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Insomnia & Is There A Link With Brain Damage & Alzheimer’s?

Added August 6, 2015, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health, Vitamin D

Aged woman with white hairs sleeping on lounger in her garden.

Sleep has always been known as a restorative and healing tool. But of course to make that tool work correctly, you will need a really good night's sleep. As if to emphasize the importance of restorative sleep, researchers have now discovered that too little sleep could cause brain damage and even accelerate the onset of Alzheimer's. According to neuroscientist Dr. Sigrid Veasey (an associate professor of Medicine and a member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the Perelman School ...

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Taking Good Care Of Your Ears

Added July 30, 2015, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Headaches & Migraines, Health

ENT physician checking patient's ear using otoscope with an instrument.

Compared with other parts of our bodies, our ears do not require a lot of care and attention. For the most part, they just need to be washed regularly when in the bath tub or the shower. However there are certain things we need to be aware of in case various symptoms arise. Hearing loss It is easy to forget about having our hearing tested regularly. This is in spite of having regular check ups for our eyes and our teeth. And ...

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Is A “Daily Fresh Lemon Drink” A Habit For You?

Added June 29, 2015, Under: Arthritis, Diseases, Health, Inflammation

limonata fresca

Fresh lemons have so many wonderful health benefits that it seems a real waste of an inexpensive resource not to make the most of them as often as possible. One way to get a regular intake of fresh lemon is to squeeze half a lemon into some hot water and drink it down first thing in the morning. I have mine straight after my morning “oil pulling” session which is another invaluable habit to get into. And the good news is ...

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Some Thoughts On Forced Vaccinations

Added June 5, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Doctors, Health, Vaccines

Close-up shot of pediatrician giving a three month baby girl  intramuscular injection in arm

For many months now, and especially following the much publicized “Disneyland measles outbreak”, there have been endless articles and discussions on the pros and cons of vaccines. It has got to the point where the backlash against those who want the choice of whether or not they inject their children with vaccines has become really vicious. There have been calls for mandatory vaccination without the option of an exemption (medical, religious or otherwise) and some USA states have already started ...

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Talcum Powder Can Be Hazardous But There Are Natural Alternatives

Added May 21, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, New Moms

Crying Baby talcum powder container.

Talcum powder is a rather old fashioned substance that was very popular in the past to absorb moisture and reduce friction on the skin - the scented version for women and the baby version for young children. The talc in talcum powder comes from the crushing, drying and milling of mined talc rocks and contains minerals such as magnesium and silicon. I know it is hard to imagine now but, in the past, talcum powder used to include asbestos (we now ...

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Is The Use of Bleach In The Home Leading To Increased Infections In Children?

Added April 10, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Parents, Vaccines, Vitamin D

Hands of child full of wet sand

Advertisers have greatly aided and abbetted a household trend in recent years to free our homes of the slightest possibility of any germs being allowed to lurk - undetected. The sales of disinfecting cleaning products has rocketed as a result. New research from Europe Now researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium have raised health concerns about the use of bleach, saying: “The frequent use of disinfecting cleaning products – caused by an erroneous belief, reinforced by advertising, that our home ...

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Vitamin B12 & Why Do We Need It?

Added February 27, 2015, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health

Hand holds a box of vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is often known as our “memory-boosting, brain health” nutrient. But that is not all, we also need sufficient levels of B12 to: 1. Convert carbohydrates into the glucose used by the body for energy. 2. Prevent the brain shrinkage - a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. 3. Regulate the nervous system for a reduction in depression and anxiety. 4. Spark cellular reproduction to renew the health of hair, skin and nails. 5. Work with vitamin B9 (also known as ...

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Dementia & The Link With Pharmaceuticals

Added January 31, 2015, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health

Care for Elderly

Dementia is a gradual decline of how the brain functions where it slowly interferes with a person's ability to carry out the normal tasks of daily living. Although there are around 100 different types of dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common form, affecting 62% of those living with dementia. Sadly, the number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. Dementia and medications Now, a study has linked common medications to dementia. However 4 out of 5 of the types of treatments ...

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Is Your Diet Helping to Prevent Your Asthma Attacks?

Added December 8, 2014, Under: Diets, Diseases

Allergy -  cute girl using  inhaler

Diet is surprisingly important when you are suffering from asthma. Whether you are an adult or a child, it can make all the difference between triggering or avoiding an asthma attack. Even if you do not suffer from this condition yourself, you probably know someone who does - today 1 in 12 of those living in the USA will have this condition. What does having asthma mean? It means having airways that are inflamed, making you and them especially sensitive to substances ranging ...

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Is There a Link Between Cold Sores & Alzheimer’s?

Added November 28, 2014, Under: Diseases

Man with cold sore

No one wants to pick up a cold sore but most people contract the cold sore virus, caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus, when they are young and it is spread in saliva or mucus that comes from the nose and mouth. It can take just one kiss to pass on the virus, making babies and young children particularly vulnerable to cold sores (and this virus). If you have an active cold sore yourself, you must protect your young child ...

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