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    General Health Five Things Not To Say To Someone With Cancer – From Someone Who Said Them All – HuffPost UK

    There are few words as frightening as cancer. The term has been around since 400BC, when Hippocrates, the Ancient Greek father of medicine, named a mass ‘karkinos’, or ‘crab’. When his work was studied by the Romans, they used their word for crab: cancer. Tumours can be as hard … Read more...
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    General Health Prediabetes puts your health at risk, but reversing it is “very doable,” experts say – Cbsnews

    Millions of Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. The condition is serious, and without intervention it can turn into type 2 diabetes. However, that's not inevitable. Certain lifestyle changes... Read more via -...
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    General Health Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men? – Time

    The numbers don’t lie: women tend to live longer than men. The average American man will live to age 76, according to the latest CDC figures, while the average woman in America will live to age 81. And a woman’s extra years tend to be healthy ones. The World Health … Read more via Time...
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    General Health The kidneys: how they work and the best ways to keep them healthy – South China Morning Post

    Kidneys usually come in pairs and each is about as big as a computer mouse or a regular mobile phone. Shaped like beans, they live just below the rib cage on either side of the spine. Each one weighs about 142 grams (five ounces) and is about 13 centimetres (five inches) in length.... Read...
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    General Health Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks – NBC News

    For a long time, blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a new report says … Read more via NBC News
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    General Health How Measles Hacks the Body—and Harms Its Victims for Years – Wired

    It’s 2019, and all over the world measles is once again splotching across headlines. An ongoing outbreak in the Philippines has so far infected 4,300. In Ukraine more than 15,000 people have caught the disease since December, the country’s largest epidemic since the invention of vaccines...
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    General Health 7 things you should know about poop – Medical News Today

    Although it is not necessarily the most pleasant of topics, we must, at least, respect its ubiquity: poop is everywhere. In this Spotlight, we bring you some fascinating stool-based knowledge.... Read more via Medical News Today
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    General Health 7 simple steps to prevent heart disease may also help with diabetes – CBS

    Staying active, eating a healthy diet and managing blood pressure are hallmarks of a heart-healthy lifestyle, and new research suggests they may also have another benefit. Following the same guidelines that are good for... Read more via CBSN -
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    General Health What your poop shape, size, and colour says about your health – Cityline

    Health expert, Bryce Wylde shows us how you can understand your digestive health by paying attention to the shape and color of your excrement, plus what you should eat to promote healthy bowel movements..... Read more via Cityline
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    6 Facts About HIV/AIDS That Might Totally Shock You – HIV – Google News

    6 Facts About HIV/AIDS That Might Totally Shock You Women’s Health Iran wakes up to HIV/AIDS epidemic among expectant mothers Al-Monitor Harvey man booked with intentional AIDS exposure New tool to track HIV infection rates Independent Full coverage via HIV – Google News...
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    Colon Cancer: The Facts You Need to Know – DCDocs » Feed

    What you may not know is that colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the US. The post Colon Cancer: The Facts You Need to Know appeared first on DCDocs. via DCDocs » Feed
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    What Happens in Women’s Brains During Orgasm? – News

    Certain parts of the brain reach “peak levels of activity” when women have orgasms, a team of Rutgers University scientists report. via News
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    Metro How Bad Lifestyle, Costly Drugs Increase Heart Failure Death Among Nigerians - Tori News

    Oh No: There Are Increasing Cases of Heart Failure Among Nigerians – Cardiologist Warns – Cardiologist have issued a warning, insinuating that there are increasing cases of heart failure among Nigerians. via Tori News – Via Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    Stem Cells: Produce Your Own Meat Without Killing An Animal

    Engineered meat is taking on a new flavour as an entrepreneur aims to help people make animal-free meat at home, like brewing beer, by sharing cell cultures. Think of producing your own meat in your lab at home without slaughtering animals. With a few cells and a container, the process could be...
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    7 Reasons You Should Do Sexual Diseases Test Now!

    Everyone should be tested for sexual diseases. We should not assume we know its risks and that we would be able to know we have contracted one. No. We should all test for sexual diseases because of the these reasons: 1. Because anyone can contract it: Just because you or your partner has...
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    Down Syndrome: Causes, Features And Treatment Of The Genetic Disorder

    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that results from an extra copy of chromosome 21. Hence, it's sometimes referred to as trisomy 21. Unfortunately, this extra copy of chromosome has far-reaching implications for the overall development of the baby's brain and body during intrauterine and...
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    Parkinson's Disease: Memory Loss, Sleeping Difficulties And Other Symptoms You Should Know

    Globally, Parkinson's disease remains a leading degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, second only to Alzheimer's disease. It has been shown to affect an estimated seven million people across the globe and tends to be more common among the elderly population who are above 60 years...
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    Meniere's Disease: 5 Things You Need To Know About President Buhari's Ear Infection

    Meniere's disease refers to a disorder of the inner ear often characterised by a spinning sensation (vertigo), ringing in the ears (tinnitus) as well as various degrees of hearing loss that may culminate in deafness. It's important to note that Meniere's disease and Meniere's syndrome are...
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    Stretch Marks: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

    Stretch marks, medically known as striae are narrow streaks or lines that appear on the surface of an overstretched skin, giving it an off-colour hue which a lot of people often find disfiguring. While it is true that stretch marks tend to disappear over time, they hardly ever disappear...
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    Cardiac Arrest: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

    Cardiac arrest is responsible for no less than 7 million deaths globally. By way of definition, it describes the sudden cessation of cardiac output due to failure of the heart muscle to contract effectively. It is worthy of note that cardiac arrest differs from heart failure in which the heart...