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Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes With Increased Weight Gain

Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes With Increased Weight Gain

About 65% of Americans are either obese or overweight, mainly due to lack of good physical activity and over-eating. Consequently, the rate of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other fat-related diseases increases on a daily basis. It is estimated that up to 21 million American people have diabetes and 57 million people run the […]

Statins May Be Used To Avoid Venous Blood Clots

Statins May Be Used To Avoid Venous Blood Clots

Every year over half a million Americans suffer with a venous  blood clot, those most at risk are the obese, inactive people after injury and others with certain genetic conditions. The danger is greater as individual’s age and there are nearly 100,000 deaths annually. Statins are a popular drugs widely used to lower cholesterol throughout […]

Flatulence: How To Reduce The Passing Of Gas?

Flatulence: How To Reduce The Passing Of Gas?

Flatulence, commonly referred to as farting, is caused by a build-up of gas in the bowel. Usually, intestines generate about 500-2000ml of gas which is passed out from the anus at regular intervals. Flatus contains various types of gases like nitrogen, carbon dioxide and methane. The smell of the flatus mainly depends on the ratio […]

Will Every American Be Forced To Get Health Insurance?

Will Every American Be Forced To Get Health Insurance?

US government figures show that over 50 million citizens do not have health insurance; the mandate to force all Americans to get cover was a big issue in last year’s presidential election. Even Barack Obama seems to be swaying away from his belief that a mandate was not the answer to America’s health care problems. […]

Treatment Options For Acoustic Neuroma

Treatment Options For Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma refers to development of tumor or swelling on the nerve that connect to the ears and brain. This particular tumor usually grows gradually and as it grows it presses against the hearing and balancing nerves in the victim’s brain. Symptoms of Acoustic Neuroma include loss of hearing, facial numbness, loss of balance and […]

Common Skin Problems In Women

Common Skin Problems In Women

Being a woman, it is quite obvious for you to expect healthy,  flawless and beautiful skin. But maintaining healthy skin and dealing with skin problems can be certainly a very tedious task for you and all. Here are some of the most common skin problems in women and some tips for how to take care […]

How To Live Better With Cardiomyopathy?

How To Live Better With Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is a serious condition in which the heart muscles become inflamed and don’t work properly. There are various causes of cardiomyopathy including viral infections. Cardiomyopathy is classified as primary or secondary. Causes of primary cardiomyopathy, though hard to pinpoint, include heart valve disease, high blood pressure, congenital heart defects or artery diseases. On the […]

How To Reverse The Effects Of Andropause?

How To Reverse The Effects Of Andropause?

Andropause, a condition of male menopause, tends to occur with age, as a drop in testosterone levels not only affects your sex life but your entire lifestyle. Similar to women where menopause prevents you being able to have children, andropause or male menopause can stop sexual function. The production of testosterone levels is greatly reduced […]

Circumcised At Less Risk From STDs

Circumcised At Less Risk From STDs

Some researchers claim that if, at birth, a male was circumcised it would reduce his risk from sexually transmitted diseases by a third. Opponents may disagree with circumcising babies, believing that the procedure is cruel and unnecessary, might now have to stop and listen to the facts. In America 1 in 2 newborns are circumcised, […]

8 Best Tests For Screening Your Heart Disease

8 Best Tests For Screening Your Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer disease in America, so, in order to prevent its onset, it is essential to know the symptoms as well as risk factors. Undergoing simple screening tests helps to pinpoint any complications before any symptoms appear. The most common risk factors of heart disease include: high blood pressure, diabetes, […]