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Cancer Update: Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Treatment Options

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer affecting the lymphatic system, is the second-fastest-rising cancer in the United States. Incidence rates have nearly doubled over the past 30 years. It is estimated that 360,000 Americans are currently living with NHL, and about … Continue reading

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Symptoms and Related Syndromes of Fibromyalgia

Pain – In fibromyalgia, patients suffer from acute and stabbing pain in muscle joints. The tendons, soft fibres, ligaments and cartilages are massively affected by fibromyalgia. Patients feel hour longed stiffed joints in the morning. Patients often experience cramps and … Continue reading

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Autism – Living With Autism

Do you know children affected with autism find it difficult to communicate and to become socialized? There are two notions about the existence of autism. One thought is that autism is due to a bio-chemical imbalance, and the other notion … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis as a Common Affection of Girls with Anorexia

Recently labeled as “the disease of modern society”, anorexia nervosa commonly affects young women worldwide. Statistics indicate that anorexia nervosa has the highest prevalence among women with ages between 15 and 20, although even 5 year-old girls have been diagnosed … Continue reading

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Psoriasis – What Causes Psoriasis?

Any bacteria do not cause psoriasis. No virus or fungus causes it. It is not a contagious disease. There is nothing but body that decides if you will get psoriasis or not. A gene is responsible for psoriasis. Those who … Continue reading

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Crohns Disease, Symptoms and Treatment

Introduction – Description Crohns Disease is a disease of the gut.  It was named after Dr. Crohn in the 1930’s after he first described the disease.  It can affect any part in one or more places although it affects the … Continue reading

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What Causes Psoriasis?

When people are diagnosed with psoriasis, it changes them physically because of the lesions that appear on the skin. But, just as importantly, it may influence how they work, play, view themselves and interact with others. What Causes Psoriasis? Psoriasis … Continue reading

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Arthritis Symptoms You Should Know About

Many people have arthritis symptoms and don’t realize it.  It takes a while to get full blown arthritis.  It’s something that gradually builds up and before you know it, you have arthritis and are seeing your doctor for medication.  Any … Continue reading

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“Lord Of The Rings” Star Sean Astin Talks About Bipolar Disorder And Calls For Earlier Symptom Recognition

Actor Sean Astin, best known for his role as Sam Gamgee in the Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, is willing to share his personal experience living with a family member diagnosed with bipolar disorder in order to help … Continue reading

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a slow progressing destruction of airways caused by gradual loss of lung function. It’s a combination of various lung diseases. In COPD, two lung diseases, namely chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the main diseases. … Continue reading

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Ten Tips To Help Ease Life With A Chronic Disease

No matter what the diagnosis, finding out that you have a chronic illness can be a frightening and confusing experience. Following are 10 steps, provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, to help people cope with the news more easily: … Continue reading

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A Wake-Up Call From The Heart

Frank Rella was teaching a high school music class when he had a wake-up call that changed his life. Frank felt pain in his chest and left work early. When the pain got worse at home, he was rushed by … Continue reading

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Acid Reflux Disease in Infants

The lower end of the esophagus is protected by a valve called the Lower Esophageal sphincter (LES). This valve opens to allow food from the esophagus into the stomach and then closes up to protect the esophagus from the acid … Continue reading

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An Introduction To Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are among those modern conditions which aren’t always taken seriously by the wider population, but which can have very serious effects for its victims. Indeed, far from being a minor problem which sufferers can solve simply by ‘pulling … Continue reading

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Allergies – The Sneezing Sickness

I’ve suffered from an allergy to dust, sawdust, and fine particles, ever since I graduated from high school.  Shortly after I graduated, I moved with my mother into a small cottage.  For some reason, shortly after starting to live in … Continue reading

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Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder, otherwise commonly know as ADD, is a psychosomatic condition which is normally characterized by learning and behavioral disorders. ADD is generally diagnosed in children and it affects the male infant population more than girls. Attention deficit disorder … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia: Information and Treatment

What is Fibromyalgia? Sometimes referred to as “fibro” and “the invisible disease,” fibromyalgia is a very debilitating that can strike anyone.  Approximately three to six percent of the U.S. population suffers from this condition, which causes sufferers chronic pains and … Continue reading

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How To Get Rid of Yeast Infections Effectively

Candida is a type of fungus which lives in our body. Yeast infection happens when Candida grow too much in the body system. The good bacteria in your body keeps the yeast from overgrowth. However, when you consume medication such … Continue reading

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National HIV Testing Promoted By AmeriCorps

The idea of taking control of your own health is a big part of the National AIDS Fund AmeriCorps program. It was the first national AmeriCorps Program focused solely on HIV/AIDS. The program grew out of President Clinton’s initiative to … Continue reading

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Tinnitus – Causes and Treatment

What is Tinnitus Tinnitus is a symptom and not a condition in itself.  Tinnitus describes the symptom of being able to hear things which nobody else can, although in a rare number of cases, this isn’t true.  Tinnitus is a … Continue reading

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Bird Flu Information and Update

Laboratory tests have confirmed that bird flu was the cause of death of a middle-aged Indonesian male in November 2005. The man was the 14th fatality of bird flu infections in Indonesia, and the ninth bird flu case confirmed by … Continue reading

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Medical and Surgical Treatments Available for Sleep Apnea Suffers

