Sunday August 5, 2018 12:01 AM Since foot fungus can take hold of your toenails, the best home remedy is prevention. FYI Look for symptoms of toenail fungus An article on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website explains that fungal nail infections are common infections of the fingernails or toenails that can cause the nail to become discolored, thick and more likely to crack and break. These infections, called onychomycosis, appear more often in toenails than fingernails. Symptoms include: Yellow, brown or white coloration. Thickening of nails. Fragile or cracked nails. Unless a fungal nail infection becomes serious, it usually doesn’t cause any pain, and sometimes it can cause a fungal skin infection on the foot or between the toes called athlete’s foot. Prevention includes: Keep your hands and feet clean and dry. Clip your fingernails and toenails short and keep them clean. Don’t walk barefoot in areas such as locker rooms or public showers. … [Read more...] about Place the health of your feet first
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I hope you’ve recovered, relaxed and recharged yourself for another week, because there are two big meetings happening today that you’ll be hearing more from us on. Mayor Kenney is hoping to quell the backlash to the city’s sudden decision to pull the Made in America Festival from the Parkway by talking with Jay-Z’s entertainment company to figure out the next steps. While this meeting is going on, Vice President Mike Pence will be in town supporting Republican Senate candidate Lou Barletta as he tries to unseat Democrat Bob Casey in a pivotal midterm election season this November. The last time Pence was here, protesters gathered in Rittenhouse Square. We’ve also dug up some discouraging environmental news: plastics and other scraps meant for recycling are ending up in landfills — at a cost to taxpayers. — Tauhid Chappell(@tauhidchappell, [email protected]) Why recycling is now a money loser, … [Read more...] about Recycling isn’t helping Philly, Mike Pence is in town, where will Made In America go?
A once trendy spa treatment, the fish pedicure, has caused one woman's toenails to fall off, according to a report by JAMA Dermatology. A fish pedicure involves a person immersing their feet into a tub of lukewarm water filled with Garra rufa, otherwise known as "doctor fish". JAMA Dermatology describes that the small fish, being omnivores, will eat human skin when there are insufficient plant sources to be found. The New York Post reported that one 20-year-old woman in the study by JAMA Dermatology contracted onychomadesis from the pedicure procedure. Onychomadesis causes nails to shred. The woman's toenails stopped growing and eventually fell off. After six months, the woman went to see a dermatologist. Doctors ruled out other possible causes of the condition before finding the most likely culprit: fish pedicures. Sheri Lipner, an assistant professor of dermatology at Columbia University's Weill Cornell Medicine and the doctor who treated the case, spoke to Gizmodo, … [Read more...] about Report: Woman gets fish pedicure which causes her toenails to fall out
Gauhati gives a lesson at SF ZooFest By Leah Garchik May 2, 2018 On the way from the reception to dinner at ZooFest, an annual fundraiser for the San Francisco Zoo, we passed a rhinoceros. Gauhati, a greater one-horned rhino, was standing at the edge of his habitat, next to a keeper — his personal cater/waiter — feeding him leaves from a bunch of Swiss chard (not Romaine lettuce, he assured us). Most Popular 1 Landlords turned 14 SF apartments into illegal Airbnbs, city attorney says 2 Gig workers could gain employee status with California Supreme Court ruling 3 David Wiegand, Chronicle arts editor and TV critic, dead at 70 4 Wrong man served 38 years for rape, murders; Golden State Killer link now sought 5 49ers’ veteran players cast wary eyes on the draft 6 Warriors’ Green on Westbrook’s fan comments: ‘I heavily, strongly agree with them’ 7 Candidates flip roles in SF District 8 supervisors race … [Read more...] about Gauhati gives a lesson at SF ZooFest
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 'Little Miss Nobody': Sheriff's Office hopes image helps solve 58-year-old case A girl's remains were found in Yavapai County in 1960. Officials are hoping a new image may help draw information to finally identify who she was. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Phoenix cold cases Here is a look at some of the open homicide cases from the Phoenix Police Department. If you have any information about these cases, contact Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or silentwitness.org, or the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151. … [Read more...] about ‘Little Miss Nobody’: Sheriff’s Office hopes image helps solve 58-year-old case