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The Dilemma of Vitamin K Shots & Your Newborn

Added September 22, 2014, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy, Vaccines

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In the UK, parents of new babies are routinely asked if they would like their baby to have supplementary vitamin K. They are told that this is needed to make blood clot and prevent excessive internal bleeding. In 1961, after nearly 2 decades of research had been published, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended giving Vitamin K shots after birth. This practice has been the standard of care in the USA ever since. As with any vaccine schedule today, there are ...

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Suspect Moles & Modern Technology

Added September 20, 2014, Under: Environment, Skin Conditions, Technology

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Many people worry about suspect moles with the fear that they might have melanoma.  This is of course one of the most dangerous types of skin cancer, with a poor prognosis if not caught early on.  Because of the fear and risk of this sort of suspect mole, it is not surprising that lovers of technology will turn to this to allay their fears. How has modern technology helped us to deal with moles? Mobile phone applications, or apps, have transformed the ...

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Your Dishwasher Is Not Just For Dishes!

Added September 17, 2014, Under: Environment, How To, Top 10

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Today, many people own a dishwasher and it is certainly a worthwhile investment especially when you have friends and family swelling the numbers. But owning a dishwasher comes with certain responsibilities and its use is not just confined to washing dishes. We have written before about the possibility of mold in your dishwasher and how, because it uses water, it can provide the perfect home for this undesirable visitor. Not only is your machine warm and damp, but the continuous use ...

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Migraines, Meditation & More…

Added September 15, 2014, Under: Drugs, Headaches & Migraines

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Nobody wants to suffer from migraines but a recent small study published in the journal Headache suggests that meditation may help relieve the intensity and duration of migraines. The study was conducted at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where researchers assigned 19 people with migraines either to standard medical care or to an eight week program called “mindfulness-based stress reduction”. This is also known as MBSR and the migraine sufferers undertook the program for some 30 minutes a day. What ...

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Are “Thread Veins” A Threat To Your Health?

Added September 9, 2014, Under: New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

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  Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which have become dilated so that they run close to the skin's surface. They look like fine purple or red wiggly lines. Thread veins are also known as “Spider Veins” or “Broken Veins”. Many who develop thread veins find them embarrassing or unsightly and really wish they could do something about them. They are normally found on the legs but can also appear on the breasts, arms and even the face. They ...

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Mulberries & Their Multiple Health Benefits

Added September 6, 2014, Under: Diseases

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It would seem that "silkworms" have had the right idea on healthy eating for many centuries. They have been living on mulberry leaves but as well as the leaves, it is the fruit of the mulberry tree that has so many health benefits to offer humans. This fruit is enjoyed by people all over the world. Mulberries grow on the Morus Alba tree and are a naturally sweet fruit, similar to blackberries, with a taste like grapefruit. Although, they are generally ...

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Shh! What Is The Secret To Treating Nail Fungus?

Added September 4, 2014, Under: Men's Health, Skin Conditions, Women's Health

Arteriosclerotic Old Foot

Nail fungus can often be a bit of a turn-off with sufferers and onlookers alike commenting “yuk” or “disgusting”. But there is really nothing to be ashamed of because nail fungus is rarely caused by poor hygiene habits. Instead, just a tiny scratch close to the nail bed is all that the fungus needs to gain its entrance and the start of big problems for that toe's owner. You could have picked up the fungus through such a tiny ...

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EFT & Why Tapping Can Help You To Cut The Cravings

Added August 28, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Weight Loss

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EFT or The Emotional Freedom Technique is said to help optimize your emotional health which of course goes hand in hand with your physical health and healing. You may feel you are living a healthy lifestyle in terms of what you eat, how you exercise, your sleeping habits and your vitamin D levels, but are you reaping the full benefits if there are still emotional barriers standing in your way? EFT is all about tapping If you can master this technique, you ...

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Phototherapy Is One Of The Solutions For Chronic Psoriasis

Added August 25, 2014, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health, Skin Conditions

Psoriasis vulgaris is an disease that affects the skin

More than 125 million people worldwide live with psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. What are the symptoms of psoriasis? This skin condition causes a build up of itchy, thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales, with other symptoms including: Severe dandruff on the scalp. Joint pain or aching and perhaps a symptom of psoriatic arthritis. Roughly 30% of those with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis. Nail changes, including thick yellow-brown nails, dents and ...

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How To Stop Bone Loss & Osteoporosis

Added August 21, 2014, Under: Exercise, How To, Vitamin D

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Aging comes with a whole set of problems and unfortunately bone loss is one of them. But it need not be. You can prevent bone loss, stop bone loss and even reverse bone loss without resorting to toxic drugs with all their well known side effects . Did you know that the main cause of osteoporosis is a vitamin D deficiency? The good news is that it is easy to raise those levels of vitamin D so that you are less at ...

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