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Canadian warship plagued by hand, foot, and mouth disease

Canada’s only operational warship deployed for a NATO mission was hit by an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). The HMCS Charlottetown sailed on June 27 from Halifax to join Operation Reassurance, a Canadian contribution and support to NATO’s measure in Central and Eastern…

What Can You Do to Prevent Esophageal Cancer?

Esophageal cancer is a disease that attacks the esophagus. Some of the symptoms associated with this type of cancer include dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing, coughing, weight loss, chest pain, and heartburn. There are many practices that can heighten the possibility of acquiring this disease.…

Heroin use is epidemic in US cities

Across the U.S., there has been a 60% increase of heroin abuse, especially among first-time users. A survey by substance abuse and health service administration showed that Vermont had 15.3 % of its population using illegal drugs, 13.3% were using marijuana and 14.5 % of the teenagers were smoking…

What green beans can do for your health

When you were a child, green beans were probably not your favorite food. You had to struggle to be able to eat them, and no matter how they were cooked they never tasted really good. As the time has passed, your preferences have probably started to change too and it could be time to try green beans…

Why are doctors encouraging people to get the flu shot?

The best way to prevent getting the flu is to get vaccinated. This is especially true for children who are older than 6 months and up to 4 years of age; seniors above 50 years of age and pregnant women. These are the people who are especially at high risk. The flu season is very unpredictable too.…

Health uses of vinegar

Vinegar is mostly used in the kitchen to spice up dishes or making salads or make feta. Not many people know there are more uses to vinegar than just in the kitchen. Vinegar has been used since ancient times as a disinfectant to heal wounds; the Chinese used it as antibacterial to clean hands; the…

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    There are many reasons why people suffer chronic pain. This long-lasting pain can be caused by cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and so many conditions. In the United States, this costs the healthcare system $560 to $630 billion every year. Many of the people who suffer chronic pain go…

  • What is the difference between a stomach virus and food poisoning?

    What is the difference between a stomach virus and food poisoning?

    Even though sometimes they are hard to tell apart when you get sharp stomachaches, there are several differences between having a stomach bug and food poisoning. When it is that time of the year when illnesses spread like a…well, virus, it is important to know what it is that you have in…

  • The Difference between LDL and HDL Cholesterols

    The Difference between LDL and HDL Cholesterols

    Cholesterol is a type of fat produced by the liver. It enables the functionality of cells and body organs. Some foods, especially animal products like cheese, meat, and milk among others contain cholesterol. Useful as it is in organ growth, too much cholesterol leads to heart and circulatory…

  • Ways to forestall the onset of Alzheimer’s disease

    Ways to forestall the onset of Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common diseases of the century, and unfortunately more and more people are developing this condition. It not only affects the patient, but also the ones around them since the patient will need to be taken care of at all times. There are things that one…

  • Why Don't Doctors in the U.S. Diagnose Lyme Disease?

    Why Don't Doctors in the U.S. Diagnose Lyme Disease?

    Lyme disease was first diagnosed in 1975 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. It was originally thought the symptoms were of juvenile arthritis. Lyme disease is caused by the bite of the blacklegged tick. The tick transmits bacteria in the human body causing infection. A few symptoms of Lyme disease include…

  • Risks of high blood pressure from drinking coffee

    Risks of high blood pressure from drinking coffee

    There is a saying ‘you can never have too much of a good thing’. This is not true; too much of anything has risks. For example, being a vegetarian is considered healthy, but there is a risk of bone loss; fruits are great and have antioxidants but the excess sugar can affect our teeth;…

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  • TV can Help in the Healthy Development of Your Child

    In today’s date, kids are highly preoccupied with educational; activities. As a result, most kids hardly get time to play. On the other hand, it is crucial to give relief to the children from their constant monotonous home works and studies. As a parent, if you are unable to manage your child…

  • Advantages of Healthy Lifestyle 2

    Advantages of Healthy Lifestyle 2

    In spite of the fact that medications alone can frequently cut cholesterol down to ordinary levels, eating regimen and activity give advantages that medications don't. They'll lower circulatory strain, lessen weight, and bring down the danger of creating diabetes. A stationary way of life is…

  • You and your mind

    You and your mind

    There comes the time when you simply want to give up, because you are sick of trying. We are talking about dieting of course, because leading a healthy life or losing weight is not easy at all. Have you ever wondered what keeps you from having a perfect figure of from losing body fat? Is it you or…

  • Running Too Much Can Lead to Possible Injuries

    Running Too Much Can Lead to Possible Injuries

    While running is one of the best exercises we can do, it is complicated. Yes, all you need to do is to go outside and run, but there are many things you must pay attention to. You should beware of: too soon, too much, too often and too fast. When running, you break your body down, but it is rebuilt…

  •  Do You Drink Enough Water?

    Do You Drink Enough Water?

    We all know how important it is to drink enough water. It doesn’t have to be three or four liters a day, but it has to be at least one. Remember when you are thirsty, nothing can quench the thirst better than a glass of water. Even though there are people who are simply not used to drinking…

  • Follow the cure and save your eyes

    Follow the cure and save your eyes

    Quick Smoking or never start Smoking is as bad for our eyes as for the rest of your body. Different research have linked smoking to an increased risk of developing age related macular deterioration,and optic nerve injury, all of which can lead to sightlessness. Be cool and wear your shades…