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Things You Need To Know About Your Appendix

Things You Need To Know About Your Appendix

You’re most probably familiar with this tiny organ called appendix. If you know why we have such an organ, what it does and what signs might show there’s something wrong with it, congrats for being informed. If you still have more to learn when it comes to your appendix, you might want to check the lines below to find out …

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Bingo: N6 antibody may hold key to stopping HIV

Bingo: N6 antibody may hold key to stopping HIV

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health’s Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, led by Mark Connors, M.D., have identified an antibody, dubbed N6, taken from a patient infected with HIV that has proven to have the power to neutralize 98% of HIV isolates tested. These include 16 of 20 strains that have continuously proven resistant to other antibodies of …

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Coping with cantankerous canker sores

Coping with cantankerous canker sores

Canker sores may be just as ugly and painful as cold sores, but luckily they are not caused by the herpes virus and are therefore not contagious. Still, no one wants to kiss a mouth covered by the round or oval lesions known for their white or yellow centers and a red border. Although researchers have failed to find a …

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The culpability of calcium and Viatmin D

The culpability of calcium and Vitamin D

A build up of excess calcium in the womb has been found as a possible cause behind some pre-term births, according to Dr. Irina Buhimscho of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. While it has long been blamed for causing kidney stones, as well as hardening arteries in older adults, tests involving 100 pregnant women, found that abnormal calcium deposits …

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency – What You Need To Know

Vitamin B12 Deficiency – What You Need To Know

Things You Need to Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency One’s tiredness, digestion problems, dizziness, brain fog, and rapid heartbeat –just to name a few- might be signs of vitamin B12 deficiency. Of course, they can be signs of other health conditions but if you know that you don’t have any other health issue yet you experience these symptoms, it is …

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Peanuts patch to reduce severe allergy symptoms

Peanuts patch to reduce severe allergy symptoms

Love peanuts, but they don’t love you? While peanuts or peanut oil is found in numerous food products, the ingredient can prove fatal for anyone allergic to the goobers, resulting in anaphylaxis, This is a serious condition which causes airways to constrict making it difficult to breathe, a severe drop in blood pressure, rapid pulse and even cardiac arrest. When …

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Cigarettes linked to 1 in 4 lung cancer deaths

Cigarettes linked to 1 in 4 cancer deaths

Lung cancer remains the number one cause of death among those diagnosed with the ”Big C” in the US, with the largest number of fatalities among male smokers recorded in Arkansas (40%), while Kentucky ranks highest in death among women who smoke (29%). The lowest numbers of smoking-related deaths, however, are found in Utah. Unfortunately, smoking-related deaths affect all states, …

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SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Guarding against SIDS: Why babies should share parents’ room

There is no greater tragedy for new parents than the sudden loss of their infant. And while those born with birth defects of serious illness pose their own forms of devastation, the unexpected death of an otherwise healthy baby caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome I(SIDS) is perhaps the hardest to fathom, particularly because medical science has yet to come …

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Lies heavy on the brain

Lying heavy on the brain

Just about everyone lies or has lied at some degree in their lives.These can range from major issues, such as a guy telling a woman he is not married, or he wants a “divorce, but his wife won’t grant one,” to pinning the rap on an innocent party to avoid punishment, etc. Then, of course, there is a whole slew …

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Artificial pancreas gives real hope to diabetics

Artificial pancreas gives real hope to diabetics

The FDA has just announced approval for the 1st all-in-one artificial pancreas, giving new hope for approximately 29 million type 1 diabetics (about 5% of the population) in the US, and eliminating the need for constant self-checking of blood sugar levels throughout the day. and injections to compensate for fluctuations. Instead, the device, known as the MiniMed 670G, includes a …

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