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11 Triggers for a Migraine

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If you have a pulse, chances are, you have experienced a headache or a migraine. There is no such thing as a pleasant migraine. Some of us get them once in awhile, and some get them frequently. Though migraines are simple on paper, it’s hard to identify what actually causes them. There are medications and remedies out there, but they ...

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12 Signs of a Thyroid Problem

Many of us don’t even know what a thyroid is, yet suffer the symptoms of it. You may not know what a thyroid is, but you have probably heard of hyperthyroidism, which affects millions of people around the world. Hyperthyroidism is one of the many problems you can get when you have a thyroid problem. What exactly is a thyroid? ...

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10 Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer can be defined as a cell mutation in the urinary bladder. Your bladder contains multiple layers which are all a suspect for a tumor to spread. When bladder cancer starts, it infects the first layer. As it grows deeper and deeper, more layers are infected. The more layers that are infected, the harder bladder cancer is to treat. ...

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11 Natural Remedies for Hiccups

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Hiccups, or synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF), is the involuntary contraction of the muscles that separates the chest from the abdomen (also known as the diaphragm) and may continue for several minutes. The sound of the hiccup is produced by the diaphragm contraction that causes the air to be breathed in quickly followed by the sudden closure of the vocal cords. ...

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11 Home Remedies for a Cough

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The sudden repetitively occurring reflex that clears the throat of any contaminant is called a cough. It helps eject contaminants such as mucus, fluids, or foreign particles from the throat. The cough reflex contains three steps: first is the inhalation, followed by the forced exhalation against a closed glottis (the part of the larynx consisting of the vocal cords and ...

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11 Health Benefits of Green Tea

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Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, trailing a close second to water. 78% of the tea consumed in all around the world is black while only 20% is green. All types of tea are brewed from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. The different types of tea are determined by the levels of oxidation of ...

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12 Symptoms of Mono

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Mono (mononucleosis) is a highly contagious disease that affects mainly children and young adults, although it can affect older adults too. Mono is most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, also known as herpes4. It is mainly spread by contact with saliva, giving rise to it often being called the ‘kissing disease’. The incubation period is four to six weeks ...

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12 Symptoms of Bronchitis

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Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial passages, the tubes that carry air to and from your lungs, causing their swelling and narrowing. It is caused by viral infection (cold and influenza viruses are the most common causes), or by chemical irritant (from smoking, industrial pollution and gastric acid reflux). Bronchitis is categorised as acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is ...

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11 Health Benefits of Vitamin D

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Contrary to what its name indicates, vitamin D is not a regular vitamin but a steroid hormone that is primarily procured from sun exposure or supplementation. It offers a number of health benefits that include preventing a variety of chronic diseases that can often be life threatening. 1. Healthy bones Vitamin D has an integral part to play in calcium ...

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11 Health Benefits of Ginseng

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Ginseng is an herb that is widely used for its medicinal and energy boosting properties. This is given the active ingredients in ginseng that have a chemical structure similar to that of human hormones. This enables ginseng to regulate hormonal activity in the body to some extent while also managing blood pressure, regulating insulin production, and increasing metabolism. Here are ...

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