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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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Consider Extra Care For Contact Lenses Wearing

Added June 22, 2015, Under: Doctors, Environment, Technology

Close-up of a woman inserting comfortable soft contact lenses.

  Do you wear contact lenses and have you ever suffered from infections? Recent research has concluded that wearing contact lenses may interfere with the delicate balance of micro-organisms living naturally on the eye's surface. This could explain infections among some users. How this study was carried out Although the study was small – just a sample of 9 contact users compared with 11 non wearers, the researchers carried out a detailed genetic analysis to identify the micro-organisms living on the eye and ...

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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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Changing The Chorus On Cholesterol, At Last!

Added March 29, 2015, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Health, Nutrition

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Exactly a year ago, I was saying on this blog that cholesterol has been the so called “big baddy” on the health scene for several decades, with the mainstream media and the medical profession alike urging you to cut back on animal fat and switch to low fat products in order to lower your cholesterol – while at the same time taking prescription statins. We also pointed out that, in fact, the exact opposite was the way to go as one ...

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Should Hormone Replacement Therapy Go Hand In Hand With The Menopause?

Added February 18, 2015, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Women's Health

Hormone replacement therapy concept.

Every so often the subject of hormone replacement therapy comes up in the media and, just last week, here in the UK, there was a report that fifty two separate studies had found that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer - with an extra case for every one thousand women taking the drugs for five years from the age of fifty. The report quoted various sources as saying “this was a "modest increase on a relatively uncommon cancer" ...

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B.R.A.T. & How To Handle Vomiting

Added November 18, 2014, Under: Diets, Doctors, Health, How To, Pregnancy, Sickness

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We have written about the use of acronyms before in our posts. Examples include STROKE, ICE and more. They can be very useful to help people remember what to do in certain circumstances. Even so, it is still a good idea to refresh the memory from time to time. BRAT is yet another acronym and it helps you to decide what you can safely eat when you have been ill when symptoms include vomiting and/or diarrhea. This bland-food diet is suitable ...

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Bowel Cancer & What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Added May 15, 2014, Under: Diets, Diseases, Doctors, Health, Nutrition

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Two things happened today that made me decide to write this post. First was the death of Stephen Sutton from bowel cancer - whose inspirational story went viral on social media and touched the hearts of people around the world. For those who do not know his story, this 19 year old teenager with incurable bowel cancer tried to enjoy life as much as possible, while raising funds for a charity to support teenagers with cancer. He started a facebook page called ...

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Parkinson’s Disease & Is This Condition Becoming More Common?

Added May 7, 2014, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Environment, How To, Vitamin D

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Named after the doctor who first described the condition, Parkinson's disease (or PD) is a chronic disorder affecting how the brain co-ordinates the movements of the muscles in various parts of the body.   The disease is caused by the slow deterioration of those nerve cells in the brain which create dopamine. Dopamine is a natural substance.  It is found in the brain and helps control muscle movement throughout the body. In recent years, at least 3 friends have been diagnosed with ...

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Is Turmeric the Natural Remedy for Arthritis & Inflammation?

Added April 28, 2014, Under: Arthritis, Doctors, Health, Inflammation

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  Everywhere I look on the internet these days, there is someone singing the praises of turmeric - it has become the most important natural remedy to go to. So, it is time to have a good look at it myself. I am especially interested because of its reported effect on inflammation and those conditions that follow such as arthritis. Research studies on turmeric One of the most comprehensive summaries of turmeric studies to date was published by the respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, ...

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Is It Time to Hand Out Statins to the Middle Aged & Older Like Candy? | Amoils.com

Added March 28, 2014, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health

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Cholesterol has been the so called "big baddy" on the health scene for several decades, with the mainstream media and the medical profession alike urging you to cut back on animal fat and switch to low fat products in order to lower your cholesterol - while at the same time taking prescription statins. In fact, the exact opposite is the way to go as one of the best ways to raise your HDL cholesterol is to consume more dietary fats, ...

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