Salmonella is a kind of bacteria that causes infection in human and animal. The bacteria are shed through feces and the symptoms can range from mild to severe. Humans become infected through contaminated water or food leading to serious chronic diseases. Over one million U.S. people contact salmonella each year with an average of 20,000 […]

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To most people, fish is fish whether it’s canned or fresh from the lake. Tuna has, historically, been one of the most widely consumed seafood products in the United States. But in recent years, it has seen a drop in position to farmed shrimp. Nevertheless, people continue to enjoy canned tuna. Canned tuna has long […]

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In life, there are those lucky few who simply find their true love, date each other, tie the knot, have kids and live happily ever after. And then, there are the rest of us, who find ourselves in a rocky relationship that leaves us with heartbreaks. Experts say that it’s always better to try and […]

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The sun emits ultraviolet radiation that can harm your eyes, especially after prolonged exposure in the sun. Just like your skin is susceptible to sunburn due to overexposure, your eyes and the skin around your eyes, including the eyelids also need protection for the UV rays. That’s where sunglasses come in. A common question that […]

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After delivery, many women experience feelings of excitement, sadness, fear, and anxiety. The anxiety can result in something you might not be expecting like depression. It’s estimated that about 10 percent of moms with newborns go through postpartum depression without even knowing it. When the child is born, the levels of hormones, estrogen, and progesterone, […]

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The road to menopause is a bumpy one, with no definite timeline. It’s described as the spontaneous, permanent ending of a woman’s menstruation period, marking the end of female reproduction. Menopause is a natural event that occurs to every woman from the ages of 40 to 60 with the average woman being 51 years at […]

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Beer is one of the most common drinks you can find anywhere in the world. Due to its high rate of consumption, there are many theories regarding the source and cause of beer belly. Beer drinkers have noticeably big bellies, especially men. But, does beer really cause “beer belly”? What’s interesting is that not all […]

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There has been a major concern about whether vaccines play a role in causing autism. The rate of developing autism has been on the increase recently compared to the 1990s. Whether this was brought about by the increasing number of vaccinations or other causes, it pushed scientists into carrying out more research to show the […]

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The market for gluten-free foods has never been this demanding, thanks to the celiac awareness campaigns. To bring the point home, in 2010 Americans spent over $2.6 billion on gluten-free foods. Four years later in 2014, sales had risen by 16.4 percent reaching $23.3 billion. Unfortunately, to cover the high demands for gluten-free products, manufacturers […]

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With advanced technology comes possible health side effects that may lead to early death. Research from numerous institutes shows that continuous use of cell phones increases brain activity, although its long term effects are yet to be fully understood. With the World Health Organization (WHO) now classifying radiation from cell phones as a possible human […]

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The alkaline diet, also going by the name alkaline ash diet or acid-alkaline diet has been subject for online chatter for years now with Hollywood celebrities claiming it can treat serious health conditions such as cancer and reproductive disorders. With all the alkaline rage going on in the health and wellness community, you’re sure to […]

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The liver is one of the most essential organs that’s responsible for cleansing blood, filtering toxins from your blood, breaking down alcohol and any medications you take, storing vitamins and other nutrients, producing bile, proteins, and cholesterol. The liver largely contributes to our health and keeping it in good shape is necessary. Certain unhealthy habits […]

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When it comes to gut health and general health, nothing beats kefir. Traditionally a cross breed between yogurt and milk, kefir has been a popular drink in parts of Europe and Asia. Its impressive health benefits have put it on the global map and it’s gaining popularity fast. The main difference between kefir and yogurt […]

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When you think of ways to change the color of your eyes, the first thing that comes to mind is contact lenses. But, what if I told you there are certain foods that could make your eyes lighter or darker? Scientifically, genetics determine eye color. This means that the eyes you were born with will […]

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As much as the environment and people surrounding you may influence your moods, the real credit goes to happy hormones found in your brain. Serotonin, dopamine, Endorphins, and Oxytocin are the chemicals responsible for the happiness experience. The fact that it’s possible to trigger the happiness chemicals is great news because it means you can […]

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Naturally, milk and milk products provide health benefits to one’s body. But raw milk is unpasteurized and harbors dangerous microorganisms that pose risks to human health. These microorganisms include campylobacter, cryptosporidium, E. coli, listeria, and Brucella. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported about 127 outbreaks associated with raw milk or raw […]

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