Cool Down: The Week in Health
The week’s most interesting—and quirky—health-and-fitness headlines
Clove oil for toothaches? That’s the claim. New York Times columnist Anahad O’Conner sleuths it out.
Those with skin problems might want to take note of this Huffington Post piece: Dairy products and sugar, it seems, cause acne. Although a link between diet and acne has long been suspected—even anecdotally confirmed—no one’s sniffed out the connection until now. Researchers found that those with diets rich in cow’s milk and high-sugar foods had significantly more acne. The reason, it seems, is a hormonal imbalance that eating too much of these foods can cause. More info—and dietary steps to take to be acne-free—is here.
A health story out of Wake Forest University earlier this month makes for a heartwarming read. A baseball coach at the North Carolina college donated a kidney to one of his players—a freshman outfielder named Kevin Jordan who became sick last year with a rare condition that causes kidney failure. The transplant surgery, which took place a few weeks ago, was a success. How’s that for team bonding?