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Prostate worries?

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Prostate cancer is the most common life threatening disease faced by older men. It is a condition that is almost certain to affect men over 40 and begins with prostate enlargement, but it can be prevented and treated. Here are the stats you need to know: 50% of men will have BPH by the age of 60 85% of men ... Read More »

5 Foods you should NEVER eat

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As the old saying goes, “you are what you eat,” and since nowadays there are even more reasons to choose your foods wisely, we have written this article on 5 foods that should definitely be removed from your shopping list. It may not be all you need to do in order to be healthy, but its a good start. Healthy ... Read More »

Litterbox Suicide

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Studies have linked an infection that you can get from your cat’s litterbox with higher suicide rates in women. Women infected with a parasite found in dirty kitty litter, undercooked meat, and unwashed vegetables may be at higher risk for self-injury and suicide, a new study shows. The study, published in the journal General Psychiatry, reports that women infected with ... Read More »

Hearing impaired learners get cellphones

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Cellphones have become an essential tool in assisting the hearing impaired to communicate with family and peers. This may seem strange but its the text messaging and email functions of smartphones that are breaking down the barriers of communication that exist for those who are affected. With this in mind, McDonald’s and Nashua Mobile handed over 28 BlackBerry Curve smartphones ... Read More »

Diet soda dangers

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Drinking sugar sweetened soda is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. So, shouldn’t we all switch to diet soda? A recent article shows how this strategy might be even worse. In an early online edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers compared sugary beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and 100% fruit juice consumption to the ... Read More »

South African Baby Death rate alarming

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According to a hard-hitting report released in May, 7500 babies who are born alive every year, die on their first day – that’s 21 babies every day or almost one an hour. Sizwe Pamla, spokesman for the National Education Health Allied Workers’ Union, described the latest figures as “distressing”. In addition 3 000 mothers around the country die every year ... Read More »

Acupuncture better than anti-depressants for fibromyalgia

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To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for fibromyalgia, Iranian researchers from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran, conducted a study comparing acupuncture treatment with fluoxetine (prozac), which is a common anti-depressant used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. 30 patients with fibromyalgia were enrolled in the study and divided into an acupuncture treatment group and a drug treatment ... Read More »

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