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Monos blood test - monocyte cell under a microscope

This monocyte cell will tell the immune system that a response is needed to invading cells.

What is a monos blood test?

By Mary Van Doren on November 22, 2017

Surprisingly, a monos blood test has nothing to do with mononucleosis

If your doctor says he wants you to have a monos blood test, he’s not having you tested for mononucleosis. 

In fact, a monos test is part of a CBC (complete blood count...

Is coffee good for you with sugar?

Is coffee good for you with sugar?

Is coffee good for you?

From a health perspective, is coffee good? For you, and for others, the answers may vary

For a long time, coffee was thought to increase the risk of cancer, heart problems, stomach ulcers and other medical conditions. This belief was based on studies that had an essential flaw....

Hit the refresh button this spring

Hit the refresh button this spring

Now that winter is over, and the days are getting longer and warmer, it’s a great time to begin simple lifestyle changes that will leave you healthier, less stressed, and happier.

For example, housework can be great exercise. Vigorous chores such as vacuuming can burn...

The robot doctor will see you now

The robot doctor will see you now

By Robyn on March 09, 2017

JustAnswer has created an A.I answering service, effective from today. All your questions will be now answered by Pearl, a robot Expert artificially programmed with answers to an incredible range of topics, including Law, Medicine, Veterinary, Mechanics, Tax, and more.

The Pearl robot...

 True or False: Food Myths Edition

True or False: Food Myths Edition

By Monica on January 06, 2017

We know many of you are concerned about your diet and healthy eating, but it’s hard to know which foods are good for you as advice seems to keep on changing.

Test your knowledge today with our true or false quiz.

1. You should always throw away...

10 best diet and health tips for the holiday season by JustAnswer

10 best diet and health tips for the holiday season

By Monica on November 29, 2016

We all think of Christmas as a happy, fun time – and it should be – but Christmas also comes with extra pressures. There are parties and social events, work events, and family to deal with; and the social pressure of having to “keep up” can add to stress. Traditionally Christmas is a time of...

What you need to know about hypothermia

By finn on December 22, 2015

Getting outside during winter months is key to good mental and physical health. But given the bitter temperatures that come along with winter, it’s important to be smart about keeping yourself and young kids warm during outdoor activities. Whether you’re headed out skiing, ice fishing or riding...

Breast Cancer

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The Real Role of Genetics in Breast Cancer

By Carolyn Hauck on October 22, 2015

When Google co-founder Sergey Brin found out that he had the gene mutation for Parkinson’s Disease through genetics testing, he announced the news publicly. According to scientists, the gene mutation would increase his risk of getting Parkinson’s Disease by 30-75%. It’s the sort of...


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The Top Two Risks of Vegetarianism

By Carolyn Hauck on October 01, 2015

In honor of World Vegetarian Day, we’re focusing on a healthy, balanced vegetarian diet for those who want to give vegetarianism a try, but aren’t sure where to start. Vegetarianism differs from veganism in that vegetarians still consume dairy products, including eggs, and neither...