10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is often dubbed ‘the silent killer.’ The American Cancer Society predicts that cervical cancer will strike almost 13,000 women in 2016, killing around a third of those women. It mainly affects those aged 20-50, although women of all ages can get it. Recognizing cervical cancer can also be difficult, because many symptoms don’t

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Does My Child Have Pediatric Bipolar Disorder?

Mood swings, temper tantrums, impulsive behavior—these are normal signs of childhood, right? Well, it’s true that most kids display these traits from time to time, but if they’re extreme or persistent then your child may be suffering from pediatric bipolar disorder. When we think about bipolar disorder, we generally think of older teenagers and adults,

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8 Critical Ways Using Technology Can Help You Stay Younger

My mother—who is in her eighties—recently decided she wanted an iPad. I needed no convincing, since my iPad goes where I go! We visited our local store to get some advice, and left (after a good deal of consideration) with a brand new tablet. Since then, my mother has been wondering how she ever managed

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10 Healthy Store Cupboard Ingredients You Can’t Do Without

We all want to eat healthily, don’t we? Still, at some point we’ve all looked despairingly into a bare store cupboard and reached for the take-out menu instead. The secret to success is to be well-prepared, and to keep some basic ingredients to hand. With this approach, we can increase our chances of sticking to

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10 Straightforward Ways to Give Your Liver a Healthy Boost

Your liver is one of the most important organs in the body, but it can be damaged surprisingly easily and often doesn’t complain until problems are quite far advanced. Too much alcohol can cause liver disease (even if we only drink a little over recommended limits), as can other factors like a fatty diet and

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Natural Remedies for Overindulgence

It’s the season of fun and enjoyment, but the holiday period is often the season of over-indulgence as well. Of course, everyone wants to enjoy the delicious food at this time of year—and perhaps the occasional tipple as well—but it’s tempting to enjoy the rich fare and drink just a little too much, leaving us

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Almonds: Crunchy, Delicious and Good for You Too

Packed with vitamins and minerals, high in fat-free protein, and deliciously crunchy too—what’s not to love about almonds? These oval-shaped nuts have been around for thousands of years—they were even mentioned in the Bible—and in Roman times they were given as a wedding gift for fertility. Today, many people love their rich taste, but did

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Inside and Out: 8 Tips for Keeping Your Ears in Good Shape

Have you ever looked closely at a baby’s ears? The miraculous folds and crevices are perfectly designed to let us hear clearly—and if you could peek inside at the incredible interior, you would be even more amazed. Day after day, we expect our ears to go on working with very little attention, but we soon

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Banish the Itch: How to Get Rid of Head Lice

We all know the expression “feeling lousy” but have you ever wondered where it originated? It actually comes from the debilitated feeling people can suffer when they have a long-term head lice infection. Fortunately, head lice infections rarely get to that point today, but they’re still surprisingly common and a source of frustration to parents

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10 of The Best Winter Drinks to Keep Out the Chill

Imagine a blanket of snow outside, a crackling log fire, and a cozy blanket to snuggle under. What’s missing from this perfect winter scene? A piping hot winter drink, of course! And whether your tastes run to delicious milky drinks or a nip of the hard stuff, nothing is more comforting on a chilly day

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Valuable Strategies for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

My 2 year old grandson puts me to shame. Under the watchful eye of his parents, he can find his own folder on the iPad, select the program he wants, and play it. I didn’t touch a computer until I was an adult! Children today have grown up using computers, smartphones and tablets, and by

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10 Delicious Alternative Sources of Vitamin C

Everyone knows that eating citrus fruits is a great way to ensure we get all the vitamin C we need. Low levels of vitamin C can lead to bleeding gums, nosebleeds, rough skin and joint problems. Vitamin C produces collagen, keeping soft tissue such as skin and muscles supple and healthy, and it also builds

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9 Helpful Ways to Support Someone Who Stammers

We’ve all stumbled over our words from time to time, especially when we’re nervous. However, for some people, voicing thoughts out loud can be an exhausting daily struggle. People who stammer have great difficulty in speaking smoothly, and in severe cases it can be almost impossible for them to make themselves understood. Overall, 5% of

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8 “Women’s Diseases” That Men Can Get Too

We’ve all heard of so-called “women’s” health conditions—diseases that allegedly only affect women. In reality, men can get many of these diseases too, but are often misunderstood or even disbelieved because of the common misconception about who can develop these conditions. Here are eight alleged “women’s diseases” that men can get too. 1. Breast cancer

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Excessive Belching: Is It Just Annoying or Should I Be Worried?

Did you know that in some countries, your host would be vastly offended if you didn’t belch at the end of a meal? Of course, we all burp from time to time, but sometimes this can become excessive, making life not only embarrassing but also uncomfortable. Should we be worried about excessive belching or is

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Menopausal Weight Gain: Is it Inevitable?

When my waistline began to bulge a bit a very years ago, I simply I ate a bit more carefully for a few weeks and the bulge disappeared. However, I’ve recently realized that it’s much harder than it used to be to shift that “spare tyre”—just cutting back a bit doesn’t work so well any

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Cystic Fibrosis: Everything You Need to Know

Many people know cystic fibrosis as a disease that affects children and causes breathing problems, but in reality CF can affect children and adults alike, leading a range of symptoms to develop. Around 70,000 people worldwide suffer from CF, with 30,000 patients in the US alone. And, perhaps surprisingly, almost half of these people are

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Endometriosis: So Much More Than Just “Painful Periods”

Painful periods, heavy bleeding and persistent discomfort—patients with endometriosis suffer these symptoms and more every month, making their lives a misery and sometimes leading to further health problems. Over five million women in the US have endometriosis, and although it’s commonly dismissed as “period problems”, in reality it’s much more complicated and can be hugely

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Is Thumb Arthritis Ruining Your Life? Understanding the Causes and Treatments

Do you dread opening jars or turning keys? Do your thumbs feel stiff and sore? If so, then you could be suffering from thumb arthritis. This painful condition can interfere with your day, keep you awake at night, and make a myriad of daily tasks difficult or downright impossible. All about thumb arthritis Thumb arthritis

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8 Simple Ways to Create a Dementia-Friendly Community

Health professionals predict that the number of people developing dementia will continue to rise in the coming years. So, as well as conducting medical research, it’s essential that we spend some time focusing on ways we can make our communities more dementia friendly. Dementia patients and their caregivers are entitled to have active, fulfilled lives,

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