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Bile duct cancer

Bile duct cancer

Bile duct cancer is relatively uncommon – around 4,000 new cases are reported annually in the US, it usually affects those in the over 65 year old category. The bile duct connects the liver to the intestine at the duodenum and is involved with transport of bile from the liver to the intestine – should [...]

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Sugar Drink Habit Is Widespread in US

Sugar Drink Habit Is Widespread in US

A new report which is a snapshot of any day in the US has been published. The CDC report, “Consumption of Sugar Drinks in the United States, 2005-2008,” asked a sample of people who were considered to be representative of the American population to record everything they ate and drank over a 24 period. Part [...]

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Use of Antidepressants on the Rise in the US

Use of Antidepressants on the Rise in the US

Four Fold Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions Since 1988 A new federal report states that of all the people in the U.S. aged twelve or over, about 11% of them take antidepressants. The report also identified that many of the patients had not seen a mental health professional within the last year either. The report was [...]

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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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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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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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Food addiction

Food addiction

Food addiction is a term used to describe a condition whereby people turn to food for comfort and in order to cope emotionally. Overview Food addiction can be hard to recognize and diagnose. Unlike other addictions eating food a number of times throughout the day is a normal and essential part of life. In some [...]

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Foot problems

Foot problems

No two feet are the same and this includes the two on the same body. They may differ in size, shape or condition and will certainly be affected in different ways by factors such as growth, disease, pregnancy and aging. These differences make foot problems fairly common and yet with slight differences from case to [...]

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Eating healthy lunches – it’s a great choice to make

Eating healthy lunches – it’s a great choice to make

Most of us are, no doubt, aware of the increasing numbers of overweight children in society – childhood obesity, with its attendant health problems, is something that affects children from all races and social backgrounds. Although many parents are fully aware of the need for a healthy, well balanced diet it may be all but [...]

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Immunization Schedule

Immunization Schedule

An immunization schedule is also known as a vaccination schedule and covers the period of childhood, starting at birth. It covers this period because the purpose of the schedule is to let the parents or guardians know what vaccines are required at certain periods over the life of the child. The immunization schedule is used [...]

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The benefits of chelation therapy in the treatment of heart disease

The benefits of chelation therapy in the treatment of heart disease

Chelation therapy was originally developed, in the 1940’s, as a treatment for heavy metal and radiation poisoning. The therapy takes the form of an intravenous infusion containing artificial amino acids known as EDTA. By the 1960’s research into cardiac disease had established that the plaque found in diseased artery walls contained calcium. Since it was [...]

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Salmonella poisoning

Salmonella poisoning

Salmonella can be contracted from many foods and is usually a type of food poisoning. It can be fatal, and common places for it to be found are in eggs, meat and unpasteurised milk. Salmonella is a bacterium occurring mainly in the intestine and which can cause infections in humans. Common source of infection Salmonella [...]

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Neural tube defect

Neural tube defect

Neural tube defect occur in around 1 in 1000 births in the US making the condition one of the most common birth defects. A neural tube defect occurs very early on in the baby’s development and is an opening that occurs either the brain or the spinal cord. The spinal cord is one of the [...]

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Common causes of high blood pressure

Common causes of high blood pressure

Blood pressure refers to the measurement of the force with which the blood is pushing against the walls of the blood vessels. High blood pressure can be serious and there are a number of things that it can be caused by. What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure or hypertension means that the heart [...]

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The Most Common Dental Problems Out There

The Most Common Dental Problems Out There

Nobody likes having dental problems. However, the good news is that they are fairly easy to prevent. All you have to do is brush your teeth two times a day, eat well, floss every day and get dental checkups on a regular basis in order to prevent them. Naturally, learning more about the most common [...]

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Rhodiola Rosea – the natural way to battle depression and anxiety

Rhodiola Rosea – the natural way to battle depression and anxiety

Ginseng is one of the best known foods to contain an adaptogen. However, very few people have actually heard of the word adaptogen or know what it means. An adaptogen is a natural chemical found in certain food stuffs which assist our bodies to help them cope with stress, both physical and mental. But there [...]

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Gynecologists

Gynecologists

Many women dread going to visit their gynecologists because of the invasive examinations that go on, but they are very important for your overall health. Women over the age of 21 should have regular pelvic examinations and cervical smear, or Pap, tests. In the US women aged between 21 and 29 are recommended to undertake [...]

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Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases

The term cardiovascular diseases refers to any medical condition related to the heart and blood vessels and is the leading cause of death in the US. There are many types and causes but there are also many ways to prevent them. What are cardiovascular diseases? In most cases CVD conditions are caused by a build-up [...]

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Artemisinin

Artemisinin

Cancer. A word guaranteed to strike fear into anyone who hears it from their doctor. And why is that? Billions of dollars have been spent on research into the disease and to try and find a cure in the last 40 years alone. With what result? Very little if truth be told. If this huge [...]

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Benefits of the DTaP vaccine

Benefits of the DTaP vaccine

The DTaP vaccine provides protection for your child against the diseases, diptheria, tetanus and pertussis, also known as whooping cough. About Diptheria Diptheria is a bacterial infection that makes it very hard to swallow or breath and can lead to death through suffocation when it is not treated. The most common cases of death are [...]

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