Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What to Do If You Get a Black Toenail From Running

Q: One of my toenails is turning black-and-blue from running. Should I be concerned?



A: Bruising or slight bleeding beneath a nail is a common runner's injury. Your toe may be bumping against the inside of your sneaker as you run, creating a blood blister under the nail. Check if your shoes are the right size, either by visiting a special running shoe shop or by measuring the space between the tip of your longest toe and the end of the shoe-you want a thumb's width of room. Consider reducing the amount of running you're doing or lessening the intensity so that your toenail can heal without repeated stress.



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As long as you're not in pain, leave the nail alone. It may eventually fall off, and a new one will grow. If your toe is throbbing and sensitive because of an accumulation of blood under the nail, your doctor may need to make a hole in the nail to relieve the pressure. Do not try to do this by yourself; it could lead to an infection and more pain.



I also encourage you to see a doctor if the dark spot covers more than a quarter of the nail or if it doesn't go away after six months. Sometimes a fungal infection will turn a toenail very dark and thicken it, which requires an over-the-counter or prescription antifungal medication. In super-rare cases, a black spot beneath a nail may be a skin cancer, so it's best to let your doctor assess the discoloration.



 








Health's medical editor, Roshini Rajapaksa, MD, is assistant professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.





Saturday, August 20, 2016

13 Awesome Tattoos With A Secret Behind Them

Ink that tells a story.













Check out the awesome photos they shared below.



And if you want to see the tattoos people got to reclaim self-harm scars, check those out here.






















This bluebird adorning a scar from multiple surgeries.



This bluebird adorning a scar from multiple surgeries.



"My sophomore year of high school I fell during a trampoline routine at gymnastics practice and shattered my left arm. After eight months of surgeries... I was left with an arm that not only hurt constantly and didn't work, but also didn't look like my own.



Surgeries to remove dead muscle and scar tissue had distorted my forearm, and the scars scattered across my arm and hand felt unsightly and ugly. This tattoo, my first, was a present to myself when I turned 18 as a way to reclaim my body after it had been irreparably damaged, and to turn my scars into something beautiful. I didn't want to cover up the surgical scars because they were, and are, such an important part of who I am now, but I wanted to transform them into something I was proud of. The bird is an eastern bluebird."



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This abstract sleeve to cover burns.



This abstract sleeve to cover burns.



"I lost a bet in high school and let someone burn me with the metal end of a Bic lighter on my arm. It left a really noticeable scar so I started a half sleeve to cover it up."



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This feather to cover scars from an abusive ex while honoring a loved one.



This feather to cover scars from an abusive ex while honoring a loved one.



"I got this tattoo to cover a scar from an abusive boyfriend. He broke my arm and I had a metal plate put in it. I still went back to him many times. That scar reminded me of how weak I was and I wanted something beautiful instead. My cousin whom I was really close to committed suicide a couple months ago and I wanted to honor him. He called me unicorn."



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Monday, August 15, 2016

These Weed Vaginal Suppositories Relieve Period Cramps

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We all experience it – some of us worse than others. But all of us can agree, it is, for the most part, our least favorite week of the month. Yes, we are talking about our periods, ladies.

 

Once a month, women experience excess bloating, cramping, and discomfort that sometimes leaves them in the fetal position and missing out on work or other responsibilities.

 

When that time of the month comes, the protocol is to head to the medicine cabinet, pop some ibuprofen and hopefully get on with our days. However, in most cases, the cramping remains. That is why a company called Foria created a new way to ease the pain without popping any pills.

 

Enter the marijuana vaginal suppository called Foria Relief, which is said to ease pain and discomfort caused by PMS symptoms. This is not to be confused with a tampon, although they are inserted the same.

 

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The suppository uses good-for-you ingredients such as organic fair trade cocoa butter along with distilled THC oil, and CBD isolate from organically grown hemp – the two active ingredients in cannabis.

 

According to the Foria website, these elements activate the cannabinoid receptors in your pelvic area and positively affect the nerves in your uterus, cervix, ovaries, and surrounding muscle tissue, blocking pain and allowing more pleasure signals to be sent to the brain while suppressing inflammation and easing tense muscles.

 


After 20 minutes I begin feeling a lower sensation. It was very nice and relaxing.


