, you may be wondering whether it is safe to take melatonin while pregnant. This article answers your questions about whether melatonin is safe for pregnancy. We also answer your questions about: Melatonin sleep benefits When … Read more

12 best probiotics for women and health benefits you need to know

12 best probiotics for women

Probiotics are microorganisms — bacteria and yeasts — that live in the body and confer health benefits to the host. Although they are most commonly associated with the digestive tract, they are also found in the lungs, skin, urinary, and vaginal tracts. The best probiotics for women will contain the right mix of strains and … Read more