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    General Health 14 Super-Subtle Thyroid Disease Symptoms You Might Be Overlooking – Women’s Health

    Your thyroid is kind of like that popular girl from your middle school: It controls basically everything around it, and when it gets pissed off, all hell breaks loose. The thyroid is a small gland at the base of your neck that affects essentially every one of … Read more via Women’s Health...
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    General Health 8 Common Signs You're Deficient in Vitamins – EcoWatch

    A well-balanced and nutritious diet has many benefits. On the other hand, a diet lacking in nutrients may cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms are your body’s way of communicating potential vitamin and mineral deficiencies.... Read more via EcoWatch
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    General Health Prostate cancer could be prevented with three hours of exercise a week, experts say –

    At 70 years old, the retired engineer is fitter, stronger and has more energy than many of the 20-something students who workout alongside him. His high-intensity workout which involves running, cycling, rowing and lifting heavy weights is perhaps all the more impressive when you learn that...
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    General Health 7 Weird Signs You Might Have a Heart Problem – Women’s Health

    ‘I was having a heart attack and didn’t even know it.’ We hear this line over and over again and if you’ve never experienced a cardiac event, you might think, really? But it’s true—the signs of a heart attack, or any heart problem, are often sneaky... … Read more via Women’s Health...
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    General Health Everything You Need to Get Rid of Lice and Stop the Itching – Lifehacker

    Are you scratching your head after reading that headline? That’s how I felt after our preschool recently sent us the dreaded message: Lice had been found in a student’s hair. I hoped my son would be spared, but nope. A week later, I saw a tiny bug (about the size … Read more via Lifehacker...
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    General Health Natural Remedies for Vitamin D Deficiency – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Vitamin D, in the form of both D-2 and D-3, is found naturally in some foods. The best natural food sources of vitamin D are oily fish, including mackerel, halibut, salmon, tuna and rainbow trout. Cod liver oil is an excellent source, providing 1,360 international units of vitamin D in …...
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    General Health This Common Spice Can Help You Manage Your Blood Sugar – First for Women

    Whether you have diabetes or not, keeping your blood sugar under control is important for your overall health. Blood sugar comes from the food we eat, and it’s transported throughout the body to be used as energy. Any excess sugar that doesn’t get used typically gets stored as … Read more...
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    General Health 7 Blood Clot Symptoms You Should Never, Ever Ignore – Women’s Health

    You know the spiel: If you’re on the Pill, you’re at a higher risk for blood clots. If you fly for more than four hours, you’re at a higher risk for blood clots. If you smoke at all, you’re at a higher risk for blood clots. But, what are … Read more via Women’s Health
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    General Health Early Signs & Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women – Hunker

    The chance of heart disease is further heightened if a woman has any of the risk factors, including high blood pressure, obesity, depression, high cholesterol, extreme stress and diabetes. Women who smoke and have sedentary lifestyles are also possible candidates for heart diseases. ...
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    General Health Soft drinks increase risk of tooth wear – Newtelegraph

    Researchers is in the United Kingdom (UK) have found that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, is the common factor between obesity and tooth wear among adults. Their new study published yesterday in the journal ‘Clinical Oral Investigations,’ found that the increased...
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    Sexual Health Is Sex Addiction Real? – Vice

    Taylor, a 31-year-old in Los Angeles who asked that only her first name be used for privacy, started having casual sex several times a week in college. Her friends warned her she could be a sex addict. At age 21, she was a victim of revenge porn, which her therapist … Read more via Vice...
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    General Health Dehydration: THESE are some signs that your body gives when you don’t drink enough water – PINKVILLA

    Do you feel tired and sweaty often? Do you experience bad breath? If yes, then these are the signs that your body needs water. ...... Read more via PINKVILLA
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    General Health Life-sized model shows what office workers might look like in 20 years – Sky News

    In just 20 years’ time, the average office worker will have a hunched back, protruding stomach and sore eyes, according to a life-sized doll developed as part of a report into workplace health. Named Emma, the model shows what desk-bound workers will look like in the future – with … Read...
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    General Health Mayo Clinic Q and A: Increasing incidence of throat cancer related to HPV – Mayoclinic

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know HPV can cause cervical cancer, but recently I’ve heard it also can lead to throat cancer. How common is throat cancer caused by HPV? How effective is treatment for it?..... Read more via
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    General Health Signs of High Blood Pressure in the Legs – LIVESTRONG.COM

    According to a New York Times health story, foot, leg, calf and thigh and ankle swelling are all common signs of high blood pressure. The swelling may be painless, but can be a sign of toxemia (also called pre-eclampsia), which is found in pregnant women and is a serious condition..... Read...
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    General Health Nigeria ranks highest among countries with burden of sickle cell disorder in Africa – Tribune Online

    Nigeria has emerged as a country with the highest population of people with sickle cell disorder in Africa, and there is an urgent need for the government to address the disturbing trend because of the large population affected. Co-chairperson of African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease, Dr...
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    General Health 4 Reasons to Eat Just a Little Bit Less Sugar – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Before we dive into those, let’s clear one thing up: When we talk about eating less sugar, we’re talking about added sugars, meaning that they’re added during processing or when the food is being prepared. Added sugars include granulated sugar, high fructose corn syrup, malt sugar, fruit juice...
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    General Health Men and belly fat: A deadly combination -

    Call it what you will: beer belly, love handles, gut, spare tire or anything else. Whatever the words, they’re all referring to the same thing: belly fat, which is one of the most common types of fat for men. As my fellow guys have no doubt noticed, as we gain … Read more via
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    General Health How to Stop Being Obese – LIVESTRONG.COM

    It's not a secret that obesity negatively affects your health and well-being. A body mass index of 30 or higher, which is considered obese, puts you at a higher risk for... Read more via LIVESTRONG.COM
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    General Health Vaginal Weightlifting, Jade Eggs, and More Wacky Ways Moms Are Strengthening Their Pelvic Floor Muscles – Parents

    From having an easier labor and delivery and faster recovery to enjoying better orgasms and preempting issues with urinary incontinence, there are a bevy of reasons you might be interested in strengthening your pelvic floor muscles—which support the organs in the pelvis including the bladder...