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Has the Bird Flu Virus Outbreak Begun?

The bird flu virus has been scaring the wits out of health officials for the past couple of years. The first H5N1 strain developed way back during 1997 at Hong Kong. The first development wasn’t given much of a concern. … Continue reading

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Ear Mite Home Remedies

Ear mites are external parasites infecting cats and dogs. Once cursed, pets seem to have the problem for life. The mites Otodectes cynotis are large enough and easily visible with the naked eye. Ear mites as the names says, lives … Continue reading

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Stage-Wise Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease has been classified into five stages by Hoehn and Yahr. Their classification is based on the severity of symptoms and the degree of disability the patient experiences. When prescribing treatment, the neurologist will take into account the stage … Continue reading

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Treatment And Causes Of Gynecomastia

What is Gynecomastia? The word Gynecomastia comes from two Greek words, Gyne meaning Woman and Mastos which means breast. A loose translation would be “woman like breasts”. They are also know as steroid breasts or bitch tits as some people … Continue reading

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Recognizing Bird Flu Symptoms – What To Look For

We live in a marvelous time when technology has become man’s servant. For the average person, everyday living has become more a matter of pressing buttons than a matter of hard physical labor. Meanwhile, advancements in technology have crossed the … Continue reading

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, has a simple cause: poor nutrition and food additive

New research is appearing now that’s showing the link between the consumption of food additives by children — especially food colorings — and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Well-informed parents have long realized that the consumption of food additives … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Treatment & How To Deal With The Illness

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition that produces red scaley patches, which are most commonly found on the knees and elbows. In order to combat this illness, an aggressive psoriasis treatment is often prescribed by a dermatologist. Rarely resulting from … Continue reading

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Do You Suffer From Acid Reflux and Heartburn ?

Does that cup of morning coffee cause you pain and suffering? Are you frustrated when an evening dinner out with friends ends in discomfort instead of relaxed conversation? Do you carry and take antacids every day? Heartburn is a lot … Continue reading

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What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge Eating Disorder is a disorder in which people use food to satisfy a variety of emotions in order to cope with them.  People may binge when they experience any negative emotion, such as anger, sadness, or depression.  Another reason … Continue reading

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What is Attention Deficit Disorder – ADD?

A colleague of mine at work has a grandson diagnosed with child attention deficit disorder.  When I talked to her about it, I wondered how you could tell whether it was ADD or ‘just difficult or slow’. It is particularly … Continue reading

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Raising Bilingual Children: The Most Successful Methods

As the saying goes, there are many ways to skin a cat, and so there are a multitude of strategies for raising bilingual children. Among all these choices, one thing remains constant — a children’s love for predictability. Have you … Continue reading

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Gingivitis Symptoms and Treatment

Periodontitis (gum disease) is a common human affliction, affecting one third of all adults, and over half of the population over the age of 50. Symptoms Gingivitis symptoms can include: swollen gums, redness of the gums, tenderness when the gums … Continue reading

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Candida Yeast Infection Symptoms Explained

A Candida yeast infection can display the following symptoms: • arthritis • autism • chronic hives • fatigue • digestive disorders • muscle pain • short attention span • headaches • memory loss • vaginitis • skin problems • impotence … Continue reading

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ReNu MoistureLoc Contact Lens Solution Linked To Fungal Keratitis Symptoms

Bausch & Lomb’s Renu with MoistureLoc contact lens cleaning solution has been linked to a rare type of fungal eye infection called Fusarium Keratitis.Although investigations have not revealed a single, definitive causal agent at this time, the obvious correlation between … Continue reading

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General Arthritis Information

Introduction Arthritis is a general term which is applied to a number of painful conditions affecting the joints and bones. There are about 100 different types of arthritis. Arthritis is normally associated with older people, but it can affect people … Continue reading

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Things You Should Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease affecting the skin and joints. When it affects the skin it commonly appears as red scaly elevated patches called plaques. Psoriasis plaques frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area of … Continue reading

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Avian Bird Flu Information

To combat a possible avian bird flu epidemic, the following should be considered and done: 1. The single most important thing than can be done for an epidemic, such as avian bird flu, is to have well-prepared local health care … Continue reading

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Toenail Fungus Remedy

Fungal infections are common on both fingernails and toenails. Toenails are more prone to be affected by fungus, as these living organisms thrive in dark damp environments available on the foot than on hand. When inflicted with toenail fungus, the … Continue reading

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Causes and Prevention of Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus can be a very painful occurrence and, if left untreated, can become a dangerous one as well.  A number of risk factors are known to increase the likelihood of developing toenail fungus, including age, a family history of … Continue reading

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Six Things You Can Do To Prepare For The Coming Pandemic

A recent survey showed that 60% of American businesses were not ready for the coming Avian Influenza pandemic. However, 73% said they wanted to get ready, but weren’t sure what to do. Here then, is a starter list of six … Continue reading

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Incontinence: A Treatable Disease

Incontinence does not only affect the elderly. This is an annoying and irritating problem that can embarrass a person whether at home or out and about. Unwanted leaks can lead people to be isolated in their homes in fear of … Continue reading

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Arthritis Q&A: Understanding Different Types Of Arthritis

What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis is a group of conditions that affect the health of the bone joints in the body. A painful inflammation of a joint or joints usually produces heat and redness. The condition can be brought about … Continue reading

