Thyroid gland dysfunctions


The thyroid is a gland lying on the front of the neck below the voice box that plays a vital role in the endocrine system. It secretes hormones that are responsible for helping to regulate a number of critical body functions. The thyroid can stop working properly due to genetic defects, autoimmune diseases, imbalances in iodine or as a result …

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Older couples with sexual difficulties


Am I too old to worry about safe sex? Having safe sex is important for people at any age. As a woman gets closer to menopause, her periods may be irregular. But, she can still get pregnant. In fact, pregnancy is still possible until your doctor says you are past menopause – you have not had a menstrual period for …

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poor parental sleep makes new moms and dads depressed


Sept 7, 2010 — Both moms and dads are at an increased risk for depression during the first year of their infant’s life, finds a new study of parents in the U.K. Close to 40% of new moms and 21% of new dads in the U.K experienced a bout of depression during their child’s first 12 years of life, but …

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Good posture is very important for a healthy back


Good posture is very important for a healthy back. Good posture and back support are critical to reduce back problems. A back support is especially important for patients who spend many hours sitting in an office chair or standing. Overtime the lack of good posture and back support can add stain to the muscles of the back. The strain can …

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types of acne


What is acne? What are the different types of acne?  Acne (acne vulgaris, common acne) is not just a problem for teenagers; it can affect people from ages 10 through 40. It is not unusual for women, in particular, to develop acne in their mid- to late-20s, even if they have not had breakouts in years (or ever). On the …

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What is flu?


What is flu? The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for example when sneezing. Medically, it is referred to as influenza. Flu is a respiratory infection, that is, an infection that develops primarily in the lungs. Respiratory infections caused by other viruses often are …

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what’s important when selecting a facial cleanser ?


How to wash your faceMedical science has achieved impressive breakthroughs in the treatment of acne. However, gentle cleansing must precede topical treatment in order to prevent irritation, because irritation can lead to more breakouts. Look for the terms “oil-free” and “non-comedogenic” (non-acne aggravating) when selecting a facial cleanser. You know you’re on the right track when references to mild, “non-irritating”, …

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What are Boils?


What are Boils?Bacterial infections, or the inflammation of one or more hair follicles, can result in the formation of a boil. They are usually painful and can be quite distressing, especially if they are recurring. A boil generally starts off as an inconspicuous pink and tender bump localized to one area. This soon develops into a firm, hard, inflamed lump …

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eczema natural treatment


Home remedies for eczema may be as simple as changing your laundry detergent or as difficult as moving to a new climate or changing jobs. Removing whatever is causing the allergic reaction is the easiest and most effective treatment. Prevent dry skin by taking warm (not hot) showers rather than baths. Use a mild soap or body cleanser. Dry yourself …

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Natural wart removal recipes


home wart removal Natural wart removal recipes are as effective as expensive, over the counter medications. What’s the difference? Natural wart removal is cheap, available, and natural. We tend to view warts as something bad, something we need to hide. There is no reason for this, as 4 out of 10 people will experience this problem in their lifetime. What …

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PSORIASIS NATURAL TREATThe best treatments for psoriasis are the natural ones. Psoriasis natural treatments have been around for thousands of years. Within the past 20 years the medical community has come to recognize the benefits of naturally treating psoriasis.  Natural treatments work as well or better than traditional medicine, and have none of the many side effects associated with common …

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