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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (also known as ovarian syndrome, PCOS and polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a condition that affects women’s health and reproductive system. It basically involves a large amount of cysts on the ovaries, which in turn has an effect on the menstrual cycle and hormonal systems. PCOS occurs when the ovaries do not produce [...]

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HPV in Men – How, What, Why?

HPV in Men – How, What, Why?

HPV stands for Genital Human Papillomavirus, and is very common among sexually active people. There are more than 40 different types of HPV and most sexually active individuals in the US will contract some form of the disease at some point during their lives. HPV in men will infect genital areas including the area around [...]

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Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba “oil” is not technically an oil. It is made up of lots of different liquid wax esters that are structurally quite different from what makes up most other seed oils, namely triglycerides. It has a long shelf-life and can be stored relatively stably for long periods of time. The reason for this is the [...]

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Learn about BMI for women

Learn about BMI for women

Your body mass or BMI is an easily calculated ratio of your weight and height. Doctors use BMI for women and men to give them a quick estimation of how much body fat they are storing. Women for biological reasons, naturally tend to store higher amounts of fat than men so some women and doctors [...]

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Calcium rich foods that everyone should know about

Calcium rich foods that everyone should know about

Nutritionists and other medical experts have been advising people on the importance of calcium in your diet for years, as it is well know that calcium is needed to improve bone density and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Despite this though the average person is still lacking in calcium despite the availability of an [...]

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The Amazing Facts About Flax Seeds

The Amazing Facts About Flax Seeds

The flax seed is similar to a grain in that it shares similar vitamins and minerals, however the flax seed massively out does a grain with its abundance of other nutritional properties including fibre, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. It is becoming very popular with intuitionalists who recommend the seed particularly for people dieting. [...]

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Parents Strongly Encouraged to Stop Chicken Pox Parties

Parents Strongly Encouraged to Stop Chicken Pox Parties

Doctors and lawyers are urging parents not to participate in the current trend of ‘chicken pox parties.’ At these gatherings, parents purchase lollipops, cotton swabs or other sweets licked by a child diagnosed with chicken pox or other childhood diseases. Lawyers point out that this practice is illegal. Doctors point out that children may die [...]

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Is there a link between laughter and tolerance of pain?

Is there a link between laughter and tolerance of pain?

A study investigating laughter and how it affects the individual’s role when bonding socially has recently been carried out. The association between laughter and the release of endorphins was also part of the study. Although the BBC news reported that,” Study reveals laughter really is the best medicine”, the study did not investigate the link [...]

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