Is There A Cure For Cancer?

Everyone hopes that someday soon there will be a cure for cancer. Researchers, health care professionals, pharmaceutical companies, and, of course the cancer victims and their families all look forward to the day when a cure for cancer is discovered. There is reason to be optimistic. New approaches that are not only more effective but safer and easier on persons living with cancer are announced often. Statistics generally support the notion that even as advances in early detection identify more cases, advances in treatment have provided...

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How does Radiation Affect Human Health

Radiation is not something to take lightly. It can be dangerous and even deadly. The atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 are a powerful indicator that excessive radiation can be horribly toxic. At one time, especially during the 1920s, people actually drank radioactive radium for a number of supposed health benefits. This, too, led to deaths. The effects of exposure to radiation are complex and raise questions about just how serious a threat it is. How justified are people’s fears about radiation from...

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The Ups and Downs of Body Temperature

Do you feel cold when others are comfortable? Or, do you tend to feel warm all the time? Either way, it’s probably not because your body’s temperature is fluctuating wildly. In fact, your body is remarkably good at keeping your temperature within a normal range at all times. That’s important, because the health of the tissues and organs throughout your body depends on a fairly tight control of temperature. Millions of chemical reactions are taking place in our cells every minute. And they must occur at a particular...

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Myths About Snoring and How to Stop It

Have you ever wondered why people snore? Perhaps you should. Whether it’s you, your housemate or your bedmate, understanding snoring and its treatment can help keep peace at home. And it can even help identify and treat serious illnesses associated with snoring. Snoring is remarkably common. And, it becomes more common with age. About a third of 30 year-olds and 50% of those age 60 and older snore. Yet, most of them don’t know why they do it (if they know they’re snoring at all). Here are some of the most common myths...

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What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know

It seems reasonable to assume that after a full evaluation, your doctor will know the cause of your symptoms. And the process itself is straightforward: If you have a problem, you go to the doctor, he or she finds the cause, and makes recommendations about how to treat it. However, the notion that your doctor knows the cause of your condition is often a medical myth. In fact, the amount of uncertainty present in most medical care is probably underestimated and underappreciated. The best health care providers recognize they are dealing...

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6 Easy Tricks to Improve Your Memory

Like the rest of your body, your brain needs exercise to keep fit. Most research on brain health can only show that certain behaviors are associated with beneficial results. In other words, it appears that people who do crossword puzzles have better memories. But scientists can’t prove that doing crossword puzzles is responsible. People who do puzzles might have better memories because of other habits or their genetics. Still, it’s worth doing all you can to stay clear-headed, incisive, clever and quick. Be a social butterfly Research...

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Facts about Expired Medications

My wife and I have this argument (she calls it a “discussion”) several times a year. I serve up some perfectly good food of uncertain age from the refrigerator. She wants to throw it away. I say if the color looks right, it smells like food and tastes all right, we should eat it. She says better safe than sorry. And with that another perfectly good pasta dish (or was that chicken?) is tossed. We have similar discussions about expired medications. I vaguely remembered hearing about a study that analyzed the potency and safety...

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Can Sex Be a Health Hazard?

Sexually Transmitted Diseases While STDs may cause annoying symptoms such as burning with urination or a discharge (from the penis or cervix), some STDs can be fatal. The best known is AIDS. While it’s true that drug therapy has transformed the outlook for people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, premature death due to complications of the disease is still a real problem. And, of course, not everyone has access to the medications, which are expensive and largely unavailable in many places. Untreated, many STDs can cause...

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Are All Steroids Bad?

It’s hard to escape the news stories about professional athletes gone bad by using performance-enhancing drugs, blood doping and steroids. So, it’s understandable if you think steroids are bad. But in fact, steroids are flowing through your blood and moving in and out of a variety of tissues and organs as you read this. And it’s likely they are helping to keep you healthy. Actually, steroids are essential to life. Many life-saving medications contain steroids. How can this be? The answer lies in the fact that there are...

