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Marianne Hayes

How to conquer your seasonal allergies

Spring has sprung! Unfortunately, that also means allergy season is in full force. If you're one of the 50 million people in the U.S. suffering through it, you're not alone. We caught up with John H. Krouse, MD, Professor and Director of the Temple Head and Neck Institute, for some expert...

Monday, May 8, 2017, 11:25 AM

This Week in Health: Botox may improve heart health

Botox may improve heart healthLocation of study: RussiaStudy subjects: 60 patients undergoing bypass surgeryResults: When people hear Botox, cosmetic surgery is often the first thing that comes to mind. But the American Heart Association reports that the famous wrinkle-fighter may also improve...

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 12:43 AM

This Week in Health: Work stress may increase stroke risk

Work stress may increase stroke riskResults: Work got you stressed out? A new study suggests that stressing on the job may increase your odds of suffering a stroke. People who held high-stress positions were found to be 22 percent more likely to experience a stroke. What’s more is that women in...

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:32 AM

This Week in Health: Post-sex blues not so uncommon

Post-sex blues not so uncommonStudy subjects: 230 female university studentsResults: Being hit with a case of the post-sex blues isn’t as weird as many women might think. New research is shining a light on the mystery known as postcoital dysphoria (PCD). In a recent study, 46 percent of women...

Friday, October 9, 2015, 11:42 AM

This Week in Health: Asthma risk higher if your grandma smoked while pregnant

Asthma risk higher if your grandma smoked while pregnantStudy location: SwedenResults: New research out of the European Respiratory Society found that women who smoked while pregnant with their daughters between 1982 and 1986 have a 10 to 22 percent higher risk of having a grandchild with asthma....

Friday, October 2, 2015, 10:52 AM

This Week in Health: Sex doesn't play into heart attack risk

Sex doesn't play into heart attack riskStudy subjects: 500 heart disease patients between the ages of 30 and 70Results: For many people with heart disease, sex is something that brings up concern and worry. But new research suggests no apparent relationship between sexual activity and heart attacks...

Friday, September 25, 2015, 10:44 AM

This Week in Health: Antibacterial soap no better than plain soap in killing germs

Antibacterial soap no better than plain soap in killing germsLocation of study: South KoreaResults: If you cling to the idea that antibacterial soap is superior to plain soap, think again. A new study found no significant difference in bacteria-busting ability. Researchers zeroed in on...

Friday, September 18, 2015, 11:19 AM

This Week in Health: FDA approves anti-nausea drug for chemo patients

FDA approves anti-nausea drug for chemo patientsResults: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is green lighting a new drug designed to quell chemo-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). For many people battling cancer, CINV goes hand in hand with chemo. Unfortunately, halting treatment isn’t an...

Monday, September 14, 2015, 12:18 PM

Never have FOMO

Whether you're looking for something fun to do or want to get the word out about your own event, our new events site, FOMO, is where it's at.Clients can easily upload and manage their listings — for free. For additional exposure at reasonable rates, they can upgrade to a Featured Listings Account....

Friday, September 4, 2015, 11:09 PM

This Week in Health: Want to avoid the common cold? Get more sleep

Want to avoid the common cold? Get more sleepLocation of study: U.S.Study subjects: 164 healthy adultsResults:People who regularly skimp on their sleep might be significantly increasing their odds of catching the common cold, according to new research out of UC San Francisco, Carnegie Mellon...

Friday, September 4, 2015, 9:33 PM

This Week in Health: Autism linked to heightened creativity

Autism linked to heightened creativityLocation of study: U.K.Study subjects: Over 300 people who filled out an online survey and completed creativity testsResults: Joint research out of the University of Stirling and the University of East Anglia has uncovered an apparent relationship between...

Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:49 PM

This Week in Health: Does being hungry make women feel less sexy?

Does being hungry make women feel less sexy?Location of study: U.S.Study subjects: College-aged women of normal weightResults:In a new study out of Drexel University, researchers found that women with a reasonably full stomach responded better to romantic cues than women who were hungry. Using MRI...

Friday, August 21, 2015, 8:32 PM

This Week in Health: Sexting might be good for your relationship

Sexting might be good for your relationshipLocation of study: U.S.Study subjects: 870 people aged 18 to 82Results: If you’re an American adult with a phone, chances are high that you’ve sent sexually suggestive text messages at one point or another—at least that’s what a new study found....

Monday, August 17, 2015, 6:48 PM

This Week in Health: Women underestimate the risks of vacation sex

Women who have casual vacation sex underestimate the risksLocation of study: U.S.Study subjects: Over 850 women aged 18 to 50Results: After participants filled out a survey measuring how risky they perceived certain tourist situations to be, researchers found that being on vacation makes women more...

Friday, August 7, 2015, 11:20 AM

This Week in Health: Marijuana compound may help heal bone fractures

Marijuana compound may help heal bone fracturesLocation of study: IsraelResults: Can marijuana help heal broken bones? Researchers from Tel Aviv University say that it appears so. To be clear, researchers specifically looked at a marijuana compound called CBD (cannabidiol), which does not trigger a...

Friday, July 24, 2015, 10:46 PM

This Week in Health: Why are some people aging faster than others?

Why are some people aging faster than others?Location of study: New ZealandStudy subjects: Nearly 1,000 people born between 1972 and 1973Results: Ever look at someone who’s aging particularly well and wonder what their secret is? Researchers found that many of these study participants varied wildly...

Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:26 AM

This Week in Health: Vampires hesitant to "come out" to clinicians

Self-identified vampires hesitant to "come out" to cliniciansLocation of study: U.S.Study subjects: People who self-identify as "real" vampires (aka people who say they require extra energy, often by way of blood)Results: People who identify themselves as "real" vampires appear to be quite fearful...

Friday, July 10, 2015, 2:02 PM

5 money-saving travel hacks

Think you don't have enough money to pull off your dream vacation? The truth is that even people working on a tight budget can free up enough cash to fund an amazing trip. According to budget travel expert Barry Choi of Moneywehave.com, a little know-how can go a long way.Here are some of Choi's...

Friday, July 10, 2015, 11:17 AM

Why millennials need to be saving for retirement (like, now)

For most millennials, the idea of retirement is beyond abstract. But the truth is that if it isn't on your radar, you could be setting yourself up for financial ruin later down the road.Need help with your retirement savings? Metro consulted the experts to help get you on track—no matter what your...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 1:32 AM

What it's like to wear natural deodorant for a week

Natural deodorants have a bad rep, but is it really deserved? Being a regular fixture at my local health store, I can't help but notice these natural odor-fighters right alongside the essential oils and hypoallergenic soaps I swear by. Being a bit of a flower child myself, I decided to give it a...

Saturday, July 4, 2015, 2:40 AM