Alternative treatment for Alzheimer’s: Therapies beyond medicines

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Among the many health mysteries that medical science does not yet have an answer to is a condition that afflicts mostly the elderly – Alzheimer’s disease. It is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors and affects memory, thinking, communication, and social abilities of the elderly. As per statistics, the...

Don’t ignore your heart health during pregnancy! Here’s why

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The human body adapts remarkably to the physiological demands of a pregnancy. In most instances, it should be a breeze and largely uneventful. However, in women with health risks and those who have had previous health or heart issues, it becomes a different ballgame. Sound heart health during pregnancy is important. Cardiovascular...

Alzheimer’s disease: An expert shares how lifestyle increases its risk

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In November 1906, Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist presented the clinical features of an unusual woman who developed paranoid ideation, memory impairment, and progressive dementia at a psychiatry meeting in Tubingen. He demonstrated that her brain at autopsy exhibited hitherto undescribed abnormalities, he designated as neuritic plaques in the extracellular spaces, and neurofibrillary tangles...

9 tests to diagnose colorectal cancer

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Cancer of the colon begins in the large intestine when the healthy cells grow out of control and form a mass called a tumor. The tumor can be benign or cancerous. Since the latter is malignant, spreads to other parts of the body while the benign one does grow but will not spread. These...

7 foods that stain teeth and cause them to appear yellow

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Your oral has a lot to do with your impression on other people. But if your teeth are turning yellow, that’s a warning sign and it’s bad for your dental health. So, what causes dental stains? The adage “We are what we eat” certainly applies to your oral health. While some foods might help...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Impact, symptoms, risk factors and treatment

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, usually known as PID, is a common and poorly managed gynecological condition affecting adolescent and young adult women. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), acute PID is attributed to the ascent of microorganisms from the vagina and endocervix to the endometrium, fallopian tubes and contiguous structures.Primary PID...

Varicose veins: Know the risk factors behind twisted, enlarged veins

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Varicoses, an alternative term for varicose veins, is a medical disorder where the superficial veins swell and twist. These veins often enlarge in the legs, right under the skin. Oftentimes, varicose veins don’t show many symptoms. However, some people could feel worn out or feel discomfort. But what are the causes and risk factors...

How to get pregnant with PCOS? 5 tips to increase fertility

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When trying to conceive, it makes sense that you would want to do everything in your power to conceive quickly. However, for women who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), their efforts may go in vain as it can be complicated to become pregnant with PCOS. The good news is that it is not impossible....

Mental health disorders: 5 causes of anger issues in children

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Adolescents face many emotional issues regarding identity, separation, relationships and purpose during this age of development. Their bond with their parents also changes as teens become more independent. Parents often have a difficult time dealing with this, leading to frustration, confusion and anger, setting up a pattern of reactive behavior for both parents and...

Ear wax removal: To clean or not to clean

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Aren’t we always quick to reach out for a cotton ear bud to remove ear wax, the yellowish, waxy material which keeps building up over time? Inserting cotton swabs, hair pins and other such tools into your ears may be harmful. According to guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Foundation,...

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