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  • The media often report on overusing antibiotics and the effect this will have on us in the long term. Many reports say that it will eventually result in bacteria and viruses building up a better immunity against the drugs. With that in mind, it might be best not to rush straight off to your doctors for a prescription as soon as you fall ill. That doesn’t mean you need to go without any medication, though. Since ancient times, people have been using herbs and spices as a natural remedy for many common ailments. Interested to know which herbs and spices are worth keeping in your medicine cabinet? Read on to find out more. Turmeric If you enjoy homemade curries, chances are you will already have ground turmeric in your storecupboard. It has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine for centuries, and there’s no wonder why when you look at...
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  • If you’ve recently injured yourself, you’ve probably been on a rollercoaster of emotions. Your injury might be fairly mild or serious, but you’ll still want to ensure you can recover from it as quickly as possible. Nobody wants to be injured for longer than they need to be. This step by step guide will help you to recover speedily from your injury. Take a look and see what you can use: See A Professional Don’t try to self diagnose and medicate your injury, for a start. You should always see a professional first and foremost to see what is wrong and how you can fix it. If you’re unhappy with what they say, get a second opinion. Knowing what is wrong with you officially will help you work towards getting better. The sooner you have it seen to, the sooner you’ll recover. See a professional who specialises in injuries like...
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  • You might think that you don’t have a problem with alcohol. Not many people do. Most will say it’s something that they can take, or leave. It’s a choice. They are in complete control, and it is definitely, not an addiction. But are you sure about that? There’s an easy way to find out. If you can answer each of these questions with a straight no, you do not have a problem with alcohol. But if you can’t it might be time to think about looking a little harder at yourself. If you don’t, you could lose more than you know. Have You Ever Woke Up With Blank Spaces In Your Memory? If you wake up one morning with no memory of last night, you’ve drunk far too much. You’ll hear people say they don’t remember what happened last night quite a lot. The excuse is almost embedded in pop...
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  • As I’m sure you’re aware, smoking is an unhealthy and expensive habit to maintain. Sure, you might enjoy the taste and the stress relieving effects of nicotine. Is that really worth risking cancer and emphysema for though? I thought not! From a longer life to better teeth , there are a lot of reasons for kicking this horrible addiction. However, getting off nicotine is an incredibly difficult thing to achieve. If you’ve tried before, and not been able to follow through, then you may have simply been using the wrong kind of method. While quitting smoking always takes some effort from you, doing it the right way can be a big help. Here are some methods you might want to consider. First of all, the cold turkey method. This entails throwing away all of your cigarettes, and simply riding the withdrawal symptoms out. There’s no therapy, substitutes or medicine involved....
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    Swallowing is a large part of life that most of us rightly take for granted. However, when problems develop that make it more difficult to swallow, it can make life in general more difficult. Swallowing disorder, also known as dysphagia, comes in all kinds of forms. It can be the complication of another condition or entirely stand alone. A condition that can range from annoying to debilitating, 22% of the adult population is thought to suffer with dysphagia. Below, we take a look at the symptoms and causes, as well as some of the treatment options available for swallowing disorder. The symptoms Besides having difficulty swallowing, there are a lot of symptoms that present with dysphagia. Some can be helpful where someone with limited communication skills suffer from dysphagia. The symptoms can also help you identify the causes, some of which are separate medical issues like a swollen uvula.  Having...
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  • Swallowing is a large part of life that most of us rightly take for granted. However, when problems develop that make it more difficult to swallow, it can make life in general more difficult. Swallowing disorder, also known as dysphagia, comes in all kinds of forms. It can be the complication of another condition or entirely stand alone. A condition that can range from annoying to debilitating, 22% of the adult population is thought to suffer with dysphagia. Below, we take a look at the symptoms and causes, as well as some of the treatment options available for swallowing disorder. The symptoms Besides having difficulty swallowing, there are a lot of symptoms that present with dysphagia. Some can be helpful where someone with limited communication skills suffer from dysphagia. The symptoms can also help you identify the causes, some of which are separate medical issues like a swollen uvula.  Having...
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    Do you love going out in all weathers and jogging for miles on end? If so, you are in good company. Millions of people enjoy the morning or evening run, and most feel they are doing themselves a favor, healthwise. In most cases, they are, of course. But, they are also putting a lot of strain on their bodies which can result in several different injuries. Here are five common injuries you might experience if you are a regular jogger. Shin splints Shin splints is a very common ailment amongst teenagers - especially boys. But, it can also be a common problem for joggers - and you will know when you are suffering from shin splints. They can be extremely uncomfortable - and may even cause a stress fracture in your tibia. You may not be able to continue with your normal workout routines . Your best bet to avoid...
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  • Do you love going out in all weathers and jogging for miles on end? If so, you are in good company. Millions of people enjoy the morning or evening run, and most feel they are doing themselves a favor, healthwise. In most cases, they are, of course. But, they are also putting a lot of strain on their bodies which can result in several different injuries. Here are five common injuries you might experience if you are a regular jogger. Shin splints Shin splints is a very common ailment amongst teenagers - especially boys. But, it can also be a common problem for joggers - and you will know when you are suffering from shin splints. They can be extremely uncomfortable - and may even cause a stress fracture in your tibia. You may not be able to continue with your normal workout routines . Your best bet to avoid...
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    The very nature of medication means that it must be taken seriously by patients at all time. Unfortunately, it’s very common to hear of people taking it incorrectly. Whether they’re taking the wrong thing entirely, or too much of it, it can cause disastrous consequences. It’s not going to do wonders for your wallet at the best of times, either, and you need to find a way to manage those outgoing costs. There are many do’s and don’ts of taking medication in all sorts of areas, and you need to be aware of them before you go taking any pills. We’re going to take a look at some of these today. Your Requirements It’s easy to assume that some pills don’t possess the power to do real damage to your body, but that isn’t the case. If you don’t know what you’re taking, you shouldn’t be even considering taking it...
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  • The very nature of medication means that it must be taken seriously by patients at all time. Unfortunately, it’s very common to hear of people taking it incorrectly. Whether they’re taking the wrong thing entirely, or too much of it, it can cause disastrous consequences. It’s not going to do wonders for your wallet at the best of times, either, and you need to find a way to manage those outgoing costs. There are many do’s and don’ts of taking medication in all sorts of areas, and you need to be aware of them before you go taking any pills. We’re going to take a look at some of these today. Your Requirements It’s easy to assume that some pills don’t possess the power to do real damage to your body, but that isn’t the case. If you don’t know what you’re taking, you shouldn’t be even considering taking it...
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