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Selective Mutism and how to overcome its effects

Selective Mutism and how to overcome its effects

Selective mutism is a term used to describe a complex condition which stops children talking under certain conditions. It displays itself in situations where it is to be expected that the child will speak, for example in the classroom. Although selective mutism is said to be under reported within society it is thought that up [...]

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Common Symptoms seen with Shingles

Common Symptoms seen with Shingles

Shingles is one of those illnesses which can be very uncomfortable in adults but mostly is not dangerous. Shingles symptoms can be varied, however most people recognize the rash that appears, usually around the stomach and upper torso. The condition is caused by the herpes zoster virus, that’s the same one responsible for chicken pox. [...]

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Understanding Salmonella Poisoning to help Safeguard your Family

Understanding Salmonella Poisoning to help Safeguard your Family

In the United States around 600 people die of salmonella poisoning every year. Those most likely to die are young children, the elderly and others who have problems with their immune systems. Salmonella poisoning is actually an infection known as salmonellosis and around 40,000 cases are serious enough to be reported in the U.S. annually. [...]

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Scabies – What is it and How do we get rid of it?

Scabies – What is it and How do we get rid of it?

Scabies is caused by an infestation of lice and their eggs. The lice are the variety the feed on human blood and come in 3 sub groups, One variety prefers the scalp region, others like the body and the last group, also known as crab lice choose the pubic hair area of the body to [...]

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What is Sarcoma Cancer and what are the symptoms and prognosis?

What is Sarcoma Cancer and what are the symptoms and prognosis?

Sarcoma cancer is a way of describing any tumor which is cancerous. Sarcoma is a general term used to describe possible tumors. Sarcomas tend to develop in soft tissue and the mesoderm and ectoderm are two layers commonly affected. Whereas carcinomas tend to affect another cell germ layer known as the endoderm. Sarcoma cancer only [...]

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Sciatica and the best exercises to help relieve the pain

Sciatica and the best exercises to help relieve the pain

Anyone who has had sciatica or problems with their sciatic nerve will tell you just how painful it can be. A common description is, ‘the same as the worst toothache in your back which never goes away’. The sciatic nerve is situated in the lower back, just above the bottom, and travels down the legs. [...]

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Heart disease symptoms

Heart disease symptoms

The phrase ‘heart disease’ includes a variety of conditions with a plethora of symptoms; however, there are a number of important heart disease symptoms that everyone should be aware of. Pain or discomfort in the chest Any one of us who experiences any kind of chest pain, no doubt, will be extremely alarmed since, for [...]

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Schizophrenia and common symptoms seen

Schizophrenia and common symptoms seen

Many mental health conditions cause dysfunctional behavior in social interactions as well as functional issues. Schizophrenia, being connected to emotional issues and the thinking process, fits this description well and these features are often displayed as part of the range of schizophrenia symptoms. It is common for all thinking processes to degrade and a form [...]

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What are the Different Diverticulitis Symptoms Out There?

What are the Different Diverticulitis Symptoms Out There?

Millions of people experience a diverticular disease every year, which occurs when small pockets build up along the walls of the colon. Here are some of the diverticulitis symptoms that you should watch out for. 1. Stomach Pain One of the most common diverticulitis symptoms out there would be stomach pain, wherein the patient feels [...]

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Hemorrhoid symptoms – what to look for

Hemorrhoid symptoms – what to look for

Hemorrhoids are the result of veins in the anus swelling and breaking, or bulging, through the anal wall. This may be due to increased pressure on the veins during bowel movements, as a result of chronic diarrhea, or even during pregnancy and labor. During a normal bowel movement the anus tissue becomes filled with blood [...]

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Heart failure symptoms

Heart failure symptoms

Heart failure symptoms are easily confused with other medical conditions relating to the heart and the lungs, any patient who experiences a sudden increase in symptoms or in their severity should seek the advice of their medical practitioner. Any new symptoms should also be referred to the doctor as they may well be indicative of [...]

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The Dukan Diet and Its Different Stages

The Dukan Diet and Its Different Stages

The Dukan Diet refers to a nutritional approached based on protein. It was created by a French dietician and nutritionist named Pierre Dukan. In a nutshell, the Dukan Diet focuses on the way that primitive men ate back in the day. It includes a hundred foods in total, 28 of which are plant-based and 72 [...]

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The usefulness of height and weight charts

The usefulness of height and weight charts

Height and weight charts can be an excellent guide, but should not be used for elderly people! Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for all of us, the health risks associated with obesity are now well known and for women over the age of sixty the maintenance of a healthy weight is especially important. However, [...]

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Heart diseases and education

Heart diseases and education

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy determined that the American people should be educated about heart diseases – the leading cause of death in both men and women. There are several factors concerning heart disease that we should all endeavour to find out. Different kinds of heart diseases Many people are not aware that there [...]

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Reduce the effects of Helicobacter pylori

Reduce the effects of Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori are a bacterium that affects the inner lining of the stomach causing chronic inflammation (or gastritis). The bacterium is generally the result of ingesting contaminated water or food and may also be contracted via contact with infected individuals. Helicobacter pylori are known to be the most common cause of stomach ulcers. Infection as [...]

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Dukan Diet Plan – What Can You Eat?

Dukan Diet Plan – What Can You Eat?

The Dukan Diet plan first came out a decade ago when a French doctor named Pierre Dukan created it to treat people who were obese. In today’s day and age, however, the Dukan Diet plan is used to lose and maintain weight in a healthy manner. In a nutshell, it has four stages that are [...]

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An apple a day – helps prevent heart disease

An apple a day – helps prevent heart disease

Recent studies concerning heart disease have indicated that eating apples is extremely beneficial to heart health. Consuming two apples a day appears to provide many benefits – not just in preventing heart disease but also in stroke and cancer prevention. American study The very latest research, carried out in the United States, indicates that drinking [...]

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How Accurate is a Due Date Calculator?

How Accurate is a Due Date Calculator?

Generally speaking, there are two ways to measure a pregnancy: through gestation or through a woman’s last menstrual period. A due date calculator is part of the latter. How to Calculate Your Pregnancy A due date calculator calculates pregnancies at 10 lunar months or at 40 weeks. The last menstrual period calculation can be used [...]

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Dukan Diet Menu – What are Your Options?

Dukan Diet Menu – What are Your Options?

The Dukan Diet menu is very popular in France and is slowly becoming more and more popular in other European countries, too. Ideally, this menu should be used with a proper fitness plan since it only focuses on nutrition as opposed to training. So, if you want to make sure you burn as much fat [...]

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What Does a Healthy Diverticulitis Diet Entail?

What Does a Healthy Diverticulitis Diet Entail?

Without a doubt, diverticulitis can be extremely uncomfortable and might even result in serious problems. Because of this, it would be very important to follow a healthy diverticulitis diet overall. A healthy diverticulitis diet would be especially important if you want to prevent or relieve diverticulitis attacks on a regular basis. However, you need to [...]

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