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Benign intracranial

Benign intracranial

Many patients presenting with raised intracranial pressure will find that there is, apparently, no known cause for their condition. Even it is essential to receive prompt treatment of even benign intracranial pressure in order to avoid permanent damage to sight. Whilst there is no known cause for benign intracranial pressure there are some known risk [...]

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Benign rolandanic

Benign rolandanic

Benign rolandanic epilepsy is probably the most common type of epilepsy in children and has no known cause. It does however have a good prognosis since most children will grow out of the condition in their mid-teens. Benign rolandanic seizures begin in the rolandic area of the brain and only this area is involved – [...]

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Beta-Alanine

Beta-Alanine

The world of supplements is a bewildering one. With no real scientific or real world proof as to their benefit it is often difficult to decide on the efficacy of spending your money on something which may well prove to be useless. However one supplement is now being promoted as living up to its claims [...]

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Biomarkers

Biomarkers

Biomarkers are used extensively in medicine to help determine health problems and come to an acceptable diagnosis or treatment plan for all kinds of things. They are used in neurology and cardiology extensively among other things such as the tracking of cancers. The term generally refers to proteins found in blood that mark the presence [...]

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Binding globulin

Binding globulin

Thyroxine binding globulin is one of three proteins in the human body that is responsible for transporting the thyroid hormone to different parts of the human body. A deficiency in this globulin is an acquired or inherited disorder which typically does not cause any health problems. The hormone thyroid is an essential part of growth [...]

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Malaria treatment

Malaria treatment

Malaria is a treatable, infectious medical condition affecting almost half of the world’s population. Malaria is caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, which causes the malaria parasite to enter the victim’s bloodstream Malaria treatment is generally successful and the high death rate from this disease is needless – infection can be prevented with [...]

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Birthing classes

Birthing classes

When you become pregnant for the first time, it is a time of your life that is filled with excitement and lots of new experiences. Decorating the nursery, buying baby clothes, choosing names, trying out all of the prams and joggers that are available – and then towards the later stages you begin feeling your [...]

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Birth controls

Birth controls

If you are sexually active but do not yet want to start a family, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the birth controls that are available to you. Birth controls are also known as contraception and their main aim in women is to stop you from becoming pregnant, or for men to [...]

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Male menopause

Male menopause

Menopause is well known and understood as a phase that occurs in the life of every woman as she ages and the levels of naturally occurring hormones in her body begin to decline. What is perhaps not so commonly known is that men may also be affected by a reduction in hormone levels and function [...]

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Dietary advice from the Loma Linda hospital

Dietary advice from the Loma Linda hospital

Vegetarianism promotes healthy body, mind and spirit. The Seventh-day Adventist loma linda hospital, based at the university of the same name, advocates a vegetarian lifestyle in order to maintain a health in body, mind and spirit. Followers of the religion believe that this way of eating honors God, prolongs life and reduces the risk of [...]

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Man boobs

Man boobs

Man boobs, or gynecomastia, are becoming increasingly common – it is estimated that up to 10% of the male population suffers from this embarrassing condition at some stage during their lifetime. Many people speculate about the possible causes of man boobs – suggesting increased levels of hormones in the food we eat and the water [...]

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MCT oil

MCT oil

MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, MCT oils are fats dealt with in a particular way by the human body. Long-chain triglycerides are generally stored in fat cells by the body as they are difficult to process. However, MCT oils are absorbed by the bloodstream and provide a fast source of energy – they are unlikely [...]

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Measles symptoms

Measles symptoms

Measles is an extremely infectious viral illness caused by the rubeola virus. Measles is ever present in the community meaning many people develop resistance to the disease. Measles is a serious illness that should not be taken lightly – its effects on communities that have never been exposed to the virus are known to be [...]

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What is melanoma?

What is melanoma?

Malignant melanoma is a rare type of skin cancer that may spread and affect other organs of the body. Malignant melanoma may start in a pre-existing mole but may also appear in healthy looking skin. Malignant melanoma causes most skin-cancer related deaths and yet remains relatively rare, over exposure to the sun, sun beds, and [...]

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Lupus disease

Lupus disease

Lupus is a disease of the autoimmune system affecting the skin, internal organs, joints, and circulatory systems. Some of the statistics concerning lupus disease include the following – It is eight times more likely to affect women than men The usual age of sufferer is between ten and fifty years of age It appears to [...]

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Medical advice and chocolate

Medical advice and chocolate

Recent media coverage has indicated that moderate consumption of chocolate may be beneficial to heart health as it offers protection to the cardiovascular system. The reason for this startling claim is that the cocoa bean is a rich source of flavonoids – powerful plant nutrients. Medical advice consistently advices that the consumption of flavonoids should [...]

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Side Effects of NoXplode or No Explode Muscle Building Formula

Side Effects of NoXplode or No Explode Muscle Building Formula

NoXplode muscle building formula is also known as No Explode or NoXplode 2.0. This is meant to be drunk before a workout to help provide more energy for the workout. This nutritional supplement contains caffeine, B complex vitamins, creatine, calcium, folic acid and L-arginine to help the body make nitric oxide. Like any other nutritional [...]

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Lung cancer – a leading cause of death

Lung cancer – a leading cause of death

Lung cancer affects more people than all other cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer causes more deaths related to cancer than breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancers combined; indeed, it is thought to cause more deaths amongst women than breast cancer. In the twenty-year period between 1974 and 1994, the rate of [...]

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How Diabetics Can Maintain Normal Blood Sugar Goals

How Diabetics Can Maintain Normal Blood Sugar Goals

You never really think about how important normal blood sugar levels are until you have been diagnosed as a diabetic. With normal blood sugar, you could eat what you wanted and where you wanted. You didn’t need to deal with insulin, glucose meters or an increase in doctor visits. You didn’t get those pitying looks [...]

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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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