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15 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a kind of vinegar that is made from apples. It has a pale orange/yellow color, and it’s used regularly in cooking, but many people also use it as a preservative. The vinegar is great for making chutneys and marinades, but many people dislike it for its bitter taste. The cause of this bitter taste is the ...

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10 Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects the wrist and is often developed by people who work heavily with their hands, including builders, artists and those who type for long periods of time on their computer. It occurs as a result of repetitive stress and is defined by a multitude of symptoms. Specifically, the condition affects the carpal tunnel, ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of Spider Bites

Every spider is different, but what unifies most spiders is a nasty bite! No matter whether they’re small or large, spiders can cause a great deal of harm to humans through a venomous bite, and while many spiders may do not much more than irritate the skin slightly, some can cause fevers, pain, life-changing conditions and even death. The severity ...

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6 Little Known Obamacare Benefits You Should Take Advantage of Now!

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, was signed into law to increase the access to affordable, quality health insurance, and to reduce overall healthcare spending. There are some well-known benefits associated with Obamacare, like extending the length of time young people can remain on their parent’s coverage until 26, and making it illegal to ...

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10 Common But Dangerous Drug Interactions

When taking multiple medications, people rarely think about how those drugs will interact with each other. Research has shown that nearly 70% of Americans regularly use prescription drugs, with over half taking two prescription drugs at once. Drug interactions, the effects of two separate medications entering the body or bloodstream simultaneously, can range from mild drowsiness, to kidney failure and ...

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6 Cheap, Effective Alternatives To Sleeping Pills

Insomnia – the inability to fall asleep – is something that affects everyone at one time or another. Lack of sleep is associated with many health issues including a weakened immune system, poor memory, problem with motor skills, increased appetite and depression. Many prescription medications (examples include Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata and Restoril) are available help you sleep, but they don’t ...

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Scientists Conclude This is The Best Diet To Live a Long, Healthy Life

The results from a number of recent, large-scale studies, have demonstrated that one particular type of diet is better than all others for reducing the risk of premature death, and lowering the incidence of many age-related diseases. Nutritionists and physicians for many years have been extolling the health benefits of what’s called a “Mediterranean-style Diet”. This diet is low in ...

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30 Common Foods That Can Poison You

We sometimes take for granted that all the food we buy at the supermarket or order in a restaurant are safe to eat. And 99.9% of the time, we’re right. There are however, quite a number of commonly eaten foods that can make us extremely ill, or even cause death. Certain foods that are normally safe and healthy can be ...

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Your Income and Your Hometown Determine How Long You’ll Live

A recently completed study, published in the Journal of The American Medical Association, shows that two simple factors have a much bigger impact on a person’s lifespan than previously believed. For most Americans, longevity is directly affected by their income and the town where they live. The study found that across the country, the richer people are, the longer they ...

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13 Foods That Cleanse Your Liver

The liver is an incredibly hard-working organ that is often forgotten about. It’s of course important to eat well for the sake of your heart, and to avoid smoking for the sake of your lungs, but your liver needs help, too. Despite being able to regenerate damaged parts of itself, the liver needs as much help as possible from the ...

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