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The Pros and Cons of Medical Tests

A patient limps into my office with knee pain. I thoroughly review her symptoms, treatments and past health problems. Then I examine her. Based on this information, I suspect a tear in the cartilage of her knee (called the meniscus). I recommend an MRI. A few days later, I get the results: Sure enough, there’s a small tear in the medial meniscus. This is the same spot as her pain. And yet, I am not sure the MRI results explain her symptoms. And by ordering the MRI, I may have wasted hundreds of dollars and put her on a path to surgery...

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What You Need to Know about Willpower

We’ve all seen this scene in the movies: Someone’s been shot in a war and lies bleeding on the ground. A trusted companion props him up and implores him to “stay with me,” to keep talking, to keep fighting, to not give up. This creates a great dramatic effect but, unfortunately, it’s unlikely to accomplish much else. And it perpetuates a myth about the power of one’s will over medical illness or injury. Overestimating the Power of Will When it comes to rebounding from an injury, attitude and willpower...

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18 Most Important Nutrients

Most vitamins and several minerals play an important role in your baby’s development and in your health during pregnancy. Here’s a quick rundown of the most important nutrients needed before, during and after pregnancy for both mother and child, and their best food sources: Calcium Function: Strengthens bone, teeth; helps blood clot; builds muscle and nerve response Best sources: Milk, cheese, yogurt, leafy green vegetables, clams, oysters, almond, legume, tofu; softened bones of canned fish such as sardines, mackerel and...

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Sickle Cell Genetic Testing Basics Part-2

  What is my risk of being a sickle cell-disease carrier? Your chances of being a carrier depend on your family history and your family’s ethnic background. If someone in your immediate family has sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait, you could be a carrier. Sickle cell trait is the common term for a sickle cell carrier. If you have a brother or sister with sickle cell disease, there’s a two-thirds chance that you are a carrier. If one of your parents is a carrier, meaning they have sickle cell trait, and the other...

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Sickle Cell Genetic Testing Basics

What is sickle cell disease? Red blood cells are normally round, like a bagel. A genetic change (called a mutation) can make red blood cells more likely to become “sickle” shaped, like a crescent moon. These abnormally shaped cells cause the symptoms and complications of sickle cell disease. Round red blood cells are just the right size to squeeze through tiny blood vessels throughout the body called capillaries. Sickle-shaped cells get stuck in these passageways, and even in larger blood vessels, causing problems with the...

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Keep Weight Off – Tips to Stop Weight Gain

Ask adults if they want to lose weight, and more than half say “yes,” polls show. About two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight, and weight loss is a major industry. With all this dieting, why are so many people still overweight? One reason is that although many people manage to lose weight, they usually don’t keep it off. Research suggests that at least 80% of dieters regain the weight within 5 years. How biology defeats dieters Why is it so difficult to avoid putting those pounds back on? Dieting is hard work. Temptations...

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The Effects of Smoking on Your Health

Every time you smoke a cigarette, you inhale more than 4,000 chemicals. Interestingly, many people think nicotine is tobacco’s most harmful ingredient. Although nicotine is the addictive substance in tobacco and has many negative health effects, it is not necessarily the one that causes the most harm to your health. Many of the health consequences associated with tobacco use result from the tars, carbon monoxide and carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) in cigarette smoke. 20 drug addicted cities america Below is just a partial...

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Psychotherapy: How it Works and How it Can Help

It is widely believed that an individual is depressed due to the non-functioning of the creative side of his brain. It is also believed that when an individual enters the stages of depression, the creativity of the brain is almost marginalized. How about a technique which involves the creativity of the brain of the individual who is suffering from depression? One can be sure that even if depression is not cured completely for the individual, he would get creative with his skills. In most cases, creativity of an individual is found to...

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Top Causes of Postpartum and Seasonal Depression

How would you feel if your mood is normal in summer and just when you are getting ready to celebrate the winter seasons, your mood jumps to a depressive level? This is a type of depression which lasts for a season with the individual having this disorder showing depressive symptoms during system. Quite often, seasonal depression starts with the fall and ends with the onset of summer. Known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, this disorder shows up symptoms like – Fatigue, Increased need for sleep, Decreased levels of energy, weight...