Few drug-based treatments of obstructive sleep apnea are known despite over two decades of research and tests. Oral administration of the methylxanthine theophylline (chemically similar to caffeine) can reduce the number of episodes of apnea, but can also produce side … Continue reading

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‘Sleep Work Play At Home’ Program Helps People with Allergic Asthma Communicate Better About Their Condition

Millions of Americans share their beds with enough dust mites to trigger an allergic asthma attack in susceptible people. In fact, two million times a year those symptoms are severe enough to cause a trip to the emergency room. In … Continue reading

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Bird Flu: H5N1 Influenza Status Briefing Natural Protection

The Bird Flu has a defined area of infection and has found a host that has kept it alive for millenniums. Pigs are in the mutation chain as the virus transitions to people. The next bird flu step could be … Continue reading

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Disturbed memory Amnesia

Amnesia, is a condition where mrmory is disturbed. Amnesia affects both organic and functional causes. An example of an organic cause of amnesia is damage to the brain, through trauma or disease. Where as an example of a functional cause … Continue reading

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Alcohol rehab – the 12 step program

The first step of the program refers to the addition of the alcohol dependency and acceptance of the fact that the patient is powerless to alcohol, which leads to significant and unwanted life changes. After admitting the problem, the patients … Continue reading

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The Heights Of Achievement

Close your eyes and picture the person who has become the youngest woman in history to conquer “The Seven Summits”-the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, and the youngest American to stand atop Mount Everest. Did an image … Continue reading

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My Mother Left Me, She Got Alzheimer’s Disease

My mother was about 65 when she first started to fool around, and lost her mind. You may think I am too hard when I say what happened like this, but this is what happened. She litterly lost her mind … Continue reading

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The Difficulties of Living With Fibromyalgia

It’s not easy to live with fibromyalgia.  It is not easy due to the fact that, like myself, you have no knowledge about how you are going to feel when you wake up in the morning.  One day there’s pain … Continue reading

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Managing HIV Wasting

The latest statistics indicate that as many as 950,000 Americans may be infected with HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS. Even with advances in HIV treatments that have helped improve the lives of those with the condition, HIV wasting … Continue reading

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Demystifying Sciatica

What is sciatica?  Sciatica is the official name given to a pain in the leg, foot, or buttock, brought on by a form of irritation to the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the entire body. Sciatica is most commonly … Continue reading

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Avian Influenza crossed the Species Barrier

Avian flu, which was identified more than 100 years ago in Italy, is an infectious disease of birds, and is caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. An outbreak of avian influenza has occurred in number of Asian … Continue reading

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Enlarged Prostate – An Overview

It is interesting to note that the aging dog (like his master) is also prone to prostatic enlargement, but (unlike his master) does not often develop retention of urine. However, due to the bulging upwards of the enlarged prostate the … Continue reading

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Acid Reflux – Causes

Acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) occurs when the liquid that is in the stomach backs up into the esophagus.  This is usually a condition which persists throughout the life of the individual.  Because the acid backs up into … Continue reading

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Bird Flu: A Historical Perspective

Recent outbreaks have put avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu disease, at the center stage of the global health community. From relative anonymity, the disease acquired notoriety for itself when it claimed more than fifty human lives. The deaths … Continue reading

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Gum Disease: What You Need To Know

Gum disease, or periodontal disease is not an enjoyable experience! If you want to avoid gum disease, or if you already have it and want to fight it, read this article. Symptoms of Gum Disease How do you know if … Continue reading

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Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is a malignant tumour developed from the kidney cells. Malignant kidney tumours account for 2-5% of malignant cancers in adults. Men are affected twice as often as women. The cause of kidney cancer is unknown, however, some genetic … Continue reading

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What is Sciatica

Sciatica is not a specific disease, instead it is a condition characteristic of several different diseases. Simply put, it is a mild to intense pain in the left or right leg. Sciatica is caused by a compression of one or … Continue reading

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Allergies To Pets

In this article we’re going to discuss one of the most annoying kinds of allergies that there is, especially for us animal lovers – allergies to pets and what can be done to reduce the allergens produced by pets. The … Continue reading

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The Truth About Varicose Veins

We will cover something here that women don’t just sit around and openly talk about.  It is something that is kept covered up.  Not with lies, but with pants.  We will be addressing the topic of varicose veins. When veins … Continue reading

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Sinus Infections: Fungus May be to Blame

Sinus Infections also known as Sinusitis affect millions of people each and every year. A sinus infection is literally an infection of your sinuses, which are hollow passages or cavities inside of your head. These sinus cavities can become a … Continue reading

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The Bird Flu Pandemic

Are we on the brink of a Bird Flu Pandemic in the UK? That is the big question that everyone is wondering about in recent times. Only a few months ago Avian Influensa or bird flu as its known more … Continue reading

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Rosacea – How To Stop Flare-ups Of Rosacea?

Rosacea causes a red face in the center forever. But this flares up and may cause more coloration and also pustules if some thing triggers it. We have to stop the rosacea from flaring up, so that we can manage … Continue reading

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Understanding Autism

Every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. That’s three an hour and 67 a day. This complex neurobiological condition, which can inhibit a person’s ability to communicate, respond to surroundings or form relationships with others, is the fastest-growing … Continue reading

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