 

Marijuana use is very popular when it comes to pain relief. It is also recommended by many doctors and has been used for medicinal purposes for cancer patients, inflammatory diseases, and injury. This marijuana suppository was created with your wellness and period cramps in mind, hoping to help ease the pain without having to take over-the-counter medication.

 

We know what your first question is: Do these get you high? The answer is no; these weed tampons won't get you high. They will simply ease your pain and are particularly useful for those suffering from dysmenorrhea, a fancy word for really, really, really bad period cramps.

 


These weed tampons won't get you high. They will simply ease your pain.


 

According to the reviews on their website, after insertion, it takes around 8-10 minutes for the medicinal properties to begin working. You will feel a soothing sensation, and start to experience cramp relief. Across the board, the reviews for this product are satisfactory. Reviewers are using words like “life changing,” “effective,” “outstanding,” and “amazing” to describe this product.

 

With research continuing to advance, we keep finding more ways that medicinal marijuana is a game changer in the health world. Weed, cannabis – whatever you want to call it – is no longer seen as a negative influence, but rather a positive alternative to prescription drugs, relieving you of pain, and helping you relax without the fear of overdosing, becoming addicted, or causing more harm to your body.

 

Foria's goal is just that – to combine the power of cannabis to create healthy, natural, and healing products that make your time of the month a little less distressing.

 

Would you use Floria Relief? Share your thoughts in the comments below with our community.

 


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Saturday, August 13, 2016

This Olympic Rower Just Won Gold By A Thousandth Of A Second

BE STILL MY BEATING HEART.
















On Saturday, the men's single sculling finals took place in Rio and it turned out to be one of the closest finishes in Olympic history.



On Saturday, the men's single sculling finals took place in Rio and it turned out to be one of the closest finishes in Olympic history.



Sculling is a rowing technique where the athlete propels the boat forward using two oars, on either side of the boat - as opposed to sweeping, where each rower has one oar on either side of the boat.



The single scull event has only one rower in each boat, so one athlete represents each country. The nations competing for gold in the men's sculling final included Poland, Cuba, Belarus, New Zealand, Croatia, Mexico, Czech Republic, and Belgium.




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In the end, it came down to Damir Martin of Croatia and Mahé Drysdale of New Zealand.



In the end, it came down to Damir Martin of Croatia and Mahé Drysdale of New Zealand.



Drysdale won gold in the men's single sculls in 2012, making him the defending champion. But Martin also won gold at the 2012 Olympics in the quadruple sculling event.



By the last 500 meters of the race on Saturday, Martin had a clear lead, but Drysdale began inching up on the Croatian as they got closer to the finish line.




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Martin and Drysdale finished so close that it was unclear who the winner was at first and things got dramatic AF.



Martin and Drysdale finished so close that it was unclear who the winner was at first and things got dramatic AF.



Initially, the crowd erupted in applause for Martin, but it suddenly became clear that the clocks showed that both men finished at the exact same time, down to the hundredth (.01) of a second. The crowd became silent and everyone was confused and shocked, including Martin and Drysdale.




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Both men finished in 6:41:34, which meant the winner would be decided by one thousandth (.001) of a second.



Both men finished in 6:41:34, which meant the winner would be decided by one thousandth (.001) of a second.



One thousandth of a second is such a short unit of time that it didn't even show up on the racing clocks initially.



Judges had to use a photo from the finish to determine who actually won - and the whole thing came down to a difference of just one centimeter. ONE. CENTIMETER.




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Sunday, August 7, 2016

19 Poop Facts That Will Make You Say, "Shit"

We're all pooping wrong.
















Your poop is about 75% water.



Your poop is about 75% water.






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And the other 25% is solid matter, like dead bacteria, indigestible food, fats, and protein, among other things.



And the other 25% is solid matter, like dead bacteria, indigestible food, fats, and protein, among other things.






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If you want to poop more, eating fiber-rich foods like sweet potatoes, raspberries, black beans, and edamame can help.



If you want to poop more, eating fiber-rich foods like sweet potatoes, raspberries, black beans, and edamame can help.



You need 25-35 grams of fiber per day to get to ideal pooping level. See a full list of foods here.




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Your poop is that normal brown color because of bile.



Your poop is that normal brown color because of bile.



Plain old bile is a green liquid that our liver produces to break down fats, but as bile travels through our GI system it gets metabolized, and the byproduct is creates is stercobilin, which our bodies don't need and gets promptly disposed of when we poop. Stercobilin is brown, and so are the poop poops.




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