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The Growing Danger of Obesity in Children

The Growing Danger of Obesity in Children

Homo sapiens is currently the most powerful species on the planet. Humans have been able to generate food surpluses and international trade that perhaps are the envy of other species. Humans have spent millions of years making sure that a plentiful amount of food is within reach of a corner shop. However, this successful food [...]

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Hepatitis C symptoms

Hepatitis C symptoms

Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver, it may produce debilitating symptoms that affect an individual’s day to day quality of life; the treatment for hepatitis c symptoms is often the drug interferon – which causes many unpleasant side effects. Currently there is no available vaccine for hepatitis C, however treatment is usually [...]

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What You Need to Know About Normal Blood Pressure

What You Need to Know About Normal Blood Pressure

Recently in the United States, federal law stated that all patients to any medical personnel needed their blood pressure checked with each visit, even if patients had a history of normal blood pressure. In 2011, the UK health service revised their blood pressure guidelines that emphasize more tests, even to the point of wearing a [...]

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Hepatitis symptoms – what you need to know

Hepatitis symptoms – what you need to know

Hepatitis is a viral infection of the liver causing inflammation and, if left untreated and undetected, liver damage which may lead to liver failure and premature death. Most people are aware of the three main strands of the hepatitis virus – A, B and C, all of which are infectious and transmitted via bodily fluids. [...]

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Hernia symptoms

Hernia symptoms

A hernia occurs when body tissue bulges, or protrudes, through a weakness in other body tissue. Generally ‘hernia’ refers to part of the intestine bulging through the muscular wall of the abdomen – but hernias are sometimes seen in other parts of the body. The most common type of hernia are inguinal hernias and umbilical [...]

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Understanding the basics of hernia inguinal

Understanding the basics of hernia inguinal

A hernia is a common medical complaint that is the result of the contents of a body cavity bulging out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents, usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, are enclosed in the thin membrane that naturally lines the inside of the cavity. There are several [...]

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Eating to relieve hiatal hernia symptoms

Eating to relieve hiatal hernia symptoms

A hiatal hernia is caused when a section of the stomach bulges through a weakness or hole in the diaphragm, there may be no initial hiatal hernia symptoms – if the hernia is small it may even be unnoticed. Once the hiatal hernia becomes bigger it may, however, cause the unpleasant hiatal hernia symptoms associated [...]

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What are the expected HIV symptoms?

What are the expected HIV symptoms?

The HIV infection affects millions of people worldwide, across all races and both genders. The HIV infection causes damage to the immune system of the body – however this damage is not usually noticed immediately, indeed it may well take years to develop. For this reason it is essential, particularly if you are in a [...]

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HIV transmission

HIV transmission

A recent study has shown that HIV transmission will occur once in every nine hundred times an infected person has unprotected sex with their partner. The study also shows that this risk increases in direct correlation to the viral load of the infected person. This large study showed that if the viral load increased by [...]

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Are HIV symptoms in women likely to be different?

Are HIV symptoms in women likely to be different?

Symptoms of the HIV infection not only differ between men and women but also from individual to individual – and, in the early stages, may be extremely vague and easily mistaken for another medical condition entirely. Many of the variation of HIV symptoms in women are due to the biological differences between the sexes. Pap [...]

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HPV in men

HPV in men

Most of the available information surrounding the Human Papillomavirus is concerned with its effect on women – this is largely due to the role HPV plays in the development of cervical cancer. However, hpv infection in men can cause health problems for them as well as their partners which makes it essential that men understand [...]

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Considerations of the HIV virus

Considerations of the HIV virus

HIV is a sexually transmitted disease that leads to AIDs and is ultimately terminal. The HIV virus is generally considered to be a sexually transmitted disease, although, in fact it may also be transmitted by an accidental needle stick injury, the sharing of dirty needles and/or drug paraphernalia, by contaminated blood, during childbirth and via [...]

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Recognising HPVsymptoms

Recognising HPVsymptoms

Many infections of the Human Papillomavirus produce no symptoms at all – particularly in the early stages. However symptoms may well appear some time after the initial infection and it is possible to infect others even in the absence of HPVsymptoms. There are over one hundred strains of the HPV infection – the presence of [...]

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All you need to know about HPVin women

All you need to know about HPVin women

There has been a great deal of publicity recently concerning the Human Papillomavirus and the sometimes devastating effects it can have on women. The Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is known to be a risk factor in the development of cervical cancer – studies also show it plays a role in the development of anal cancer, [...]

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Is an HPV test necessary if I have a smear test?

Is an HPV test necessary if I have a smear test?

The HPV test is reported to be extremely reliable when carried out in addition to a Pap smear test; it is also thought to be more sensitive when detecting any potential abnormalities. The HPV test is not yet regularly carried out along with the Pap smear – despite the limits of the Pap and the [...]

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7 Facts About The Fasting Blood Sugar Test

7 Facts About The Fasting Blood Sugar Test

There are a number of things that everyone should know before doing a fasting blood sugar test, all of which are included in this list of 7 fasting blood sugar test facts. In most cases the individual should begin the fasting period 8 hours prior to taking the fasting blood sugar test. This time can [...]

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Who should get the HPV vaccine?

Who should get the HPV vaccine?

The HPV vaccine, announced in 2006, has been hailed as a vaccine against cervical cancer. In fact the vaccine affords protection against four (of the one hundred) strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) – this virus is implicated in 70% of cervical cancer cases and is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease in the US. [...]

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Fat burning with green tea

Fat burning with green tea

Although some people have their doubts, green tea has become popular in recent years for its fat burning health benefits. A brief history Green tea contains a catechin known as epigallocatechin or EGCG for short. This EGCG works to increase the rate of fat burning and decrease the numbers of calories that are absorbed. The [...]

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HPV virus – consequences of infection

HPV virus – consequences of infection

The HPV virus has had acres of coverage in the press in recent times. HPV stands for human papillomavirus and is an incurable virus that may well have devastating consequences for those infected with it. Whilst much of the education around the HPV virus has been targeted at women it is now known that men [...]

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The Big List of Fat Burning Foods

The Big List of Fat Burning Foods

Whilst there is no denying the importance of a balanced diet and regular exercise when it comes to weight loss, there are a few certain fat burning foods, which promote healthy weight loss. There are a number of ways in which fat burning foods work effectively. Additionally it is important to create a diet that [...]

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