Nail Biting: Does It Cause Long-term Damage?

Does nail biting cause any long-term nail damage? Answers From Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D. Although unsanitary, chronic nail biting (onychophagia) isn’t likely to cause long-term nail damage. Nails are formed within the nail bed—just beneath where the U-shaped cuticles begin. As long as the nail bed remains intact, nail biting isn’t likely to interfere with […]


9 Social Media Mistakes that Can Damage Your Relationships

Relationships Kaitlyn ChamberlinOct 29 Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn…The ways to connect with others on social media are limitless, but don’t let your online life negatively impact your real life. Here’s what not to do. Don’t post pictures of people without their permission iStock/andresr People are extremely particular when it comes to sharing pictures on […]

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Bombshell New Study Calls For Ban On Pesticide Family Tied To Brain Damage In Kids

The entire family of widely used pesticides known as organophosphates causes brain damage in children even at low levels of exposure ― and should be phased out. That’s the finding of a first-of-its-kind paper, published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS Medicine, that examined all the existing scientific literature on a class of chemicals that […]