Medicine for Abortion

If you have found out that you are pregnant and desire to have an abortion, there are several options available to you. The doctor may recommend an actual abortion procedure performed at an abortion clinic or a doctor’s office; the doctor may also offer you the option of taking a …

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Do Cavities Cause Bad Breath?

Do you feel embarrassed in social situations just because of bad breath? Have you ever wondered why exactly you have this problem? What causes bad breath anyway? Cavities? Knowing the underlying cause of bad breath will help you take steps to fix the issue. An appointment with your dentist will …

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Hypothyroidism and Breastfeeding

Thyroid hormones play an important role in metabolism and the deficiency of thyroid hormones is termed as hypothyroidism. The body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and hormonal imbalance is common. There are chances of temporary or permanent effects on thyroid hormone production after delivery. Hypothyroidism can be observed after the …

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Why Do We Need Protein?

Protein is one of the macronutrients required by the human body as they are required in large amounts by the body. Proteins are involved in performing a large number of important functions of the body that are essential for maintaining life. To get the needed amounts of protein, it is recommended …

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Diabetes and Infertility

There are two types of diabetes. In the first, the body produces inadequate amounts of insulin, and in the second, body cells cannot use insulin properly. Results of both conditions are elevated blood sugar levels. Diabetes affects many body organs, including the heart, the kidneys and the eyes; and systems and …

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What Does a Stress Test Show?

A stress test, better known as exercise stress test, is performed by a doctor or a trained technician to reveal the amount of stress that the heart can manage before showing symptoms of an abnormal rhythm or signs of ischemia (compromised blood flow to heart). During this test, you will …

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Dehydration in Babies: Signs and Remedies

Babies are vulnerable to water loss which may result from excessive sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, heat exposure and low fluid intake. Dehydration in babies can quickly develop into a life-threatening situation not only from loss of body fluids, but also due to an imbalance in their electrolytes. Unlike adults who …

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What to Feed Toddler After Vomiting

Both breastfed and bottle fed toddlers do vomit at some point or another. Vomiting is very unpleasant for kids but it is rarely dangerous. Unwell children vomit more often as any illness slows down the emptying of stomach and the contents retained are regurgitated. It is extremely important to keep …

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Group B Strep Symptoms

Group B streptococcus (strep), a common bacterium usually found in the lower genital tract, is usually harmless to adults. However, it can cause B strep disease in newborns. Adults suffering from chronic medical conditions including diabetes and liver disease can also contract dangerous infections caused by Group B strep. Group …

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Migraine in Pregnancy

Experts are of the view that at least 1 in 5 women experiences a migraine headache at some time in her life, and about 16% of them experience it for the first time during the first trimester of their pregnancy. However, about two-thirds of women who already have migraines say …

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