Heart Health: Know the Signs

Written by Matt Mascarenas For most of us, heart health comes down to our lifestyle choices. However, many people still believe that heart disease only affects those older. Unfortunately, heart disease doesn’t adhere to strict age limits. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of heart disease and do all you can to live …

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How Medical Negligence Became the Third Leading Cause of Death

By Derek Eastwood The third leading cause of death in the United States — medical errors, claim 251,000  lives every year. When you break this figure down it is really shocking as it is the equivalent of almost 700 deaths per day and 9.5% of total deaths every year. It’s not surprising therefore that 55% …

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World Birth Defects Day: 5 Ways To Prevent Birth Defects

Birth defects are a leading cause of death in the first year of life, and babies who survive may be physically or mentally disabled. Every year, about 8 million babies worldwide are born with a serious birth defect, and about 3 million of them will die before their fifth birthday. Common examples of birth defects …

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5 Reasons To Avoid Self-medication in Pregnancy

In the early 1960s, the world was hit by the tragedy of the thalidomide crisis. Thalidomide which was sold as an over-the-counter medicine to treat morning sickness in pregnant women resulted in a birth defect known as phocomelia — babies with phocomelia were born with shortened limbs or no limbs at all. Over 10,000 babies …

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20 Health Myths You Should Stop Believing

Written by Timothy Okooboh "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived, and dishonest; but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic." John F. Kennedy. According to John F. Kennedy, a former US President, the greatest enemy of truth is not lie but myths. Myths are different from …

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Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Kids

Written by Great Emefeke   Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs in order to protect and promote health and to increase the quality of life. A balanced diet means getting the right types and amounts of foods and drinks to supply nutrients and energy for maintaining body …

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7 Remedies To Deal With Bad Breath While Travelling

Written by Sanjay Kumar   How to deal with bad breath while travelling. Bad breath is never a good thing to have. And when you are on the flight, surrounded by lots of people, you hardly ever want to eat food, let alone allow the breath to stink. But then, travelling is something you just …

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