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Brown adipose

Brown adipose

What is “adipose”? It is tissue in the body that is used to store fat, and there are two different types of it. Firstly there is white adipose that is like a little pocket store of energy. By exercising and cutting down our calories, we force our bodies to use white adipose tissue for energy [...]

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What is Healthy Diet?

What is Healthy Diet?

The food you eat provides your body with the essential nutrients for growth, development and energy. While consuming more food than required for prolonged periods of time can increase your risk for obesity and chronic diseases, poor diet may cause malnutrition. Considerations before Going on a Diet If you are looking to lose weight, you [...]

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Bottle feeding

Bottle feeding

If you have decided that bottle feeding is the best option for you and your baby it is essential that you have the right equipment and that you fully understand how to make up and store the prepared formula. You will need – Steriliser – there are now many choices available, steam sterilisers, microwaveable as [...]

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Brain trauma

Brain trauma

“Trauma” can be defined in many different ways depending on what it is referring to – generally it is known to be a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. When referring to the brain, trauma is a sudden injury or damage done to the brain through a physical activity or occurrence. This can be anything from [...]

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Be a pharmacist

Be a pharmacist

Pharmacy is a fascinating and worthwhile career. The role of the pharmacist requires a broad depth of knowledge regarding drugs – how they interact with each other, react in humans and the chemistry involved. A pharmacist will also be adept at measuring and packaging medicines ensuring it is ready to safely be administered to patients. [...]

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Born early

Born early

A baby who is born early is described as being premature – generally this means before the 37th week of pregnancy. Most babies who arrive prematurely after the 32nd week have a good prognosis. Babies born early before the 28th week are more at risk for disabilities such as cerebral palsy or learning difficulties. Babies [...]

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Beta carotene

Beta carotene

Beta carotene is part of the carotenoid group of pigments, it is found in fruit, vegetables and whole grains and provides around 50% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A required; it may also be artificially manufactured. It is, as yet, unknown whether using a supplement provides the same benefits as obtaining beta carotene [...]

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Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids

The modern sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll on children across the United States. They are spending more time in front of the television and video games, even as parents struggle to balance raising kids and a busy work schedule. Childhood Obesity Facts Children are constantly being exposed advertising, media, and peers who are forcing [...]

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Breast health

Breast health

There is much emphasis in our cultures today to look after our bodies. Most of us do this by regular trips to the gym or other forms of exercise alongside a healthy diet filled with natural foods. However, diseases such as breast cancer have reached extreme proportions among women with more and more women being [...]

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Hepatitis C treatment

Hepatitis C treatment

Sufferers of hepatitis C may well not have any symptoms of the disease – even if it is in its chronic stage. The side effects of hepatitis C treatment may well require medical intervention and attention in order that they are correctly managed. The side effects of hepatitis C treatment may be so severe that [...]

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Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Most of us understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. It helps improve your overall quality of life for a prolonged period of time, and also helps avoid chronic conditions including diabetes and heart disease. Tips Small changes in your everyday activities can promote healthy living. Your approach, determination and attitude are the key factors [...]

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Foods which may relieve the symptoms of hiatus hernia

Foods which may relieve the symptoms of hiatus hernia

A hiatus hernia occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the lower chest through a weakness in the diaphragm. The diaphragm separates the lungs from the abdomen and works as part of the breathing process. When the stomach bulges through the diaphragm it prevents the sphincter, the one way valve, at the base of [...]

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High fiber foods – beneficial in so many ways

High fiber foods – beneficial in so many ways

Including a lot of high fiber foods in your diet has many benefits for health – foods that are high in dietary fiber are known to leave us feeling fuller for longer, they also offer protection against cardiac disease and stroke and of course encourage the digestive system to work properly and so avoid the [...]

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Hernia surgery

Hernia surgery

A hernia occurs when a weakness or tear in the muscle or tissue surrounding an organ allows the organ to protrude through that weakness. As the weakness becomes more pronounced over time so the hernia will become more obvious – hernias are often unsightly and may be painful. The only successful treatment for this condition [...]

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Symptoms of abnormal hormone balance in women

Symptoms of abnormal hormone balance in women

Hormone balance in women may be maladjusted in women as young as twenty, although the symptoms do tend to increase with age. Symptoms of an uneven hormone balance should not be ignored as this may increase their severity. Such symptoms may include some or all of the following conditions – Allergy symptoms similar to hay [...]

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Hoodia gordonii

Hoodia gordonii

Hoodia gordonii is a weight loss dietary supplement derived from a cactus like succulent plant native to South Africa. The herb is known to have been used by South Africans as an appetite suppressant and research seems to indicate that a chemical compound derived from the herb decreases the amount of food ingested by lab [...]

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Choose high protein foods for great health benefits

Choose high protein foods for great health benefits

More and more people are discovering the advantages of high protein foods in their diet and are becoming more and more aware that eating healthy proteins is beneficial to weight maintenance as well as overall health and fitness. Choosing a wide variety of high protein foods combined with healthy cooking methods can provide enhanced benefits [...]

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Choose high protein snacks for energy and nutrition

Choose high protein snacks for energy and nutrition

High protein diets are very popular due to their reputation for being satisfying and staving off hunger. More and more of us are discovering the benefits of using healthy high protein snacks to keep us going through our busy days. High protein snacks are beneficial in keeping us feeling full for longer and maintaining consistent [...]

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High blood pressure symptoms

High blood pressure symptoms

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is probably the most frequently occurring cardiovascular disease. The term blood pressure refers to the force of blood as it pushes against the walls of the arteries it passes through; blood will fill the arteries to a certain, predetermined capacity. Too much pressure may cause damage to the arteries – [...]

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Facts and myths surrounding HIV AIDS

Facts and myths surrounding HIV AIDS

There are many myths surrounding HIV AIDS, facts about the infection and the disease. Having HIV means you have AIDS – FALSE It is possible to have the HIV infection for many years without developing AIDS. Whilst HIV AIDS do occur together AIDS is only diagnosed once an individual has a CD4 cell count of [...]

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