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When Asthma Leads to Bronchitis

Asthmatic bronchitis The airways in the lungs become progressively become smaller as they go deeper into the lungs. When these airways become inflamed, it’s called bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis affects 8.7 million adults every year in the United States. Although bronchitis can happen even if you don’t have asthma, asthma can increase your chances of developing bronchitis. Asthmatic bronchitis is bronchitis that happens as a result of asthma. The two conditions are linked. Having asthma puts you at an increased risk of bronchitis. This is because asthma constricts the air vessels…

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5 Mistakes You’re Making Cleaning Your Ears

By Dr. Mercola Is cleaning out your ears with cotton swabs part of your regular hygiene routine? If the answer is yes, you’re certainly not alone. But, contrary to popular belief, cleaning your ears isn’t only typically unnecessary; it’s potentially dangerous. Your ears are unique in that they’re a self-cleaning part of your body. If left alone, the earwax will migrate out of your ears naturally. There’s no need to forcefully remove it. Further, sticking any foreign object in your ear poses the potential for injury, especially if the thin…

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Preventing Type 1 Diabetes Before Symptoms Occur

We know a lot about the course of type 1 diabetes. We know that it starts long before people have clinical symptoms, and now we can actually define its different stages. Stage 1 of type 1 diabetes is when you have two or more autoantibodies present. This is before blood glucose is abnormal and precedes symptoms, but the disease has actually started. Stage 2 is when you have multiple autoantibodies and blood glucose is slightly abnormal. However, at this stage, people don’t have any symptoms either. It’s only at stage…

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FDA: Metformin Safe for Some Patients With Renal Problems

In a response to mounting evidence, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that the diabetes drug metformin can be used safely in patients with mild and, in some cases, moderate kidney impairment after decades of warning against it. Metformin previously had been contraindicated for patients with renal disease or dysfunction, as suggested by serum creatinine levels at or above 1.5 mg/dL for men and 1.4 mg/dL for women, or abnormal creatinine clearance. The FDA now says that after reviewing a number of studies, it has concluded that…

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Hidden signs of heart problems

By Dr Gigi Taguri Since 1 in 4 deaths in the UK are related to a heart or circulatory disease, addressing heart health is a concern of national importance. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men over 50, and an estimated 7 million of us are living with an undiagnosed risk factor – high blood pressure. Put simply, everybody should know the state of their heart. The sudden onset of pain in the chest or down the arm is the most obvious sign of a heart problem,…

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Tech and Entertainment 

Comet bombardment may have helped ancient Mars support life

If early Mars was as barren and cold as it is today then the bombardment of the Red Planet some four billion years ago by comets and asteroids may have made its climate more conducive to life, according to a study. The impacts would have produced regional hydrothermal systems on Mars similar to those in Yellowstone National Park, which today harbour chemically powered microbes, some of which can survive boiling in hot springs or inhabiting water acidic enough to dissolve iron nails, said study co-author Stephen Mojzsis from the University…

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MYTHS AND FACTS ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETES

With the World Health Day being observed today 7th April, it is essential for all us to head for a general check-up. Let us not go by the literal meaning of the sentence and rather start focusing on what actually makes us fall prey to such traps. These traps do not only make us ill physically, but they also take a toll on our mental health. So, for the sake of our mental health, it is essential that we all become aware of the myths and facts about all the…

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World Health Day 2016: Five ways to prevent diabetes!

Every year on April 7, World Health Day is celebrated by World Health Organisation (WHO) throughout the world. The theme for this year is ‘Beat Diabetes’. Diabetes is caused mainly from unhealthy eating habits, stress and lack of physical activity. The two common forms of diabetes are type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is not preventable while the latter one can often be avoided. But one can reduce the risk of getting diabetes by following a healthy lifestyle. Here are some ways to prevent the disease: Lose weight If…

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Foundation cautions females against early sex

Al- Hayaat Foundation has cautioned young females to abstain from early sex to prevent being exposed to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. Hajia Hanatu Abubakar, the Founder and President of Al- Hayaat Foundation, said the HPV is mainly sexually transmitted, hence, staying away from sex was the most effective way of preventing the disease. “Cervical cancer takes years to develop; it develops between 10 years and 20 years, and by the time the symptoms begin to show the cancer may have invaded deep into the cervix,”…

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Life Style 

Introverted Partner? 5 Things to Know

If your partner is an introvert, you’ve probably noticed that their idea of a good time is a bit different than yours. While you – as an extrovert – more often prefer a party, your partner would usually rather stay home for quiet evening as a couple. You are energized by social activities; your partner, on the other hand, is energized by time spent alone. To keep this difference from leading to misunderstandings, it’s a good idea to understand how introverts see the world. Here are five common characteristics of introverts: Enjoy…

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