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Link Between Hot Tea And Esophageal Cancer

Link Between Hot Tea And Esophageal Cancer

After studying the tea drinking habits of people from Golestan Province, Iran, researchers have concluded that drinking scalding beverages may lead to cancer of the esophagus. The area in question is known for having high rates of esophageal cancer, among the highest in the world in fact, despite having low rates of smoking and alcohol […]

Controlling Diabetes At Home

Controlling Diabetes At Home

Diabetes is a disease that can come on you suddenly. You can go for a very long time and never know that you have the disease. Symptoms of diabetes can mimic other health problems. These can include, going to the bathroom more than usual, losing or gaining weight, and trouble with your eyesight. Getting a […]

Processed Meat Associated With Heart Disease Threat

Processed Meat Associated With Heart Disease Threat

A study that had been carried out over a ten year period, has found that Americans that eat more processed and red meat will die before those that eat less. Heart disease and cancer are much bigger risks for those who over indulge in beef. The National Cancer Institute had a large number of half […]

Planning A Pregnancy? Get Your Pertussis Booster

Planning A Pregnancy? Get Your Pertussis Booster

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a serious childhood illness. The disease is known as whooping cough because children who have it often make a distinctive whooping noise when they inhale. It is important to note that not all children who fall prey to this bacterial disease will exhibit the distinctive whooping cough; any […]

Relief From Spondylitis With New Drug

Relief From Spondylitis With New Drug

Approval has recently been given for a drug that will relieve the suffering in a variety of arthritic diseases including a particular aggressive condition known as ankylosing spondylitis, which effects the spine. The company Johnston & Johnston received the endorsement of the Food and Drug Administration for Simponi, a medicine that is injected on usually […]

Children With Lupus: Making Healthy Food Choices

Children With Lupus: Making Healthy Food Choices

Lupus is a serious immune disorder that affects thousands of children. Many physicians and researchers believe that diet can play an important role in the management of Lupus. Unfortunately, no one seems to have created an all inclusive diet, or plan for management of the disease. It is generally recommended that children with lupus eat […]

Swine Flu Threatens To Become A Pandemic

Swine Flu Threatens To Become A Pandemic

A recent declaration by the World Health Organization, over the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico stated that the very unusual virus is an international cause for concern in terms of public health. Spokesperson, Dr. Margaret Chan, explained that the flu is passed on by humans, which makes it a potential problem of pandemic proportions. […]

Eating During Labor And Delivery Safe For Mom, Baby

Eating During Labor And Delivery Safe For Mom, Baby

For years, the standard of care has been no food for mom during labor and delivery. This practice started back in the mid 1940s, over worries that if general anesthesia were needed for an emergency Cesarean section, the mom-to-be would be at risk for acid pulmonary aspiration, which is a fancy way of saying if […]

I Have Low Potassium Or Hypokalemia: What Can I Do About It?

I Have Low Potassium Or Hypokalemia: What Can I Do About It?

Potassium is a vital electrolyte in the body that is necessary for the correct function of nerve and muscle cells. If you have Hypokalemia, your potassium levels are low, and you are likely to feel some weakness in your muscles as well as aches and cramps. You may also be constipated and feel a general […]

Women With Vertigo At Higher Risk For Osteoporosis

Women With Vertigo At Higher Risk For Osteoporosis

If you are a woman with benign positional vertigo, talk to your doctor about early and regular screenings for osteoporosis. A recent study found that people with osteoporosis were much more likely to also have vertigo than not. The combination of vertigo and osteoporosis can be a double whammy, with vertigo increasing the risk of […]