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Avoid Halloween makeup allergies and other reactions

What are the horrors of Halloween? Many might say encountering a gruesome ghoul or a blood-sucking vampire is the most horrific part of Halloween. However, an allergic reaction can be just as scary as ghosts and goblins come Halloween.
The candy a child eats, the makeup kids use as part of their costumes or even the costume itself can cause an allergic reaction. Parents and kids need to be careful and exercise their due diligence to avoid possible allergens.


Common workplace injuries and how to avoid them

Workers spend roughly eight hours at their workplaces each day, and many workers must be careful to avoid injury over the course of a typical workday.
According to a recent FindLaw survey, workplace injuries are common, with one in five American adults saying they have suffered an injury while on the job. Statistics Canada notes that an estimated 4.27 million Canadians aged 12 or older suffered an injury severe enough to limit their usual activities in 2009 and 2010. Although many of these injuries were attributed to adolescents and seniors, working-age adults see their share of injuries as well.


The often unsung benefits of plastic surgery

Some are quick to pigeon hole plastic surgery as something restricted to the rich, famous or the vain. But plastic surgery often helps restore confidence and functionality, and is often relied on to correct birth defects or injuries.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 1 million reconstructive surgery procedures are performed each year. Plastic surgery can help repair everything from cleft palates to mastectomies. Many injuries, disfigurements or birth defects can now be mitigated if not corrected entirely by modern plastic surgery.


Exploring depression

Nearly everyone has dealt with a life-changing event that brings about feelings of sadness. But some people struggle to enjoy normally happy situations. When these feelings do not go away on their own, they may indicate the presence of depression.
Major depression is one of the world's most common mental disorders. The World Health Organization offers that major depression also carries the heaviest burden of disability among mental and behavioral disorders. People often do not realize they're suffering from a depressive episode, and as a result, many never seek or receive the care they need.


The health benefits of snacking on popcorn

When many people think of popcorn, they envision large, butter-soaked buckets sold at movie theaters. But popcorn can be a healthy addition to anyone's diet.
Recent studies have indicated that popcorn can be quite healthy so long as it's not smothered in salt, sugar or other flavorings. Popcorn is a whole grain that contains plenty of fiber and antioxidants. Joe Vinson, a professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton, reported in 2012 that popcorn may contain just as many, if not more, healthful antioxidants as fruits and vegetables.