Pregnancy & Should You Think Twice About That Glucose Test? |

Added June 28, 2013, Under: Babies, Pregnancy

One of the tests during pregnancy that many women do NOT enjoy is that glucose one that is carried out to determine if you suffer from gestational diabetes or glucose intolerance of pregnancy. In the USA, it is usually offered to most women around 28 weeks unless you have a family history of diabetes or had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, when you may be tested earlier. While it might not be necessary for everyone to be tested, it is ...


Top 10 Tips on How to Treat Insect Bites & Stings Safely |

Added June 24, 2013, Under: Environment, Skin Conditions

It's summer time in the northern hemisphere and along with enjoying the great outdoors can come those nasty insect bites and stings. But what can you do about them? Tips 1 to 5 are general ones 1. Quickly remove any stingers or other insect parts attached to the skin (for example from bees, yellow jackets or wasps), remembering that many insect stingers continue to pump venom even after they are removed from the bee. Be careful not to squeeze the stingers because it ...

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The Trend Towards Being Transparent About GMO Labeling |

Added June 21, 2013, Under: Environment, Nutrition, Technology

March Against Monsanto is a movement that has been gaining impetus worldwide. It is made up of people who are concerned about GMOs and how the main biotec company, known as Monsanto, has infiltrated certain countries and impacted on the health and well being of their citizens. Although interestingly the movement had some 2 million supporters marching on May 25 2013, the international event was scarcely covered by mainstream media. Of course with social media and the internet, causes such as ...


How To Head Massage For Healing Health Benefits |

Added June 18, 2013, Under: Headaches & Migraines, How To

    One of the simplest ways to give yourself a health-giving treat is with a head massage. You can use one of these basic head massage gadgets for a great sensation (and available for just a couple of dollars) or you can go for something more intense. Head massages induce a state of calm and help to relax and de-stress For example, an Indian head massage (which concentrates on the upper back, neck, shoulders, head and face) helps with lymphatic drainage, eye strain and sinus ...


Honey And Cinnamon Are Cosy Companions In So Many Healthy Ways |

Added June 16, 2013, Under: Health, Nutrition

  On its own, cinnamon is helpful in controlling blood sugar levels; maintaining insulin sensitivity; as well as being a very powerful antioxidant. With its antibacterial and anti fungal properties and much more, cinnamon’s unique healing abilities come from components in the essential oils found in its bark. Cinnamon is an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber, iron and calcium. Like cinnamon, honey also has a taste that is enjoyed. The full health and other ...


A Healing Hint For Sunburn |

Added June 12, 2013, Under: Children's Health, Environment, How To, Vitamin D

  Although we all need to enjoy and experience sunlight as often as possible, sunburn itself can be dangerous and should be avoided. If you are unlucky enough for your skin to get a dose, then here is a simple way to treat that sunburn with three natural ingredients. These same ingredients should be in your home but if they are not, then now is the perfect time to stock up. Natural sunburn reliever and treatment A piece of Aloe Vera plant (some 3 ...


How To Recognize & Prevent Drowning |

Added June 10, 2013, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Health

I subscribe to many natural and other health newsletters and blogs and, top of the popular subjects in the last couple of weeks has been drowning. Learn to know what to look out for in such a situation, the most important point being that most will not recognize when someone is actually drowning. It is almost always a deceptively quiet event Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D, called it The Instinctive Drowning Response and it is what adults and children do to avoid actual or ...


With the Similar Sounding Annular Fissure & Anal Fissure, It Is Easy To Be Confused |

Added June 6, 2013, Under: Doctors, Pregnancy

- A fissure is another name for a tear or cut. You even come across fissures in the natural world – fissures can describe cracks in rocks. But in medical jargon, if you, a friend or a family member have been diagnosed with a fissure then you need to know what kind. It can be confusing when there are several similar sounding conditions such as annular fissures, anal fissures and even anal fistulas too. What is an annular fissure? An annular fissure or tear ...


Parents Have Many Reasons To Worry But Is Bullying One Of Them? |

Added June 5, 2013, Under: Children's Health, Parents

Has your child ever been bullied or are you worried that it might happen in the future? Any caring parent worries about this possibility and if your child is a victim, he may keep quiet about it because he fears that it will make matters worse. It is very upsetting for a parent to realize that their child is being bullied, but even more so for the child. A child that experiences bullying at school will be more anxious than an adult would. ...


How To Reduce The Damage To Your Skin If You Are A Female Smoker |

Added June 3, 2013, Under: Drugs, How To, Skin Conditions, Women's Health

Here are six nightmare scenarios for the skin when women smoke 1. The nicotine in cigarettes causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin, impairing blood flow to your skin. With less blood flow, your skin only gets a fraction of the oxygen and important nutrients it needs, such as vitamin A. Compromise to the blood supply of the skin can result in skin necrosis as well as further damaging collagen. 2. Along with deficiency of vitamin ...

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