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Plants

Plants are one of the major kingdoms of living things. Plants are important to us as they provide us with food, clothing, shelter, medicines, even the air we breathe! They also enhance the environment with their beauty and help other living creatures. Thus it is very important we are informed …

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what are hives?

what are hives (urticaria)? Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They range in size from a few millimeters to several inches in diameter. Hives can be round, or they can form rings or large patches. Wheals (welts), …

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What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and what are its symptoms?

What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and what are its symptoms? Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by the sufferer experiencing repeated obsessions and/or compulsions that interfere with the person’s ability to function socially, occupationally, or educationally, either as a result of the amount of …

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wht is eczema?

Eczema is a term for different types of skin inflammation (dermatitis). The symptoms of eczema commonly include itchy, reddened, dry skin. Many things can cause this type of skin irritation such as dryness, soaps and detergents, cleaning products, rubber gloves and even cosmetic lotions and creams. Since the skin is …

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What causes (obsessive compulsive disorder) OCD?

What causes (obsessive compulsive disorder) OCD? While there is no known specific cause for OCD, family history and chemical imbalances in the brain are thought to contribute to the development of the illness. Generally, while people who have relatives with OCD are at a higher risk of developing the disorder, …

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How is anorexia diagnosed?

How is anorexia diagnosed? Anorexia nervosa can be a difficult disorder to diagnose, since individuals with anorexia often attempt to hide the disorder. Denial and secrecy frequently accompany other symptoms. It is unusual for an individual with anorexia to seek professional help because the individual typically does not accept that …

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concerning the association between diabetes and cancer

American Cancer Society Experts explore emerging evidence linking diabetes and cancerATLANTA—June 16, 2010—A new consensus statement of experts assembled by the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society reviews emerging evidence that suggests cancer incidence is associated with diabetes as well as certain diabetes risk factors and treatments. The …

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How is eczema diagnosed?

How is eczema diagnosed?To diagnose eczema, doctors rely on a thorough physical examination of the skin as well as the patient’s account of the history of the condition. In particular, the doctor will ask when the condition appeared, if the condition is associated with any changes in environment or contact …

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What are anorexia symptoms and signs (psychological and behavioral)?

behavioral)?What are anorexia symptoms and signs (psychological and Anorexia can have dangerous psychological and behavioral effects on all aspects of an individual’s life and can affect other family members as well. The individual can become seriously underweight, which can lead to depression and social withdrawal. The individual can become irritable …

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Anorexia Nervosa At A Glance

Anorexia Nervosa At A GlanceAnorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and, more importantly, a psychological disorder. The cause of anorexia has not been definitively established, but self-esteem and self-image issues, societal pressures, and genetic factors likely each play a role. Anorexia affects females far more often than males and is …

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