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Exhaust Fumes Affect the Brain in Good and Bad Ways

We have known for a long time that exhaust fumes affect our health in many bad ways. It may lead to respiratory problems, cancer, heart disease and even death. However new studies have shown it can even affect the brain as well. Two different studies show that exhaust fumes can affect the brain in both good and bad ways. The Bad Effects of Exhaust: Jui-Chiuan Chen, a medical epidemiologist at the...

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

We all know what we should be eating, but when you are faced with a budget it can make the high processed, cheap and convenient foods alluring. As a society we are obsessed with staying fit and being healthy. This may seem out of reach to some of us who are trying to stretch every dollar these days. But rest assured, you too can be a healthy eater on a budget. Here are a few ideas to take the...

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Weather Changes – It’s in the Air

With all the crazy weather that we’ve been having lately I’m sure you’ve been asking yourself if it is related to global warming. Although its existence has been hotly debated, even hardcore resisters of the concept are starting to change their tune. You can’t deny that the earth is in fact getting warmer and it is starting to affect our weather patterns at an alarming pace. It seems...

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Men, Don’t Like Your Chest?

At the beginning, I’d like to second all the posts here about losing fat by gaining muscle. There is a ton of benefit to building your chest and pushing the fat out by increasing the muscle. I have done and I have seen it done. But just as “getting fit” requires more than running your heart out, losing that extra amount of fat on the chest demands more than weight lifting. If you want to...

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5 Natural Foods with Vitamin A to Improve Vision

You know how you’ve always heard “eat your carrots, they improve your vision.”  Well, it turns out your mother was right.  Yet, carrots are only one of many natural foods with Vitamin A you can eat to improve your vision. One way you can get more vitamin A into your body is through juicing.  That’s because liquids go straight to your bloodstream.  That’s why people recommend...

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Could Phones Help to Heal Chronic Pain?

It seems like every other day some new study comes out linking cell phones to conditions as varied as carpal tunnel syndrome, rashes, and brain tumors.  Of course, this is totally aside from the very real threat posed by automobile accidents that occur because drivers are distracted from the task at hand by talking or texting on their cell phones.  But what if there were actually healthy...

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Guide To A Healthy Pregnancy

Sometimes it is exhausting reading the lists of things you should and should not do whilst pregnant; there is a world of advice and information about what expectant mothers should expect, avoid, do or not do. Sometimes it might be more simple than you think, however and, other than the basics, do not smoke, do not drink, it is a case of staying healthy and doing what feels right, both for your...

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Obtaining The Perfect Smile

Have you ever wanted to have the perfect smile, to feel confident in your teeth and in yourself? In recent years cosmetic dentistry has become more and more a subject of public knowledge, not only as people in the media use it, but also in reality shows in which changing one`s teeth through various treatments or surgeries can be shown to massively alter your appearance. These treatments have been...

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Guide to Living a Healthy Lifestyle

These days we are all being encouraged to live a healthier lifestyle. Gym memberships are increasing day by day and the number of people choosing to visit dieticians or nutritionists is higher than ever. The fact is, different things will work for different people and it is always a good idea to have yourself checked out by an expert to see what special requirements you might need. However, on...

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Winter Best Beauty Buys

As well as forcing us to crank up the heating and pile on the layers, the winter weather can also play havoc with our skin. Frosty mornings, icy winds and constantly changing temperatures by going between your cosy warm home to what feels like the Arctic tundra outside can really take its toll, so it is important to really take care of yourself. We all know that sunny weather means wearing...

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Five ways to improve your sleeping habits

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our health and well being other. Here are five ways to improve your sleeping habits beyond just getting a comfortable mattress: Make your room as dark as possible for optimum sleep. Invest in blackout curtains or shades for your bedroom window and close them tight each night. Ensure your bedroom door is closed and any lights outside the door are...

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Managing Hair Fall

While falling hair is a normal part of life, thinning hair or premature hair loss can be an embarrassing condition for many individuals. Although a certain amount of hair loss is normal, especially as people age, some individuals experience hair loss as early as their late teens. While there is no fool-proof way to prevent most hair loss, in some instances scalp treatments, whether homeopathic or...

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Common STD Symptoms

Sex feels good.  Sex is fun.  Sex can be a healthy expression of love or emotion … so long as you engage in healthy practices, because, believe it or not, the world just isn’t a safe place anymore.  Gay or straight, married or playing the field, you’ll be doing yourself and your sexual partners a favor if you practice prevention to avoid sexually transmitted diseases … STDs.  If you...

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Bracelets are more than a fashion statement

Medical Bracelets The old commercials advertising medical bracelets might be a thing of the past, but these pieces of practical jewelry save lives every year. Medical bracelets can help the people who wear them in several ways: for people who are unconscious or can’t speak, medical bracelets can give critical information about their health conditions and instructions on treatment. And for...

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Healthcare at Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing care retirement communities (commonly known as CCRCs) are residential options for senior citizens. CCRCs offer resident contracts, independent living units, amenities, and access to long term care services as the health and social needs of seniors change.  A defining element of a CCRC is that it can offer independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care all in one...

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How Your Office Can Benefit From Filtered Water

By providing a water filter tap in your office you are not only making pure fresh water available to your staff, you are also helping improve their health.  A water purifier will remove the bacteria and any harmful contaminants from the water and improve the taste and smell by removing the chlorine. A healthy alternative Filtered water is a lot better for your health than normal tap water as any...

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The Link Between Vitamin B12 and Alzheimer’s

Recent research to come out of Finland suggests a conclusive link between the intake of vitamin B12 and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The study, published in the scientific journal Neurology, required researchers to analyze blood samples from 271 people between the ages of 65 and 79 and tested for blood markers of vitamin B12. The research subjects were also tested...

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The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

You live alone and you are coming home late from work on a dark, chilly, miserable night.  As you walk in the door you are greeted by the gentle purr of your beloved cat as she winds her warm body around your ankles.  Or you’ve suffered through a particularly long bout of the flu, and when you wake up your faithful, furry hound is at your side, smiling up at you with liquid eyes.  These are...

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Finding Dr. Right

As with any relationship, you need to find a doctor that you can trust and make sure it will be a beneficial partnership, in the interest of your health. First determine what type of doctor you are looking for. If it is a general practitioner it will be important that they have good bedside manner and take their time with you, as they could be working with you and your family over a lifetime....

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Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Dating Site Date

Image by Ashley Campbell Photography Everyone has a busy life.  We juggle work, career, family and friends and attempt to find the balance.  If you’re single and are currently using a dating site to find potential partners, that’s one more thing you need to juggle.  Dating is an important aspect of your social life and we all need to take a break from the work grind.  So it’s a good...

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