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Living Gluten Free

We stood in the grocery store cereal aisle and my daughter had a look of delight as we perused the box covers to see gluten free marked on the General Mills box of Chex brand cereal. Her delight was mirrored by mine because she actually would get to choose one …

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Should there be Financial Incentives to get People to Lead Healthier Lives

Is it fair that financial incentives should be made available for people who are aware of the risks involved when they choose to drink too much, eat too much and exercise too little, and smoke? Will it really discourage them from engaging in activities which are detrimental to their health, …

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Migraine has my Child got Migraine Migraine and Children

Migraine and Children. A migraine doesn’t distinguish between age, sex or class, and seeing a child in pain is a nightmare for any adult, not least if the child can’t tell you where the pain is or what it’s like. In children, a migraine is a little different in its …

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Reputable Online Health Information

In the age of content farms and advertorial marketing, finding reputable online health information takes extra work. The first-page results from Google or Bing reflect paid ads more than true facts, and vendors have their own agendas when it comes to promoting their products. To find reputable health information you …

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Medical Ethics Short and Long Term Implications of the Medical Termination of a Pregnancy

A Traumatizing Decision Ending a pregnancy is a traumatizing decision for parents. There are times when a pregnancy leads to an unexpected medical termination for one reason or another. This usually happens when doctors detect a medical problem with a baby, or there is a health-related, life-threatening problem with the …

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Blaming Genetics

Don’t blame it on the genetics. The current subscription to the genetic factor and its implications on health are undeniably true and real. However the ease with which it has been given to assign blame for the health problems of varying degrees is the wrong tree to bark up. Current …

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Computer Gaming and Childhood Obesity

If you think that online games don’t have much effect on children, think again. It is estimated by the advertising industry that 75% of the websites which promote food and beverages include Internet games. These games make these sites more “sticky,” which means that they encourage the visitors to “stick” …

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Learning about Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety can be a terrifying word, especially for those who suffer from it. Most people do experience some form of anxiety throughout their lives; but a few will experience it on a level that can be paralyzing. Anxiety Disorders aren’t a well understood mental illness. We can understand and even …

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Meningococcal Meningitis and Health Care

Meningicoccal Meningitis is one of the faster growing illnesses today that oftens gets misdiagnosed until it is too late to prevent long term damage. Mistaken for a cold, UTI, “the child is just tired,” and plenty of other common illnesses diagnosed and treated to get you out of the Emergency …

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An Overview of Family Allowances and Benefits in France

There are a number of allowances and benefits available to those who have children in France. Under Section L. 512-1 of the Social Security Code ‘any French or foreign person residing in France with one or more dependent children also residing in France, is entitled to family benefits for those …

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