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Eating Pork Swine Flu – No

The outbreak of the swine flu pandemic has not caused me to stop eating pork. I choose not to stop feeding pork to my family either. Eating pork does not cause swine flu, perhaps it is time to begin the education of the public about what does cause this viral …

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Risk Factors associated with Listeria

Recent news has reported at least 15 people in the U.S. have died from eating cantaloupe infected with Listeria, or Listeriosis. While a perfectly healthy person can be infected and display only mild symptoms of being sick, the people who at the most risk are anyone with a weakened immune …

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Dying with Dignity

OLIVIA’s Story I was introduced to Olivia at her home in Melbourne Australia in 1998. I was to be her Palliative Care Support Person. Livvy’ as everyone called her was a beautiful young woman with dark eyes and long wavy hair that she kept in a plait hanging down her …

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How to Relax during an MRI

What to do before having an MRI is done enabling you to relax. Having an MRI done can be very stressful. The MRI itself is not a painful experience. You don’t have to starve yourself for hours before, and then have objects placed into your body. You are not probed, prodded, …

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Guide to Muscular Dystrophy Disorders

Muscular dystrophy is a group of hereditary muscular diseases that involves weakening of the musculoskeletal system that gets worse over time. The common diagnosis of its cause are the loss of muscular proteins (dystrophin) that connect the skeleton within the muscle cells that cause abnormal locomotion and defective musculoskeletal system of …

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Advantages of the NHS

The National Health System may have its faults; however it certainly came magnificently to my family’s aid over the past year, the last year of my dad’s life. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer a year ago, with no hope of a cure, however the specialists and doctors promised to …

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Obesity and Marriage

Instead of being titled “marriage increases the risk of obesity” it should read “complacency increases the risk of obesity”. Marriage gets a bad rap in being the main reason we gain weight in life, but the truth is many other factors lead to tipping the scales. Marriage is just the …

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Pain on the Left Side of Stomach under Ribcage

Stomach pain of any sort can be a very uncomfortable and debilitating disorder. The network of intestines and organs that make up the stomach as a whole range from very large to very small, and one can affect another and so on. Pain in the left side of your stomach under …

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Causes of having Leg Cramps

When a person has leg cramps, there is a number of reasons for this happening. In this article, I am going to go through some of the most common ones, and the other symptoms for each possible medical condition. It is always important to discuss any of these possibilities with …

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Why British Children are so Unfit

According to research conducted by Essex University, British children are not as fit as they were a decade or so ago so that the average 10-year-old in 1998 could beat 95 per cent of today’s youngsters in running tests. This research was conducted in a relatively affluent area where obesity …

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