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The Health Effects Of Cold Weather On Several Chronic Conditions

The Health Effects Of Cold Weather On Several Chronic Conditions

[ 0 ] Published: 2012-12-13, Last Modified:

As we approach the first day of winter, December 21st, in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us have been experiencing the effects of winter over the last month. The cooler temperatures are most often associated with cold season, but cold weather may also pose additional health problems for some people. This is especially true amongst […]

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Some Lesser Known Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

Some Lesser Known Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

[ 0 ] Published: 2012-10-19, Last Modified:

Public health officials in the majority of Western countries are currently directing considerable amounts of energy towards reducing the amount of sugar that people eat. It is well known that lowering sugar consumption is of importance in maintaining good oral health. In the battle against obesity, sugar is also a well-publicized target because it provides […]

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The Many Health Benefits Of Sunshine

The Many Health Benefits Of Sunshine

[ 0 ] Published: 2012-06-22, Last Modified:

If the heat so many of us have been experiencing was not a clear indicator, it is certainly summer now. In the Northern Hemisphere, June 20th, 2012 represents the day of the year with the most hours of daylight. For those of us who have recently reached the official start of summer, it is a […]

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Bed Bugs Coming Back To Bite Us

Bed Bugs Coming Back To Bite Us

[ 0 ] Published: 2011-12-08, Last Modified:

Bed-bugs have been a nuisance to humankind since we first lived in semi-permanent dwellings. However, the use of insecticides in the first half of the last century meant that most of us were not exposed to these pest. Unfortunately, the have becomes resistant and are coming back accompanied by disease.

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5 Medical Conditions That Increase the Risk for Heat Stroke

5 Medical Conditions That Increase the Risk for Heat Stroke

[ 0 ] Published: 2011-07-22, Last Modified:

During summer heat waves, everyone is at risk of Heat Stroke, but for some, the risks are higher. In particular, people with several medical conditions face greater risks to health because of their preexisting conditions. As a result, it is important for people with these conditions to take additional steps to protect their health.

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Limiting the Side Effects of Steroid Overuse

Limiting the Side Effects of Steroid Overuse

[ 0 ] Published: 2010-11-29, Last Modified:

Though most people would consider the abuse of steroids reckless behavior where the risks are not worth the benefits, it is not just athletes who abuse these powerful drugs. Amongst patients using corticosteroids, overuse of steroids is a common problem.

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Understanding The Health Effects And Causes Of Air Pollution

Understanding The Health Effects And Causes Of Air Pollution

[ 0 ] Published: 2010-10-25, Last Modified:

Following the toxic sludge leak in Hungary, people there and in the US are concerned about air pollution from metal processing plants. While this dust may be dangerous, it is also important to be aware of the many source of particulate air pollution.

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