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Stress and Congestive Heart Failure: A Deadly Combination

Stress is a formidable force in the lives of many people in this world today. While stress may not seem to permanently affect people, it is a very serious cause and/or aggravation to medical conditions a person has. First, it … Continue reading

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Common S.T.D. Symptoms and Treatment for Chlamydia, Herpes and Hepatitis

Disease like Chlamydia, Herpes and Hepatitis are a growing problem in the United States.  High risk behaviors and lack of disease information and resources have had a profound effect on the spread of such diseases.  Some of these diseases have … Continue reading

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Avoiding and Preventing Cancer: Simple Steps to Take

With its fairly unique characteristics, cancer strikes intense fear in many people and all would like to find ways to preventing and avoiding cancer.Obviously, any disease that is a) fatal, b) incurable and c) derived from unknown causes will earn … Continue reading

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Teens Likely Target For New Vaccines

Vaccines have come a long way since 1022 A.D., when a Buddhist nun fashioned what many consider the precursor to vaccines in an effort to fight smallpox. Since then, vaccines have stopped smallpox virus, are close to eradicating the polio … Continue reading

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What Are Candida Albicans?

Candida Albicans is a yeast infection that usually starts in the digestive system and gradually spreads to other parts of the body. It is also a type of parasite that is strong, invasive and usually attaches itself to the intestinal … Continue reading

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Arthritis Treatments – The Natural Way

There are actually three common types of arthritis. The treatments which you will need will depend on the type, so please read carefully. The main type is  Osteoarthritis which is the most common, affecting around 16 million Americans with an … Continue reading

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Leading Scientists Discuss: What Does The Future Hold For Alzheimer’s?

Presently, 4.5 million people have Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to increase as millions in the baby-boom generation approach their senior years. The disease strikes an estimated one in 10 people aged 65 and older, and 50 percent of those … Continue reading

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New Program Revitalizes Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

Yoga practitioners are probably familiar with the phrase Namaste, which is used to greet fellow practitioners at the end of every yoga session. When the phrase is accompanied with hands pressed together, prayer-like, and a small bow, it is an … Continue reading

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Proper Use of Bedwetting Alarms

Bedwetting or enuresis is one of the more common behavioral problems with small children. Bedwetting occurs when a child, instead of waking up and going to the toilet, or just ‘holding it’; releases urine when the bladder gets full during … Continue reading

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Allergies – Quality Of Life

Having allergies isn’t simply a matter of sneezing once in a while during the day.  If it was then nobody would make too big a deal about them.  But the truth is, allergies can greatly affect our quality of life … Continue reading

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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Treatment and Symptoms

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing Spondylitis is a condition which is related to arthritis.  Ankylosing Spondylitis affects approximately 1 in every 250 mainly young men so while many may have not heard about it, it is quite common. The word … Continue reading

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What Should I Know About Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B remains one of those scary terms that you occasionally hear health care professionals use. You also hear about this somewhat mysterious disease in the media from time to time. But just what is Hepatitis B and what should … Continue reading

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The Vitiligo Skin Condition Explained In Plain English

Vitiligo White patches on the skin, premature graying of the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard, and sometimes a loss of color inside the mouth—these are some of the distinct signs of vitiligo.  Some people might mistake it as a disease … Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Explained

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) cover a variety of behaviors and abilities and are caused by abnormal brain development. While ASDs begin when the individual is a child, they will last throughout the individual’s life. Most individuals with ASDs will display … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Psoriasis?

Hardly noticeable at the beginning, the rash first appears on your knees, elbows or on the hairy side of the skull, as small reddish scales. Then it transforms into large spots, covered by silver scales. Later in the process the … Continue reading

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New Program Helps Children With ADHD Learn to Read

Studies show that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains a problem with youth in the U.S. According to a study by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 7.5 percent of children are diagnosed with ADHD by age 19. … Continue reading

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Stroke is the Nation’s Number Three Killer. Know the Signs. Act in Time

Stroke is the nation’s number three killer and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. More than 700,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year. Yet many Americans do not know the symptoms or what to do … Continue reading

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Are You Eligible To Get A Flu Priority Shot? You Need To Know

A flu priority shot is something that many people are eligible for but many of them don’t realize it. Most people should get the flu shot each year in order to stay healthy throughout the flu season but some people … Continue reading

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Hepatitis – Cause, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis is caused by viruses and Bacteria (Leptospira sps.) and can be Acute(sudden) or Chronic(prolonged). The easy infection of viruses is due to immuno deficiency in humans against the viruses. The Major Symptoms of hepatitis are Malaise(Inactivity), Anorexia(Loss of appetite), … Continue reading

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Helpful Treatments Keep People With Arthritis

But what if joint pain and stiffness are inevitable if you don’t take the medication, yet heart problems could occur if you do? Health officials say that, as with any drug, only you and your doctor can determine the level … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia – The Mysterious Condition

Fibromyalgia is also know as “chronic fatigue syndrome”.  CFS is also called “Epstein-Barr Syndrome”.  Although fibromyalgia and Epstein-Barr have since been diagnosed and recognized as two different illnesses, the CFS name is still attached to both.  We will cover fibromyalgia … Continue reading

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ADHD Treatments

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and it is a chronic condition that can have a great impact on a child if a child does not get help, or if the right ADHD treatment is not prescribed. Some of … Continue reading

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