Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is vital for the normal functioning of the body. But too much can cause it to build up in the arteries, restricting blood flow to the heart, brain and rest of the body. This raises the risk of angina, heart attacks, stroke and blood […]

Where do pinworms come from?

The most prevalent parasitic worm in the United States is the pinworm. It’s probably fair to say that pinworms (also known as threadworms) are everywhere.  That means their eggs are everywhere.  The eggs can live on any surface for 3 weeks. During that time, if you touch those eggs and […]

What the Health: Carbohydrates

Are carbs really the devil? Or are they misunderstood?By Angad Deol My entire life, I have always been told to avoid carbohydrates at all costs. In media or when talking to friends and family, one message was always very clear: carbs are the devil incarnate.  However, as I’ve grown older, I’ve […]