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Can You Repair Ear Gauge Damage?

Axel Bueckert/Shutterstock By Jackie Manno/Aug. 31, 2021 5:38 pm EDT Everyone remembers the pop punk and emo days of the 2000s where ear gauges (most professional piercers would prefer for you to refer to them as ear stretching) were everywhere you could turn your head. These edgy body modifications work by gradually increasing the width of your […]

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Hand sanitizer vapors can cause nausea, dizziness

(HealthDay)—The coronavirus pandemic has had an unexpected side effect—a wave of bad reactions to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Vapors from the products can cause headache, nausea and dizziness, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which advises consumers to use the products in well-ventilated areas. “We have received increasing reports of these side effects since […]

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Can you mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?

Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 vaccines? It’s likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure. The authorized COVID-19 shots around the world are all designed to stimulate your immune system to produce virus-fighting antibodies, though the way they do so varies, noted Dr. Kate O’Brien, director of the […]

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Can You Really Use Cucumbers To Treat Sunburn?

Let’s face it, sometimes a sunburn is inevitable and we have all been there! A sunburn might occur if you’ve fallen asleep on the beach or didn’t re-apply your sunscreen, or perhaps because you simply decided to skip the SPF for a day. Sunburn happens with excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, […]

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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And those who are unvaccinated can go outside without masks in some cases, too. The new guidance represents […]