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Pubic Lice (Crabs)

After a person has been infested for several days, or if the person has had a previous infestation, the proteins are recognized by antibodies in the skin and release chemicals that cause itching and inflammation in the pubic area - the first sign of infestation. Fortunately, infestation with pubic...


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A Perfect Cup of Tea

Green tea contains catechins, a group of antioxidant compounds that may help prevent cancer, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. To get the most health benefit from the tea:

  • Choose small, loose-leaf green tea, which infuses quickly. Tightly curled or large-leaf tea requires a longer infusion time.

  • Use loose leaves instead of bags. If using bags, continuously dunk them in the teapot rather than leaving them to float on the water.

  • Use boiling water, which promotes the release of catechins.

  • Steep the tea for 2 to 5 minutes. Tea's catechin content increases with steeping time; a shorter time results in a high caffeine content but low catechin content.

 

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