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Need to pay attention to primary Healthcare by Kingsley Obeng-Kyereh

Health is wealth. This is one statement that is often repeated when there is the need to stress why it is important to maintain the highest standard of well-being. For some people, this statement is often taken for granted not by openly saying health is not important but due to the action taken in relation to what should be done ...

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Fish Oil Supplements – Could They Be Dangerous?

Some people have been using fish oil supplements to increase the intake of omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats are essential and can only be obtained from diet. According to medical doctors such fats help to manage cardiovascular disorders and improve overall health.

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NIH Panel Recommends Early Peanut Introduction for High-Risk Infants

Source:medpagetoday.com Babies as young as 4 months can be exposed to peanuts Babies at high risk for developing peanut allergies should be introduced to peanut-containing foods in a controlled way as early as 4 to 6 months of age, according to new guidelines from an expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). Early peanut ...

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Stemming The Hepatitis C Epidemic: University Of Chicago Medicine Helps Patients Find A Cure

Source:DNAinfo.com There is a cure for Hepatitis C but far too few people know about it and even fewer realize they should be tested. Baby boomers, home tattoo recipients and, increasingly, suburban teen drug users are all at risk for Hepatitis C exposure. But a University of Chicago Medicine program is helping neighborhood primary care physicians learn to identify and ...

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The honest truth: How alcohol affects your skin

Photo Credit: Chris Gramly/Getty Images; Paul Piebinga/Getty Images Source : www.stylelist.com Alcohol’s effect on your skin is similar to its effect on the rest of your body: it steals the good (hydration) and leaves the bad (dryness, bloating, redness). When you drink alcohol, it hinders the production of vasopressin — an anti-diuretic hormone. This causes your kidneys to work extra ...

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Rawlings sues Africawatch over Parkinson’s claims:Also Video: How Parkinson’s Disease Affects the Body

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has sued publishers of Africawatch magazine for defamation and is claiming “aggravated and exemplary damages” among others, for claims he has Parkinson’s disease. The suit at the High Court in Accra lists six respondents, including General Media Strategies Inc, (the Publisher); Liberty Media Concepts, (the Ghana office of the US-based magazine); and Steve Mallory, (executive ...

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Eat Peanuts: You May Live Longer

By Jennifer J. Brown, PhD for www.everydayhealth.com Even the lowly peanut can improve your heart health and add years to your life. Eating peanuts daily is linked to a 20 percent drop in risk of death over a 5 year period. Choose dry-roasted or raw nuts without added sugars tokeep calories in check. Find ways to add nuts and peanuts ...

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10 Quick, Nutritionist-Approved Packaged Breakfasts

Source: livestrong.com According to a survey that polled more than 14,000 people, the majority of Americans believe that breakfast is important (and nutritionists agree), yet only 34 percent of adults actually take the time to eat a morning meal. So where’s the disconnect? While we understand the importance of starting the day with a nutritious meal to fuel our brains ...

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