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Identifying Constipation: Are You Constipated?

Identifying Constipation: Are You Constipated?

Simply put, chronic constipation is bowel motions that are irregular, infrequent or incomplete and are characterized by difficulty of passage and pain. With constipation there is also the feeling of not having emptied the bowel sufficiently. Constipation is caused by the slow movement of food through the human digestive track which in turn causes it […]

Identifying IBS In Children

Identifying IBS In Children

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a common complaint and can be seen in children as well as adults. With children, the fact that they may not be able to communicate coherently and exactly what their problems are, diagnosis may be somewhat more difficult to make. As with adults, the symptoms of IBS, which are […]

Healthy Home Environment May Help Control Weight

Healthy Home Environment May Help Control Weight

According to a new research, if you have lost a lot of weight and want to keep it off, avoiding high fat foods and television sets might help, along with eating less and staying active. People who had lost weight and maintained a normal weight for five years were much more physically active than overweight […]

What Is Trichotillomania?

What Is Trichotillomania?

A mental condition that drives people to irresistibly pull out their own hair is known as Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania which is sometimes seen as a ‘bad habit’ or a tic, is usually classified as an impulse control disorder or a obsessive compulsive disorder. Though some clinicians consider this an addiction, others see it as a disorder […]

Home Remedies For A Sore Throat

Home Remedies For A Sore Throat

A sore throat is a common ailment that may range from the irritating to severe. The most severe throat infections would of course require antibiotics, however regular sore throats are not something that most of us will rush to the doctor for. Most of us may take a Tylenol or an aspirin to help soothe […]

How To Ensure You Stay Herpes-Free When Your Partner Is Infected And How To Decipher The Herpes Myths?

How To Ensure You Stay Herpes-Free When Your Partner Is Infected And How To Decipher The Herpes Myths?

You are seeing someone exclusively and they have confided in you that they have herpes. At first it was definitely a shock but you love them and want to stay together so you know there are steps you need to take to ensure you do not contract herpes. There are also many myths about herpes […]

Could I Be Having Thyroid Problems?

Could I Be Having Thyroid Problems?

Did you know that over 50 million people in the U.S. have an undiagnosed thyroid problem? What’s more, a thyroid that doesn’t function properly can cause a number of problems. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located near the bottom of your throat. It produces several hormones. If your thyroid produces too many hormones […]

How You Can And Why You Should Prevent Gingivitis?

How You Can And Why You Should Prevent Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the name for a host of problems with regard to your gums and consequently dental health. Generally speaking gingivitis refers to the inflammation or irritation of the gums. Although by itself this may not sound like a troublesome condition, gingivitis can lead to many problems. Gingivitis occurs when there is an accumulation of […]

High Levels Of Air Pollution May Give You A Headache

High Levels Of Air Pollution May Give You A Headache

Have a headache and don’t know the reason? It could be high air pollution levels. According to a study, densely populated Santiago Province of Chile, prone to air pollution, has increased hospital admissions for migraines and other headaches on days of elevated air pollution readings. In the study, Cakmaks’ team assessed levels of air pollution […]

Good Medicine In A Fur-Covered Package

Good Medicine In A Fur-Covered Package

If you have been considering adding a pet to your family, here is one more reason to say yes: having a pet can make you healthier. When you have a pet, you will be less lonely. Dogs are especially good companions. A pet will give you more opportunities to engage in exercise and to be […]