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 Health Hazards Associated With Stress

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by Godwin Ihesie   A healthy person is one who is spiritual active, balanced emotionally (psychically) and physically fit. But in today’s modern world, where despite all advancement and progress made in the field of human medicine and health, people are still far from enjoying good and radiant health. With the astronomical growth in the number of healthcare practitioners and ...

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Lowering High Blood cholesterol with Foods and Herbs

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By Godwin Ihesie   Cholesterol is a white fatty substance (lipid) found to be present naturally in all the cells and tissues of the body, brain and nerves, skin, liver, etc. It is made in the liver and other cells in the body; also, it is found in some animal-based foods. Triglyceride is equally a kind of lipid present in ...

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Some Hints on How to Manage your Anger and Bitterness

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by Godwin Ihesie   We welcome all our readers to 2017. No earthly words can indeed convey our deepest inner gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the Most High – The Creator of All Worlds, Who in His Great Love and Mercy permitted us all to see yet another year. May we all make a very strong resolution not to allow ...

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Vaginal yeast infection

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Most women will get a vaginal yeast infection at some point in their life. Symptoms of vaginal yeast infections include burning, itching, and thick, white discharge. Yeast infections are easy to treat, but it is important to see your doctor or nurse if you think you have an infection. Yeast infection symptoms are similar to other vaginal infections and sexually ...

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USES OF BITTER LEAF IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

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By Godwin Ihesie   Bitter leaf is known botanically as Vernonia amygdalina. The igbos call it “Olugbu” while the Yorubas know it as “Ewuro”. After washing the leaves to remove the bitterness, bitter leaf is popular for “Bitter leaf soup” preparation in most southern parts of Nigeria where it grows luxuriantly. Like most bitter-tasting herbs, bitter leaf contains “Bitter principles” ...

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Fight fatigue with these top tips for a sound sleep

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(NC) Proper sleep can improve moods, increase energy levels and strengthen your immune system. However, there are plenty of factors that can impede a revitalizing slumber. While issues like work stress, family responsibilities, health or relationships are more difficult to control, there are several things you can change today to help you get a better sleep. Stick to a sleep ...

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Want a solid leg to stand on? Take care of your feet

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(NC) You wouldn’t be alone if you are more at ease with your feet well covered. If the reason is an unsightly toenail fungus infection, covering up the evidence is certainly an option but hardly an effective long-term option. While appearances are important, the cover-up can only last so long and it stands to reason that when your feet are ...

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Natural remedies for families on the go – and on the grow

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(NC) A recent Ipsos Reid survey, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) shows that Canadians are increasingly embracing a more holistic approach to health for themselves and their entire family. With the abundance of chemicals in our day-to-day products, food, and the environment, it can be difficult to figure out where and when to go natural. ...

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Bath Salts – Ultimate Relaxation and Healing

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Our daily lifestyles expose us to conditions that put our bodies and make us overly exhausted. After long and tiresome days, we need moments of relaxation and ways of easing the tension. Hot baths seasoned with bath salts can give you an excellent soak that will leave every part of you including your tired feet and stiff back in maximum ...

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Mobile health apps: Helping your doctor help you

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(NC) You can’t sleep. Or your migraines seem to be getting more frequent and last longer. Maybe your blood pressure is not well controlled. Or you’re in danger of developing type two diabetes. You need help. Fortunately, there’s technology out there that can help you and your doctor work together to manage these common chronic conditions. Mobile health apps can ...

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Get the facts about the flu shot

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(NC) Ontario’s acting chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams is reminding people that the flu is more than just a “bad cold.”   “Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to illness, hospitalization and even death,” he says. “Getting the flu shot is the best defense against getting the flu. It can help your body build its ...

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3 steps to improve bladder health

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(NC) Many women experience bladder leaks, which can lead to missed social opportunities because of anxiety and embarrassment. To help put a stop to LBL altogether, women can work on firming up “down there” in three easy steps:   Step one: Find your pelvic floor muscles by trying to stop your urination midstream. If you succeed, you’ve found them. Step two: Empty ...

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Tips to keep diabetes under control

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(NC) In Ontario, 10 per cent of the population suffers from diabetes. If you are one of these people, it’s good to know that a network of registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) are there to help care for you and help you maintain your health.   A segment of Ontario’s RNs and NPs have specialized training to help ...

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The link between diabetes and kidney disease

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(NC) As many as 50 per cent of people with diabetes may show signs of kidney damage. But did you know that keeping your kidneys healthy while managing your diabetes can actually prevent or delay the loss of kidney function? Dr. Andrew W. Steele, FRCPC, Medical Director and Chief of Nephrology, Lakeridge Health Corporation and Lead Nephrologist Ontario Renal Network, Central East ...

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Your kidney health matters

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(NC) Kidneys are vital to your overall health. Did you know that as many as 50 per cent of people with diabetes may show signs of kidney damage?   It’s true – kidney disease can be caused by diabetes, and can put you at high risk for heart attack or stroke. It may start slowly and progress over a number ...

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20 health benefits of apple cider vinegar

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While the uses for white vinegar are plenty, apple cider vinegar has arguably even more applications. Its wide-ranging benefits include everything from helping lose weight to alleviating cold symptoms, and some people have turned to apple cider vinegar to help with health concerns including diabetes, cancer, heart problems, high cholesterol, and fungal issues. Read on for more reasons to keep ...

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Your kidney health matters

Your kidney health matters (NC) Kidneys are vital to your overall health. Did you know that as many as 50 per cent of people with diabetes may show signs of kidney damage?   It’s true – kidney disease can be caused by diabetes, and can put you at high risk for heart attack or stroke. It may start slowly and ...

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9 Health Rights You Have as a Patient

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(NC) Anyone seeing a regulated healthcare professional in Ontario can count on safety, competency, and ethics. These rights are upheld by the bodies that regulate over 300,000 health care professionals. These 26 colleges hold professionals accountable for their conduct and practice. “The colleges help people understand their rights as patients,” explains Shenda Tanchak, president of the Federation of Health Regulatory ...

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