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Lipitor – Now available online to lower your cholesterol levels

Cholesterol problems generally ignored by people can lead to serious consequences if not attended at the right time. Lipitor, including lipitor pravachol, pravachol lipitor or lipitor zetia is a perfect medication recommended by doctors to keep a check on your … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C: What You Should Know

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common, chronic blood-borne infection in the United States, with nearly 4 million Americans (or 2% of the population) infected. The hepatitis C virus can result in a swelling of the liver known as … Continue reading

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Keeping a Vaccine for a Dead Disease: Life for Polio

Nigeria has discovered cases of mutated polio virus in within their borders. How can this be? There is a vaccine for polio so it should be well taken care of. If you follow that pattern of thought you would be … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease, How Does the Disease Develop?

Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease that is typified by progressive weakening of cognitive skills, affecting all aspects of day to day activities. A person suffering from Alzheimer’s is likely to undergo severe behavioral changes . Emil Kraepelin was the first … Continue reading

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Bird Flu: An Introduction To The Latest Global Health Threat

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently sounded a global health alarm in response to a new threat that has been emerging in several regions, particularly Asia. This threat is the avian influenza, more commonly known as bird flu, which is … Continue reading

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Acid Reflux – Treating it with Diet and Lifestyle Changes

It seems that one of the major culprits causing acid reflux is alcohol. Not good news for the drinkers amongst us. Take heart though, it is probably only excessive drinking that’s to blame – perceived wisdom is that a couple … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea – The Facts About This Important Sleep Disorder

Sleep apnea is a common problem in the adult population, and is characterised by a reduction or stoppage of breathing when someone is asleep. There are 2 main types – obstructive (which is more common) and central,but also a mixed … Continue reading

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Look no further than A-1perfection for disaster management services

If you look at A-1perfection, you will be pleased to know that the company specializes in providing total reconstruction services in case disaster strikes. A disaster can cause damage and ruin property worth millions of dollars and it becomes important … Continue reading

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RSV: What Parents of Preemies Should Know

With premature births at a record high, more babies are facing serious health challenges during their first year of life. These problems may include respiratory infections that can compromise infants’ lung function, making them more immediately susceptible to serious respiratory … Continue reading

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Acute Infectious Anthrax

Anthrax is an acute infectious disease that exists in animals and can by transmitted to humans. Caused by Bacillus anthracis, Anthrax, primarily affects farm animals such as goats, hogs, sheep, horses. In the majority of these cases the disease is … Continue reading

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Allergies – Antihistamines and Their Side Effects

In this article we’re going to discuss the possible dangers and side effects of antihistamines and what people should be aware of when taking antihistamines to treat their allergies. For the most part, antihistamines are safe.  Having said that, antihistamines … Continue reading

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Mental Exercises For Alzheimer’s: Boost Your Brain And Maximize Your Memory

Use it or lose it! Mental exercises for Alzheimer’s are not only a powerful preventative measure, they can tone and build the brain and memory of an Alzheimer’s sufferer the way physical exercise tones and builds the body. Mental exercises … Continue reading

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Tips To Manage ADHD In Adults

ADHD in adults is usually better managed with acceptance, understanding and appropriate education as to what to do and what not to do when treating ADHD. The following tips will hopefully help in making ADHD less of a problem but … Continue reading

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Countries Unite Against Bird Flu

The people of the world are so scared right now of the threat of the H5N1 strain. The focus of the world seems to have transferred from terrorism to bird flu. If the H5N1 strain mutates and joins with a … Continue reading

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Allergies – What Causes Them?

In this article we’re going to discuss what causes allergies and why some people are more prone to suffer from allergies than others. The first thing we need to understand is what an allergy is.  An allergy is a reaction … Continue reading

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Vitiligo: Beware of white patches on your skin

Vitiligo (often called as leucoderma) is a disorder where the skin loses its color in patches of irregular shapes and sizes. This is a pigmentation disorder which means that melanocytes (the pigment-producing cells) in the skin get destroyed. This results … Continue reading

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Understanding The Stages Of Alzheimer’s Disease

A person’s mental and physical abilities deteriorate as he progresses through various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. However, the way the disease manifests can vary quite widely from one person to another. Knowing about Alzheimer’s stages can help the caregivers plan … Continue reading

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Chronic Fatigue vs. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fatigue is an ongoing part of life for many individuals today.  Lack of sleep for busy parents, students, and others trying to find ways to fit all of their “to do’s” into one twenty four hour period is simply something … Continue reading

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Encouraging News For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

For the more than 2.1 million Americans affected by rheumatoid arthritis, there is encouraging news about how antibiotic therapy can be a safe, low-cost way to manage many of the symptoms of the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain, stiffness, warmth, … Continue reading

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Cymbalta Fibromyalgia Treatments For Depression

