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Urticaria in Diabetics

March 18, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Allergy is a condition of hypersensitivity in certain people. Persons with allergies react to substances that are usually harmless to most individuals.

Examples of these substances are foods, medications, and chemicals (fragrances, dyes, and detergents). The symptoms of an allergic reaction will depend on where it takes place. If it occurs in the nose, it may cause sneezing and running of the nose, giving rise to hay fever. In the air passages it may cause wheezing, coughing, and difficulty in breathing, as in asthma. In the skin, it may produce itching spots, red rashes, swelling of the skin called hives or welts (urticaria), and swelling of the face (angioedema). In severe cases generalized allergic reaction may lead to shock (anaphylactic shock).

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Combating the Obesity Crisis

March 17, 2020 Category :Fitness| Health Watch 0

Obesity is a medical condition of having too much body fat to the extent that it can cause physical and psychological damage to a person. Because of the prevalence of obesity in the world, it has been described as an epidemic or crisis that affects millions of people that collectively affects the wellbeing of modern society in general.

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Philippine Fruits for Diabetics

March 14, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Recipes 0

Practically all fruits may be permitted in a diabetic diet. What a caregiver or nurse must take in consideration is the amount of carbohydrates in the service size of the fruit because different fruits contain different carbohydrates.

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3 Square meals better than 6 Mini-meals for Weight Loss

February 25, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Struggling to control one’s appetite with “mini-meals” may not be that effective after all for weight reducers. Eating a real meal three times a day may be a better strategy for weight loss, according to a recent research. However, the caloric intake must be significantly less than what one would need to maintain current weight. In this study, it was less than 750 calories per day.

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Screening Mammography helps reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

February 24, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Screening for breast lumps by doing a mammography can help reduce the death rate from breast cancer, based on a study from Norway reported recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

According to lead author Mette Kalager, MD, from Oslo University Hospital in Norway, participation in the Norwegian breast cancer screening program was associated with a 10 percent reduction in the rate of death from breast cancer among women 50 to 69 years of age. However, during the period that the study was conducted, Norway built multidisciplinary teams to treat breast cancer, which could also have had an impact on the favorable outcome.

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Chronic Social Stress linked to Obesity

February 22, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

DIETARY MEDICINES might do wonders for the waistline but in reality, all you ever really need is a “chill pill” to stay slim. That’s because chronic stress was found to be linked to obesity in an individual, according to a recently published study.

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Diabetes and End-of-Life Issues

February 4, 2020 Category :Health Watch| People and Places 0

The whole world watched in shock as the last years of American Terri Schiavo played out on television screens to depict how death, or near death, could tear a family apart instead of bringing them closer together.

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Best Weight-Loss Diet?

January 14, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Question: What is the best weight-loss diet in the world?

Answer: There are numerous diets available for the picking. The choice is yours. Before you end up confused by all the literature on losing weight, stop for a moment.

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Coffee: Source of Natural Beauty

January 11, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

For those of us who love to indulge in that second cup of coffee in the morning, why not take that passionĀ for java a step further? Many skin care divas are discovering what women all over the world have known for years: coffee is good for your skin.

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Organic on your Skin

January 10, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Our skin is the largest organ and it absorbs any products applied to it. Nowadays, our skin is exposed to city pollution, harsh skin products, chemicals and constant contact to the sun.

The most important thing to remember when getting rid of damaging elements, is that our skin is a delicate membrane, and going overboard to get rid of blemishes can cause further, harder to fix, damage. So be gentle.

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