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4 Major Diseases That May Be Prevented With Good Nutrition.

It is no great secret that the shape of our bodies - both literally and figuratively, depend on what we put into them. A diet that regularly includes junk food, soda, and other unhealthy snacks offers little to no benefit. And people who eat this way are often overweight and wind up suffering from some type of food-related health issue. However a well-balanced diet and exercise combine to form the foundation of a healthy life. A well-balanced diet can also help you prevent a wide range of health issues. Here is a list of some of the health issues and how you can prevent them with good nutrition. Read More »

Common Causes Of Chronic Back Pain.

Chronic back pain affects millions of Americans, and it is typically caused by one of the following: mechanical problems, injury, and diseases and conditions. Mechanical problems, such as a herniated disc and muscle tension, are caused by spinal and muscle problems that make the back more susceptible to pain. Back pain caused by injury, both from a one-time accident or small repetitive injuries, results in fractures, sprains, strains and ligament problems. Diseases or conditions like arthritis and pregnancy can trigger chronic back pain as well. Read More »

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms and what Withdrawal entails.

Opiate withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant, to say the least, but they are temporary and greatly outweigh the repercussions of your life on opiates (heroin, OxyContin, Vicodin, etc.). Being dope sick is torture. Listen to what one man told Darryl S. Inaba, Pharm.D. and William E. Cohen, the authors of the book Uppers, Downers, All Arounders: Read More »

Malaria Awareness: What Are The Risk Factors For Getting This Disease?

Malaria is a disease that has been around for many years and it is said to have originated in Africa. This disease is caused by plasmodium, a parasite transmitted through bites of a female Anopheles mosquito. Only the Anopheles mosquito carries this parasite and they become infected if they have sucked the blood of an already infected person. Once the parasite enters the human body, it will multiply in the liver, infecting the red blood cells in the process. Since the parasite is found in the individual's red blood cells, this disease can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, organ transplant, or by sharing needles contaminated with infected blood. Thankfully, an anti-malarial drug was developed and has been available for more than 50 years. In recent years, the scientists from Britain and United States have cracked the code of the parasite genome which takes a huge step towards boosting the campaign against this disease. Read More »

HPV Vaccine For Boys

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted disease which has multiple strains. The CDC reports that over 20 million people have the virus, and over 6 million more are infected every year. A new vaccine against HPV prevents serious conditions caused by the virus, like cervical cancer and genital warts. Its main goals are to eliminate the four most dangerous types of HPV strains that account for most of the cases of cervical cancer, genital warts and anal cancer. Read More »

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