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DIET AND CANCER: SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF DIET – FAT

The intake of fat (and particularly animal fats) has been put forward as an important causative factor in breast cancer. The story starts with comparisons made between the fat intake of individuals in particular countries and deaths from breast cancer … Continue reading

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LOW BACK CONDITIONS : STRESS AND SPASMS OF THE NECK

In a pathological situation, the stress is continuous or the reaction is almost permanent. The body behaves as if it is in a constant state of preparedness for a ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ reaction. Pathological stress is characterised by palpitations, hyperventilation, … Continue reading

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BDD TREATMENTS THAT DON’T WORK: HOW MANY PEOPLE GET SURGERY, DERMATOLOGIC TREATMENT, AND OTHER NONPSYCHIATRIC MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR BDD?

Studies have found that 6%-20% of people seeking cosmetic surgery have BDD. One of these studies found that only 7% of women seeking cosmetic surgery had BDD, whereas 33% of the men did. While more studies are needed to confirm … Continue reading

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IBS AND FOOD INTOLERANCE

We are all familiar with stories of severe allergic reactions where a person reacts violently to one food and has to avoid it for life; we hear people say: ‘I dare not eat fish/strawberries/peanuts/eggs because my mouth swells up, my … Continue reading

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LIVING WITH EPILEPSY/SCHOOL: LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR – LEARNING BY LISTENING

Learning by listening is also a multi-stage process. It involves hearing and paying attention to what is said. It involves transmission of the electrical signals to the association cortex where they must be recognized and associated with memories and actions. … Continue reading

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REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: HANDLING STRESS – STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES – AVOID DEPENDING ON STIMULANTS & EXERCISE

Avoid depending on stimulants such as excessive caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine to regulate your moods. Exercise.   Henry  David  Thoreau found that chopping wood not only helped cure him of loneliness in his self-imposed isolation at Walden Pond but also … Continue reading

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LES OBVIOUS CAUSES OF HYPERTENSION: ENDOCRINE CONDITIONS

Hypertension is also associated with various endocrine (hormonal) problems, including Cushing’s disease and thyroid disorders. Researcher Dr. Peter К. T. Pang has presented new evidence that a particular hormone called parathyroid hypertensive factor (PHF) plays a part in hypertension in … Continue reading

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HIV: RESOURCES-WHERE TO GO FOR HELP: TYPES OF SERVICES

Many organizations offer help of different types to people affected by HIV. The list of these resources, however, is a moving target. Any such list—and there are many—gets outdated fast. New organizations spring up, change the services they offer, change … Continue reading

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PATHOGENESIS AND CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF TULAREMIA

Francisella tularensis, the causative agent of tularemia, is an aerobic, gram-negative coccobacillus. Tularemia is a zoonotic disease that humans may acquire through diverse environmental exposures and can develop into a severe and sometimes fatal illness. Voles, mice, squirrels, rabbits, and … Continue reading

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REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS: YELLOW FEVER

Immunization against yellow fever is required by certain countries for entry, according to WHO regulations. Yellow fever is a rare but potentially fatal viral infection that is endemic in equatorial Africa and South America, where the virus is transmitted by … Continue reading

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