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Top Causes of Childhood and Teenage Depression

One of the major blocks in the mental make-up of a person in his teens is teenage depression. Imagine the state of a teenager who in his age should be fighting against all odds being a victim of depression. As it is known with other forms of depression, teenage depression is not born with a child. Rather, it is the circumstances and the behavior of the teen to the circumstances that result in cases of teenage depression. What are the causes of teenage depression? Mental Block - This being the formative years of a mindset, one cannot...

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Mental Health Therapies and Their Benefits

The breeding ground of anger, arguments and depression is relationships, especially in a couple-relationship. The problem is rampant amongst newly married couples, couples with the husband and wife of opposite thought of schools and many other categories. Couples counseling could be important because if differences are not solved within a couple, the marriage may not last for a long time leading on to divorce. Please note that there are many couples who by themselves tread a path of compromise which allows them to lead a normal and peaceful...

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Depression Symptoms & Warning Signs

Dealing with Depression is difficult to do if you are depressed. Coping with depression requires support from family, friends, and most likely a professional. A professional will probably advise therapy, and psychotherapy for depression is frequently suggested. Dealing with Depression by participating in psychotherapy treatment can be a short-term treatment, and possibly only run 6 to 10 weeks for mild and moderate cases of depression. Psychotherapy has two branches available to treat depression, which are cognitive therapy and interpersonal...

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4 Effective At-Home Weight-Loss Workouts

Studies accept apparent that one-third of Americans are overweight. It has additionally been appear that this aftereffect is the aftereffect of their alteration lifestyle. Earlier, bodies were not abased on machines for every assignment that they had to perform. But today, the bearings is absolutely altered as machines accept become an basic allotment of every action they accept to backpack out. This change in affairs is apparent as the capital agency abaft accretion cardinal of blubber cases. In adjustment to cull bottomward the cardinal...

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Baby Feeding and Digestive Issues: Vomiting and Gas

When a newborn passes gas, everyone in the room knows it. While it’s hard to believe such a loud, adult-sounding noise can come from an itty-bitty body, it’s partly a function of the baby’s digestive system still being in a primitive state. As everything develops over the next few months, the (sometimes embarrassing) noise and frequency will settle down. While gas is quite normal, it can cause extreme discomfort if too much is bottled up. If you suspect gas might be the culprit of your baby’s incessant crying (look for curled-up...

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Fast & Easy Weight Loss Tips You Can Try That Really Work

    The sad fact is that two out of three Americans are overweight or obese. It is time to stop blaming the abundance of fast food restaurants, convenience store junk foods and diet fads and look at the root cause. The real reason lies in the fact that people today eat not only larger portions at the dinner table than they did fifty years ago, but snack on an abundance of sugar, starch and unhealthy foods all throughout the day. Couple this with a lack of physical exercise, and countless excuses of why not to have some sort...

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Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

It is important to know the ways to lower blood sugar, especially for people suffering from diabetes, insulin resistance, and overweight issues. We all need the energy for us to perform daily activities. The foods that we take on our diet converted into energy that is needed by the cells. The breakdown of these foods on our digestive system will form into glucose that is where the energy came from. This glucose is needed by every cell in our body to provide energy. However, there should be enough glucose depending on the cells energy...

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Healthy Food for Stress Relief

Foods is directly associated with helping combat stress. It doesn’t have to disrupt your life? Here’s everything you need to know on how to use foods and get a life that works. We give you all the stress foods and vitamins that combat those stress related ailments. Often free radicals and stress go hand in hand mainly because they are made in all combustion processes, including smoking, exhaust fumes, radiation, fried or barbecued food. There are Chemicals capable of attacking free radicals that are called antioxidants. My...

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Surprising Benefits Of Yoga You May Not Know

The practice of yoga is a time-honored and thoroughly proven method of maintaining and improving physical health. It has the advantage of being a gentle enough form of exercise that nearly everyone can engage in some form of it. It can also be tailored to accommodate and improve existing health conditions which might limit a person from partaking in more strenuous forms of exercise. For those in fit condition, yoga also offers more taxing variations for building strength and endurance. Whatever your physical condition, yoga is a practice...

