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A little extra fat may actually prolong life

If there’s anything we’ve learned conclusively about human health in the last few decades, it’s that smoking is lethal and obesity increases the risk of dying early. But to the surprise of many (and the skepticism of others), an international analysis shows that being slightly overweight may lead to a longer life. The new report analyzed 97 international studies and ...

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Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, causing cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. In order to keep your mouth clean, you must practice good oral hygiene every day. What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing bacteria that accumulates on teeth, including where toothbrushes can’t reach. Many of ...

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Spotting Common Cancer Symptoms. With video clip!

Source: everydayhealth.com By Diana Rodriguez | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Different types of cancer display different cancer symptoms, but some warning signs are common among various kinds. Worried about a strange, persistent pain in your abdomen, an unusual lump, or a feeling of utter exhaustion? Certain types of cancer have specific warning signs, while others may mimic ...

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Ghana to ban skin bleaching creams next year

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has served notice of an imminent ban on cosmetic products containing skin bleaching ingredient, hydroquinone. The ban, which takes effect from August 2016, is in accordance with a directive from the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA). James Lartey, Head of communications at the FDA who disclosed this at a public forum in Ho, noted that ...

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Sierra Leone discharges last Ebola patient

Sierra Leone has released its last known Ebola patient, according to the World Health Organization. 35-year-old Adama Sankoh was discharged from a treatment centre in the northern Bombali district on Monday morning. The country hasn’t reported a new infection for more than two weeks, according the the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC). However, a small number of cases are still ...

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The virus that’s more deadly than Ebola

Between medicine, doctor’s visits and missing work, being sick with the flu can be expensive. So, if you’re looking to get vaccinated this season, don’t wait until it’s too late. Here are a few options that will help keep your body, and your budget, healthy. A good place to start is at work. Many companies have started providing free flu ...

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7 Things Not to Say to a Grieving Person (As Written by One Grieving)

Source: whoarethebrittons.wordpress.com by Katherine Britton “I see people, as they approach me, trying to make up their minds whether they’ll ‘say something about it’ or not. I hate if they do, and if they don’t.” – A Grief Observed I’ve been that friend–the one who sees grief and blurts out something before running away. Trying to find the “right words” ...

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All about PREMATURE ORGASM in women

Men aren’t the only ones who might find themselves peaking too early in the sack. According to a new study, a small percentage of women also experience premature orgasm.The research, a survey of Portuguese women, found that 40 percent occasionally came to orgasm faster than they intended during sex. For about 3 percent of women, the problem was chronic.“For this ...

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