Health

How do flu shots work?

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Flu shots, or more properly influenza vaccines protect against the influenza virus. Typically, the vaccine consists of three or four vaccines targeting the predicated, by the World Health Organization (WHO), most common influenza strains for&hellip

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How does flu spread?

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Flu is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. Symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of influenza virus, age and general health of the person infected. Common symptoms include&hellip

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What Does Depression Feel Like?

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What is Depression? Depression can be defined as feelings of severe despondency, dejection, and inadequacy. However, depression is a multi-faceted mental health condition. That is, there are many different types of depressive disorders. The most&hellip

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Treatments for Anxiety

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What is Anxiety? Anxiety is an emotion characterised by feelings of tension, thoughts of worry, and physical symptoms such as an increased heart rate. Anxiety related disorders are common in both older adults and young&hellip

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Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

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Heart disease, osteoporosis, colon and ovarian and prostate cancers, gum disease and oral infections, anxiety, dementia, obesity—the list of human ailments goes on and on. And although there may not be a catchall solution, science&hellip

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Why Do Muscles Burn?

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Exercise is important for strengthening muscle and bones. As age progresses, there is decline in muscle tone and strength. Repeated exercise helps keep joints and muscle fit and active. Regular workout not only strengthens muscles&hellip

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Why Do Hives Itch?

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What are hives? Hives is a common skin condition which results in itchy, blotchy reddish patches which can occur on any part of the body. They are intensely itchy at their onset. Medically this condition&hellip

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Why Do Fat People Waddle?

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Waddling is a type of swaying gait, where a person walks taking short steps from side to side, very similar to a duck. A healthy individual whose body mass is in proportion to their height&hellip

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Why Is TV Bad?

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Entertainment news in America acclaimed that domestic boxoffice revenues are achieving to new heights; however, the majority prefers to save money and just watch television. Although no one would deny the power of the internet&hellip

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Why do estrogen levels drop?

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At the time of menopause, the ovaries are found to secrete low levels of estrogen, and hence they have lower estrogen content in the body. Other than this reason, the possible reasons for a reduction&hellip

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Why is anxiety psychological?

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Anxiety is a psychological condition, an unpleasant mental state which is subjective i.e. felt only by the individual. It is a dread or an intense feeling of fear over unlikely or exaggerated issues or situations.&hellip

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Why is ectopic pregnancy dangerous?

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Why is ectopic pregnancy dangerous? An ectopic (outside) pregnancy occurs when the sperm (male gamete) fertilizes the ova (female gamete) and the formed zygote implants at sites other than inside the uterine cavity. Extra-uterine sites&hellip

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Why do alzheimer’s patients sleep?

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Why do alzheimer’s patients sleep? Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neurological disease which affects memory. It is especially seen in geriatric (old) age group. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by loss of neurons and synapses in&hellip

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Why does yeast infection hurt?

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Yeast infections, also known as fungal infections, are infections due to any organism from the Candida species. Candida is a kind of fungus from the genus Yeast. Yeast infections are medically termed as Candidiasis or&hellip

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Why is wasting water bad?

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The issue of wasting water could be compared with the phrase from the famous poem, ‘The Rime of Ancient Mariner’ ‘‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”. The phrase was quoted from a situation&hellip

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Why do hemorrhoids itch?

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Why do hemorrhoids itch? Hemorrhoids are nothing but swollen rectal veins. They can be external or internal. Bleeding, pain while defecation and a sensation of something coming out of the anus are the chief symptoms.&hellip

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Why is insulin important?

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Why is insulin important? Insulin is a hormone which plays a key role in the regulation of blood glucose levels. The lack of insulin or an inability to adequately respond to insulin leads to the&hellip

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Why do gummy bears grow in water?

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Gummy bears are chewy and gelatin-filled candies that many children and even adults love.  These sweet treats are shaped into cute little bears with different shapes and sizes corresponding to a variety of flavors.  With&hellip

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Why do hospitals smell?

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Ever notice that curious smell in hospitals? Most of us have. While it doesn’t take long to realize that it is there for a reason, most of us don’t know what it is. Hospitals need&hellip

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Why Do Sebaceous Cysts Form?

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Sebaceous cysts form because of swollen and clogged hair follicles, blocked sebaceous glands and excessive testosterone production. Hereditary conditions such as basal cell nevus syndrome and Gardner’s Syndrome are also considered as causes behind sebaceous&hellip

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Why Do Boxers Tape Their Hands?

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Boxers tape their hands to protect them from damage that results from repeated punching, particularly from the damage to tendons, joints, bones and muscles of the hand. Amateur and professional boxers also use a piece&hellip

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Why Do Implants Fail?

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Implants fail because of a number of reasons including health problems, nutritional deficiencies, surgical errors, inadequate analysis and manufacturing errors or substandard fixtures. Dental implants fail if the dentists don’t follow correct surgical procedures, shortcut&hellip

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Why Do HCG Levels Rise?

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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone produced in the body by the trophoblastic cells of the chorionic membrane. The rise in the levels of HCG is mostly due to change in the normal physiology&hellip

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Why do palms sweat?

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We all get them before exams, and especially near results. We understand that sweaty palms signify nervousness, but very few people know the science behind it. Sweaty palms are a normal phenomenon, and can be&hellip

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