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Is Insomnia Making You Desperate? | Amoils.com

Added August 31, 2009, Under: Drugs, Health, Pregnancy

There has been much in the news this past week about Michael Jackson dying after his personal doctor was treating him with a whole cocktail of drugs for insomnia. Could being unable to fall asleep make you so desperate that you keep asking for more and more drugs so that when you actually fall asleep, you never wake up again? 20% of the US population suffers from insomnia Insomnia is very common.  And it is more common in women than in men ...

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Some Encouraging News About Cot Deaths (SIDS)

Added , Under: Babies, New Moms, Parents

This week the BBC has reported the good news that the number of cot deaths in the UK has been falling.  Each year the numbers are decreasing but some interesting facts have emerged from this report: The majority of deaths was among babies of a normal birth weight – that is 5.5lbs and above and occurred between the age of 28 days and one year. The highest rate of death was to babies of single mothers under the age of 20. There was ...

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Why Do Sporty Guys Get Tinea Infections?

Added August 27, 2009, Under: Exercise, Men's Health, Skin Conditions

Two conditions – Jock Itch and Athletes Foot – are both tinea infections - tinea cures and tinea pedis. These fungal conditions love warm moist areas so the groin is the perfect home for jock itch and a foot living in a shoe is ripe for athletes foot.  They both affect mainly guys and of course especially athletes because of all the sweating that goes on. Not very appetizing is it? So what can guys do about these two crosses they have ...

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Is Back Pain Getting In The Way Of Your Life?

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Our slavish devotion to our computers is putting our backs at risk.  And those beloved laptops were designed to be portable and should not be used for long periods. Nobody wants to endure pain and if we have to suffer from any kind of pain on a regular basis, it impacts on the quality of our lives in so many ways. Back pain is surprisingly common and even factors like depression, anxiety or stress can bring on a sudden pain in ...

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What’s New in the “Non Allergic” Pussy Cat World?

Added August 26, 2009, Under: Children's Health, Skin Conditions

It is well known that many people are allergic to cats and there are even cat lovers amongst those numbers.  An allergic reaction to cats can occur within minutes and the symptoms usually include itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, scratchy throats, asthma and the skin rashes typical of eczema. An interesting study led by pediatric expert Esmeralda Morales, from the University of Arizona, followed 486 children from birth and the study suggested that children who are exposed to cats soon ...

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How Can You Be Safe From Shingles If You Are A Senior Citizen? | Amoils.com

Added August 25, 2009, Under: Diseases, Health, Men's Health, Women's Health

If you ever had chicken pox as a child or even an adult, you are at risk of developing shingles when you are older.  And shingles can be a very painful condition.  It is a viral infection of the nerve roots causing pain and a band of rash that spreads on one side of your body.  One in five people with shingles go on to suffer from post herpetic neuralgia and that is when the real problems start. The shingles infection ...

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Is Toxic Algae A New Health Risk?

Added August 19, 2009, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health

The other evening I was watching a French news program and there was a report on the presence of toxic algae on certain beaches.  The sight of the extensive areas of lethal rotting green and toxic algae looked like something out of a horror science fiction.  But it was for real. August is the busiest holiday month in France when so many residents vacation at the coast.  Now they have been warned to stay away from certain beaches in Northern Brittany ...

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These Boots Are Made For Walking

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Low section view of male athletes running on a running track

  I know I have written a blog about the advantages of walking barefoot whenever you can.  But it is not always practical to be barefoot and if you started going to work barefoot or to certain public places, you would almost certainly be considered a bit weird.  For the most part, there is a time when you can go barefoot and a time when you need shoes. You need the right footwear if you want to have healthy feet Many women just ...

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If We Live Longer, Will We Be Happier Or Grumpier?

Added August 15, 2009, Under: Health, Men's Health, Women's Health

As the baby boomers become senior citizens, it seems as if the boom is going to continue to an advanced age.  All the statistics point to older people living longer and longer.  If you are 55 now, you have a 50% chance of reaching 90. Other interesting projections USA seniors could increase by 40% in 5 years. The world senior age group is expected to triple by 2050. In the UK there could be 30 000 people over the age of 100 by the ...

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Psoriasis – How Can You Receive Home Care For This Condition?

Added August 12, 2009, Under: Health, Skin Conditions, Technology

Recently, the BBC World News web site reported on light therapy for psoriasis sufferers. This therapy is rarely given in the UK because of the purported need for the treatment to be given in hospital. However, Dutch researchers have now reported that this specialist light treatment can be given just as effectively at home.  What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition and usually means discomfort. Psoriasis causes thick red marks (that look like scales) to form.  The thick scaling is due ...

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