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3 Common Causes of Heavy Periods 2

All of us, from time to time, experience what we feel is unusually heavy bleeding during our menstrual periods. Fortunately, most often what we think is abnormal uterine bleeding is not excessive enough to be diagnosed as menorrhagia. How do you know when bleeding during your period is abnormally heavy? The easiest way to know […]

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Basic First Aid 1

In the time it takes to read this page, you could learn enough first aid to save a life. A blocked airway can kill someone in three to four minutes, but it can take more than eight minutes for an ambulance to arrive. So a simple procedure such as opening someone’s airway can save their […]


Coping with Parkinson’s Disease

With Parkinson’s, it’s important to keep yourself as physically and mentally active as possible. In this way, mind and body functions can be maintained to the greatest possible degree. Regular physiotherapy can help body functioning. For the mind, frequent, stimulating interaction with relatives and friends will be beneficial. Clubs and societies are a good place […]

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Pleurisy 2

Pleurisy іѕ inflammation οf thе thin lining around thе lungs. Whаt іѕ going οn іn thе body? A thin lining, known аѕ thе pleura, exists around thе lungs. It allows fοr smooth, comfortable movement between thе chest wall аnԁ thе lungs аѕ a person breathes. Thе pleura gets rough аnԁ stiff whеn іt becomes inflamed. […]


Huntington’s Disease 2

What is Huntington’s Disease Huntington’s disease (also referred to in more formal medical research as Huntington Disease) is an hereditary neurological disorder of the central nervous system that causes progressive degeneration of cells in the brain, slowly impairing a person’s ability to walk, think, talk and reason. It was first described in 1872 by an […]

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Cystic Fibrosis 1

What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition affecting the glands that produce body fluids or secretions. In CF, these secretions are stickier and thicker than normal. This hinders the functioning of important organs, such as the lungs and digestive system. Causes of Cystic Fibrosis The exact cause of CF is a […]


Bunions 2

What are Bunions? A bunion is an abnormal enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe, often (but not always) accompanied by movement of the alignment of the big toe so it no longer points straight ahead but towards the other toes. Although they’re more common in older people, they can begin […]

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Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become thin and weak, and break easily. It frequently goes undiagnosed until a fracture occurs, as there are no warning signs. The spine, wrist and hips are particularly vulnerable to fracture. Osteoporosis Causes The bones are a living tissue, just like the rest of the […]


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Healthy Eating in Older Adults 1

Deciding what we mean by ‘older people’ is a little arbitrary. The World Health Organization classifies people aged between 45 and 59 as ‘middle age’, 60 to 74 as ‘elderly’ and over 75 as ‘old’. But the nutritional needs of older adults are difficult to neatly categorise into absolute age groups. Dietary needs depend on […]