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Illnesses you are likely to hear about this summer, among taxi drivers

Illnesses you are likely to hear about this summer, among taxi drivers

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but those warm, sticky days can also bring an explosion of illnesses. The most common types of illness during summer are often the most unfortunate - gastroenterit..

Night Vision Problems: Halos, Blurred  Vision, and Night Blindness

Night Vision Problems: Halos, Blurred Vision, and Night Blindness

HEALTH NEWS NETWORKBlurred vision is the most common vision symptom. When doctors talk about blurred vision, they typically mean a decrease in sharpness or clarity that has developed gradually. Sudden..

Common Eye Disorders

Common Eye Disorders

This guide was created to help you learn the type of eye disorder you may have and what should be done about it. But these guidelines are only an overview and definitely should not replace a consultat..

Zika virus infection (Zika) and pregnancy

Zika virus infection (Zika) and pregnancy

Should pregnant women travel to places with Zika outbreaks?Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus. There have been reports of a serious birth defect of the brain called microcepha..

Stress, Illness and the Immune System

Stress, Illness and the Immune System

The immune system is a collection of billions of cells that travel through the bloodstream.  They move in and out of tissues and organs, defending the body against foreign bodies (antigens), such..

What is coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease)?

What is coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease)?

Coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the blood vessels (coronary arteries) that supply oxygen and blood to the heart. Coronary heart disease is a major..

Diabetics who quit smoking may have trouble controlling blood sugar

Diabetics who quit smoking may have trouble controlling blood sugar

Although smoking increases the risk of diabetes and quitting has numerous health benefits, diabetics who quit may have temporary difficulty controlling their symptoms, a British study finds. “We know ..

FDA Weighs Tighter Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines

FDA Weighs Tighter Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic treatments could receive greater scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the near future, as their growing popularity has led some critics to call for tighter regulation.The..

Domestic Violence: Protecting  Yourself and Your Children

Domestic Violence: Protecting Yourself and Your Children

What is domestic violence?Domestic violence is abuse by a caregiver, a parent, a spouse or an intimate partner. It can take many forms. Some types of abuse include the following:• Physical abuse is th..

How to eat healthy during Christmas & New Year?

How to eat healthy during Christmas & New Year?

Put your hand up if the festive season is a challenge to your waistline?  Yes my hand high in the air.  Coming from a large Aussie/Italian family the phrase “… eat and be merry …” went hand ..

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