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What to Do When Your Nose Bleeds

March 3 2018

Most nosebleeds are mild and do not last long. Nosebleeds are common in children and older people with medical conditions, but can also occur after an injury or cold. If you have a nosebleed: lean forward and firmly pinch the nose below the bridge (the bony part), for 10 minutes non-stop then let go and see if the bleeding has...


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5 Strange Symptoms That Could Be Early Signs of Diabetes

March 1 2018

Many people who develop type 2 diabetes have no idea they’re sick until a blood test shows abnormal blood sugar levels, or until their disease progresses and serious complications start to occur. “For the most part, diabetes is silent and insidious,” says Ronald Tamler, MD, director of the Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Institute. “Most of...


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Signs & Symptoms of a Stroke

February 28 2018

Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke can potentially save your life. There are four vital steps you can take to ensure you recognise if you are having a stroke and seek medical attention as soon as possible. F.A.S.T FAST  is a test encouraged for you to use if you think either you or someone...


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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What’s the Difference?

February 22 2018

Probiotics are bacteria that live in your body naturally and help your intestines break down food. Probiotics that are the same or very similar to the ones that your body makes can be taken to supplement healthy digestion. In recent years, a new class of supplements called prebiotics has been advertised as a companion to...


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The Most Common Symptoms Of Hashimoto’s Disease

February 16 2018

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland. This leads to inflammation and destruction of thyroid tissue, reducing its ability to produce the hormones that coordinate many of the body’s essential functions. Hashimoto’s usually causes hypothyroidism – when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone –...


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10 Foods You Think Are Healthy But Actually Do More Harm Than Good

February 15 2018

Healthy foods full of promises are on the rise and are more popular than ever, but some so-called healthy foods bring more harm than good. How many of these do you consume every day as part of your healthy diet? 10. Fruit juice That carton of fruit juice we all love is not really made of fruit — just delicious chemicals that give the perfect fruit...


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How To Spot A Brain Aneurysm Before It’s Too Late

February 10 2018

Lisa Colagrossi, a mother of two and a respected network news journalist, was experiencing the worst headache of her life. “She said it felt like her head was going to explode,” recalls her husband, Todd Crawford. Along with her awful headache, Colagrossi had a stiff neck, a tingling sensation in her face, and sensitivity to...


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Ovarian Cancer Signs & Symptoms: What You Should Know

February 1 2018

It’s officially Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Every woman needs to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Make sure you do. It can be difficult to diagnose ovarian cancer because the symptoms are ones that many women will have from time to time, and they are often symptoms of less serious and more common health problems. But...


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Tips To Prevent Heat-Related Illness

January 27 2018

Extreme heat can affect anybody. Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition. In fact, heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. Heat stress occurs when our body is unable to cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature. Normally, the body cools itself by sweating, but...


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5 Health Tests You Should Have This Year

January 9 2018

Don’t forget to make your appointments for these life-saving checkups! Skin cancer check Skin cancers affect two-thirds of Australians before the age of 70. Regular skin checks can catch them early. Left undetected, they can be life-threatening. Diabetes check Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem in Australia and is more likely to affect those...


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