Home pregnancy tests can tell you, with a high degree of accuracy, if you’re expecting when used appropriately at the right time after a skipped period. Although a rare occurrence, pregnancy tests may give you a false positive result if you’re taking certain medications. The Mayo Clinic indicates that birth control pills aren’t a medication that gives you misleading results.
Breast enlargement pills promise that you can go up a cup or two the natural way, with some marketers claiming that it only takes a month or two to notice pronounced results. But natural breast enhancement supplements, which contain a cocktail of herbs and other botanicals, may not be as safe as you think, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Moreover, they’re not likely to give you the eye-popping results you so desire.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” a quote commonly attributed to Albert Einstein, might describe your chosen method of hair removal. From the shave that’s never close enough to the electric tweezers that promise you permanent results, the secret to sleek, silky hair-free legs can be elusive. Explore your full range of options before you decide what hair removal technique is best for you.
Natural and organic beauty products are quite a hit among female consumers, says the American Academy of Dermatology, or AAD. The prospect of reducing wrinkles naturally without cosmetic treatments or harsh, irritating ingredients may be appealing; however, the AAD stresses the “all natural” products may not be as natural as you think. Moreover, the best way to naturally avoid fine lines and wrinkles is to take steps to prevent them.
Oral HCG weigh- loss products have invaded the consumer market as a more convenient alternative to receiving HCG injections. HCG, which stands for human chorionic gonadotrophin, is a hormone derived from the urine of pregnant women. The use of HCG as a weight loss aid — which became the rage in the 1950s — has long since been discredited, says Dietscam.org, a service of the National Council Against Health Fraud.
From promises of an increased libido to a larger penis, natural male enhancement pills lay claim to them all. These herbal dietary supplements, which even purport to treat erectile dysfunction, may seem like a less expensive at-home treatment to address your most private concerns. However, MayoClinic.com and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, or CSPI, warn that the effects of natural male enhancement pills are likely less than transitory — in fact, they may not work at all.
An obese child is an unhappy child — and an unhealthy child. Obese children are at risk for the same health problems as obese adults, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. However, using dietary supplements for your child’s weight problem may not only be ineffective; these over-the-counter “weight loss pills” can have dangerous side effects.
Dark under-eye circles can tack on the most years to your face. Each year, manufacturers of skincare products release new eye creams to the consumer market that claim to get rid of dark, baggy, puffy eyes. However, skin care expert Paula Begoun, author of “Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me” reveals that specialty eye creams don’t work.
Protein is an essential part of your growing teen’s diet. Protein makes up every cell, organ and body tissue — however, these proteins are continually breaking down and must be replenished. Your teen’s need for protein depends on age and gender. However, it’s not enough that your child get the requisite amount or protein — the quality of the protein in your teenager’s diet matters, too.
Food poisoning, also known as food-borne illness, can strike children and adults alike. Symptoms of food poisoning, such as vomiting and diarrhea, typically start around eight hours after contaminated food is consumed, although some types of food poisoning, such as salmonella, can have an incubation period of up to three days. Food poisoning typically resolves after 48 hours. When treating your child’s bout of food poisoning, preventing dehydration is the most important task.