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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Monitoring blood pressure at home

Why should I monitor my blood pressure at home? Monitoring your blood pressure at home helps you and your doctor choose how to treat your...

That oh so painful abscess… cont’d

The common findings of inflammation—heat, redness, swelling, and pain—easily identify superficial abscesses. Abscesses in other places may produce only generalized symptoms such as fever...

DENTAL CORNER:– Can your toothbrush make you sick?

Manufacturers of new products designed to sterilize toothbrushes would have consumers believe their toothbrushes are lethal weapons, wielding disease-spreading germs. However, experts at the...

That oh so painful abscess

Definition An abscess is an enclosed collection of liquefied tissue, known as pus, somewhere in the body. It is the result of the body's defensive...

Yoga as an aid to curing lower back pain

The potential for yoga to be used to treat low back pain is being investigated by researchers. Millions of UK people suffer from chronic low...

Understanding back pain treatments

To understand your back pain is the best method of its treatment. If you commence taking over the counter medications, the pain may instantly...

DENTAL CORNER – Facts about flossing

(Continued from last week) How to floss • Break off about 18 inches of floss, and wind most of it around one of your middle fingers. •...

Folic acid supplements found to lower stroke risks

Problems resulting from stroke may include: *          Weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis) *          Loss of speech (Aphasia) *          Cognitive deficits *          Difficulty swallowing *          Inability to...

DENTAL CORNER – Facts about flossing

How important is flossing? According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), flossing is the single most important weapon against plaque. Floss removes plaque and...

Our dirty little secret? We can’t stop bindgeing!

By Leslie Goldman In a Health poll, it was found that losing control is epidemic. Here’s the #1 way to curb your cravings. The word binge...

DENTAL CORNER – Types of dental implant procedures?

Plate Form Implant If your jawbone is too narrow for bone grafting, a Plate Form implant is placed into your jawbone. The Plate Form implant...

Tea ‘healthier’ drink than water

Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may even have extra...

High salt diets linked to ulcer risk

The bug that causes stomach ulcers may be more likely to cause disease when exposed to high concentrations of salt, a US team of...

HIV/AIDS infection trend changing

By BABATUNDE ASIFAT Trainee Reporter Nevis As persons joined the world’s community in honouring all those who died through HIV/AIDS and those affected by the AIDS...

DENTAL CORNER – What are dental implants? Types of Dental...

Implants rely on titanium fixtures inserted into the jawbone. Most implants are made of titanium, which is very effective at fusing with living bone...

Drugs replaces Chemotherapy

The research looked at previous studies. Some women with breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy by taking an extra drug, research suggests. LHRH...

Multivitamin prostate warning

Taking lots of multivitamins may increase the risk of deadly prostate cancer, say US researchers. Their study showed taking multivitamins more than seven times a...

DENTAL CORNER – What are dental implants?

Tooth loss is something no one looks forward to. If you lose one or more teeth, you have a number of options, one of...

Ganglion What is Ganglion?

A Ganglion is a benign tumor (non-cancerous growth). Its name is arrived from the Greek word ‘knot’ which describes its general appearance. It is...

Treating the awkward years

By JAN HOFFMAN Robert T. Brown’s patients may be obese or anorexic; sexual innocents or infected with chlamydia; male or female; jocks or goths; abusers...

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