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Older Women Maintain Libido, says Study

Older Women Maintain Libido, says Study

Study Finds Higher Sex Urges in Older Women A new large scale study has found that many post menopausal women are sexually active and happy with their sex lives. This is especially the case if they are married or in a steady relationship. The study was funded by the government as part of the Women’s [...]

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Why most of Us should eat fewer calories

Why most of Us should eat fewer calories

Eat Less and Get Healthy Almost 66% of the adult English population is overweight or obese and the reason for it is simple. People eat too much and do not do enough activities. New research has reinforced what most people can see on a daily basis, the majority of people are overweight or obese. The [...]

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Vitamins may lower risk of birth complication

Vitamins may lower risk of birth complication

Study Highlights Benefits of Daily Multivitamin Supplement – Lowers Risk of Preterm Births, Low Birth Weight and Neural Tube Birth Defects A new report, already seen online but soon to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that taking multivitamins may reduce some common risks associated with pregnancy. Many women are aware [...]

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Vegan Diets

Vegan Diets

If you are a Vegan then your diet is vegetarian. This means that meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients are excluded. Some vegans will not eat foods that are processed using animal products, such as refined white sugar. Although there is some debate as to whether certain foods, such as honey, fit [...]

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Walking is Good for You

Walking is Good for You

More and more people are now walking more. For a long time walking as a form of exercise was not rated very highly. Fortunately though, in recent times the benefits of walking have been accepted. The medical establishment agree that walking reduces the risk of heart disease, asthma, type 2 diabetes and strokes. Because of [...]

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Painkiller Addiction Growing

Painkiller Addiction Growing

The Report A recent report has been completed by researchers from the University of Toronto and published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Although research was carried out in North America it is said to have a limited bearing on the UK. The reason for only a minimal effect is the dissimilar regulations and ways [...]

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Water and Drinks

Water and Drinks

The amount of water a human body needs to function normally varies from region to region throughout the world. In the United Kingdom an average person requires about 1.2 litres of water a day. That’s about 6 to 8 glasses. In hotter climates with high humidity it can be much higher than this. In a [...]

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World Health News Update

World Health News Update

Some recent developments seen in the field of health and medicine are that the testing of E. coli is to be expanded in the U.S. and an Australian maker of ear implants has recalled one of its biggest sellers after it developed problems. Expansion of Testing for E. coli in United States The U.S. Department [...]

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Women and Heart Disease – What are the facts?

Women and Heart Disease – What are the facts?

Why does the risk increase after the menopause? If a woman has had her menopause then she has an increased risk of heart disease. In fact the incidence of women having breast cancer which kills them is now only a third of the number of women that die of heart disease. In the United States [...]

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Why am I Dizzy?

Why am I Dizzy?

What is Dizziness? Being dizzy or having a bout of dizziness is quite common and usually it doesn’t indicate any serious condition. Dizziness is a general description of a number of feelings. It can be any or all of the following, light headedness, a loss of balance or a feeling of spinning or movement. Vertigo, [...]

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that impacts upon infants, children, young people and adults of all ages, and is becoming more common. Diabetes is not one disorder, it is actually a group of disorders which although caused by different factors have one common aspect, they all have raised blood glucose levels. This is because of a [...]

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West Nile Virus – How do I catch it?

West Nile Virus – How do I catch it?

The vast majority of people catching the West Nile Virus will have no symptoms at all, others may have very minor symptoms, not even being aware that they are ill. However for a very few people, when they are infected, it will lead to encephalitis, myelitis or meningitis. These three conditions all refer to swelling [...]

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TV Viewers Die Sooner!

TV Viewers Die Sooner!

A recently published report has suggested that watching too much television may cause premature death. Researchers say that their findings indicate that someone who watches 6 hours of TV per day dies, on average, 5 years before people who are not avid TV fans. The researchers from the University of Queensland further state that from [...]

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Kidneys are important

Kidneys are important

Kidneys are two organs in your lower back used to clean the blood. Any waste material in the blood is filtered out by the kidneys and it is then turned into urine for disposal by the body. So keeping them healthy and in good shape is crucial to your health and wellbeing. There are a [...]

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Higher Cancer Risk for Early Smokers

Higher Cancer Risk for Early Smokers

A study published in the American cancers’ Society’s journal ‘Cancer’ indicates that that the likelihood of developing cancer of the head, neck or lungs could be increase d if you smoke your first cigarette too soon after waking up. Everyone knows that if you smoke cigarettes then you increase your risk of getting cancer. The [...]

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Sunburn – What is it and How to Avoid It?

Sunburn – What is it and How to Avoid It?

Sunburn does not only damage your skin on the day or days it happens, it also has many longer term effects. When ultraviolet rays from the sun hit the skin for an excessive time they cause sunburn. The direct affects are seen on the skin. The area of skin which has been burned will be [...]

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Stroke Risk Drops if you Eat an Apple a Day

Stroke Risk Drops if you Eat an Apple a Day

White Flesh Fruit and Vegetables Reduces Risk of Stroke A study has just been published by a group of Dutch researchers who are investigating if there is an association between the risk of stroke and eating different colored fruits. It appears that perhaps eating more white fleshed fruit and vegetable may cut your risk of [...]

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Fat Children More Likely to be Shunned

Fat Children More Likely to be Shunned

Overweight or Obese Children have a 15% to 20% Higher Chance of Peer Related Issues An Australian study has found that children who are obese are more likely to be socially isolated throughout their childhood. The study took place from 2004 to 2008 and followed 3,300 children as they went from pre-school into school. Although [...]

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Why am I always tired?

Why am I always tired?

The Royal College of Psychiatrists say that at any one time 20% of people in the community feel unusually tired and 10% have prolonged fatigue. They also state that women are more likely to feel tired than men. When queried, many GPs say that they rarely find anything wrong with the patient physically and it [...]

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Avelox side effects

Avelox side effects

Avelox is the generic name for the antibiotic moxifloxacin; it is administered intravenously or in 400mg tablet form. Avelox side effects are not dissimilar to others in the same antibiotic family of fluoroquinalones. However one particular Avelox side effect is of more concern – namely the possibility of developing cardiac dysrythmias which may be life [...]

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