Are you Suffering from Painful or Swollen Joints? |

Added December 30, 2009, Under: Arthritis, Drugs, Exercise, Health

Arthritis is when the joints in the body become inflamed which can result in pain, swelling and even crippling. This inflammation is often caused by a breakdown in the cartilage which protects the joints. Joints are places in the body where two bones meet. If this breakdown in the cartilage is caused by disease or other factors, then it is important to treat that original cause so that the inflammation is eliminated before any serious damage is done and thus avoiding ...


Everyone Gets Angry Sometimes But How Do We Handle This Anger? |

Added December 21, 2009, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health

We all have lots of emotions and we all have different ways of expressing our emotions – it’s what makes us all unique and interesting. It would be very dull if everyone reacted to situations in exactly the same way like a whole bunch of robots. What happens when we get angry? But although it is absolutely alright – and even important - to be angry at times and in certain situations, this anger must be released in a correct and healthy way. ...


You Can Take Responsibility for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes |

Added December 16, 2009, Under: Diets, Diseases, Men's Health, Weight Loss, Women's Health

  In a new study from the University of Sidney in Australia, researchers have found that those who drink 3 or 4 cups of tea or coffee per day reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to a fifth or more.  And the same amount of decaffeinated coffee lowered this risk by a third. So caffeine can be taken out of the equation.  Magnesium and antioxidants could well be the link. So now we have to weigh up the ...


How Can You Avoid Those Period Pains Naturally? |

Added December 15, 2009, Under: Drugs, Exercise, Women's Health

While the effects of menstrual cramps or period pains vary from women to women, for many they can be debilitating and cause considerable pain and discomfort for at least twenty four hours. The medical term is dysmenorrhea and your period pains are caused by the uterus contracting.  In addition to severe stomach pain, some women may experience extreme tiredness, back ache, vomiting, diarrhea and pain down the inside of the thighs.  The good news is that there is much you can do to ...


We All Have Moles But What Should We Do About Them? |

Added December 14, 2009, Under: Health, Skin Conditions

Moles must be one of the most common conditions in the world as everyone has at least one while some have up to forty. Most moles develop during our lifetime but some 1% of people are born with moles and it is these congenital moles that might cause problems and even become cancerous in time. Moles are normally brown or dark spots in the skin and they can be flat or raised.  Many people go through life without giving their moles ...


What can YOU do to Prevent Cancer? |

Added December 10, 2009, Under: Diseases, Nutrition

While not all health problems can be avoided, there is much you can do to prevent cancer. A large percentage of cancer related deaths are directly linked to lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking, a lack of exercise plus an unhealthy diet.  So avoiding cigarettes, minimizing alcohol and making sure you get regular exercise are a great start to an anti-cancer lifestyle. Plus you need to look at your eating habits.  You could even be consuming foods and beverages that fuel cancer. 5 ...


The Controversy that is Aspartame, Especially if you Drink Diet Sodas |

Added December 9, 2009, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, Nutrition

In case you don’t know, aspartame is a food additive that was developed by the GD Searle Company after its discovery in 1965.  It was then initially approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1974 and is used as a sweetener. However, aspartame has been the subject of many controversies ever since. Anti-aspartame activists maintain, with good reason, that conflicts of interest marred the FDA's approval of aspartame; they question the quality of the initial research supporting its safety; and ...


Is the Thought of Jet Lag Stressing You Out? |

Added December 2, 2009, Under: Environment, Exercise, Headaches & Migraines, Health

In this global village we call Earth, regular and even frequent air travel has become the norm for many - whether for business or pleasure.  And if we have to travel across time zones, there is that all important jet lag to contend with. How to make it go away or at least become less of a problem? Common jet lag symptoms are: Headaches Disorientation Anxiety Exhaustion Indigestion Dehydration Impaired coordination, insomnia and even restless leg syndrome And it does not help if you are middle-aged or older, out of shape ...


Can You Protect Your Young Child From Cold Sores? |

Added December 1, 2009, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents, Skin Conditions

Cold sores (which are also often known as fever blisters) are those small sores which usually appear on and above the upper lip.  They are very common and easily spread. Would you believe that there are about 100 million recurring infections annually in the US alone? Why do cold sores start? This annoying and often painful viral infection is caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus (HPV1).  The virus tends to remain dormant in the nerve cells until your immune system is weakened ...


Are Dads a Help or a Hindrance at the Birth of their Babies? |

Added , Under: Babies, Parents, Pregnancy

Well of course it all depends on the dad and what type of temperament he has.  And it is a comparatively modern trend.  When my own children were born in the 1970s, there was no thought of my husband being there but a lot has changed and both my son and my son-in-law were only too happy to see their own babies being born. A French obstetrician called Michel Odent has a very interesting point of view and is not too ...

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