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Excessive Cell Phone Use and Depression

In just a few years, most people have made extraordinary changes in how they experience life. Instead of interacting with other people face-to-face, observing the world around them and getting valuable health benefits from physical activities, people are spending hours each day sitting with their hands held up to their ears and living virtually. Cell…

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Familial Genetic Disorder Leads to Manufacture of New Medication to Reduce Levels of LDL Cholesterol

New Drug Approved to Lower LDL Cholesterol The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new prescription medication designed to lower a patient’s LDL cholesterol levels. Low-density lipoproteins are considered more dangerous than other forms of cholesterol. In addition, there are individuals with a propensity for developing chronic heart disease due to a genetic abnormality…

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Female Viagra Nearing Approval in U.S.

A panel from the United States government is backing a new, pioneer medication to treat female sexual interest/arousal disorder, which is more commonly known as FSIAD. FSIAD can deeply affect the lifestyles of many women, possibly dissolving relationships and lowering day to day levels of satisfaction. Flibanserin, currently nicknamed the “female Viagra”, works to help…

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US Prescription Drug Inflation? Prescription Drugs Which Cost Too Much in America

Prescription drugs for chronic illnesses carry serious financial burden for Americans, even for those with decent health insurance coverage. The inflated prices do not remotely compare to the prices imposed in other countries. There are numerous reasons for it, but the biggest misconception lies in the myths that the research, development and production cost has…

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Dr. Google: The Inaccuracy in Search Engine Diagnosis

Today, we live in a world of cyberchondria. Unfortunately, many people use search engines like Google to check for what illness could be causing them to feel funny. This over-reliance on the Internet to provide accurate information for medical problems has caused global cyberchondria. So, how many Internet users are using search engines to self-diagnose?…

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Immunotherapy Drug: A New Hope For Diabetes?

Immunotherapy, also called biotherapy, is a treatment focused on raising body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. The concept of this treatment is based on using the cells produced by the body to restore and improve immune system functions. The ultimate goal is to stop the cancer cells from spreading into the other parts of the…

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5 Steps to Good Oral Health

There is more to good oral health than simply brushing your teeth at bedtime. Although brushing and flossing are important, there are a number of other steps you should take if you want your teeth to last a lifetime. Good oral health is also essential for your overall general health. For example, poor oral hygiene…

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Big, Bad Pharma

Although the U.S. pharmaceutical industry capitalizes on our need for prescription drugs by charging unfairly high prices, states that border Canada have discovered a secret that allowed them to relieve budgetary issues by saving money on the medications they need through importing prescription drugs from Canada and using online prescription referral services. Saving money isn’t…

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National Kidney Month – What You Need To Know

March is National Kidney Month. In an effort to raise awareness about kidney disease, DaVita, one of the largest kidney care companies in the United States, is sharing information about kidney disease. One in ten adults is affected by chronic kidney disease. This may come in the form of end stage renal disease or for…

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Crohn’s Disease – Signs and Symptoms

If you’ve been experiencing ongoing digestive issues, you may be suffering from Crohn’s disease. This sometimes debilitating form of inflammatory bowel disease is chronic, which means that it doesn’t go away. Symptoms typically arise gradually, but they sometimes appear suddenly. Some sufferers experience periods of remission, but they are just as likely to experience periods…

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