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Health Topic for the week:Managing Asthma at Home and at School.

How can I prevent asthma at home? The most important thing you can do is to control asthma triggers. The main asthma triggers that are in your home are dust mites, molds, pollens, pets, cockroaches, and household irritants. Secondhand tobacco smoke may also be a trigger in your home, especially for a child with asthma. How can I protect myself ...

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Doctors recommend HPV vaccine as early as age 9

The idea of giving an HPV vaccine to a girl as young as 9 years old is an  alarming thought for some. “I think that should be something that a person should do after the age of 18  because then they’re conscious of what they’re doing and why they’re doing it,”  one parent says. Others feel it makes sense to ...

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How Many Eggs Should You Eat Per Week?

Source:www.everydayhealth.com We all know that eggs have a lot of cholesterol. And cholesterol can cause heart disease. But eggs are also a good source of protein. They’re easy to make and delicious. So how many are too many? Dieticians have eased up on eggs. They used to tell people with heart disease not to eat more than two per week, ...

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Simple Cancer Test Saves Lives in Burkina Faso–(Doctors use Vinegar to detect cancer)

OUAGADOUGOU — Doctors in Burkina Faso are using a simple and low-cost method to detect cervical cancer at clinics throughout the country. Doctors say that the test, which uses plain, white vinegar, can save thousands of lives each year. Dr. Yacouba Ouedraogo runs the cervical cancer prevention program at the Jhpiego clinic in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou. He says that ...

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FDA Device to Detect Fake, Substandard Malaria Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a hand-held device capable of identifying counterfeit or substandard malaria drugs and has signed a letter of intent with Corning Inc. to manufacture the product. The device, known as CD-3, is a battery-operated tool that uses different wavelengths of light to compare an authentic malaria drug with a potentially fake product, the ...

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6 Surprising Uses for Lemons ….you would not believe!

6 Surprising Uses for Lemons in Your Beauty Routine: 1. Get rid of blackheads Rub a half or quarter of a lemon on your face (concentrating on clogged pore areas like forehead and chin), then rinse face with water to remove residue. The Alpha Hydroxy Acid in lemons acts a natural exfoliator for skin, reducing clogged pores and making skin ...

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Five Krobo Girls students seriously injured in gas explosion

Five final year students of Krobo Girls Senior High School in the Eastern region are on admission at the Atua Government hospital for treatment for extensive multiple burns they sustained in a gas cooker explosion on Monday. The accident occurred while the girls went to buy food from a vendor who was using a gas cooker. Medical officers believe the ...

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City of Chicago Reminds Residents To Protect Themselves This Flu Season

City Reminds Residents to Follow Simple Steps to Help Prevent Influenza FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Brian Richardson, brian.richardson@cityofchicago.org   CHICAGO – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported widespread influenza activity in Illinois and across the nation this year.  In response, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) encourages all residents to take simple steps to help prevent the ...

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