When suffering from chronic pain in certain areas of the body, a lot of people today tend to immediately look for the quick solution which is taking one of those non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, among others. Although these pain medications do relieve pain and reduce swelling, the results are temporary. Plus, these medications can have huge side-effects.
How Pain Medication Affects Your Heart
In a study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers aimed to evaluate the safety of these medications by conducting a survey that involves a total of 325,918 respondents. Continue Reading →
Ultraviolet radiation, more commonly referred to as UV rays, remains the primary culprit for more than half of all human skin cancer cases in the world, reports a recent research from the Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology.
But without enough exposure to the sun, the body would lack sufficient levels of vitamin D — an essential vitamin for healthy bone growth and immune system function.
For most people, the simple solution would be to use sunscreen. But as it turns out, sunscreen isn’t exactly the healthier or the safe commodity in the market.
Some Toxic Ingredients In Sunscreen
While sunscreen is clinically formulated to protect the skin against premature aging and cancer, recent bodies of study show that some sunscreen products that are potentially toxic to the human body. These include: 2-hydroxy-4 methoxybenzophenone, 2-ethylhexyl-p- methoxycinnamate, 2-ethylhexylsalicylate (octylsalicylate), and salicylic acid 3,3,5- trimethcyclohexyl ester (homosalate). Continue Reading →