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Best Ways to Quit smoking Forever

I have heard too many people saying ” i don´t want to quit smoking, i really enjoy smoking, its cool!”, in fact what they were trying to say was “I enjoy the feeling that smoking gives me, i don´t know this but smoking is the most addictive drug on earth”.Lets explore some of these truths but above all let me give you a list that you can print and post it on your bedroom wall if you are serious about stop smoking, some of the reasons to quit smoking are: 1. The Money Magnet : Have you ever think or actually though about how...

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9 Foods to Eat Everyday for Perfect Skin

  Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and although it has to be able to withstand a great deal of wear, tear, and exposure to pollution and elements, it is also very sensitive. It is a direct reflection of your internal health. Therefore, if you aren’t happy with your complexion, one of the best things to do is to have a look at your lifestyle. You may discover that there are a number of changes that you can make to your diet and activity routines that will help you to achieve a much better overall complexion. It will...

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Prostate Cancer Awareness: 8 Celebrity Survivors and Their Stories

One in six of us will get it. This year alone, 31,000 of us will die of it. Yet too few men really understand the disease and what can be done to conquer it. It’s time to change all that. Don-Nelson Don Nelson, coach of the Dallas Mavericks I went in for a physical, and the doctor told me I had an enlarged prostate and I should get more extended testing done by an urologist. You know, like a lot of men, I might have put that off. But my wife wouldn’t let me. Basically, she made an appointment for me and said, “You’re...

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Find The Best Prostate Cancer Treatment

One in six of us will get it. This year alone, 31,000 of us will die of it. Yet too few men really understand the disease and what can be done to conquer it. It’s time to change all that. ________________________________________ TREATING PROSTATE CANCER: THE BASIC OPTIONS When it comes to dealing with prostate cancer, one size doesn’t fit all. Here are the most popular treatment strategies if your doctor delivers the bad news that there’s cancer somewhere in your prostate, your first instinct may be to get it outta there...

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Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy | Sama Hosipital

It seems to me that the list of foods to avoid during pregnancy just gets longer and longer. I am sure that when I had my first baby, apart from being told that we should not smoke or drink too much alcohol during pregnancy, that there was not a forbidden foods list. However, by the time I had my fourth child, the list of “don’ts” had grown considerably and today, having recently spoken to my daughter about the topic (she is coming up to 18 weeks pregnant), I am starting to wonder if it may be easier to give Mums To Be a list of...

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Treatment, Causes and Prevention of Heartburn

    Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Heartburn is a sensation of burning, warmth, or pain in the chest area. It may be accompanied by a sour or bitter taste in the mouth, a feeling that food is coming back up the throat, burping, nausea, or bloating. It is often worse soon after eating and while lying down or bending over. Heartburn occurs when there is an abnormal backflow of stomach content up into the esophagus. Unlike the stomach, the esophagus is unable to tolerate stomach acids and when the...

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Staying Fit During Pregnancy with Prenatal Yoga

Well yoga is very beneficial for your health it doesn’t matter if you are pregnant or not. But there is lots of myth about the yoga during the pregnancy. Yes, it is true that you have to careful that which yoga exercise you doing during the time because some yoga positions are not for the pregnant women. It’s very important to go for yoga during the pregnancy. It will help you to relax, both your body and brain. It also gives the strength to your body and lot more. Strength As a baby growing inside you so you need more strength...

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Swine Flu Symptoms, Risk Factors and Causes

Swine Flu is a disease of pig caused by A influenza viruses. Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu virus doesn’t spread from fork. Influenza A matched with the virus found in the pigs but it doesn’t spread if fork is properly cooked. So if you want to eat fork you can eat it you don’t have to worry about it. But if you are in contact of a pig which is infected with Swine Flu then it will cause you A influenza viruses. Pig  Symptoms:- If a pig going of feed and have fever, red-eye, depression and breathe difficulties then these are...

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