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    Family Health Checks that Save You From Misery

    If you would like to keep your family healthy, you will need a regular checkup routine. Not everyone is good at looking after themselves, even when they are adults. When you have kids or older relatives in the household, chances are that you will need to take on the responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Below you will find a few pointers what you have to keep checking. Blood Testing It is crucial that you get a blood test if you are suffering from a long term condition regularly. Your results should be on your patient records and accessible electronically, but it is always best to have a printed copy…

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    5 Tips For Preparing Yourself a Medical Procedure

    Undergoing a medical procedure can be an extremely stressful thing to do, even if the procedure in question is relatively minor and non-invasive. If you’re not accustomed to spending time in a hospital setting, in particular, you’ll likely find the experience somewhat jarring, and difficult to wrap your head around. Of course, some procedures will naturally be much more straightforward than others, and may not require overnight hospitalisation at all. If you’re visiting a vasectomy clinic, for example, you may well be in and out in virtually no time at all – and the overall recovery time required until you’re back to your usual state of being might be very…

  • Your Junk Food Habit Is "Rotting" Your Brain
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    Your Junk Food Habit Is “Rotting” Your Brain

    The esteemed health website Medical Daily recently came out with an article claiming that junk foods “rots your brain.” The word “rot” is perhaps a little stiff, but it does raise an important point: scientists are increasingly coming to the view that what we eat not only affects how our bodies perform, but also how our minds work. Junk Food And Dementia Past research suggested that people develop dementia for similar reasons that they get heart disease and strokes. Fatty, sugary, cholesterol-laden foods clog the arteries to the brain and raise blood pressure, damaging grey cells, and leading to the formation of plaques that cause people to lose their cognitive…

  • Coughs, Sneezes, And Contemporary Diseases: Coping With Modern Allergies
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    Coughs, Sneezes, And Contemporary Diseases: Coping With Modern Allergies

    A few decades ago it would have been unheard of to see a family member struggling with their health due to a strange allergy, especially to food. But in the western world, it’s everywhere now. And as a result, we’ve got to learn how to cope with these modern allergies. Do you suspect yourself of having an intolerance, or does certain foods or drinks cause havoc with you? Let’s have a look at some of the modern allergies. Gluten At the top of the list is gluten. While coeliac disease is slowly being diagnosed in more people, there’s still an increasing amount of those that have allergies to wheat and…

  • How Can You Accommodate An Autistic Child?
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    How Can You Accommodate An Autistic Child?

    In the modern day and age, a lot is understood about autism. It’s not something that is vague and bizarre. In fact it’s something that is studied intensely as there are many people who are autistic. Many autistic people have great skills on one hand, but on the other they lack some basic cognitive and social skills. In fact, it is often a case that autistic people can do things that other people can’t. The rain man is one of the best known cases as he had an amazing memory. Yet, he lacked social skills and would often find it difficult to make friends. It’s not too hard to make…

  • Keeping Your Health in Check
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    Keeping Your Health in Check

    We can all worry about our health, but never more than as we are getting older. Life can get busy; we can be less active, we can eat more, and life can be more stressful. So from time to time, our health can take a backseat. But making sure that we make our health a priority and taking the time for certain health checks throughout our life can literally be the difference between life and death. For instance, there has been a lot of talk recently about the ‘Jade Goody’ effect because of cervical smears. The numbers of people going for them has been at a twenty-year low. But a…

  • Home and Your Mental Health: What You Need to Know
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    Home and Your Mental Health: What You Need to Know

    Home truly is where the heart is- it’s a phrase that’s thrown around readily, but there’s real meaning to it. Home is the place we feel at our most safe and relaxed. It’s our retreat from the world, where we can come to recuperate and get ourselves ready to get back out there and deal with whatever life throws at us. Home is at the heart of who we are and our entire lives, so it’s important to get it right. If you’re feeling a little unhappy or unsatisfied with where you live, here are some things to bear in mind. In some cases, moving home might be the answer…