Cymbalta, which is an antidepressant, is believed to reduce depression and is also considered to be a possible benefit to women suffering from Fibromyalgia. This illness, which is still considered rare even though it affects millions of Americans, affects more … Continue reading

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Home Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel syndrome is a common problem with the intestines. Doctor will likely to start listing a bunch of medications you can take to help control Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), when you visit your doctor to talk about it. However, … Continue reading

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New Technology Breaks Through Cancer Pain

Cancer patients fraught with painful flare-ups, or breakthrough pain, may soon receive assistance in the form of a new, easy-to-use oral adhesive disc. Chronic cancer patients frequently experience two types of pain: persistent and breakthrough. Persistent cancer pain is defined … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia Q&A: Understanding Fibromyalgia

What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia, also sometimes called Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Fibromyositis, Fibrositis, or Myofascial pain syndrome, is a continual disorder characterized by extensive musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, tenderness in contained areas of the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips sometimes referred to as … Continue reading

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Support Needed For People With Breathing Problems. Emotional Burden Of Chronic Bronchitis And Emphysema May Make Some Patients Reluctant To Seek Treat

Imagine how you’d feel if walking up even a few stairs made you so winded that you gasped for air and had to sit down to catch your breath. For millions of Americans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, … Continue reading

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Practical Tips to manage Food Allergy

Allergies are so common for which 20% of Americans have some kind of allergic reaction or another to certain external stimuli whether food, water, or air. This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard of them. Allergy is categorized as … Continue reading

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10 Most Likely Cancers You Are Going To Get

One of the greatest concerns America has today is cancer. The figures are alarming according to the National Cancer Institute studies a total of 1,372,910 new cases of cancer and 570, 280 deaths were predicted for the year 2005. Approximately … Continue reading

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Blood Pressure Drugs May Lengthen Lives Of Melanoma Patients

Beta-blocker drugs, commonly used to treat high blood pressure, may also play a major role in slowing the progression of certain serious cancers, based on a new study. A review of thousands of medical records in the Danish Cancer Registry … Continue reading

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Flu Is Preventable, Expert Says Protect Yourself Now

As temperatures begin to cool, coughing and sneezing inevitably follow. So begins flu season in the United States and preventable deaths, says David Kimberlin, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham professor of pediatrics and president-elect of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases … Continue reading

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Living In Poor Neighborhood A Risk For Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Death

People living in poor neighborhoods are at higher risk of dying of heart disease outside a hospital than are people who live in wealthier neighborhoods, research suggests. The researchers analyzed the association between neighborhoods of differing socioeconomic status and out-of-hospital … Continue reading

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Continued Treatment For Lupus May Boost Survival Of Those Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that close supervision by rheumatologists and the use of immunosuppressant drugs improve the survival of lupus patients with end-stage kidney disease a finding that could reverse long-standing clinical … Continue reading

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American Association For Cancer Research Report Asks Congress To Increase Federal Funding Of Biomedical And Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will release its AACR Cancer Progress Report 2011, in which its calls on Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The report urges … Continue reading

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More Focus Needed On Early Markers Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Results of a new study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that people in midlife who are at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease might show subtle differences in the speed at which they process information compared to those who … Continue reading

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Weiss Smith, Sharfstein; Door Is Open At FDA For Drug Safety And Review

Too often, people think of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a huge wall of regulations and don’t consider there’s an open door in that wall, drug safety scientist Sheila Weiss Smith said Sept. 16 at “Inside the … Continue reading

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Rare Toe-to-Thumb Transplant Lets Young Patient Resume An Active Life

Cary Ramey has the word Carpe tattooed on the underside of his right wrist and Diem tattooed on the left. He loves extreme sports, especially mountain biking and “rock climbing without the ropes.” He is in one word fearless. The … Continue reading

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New European Pharmacovigilance Legislation In Use

New Pharmacovigilance legislation that was adopted by the European Union in December 2010 is coming to full application in July 2012. This new legislation promises a lot of changes that should increase patient safety and decrease industry spendings by almost … Continue reading

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Health 2.0 Europe: Over 35 Speakers From 15 Countries Already Confirmed – And Counting!

Over 35 speakers confirmed from more than 15 countries represented Showcasing the latest and greatest in health 2.0 technologies in Europe! October 27-28, 2011 in Berlin, Germany Following the success of our first event in Paris in April 2010, we … Continue reading

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Preterm Birth Linked To Higher Risk Of Death In Early Childhood Or Young Adulthood

According to an investigation in the September 21 issue of JAMA, an investigation that consisted of over 600,000 infants born in Sweden between 1973 and 1976, revealed that those who were born prematurely (less that 37 weeks gestation) had an … Continue reading

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Polio In China Genetically Linked To Pakistan Strain, WHO

The strain of polio isolated in the outbreak in China reported earlier this month is genetically linked to the wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) currently circulating in Pakistan, according to a Global Alert and Response (GAR) warning from the World … Continue reading

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