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Remedy from nappy rash


Nappy rash is a very common problem for the kids. It occurs due to irritation of the perianal skin due to persistent irritation by urine and feces. It may occur due to use of occlusive plastic plant. The affected area become red, excoriated, itchy and sometimes weepy. If the situation …

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Masturbation relieves sexual tension!


(Prof. Dr. MD. Shahidullah Sikder): Masturbation is the self-stimulation of the genitals to achieve sexual arousal and pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm (sexual climax). It is commonly done by touching, stroking, or massaging the penis or clitoris until an orgasm is achieved. While it once was regarded as …

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Regular intercourse ensures sound body, mind


(Dr. Solaiman Ansari): Regular sex keeps both body and mind healthy. There are some beneficial sides of regular sex as follows. Increases immunity: Due to having the immunity power in sex, sexually active people suffer from diseases comparatively few. Viral and bacterial infections are reduced for regular sexual activities. The …

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7 Simple Steps to Combat Heart Failure


(Meghan Ross): Pharmacists may want to steer their patients toward a resource for their cardiovascular health: the Life’s Simple 7 test from the American Heart Association (AHA). This My Life Check heart health test provides a heart score (ideally 100) and steps to improve patients’ health. The calculator also allows …

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How to protect your skin from pollution?


Pollution is the buzzword in skincare for 2016, thanks to new research into exactly what it does to your skin. It’s not all doom and smoggy gloom though, as it’s easy to protect yourself with the latest air defences. So, why is everyone talking about pollution? Clearly nobody ever thought …

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Novel Oral Anticoagulants


(Jennifer L. Cruz & Katherine Summers): Anticoagulants are used frequently to treat and prevent thromboembolism. Historically, vitamin K antagonists (VKAs; eg, warfarin) have been the standard of care and only oral option. Many limitations are associated with warfarin despite its widespread use. Warfarin has a narrow therapeutic window, requires frequent …

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Self-Care for Older Adults


MEAL REPLACEMENT OPTIONS Several enteral nutrition formulations, intended as oral nutritional supplements, are available over the counter and may be useful for older adults whose dietary intake is reduced due to medical comorbidities or poor functional status. A variety of forms, including liquid beverages and nutrition bars, are available and …

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Pharmacy in public hospitals


(Sattyajit Paul): Hospital Pharmacy is the healthcare service that comprises the art, practice, and profession of choosing, preparing, storing, compounding, and dispensing medicines and medical devices, advising healthcare professionals and patients on their safe, effective and efficient use. Every hospital in developed countries has Hospital Pharmacy facility for ensuring apt …

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Foods you should avoid after 30


Though it may be our common belief that being a grown-up is having the freedom to do and eat whatever we want. However, if we continue with this mindset we may end up with muffin tops and other unsightly features where fat decides to take up lodging. Let’s read on …

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Why bread makes you fat?


Over the years, experts have found strong links between high bread consumption and fat waistlines; so much so that bread is often recognised as the Voldemort of the healthy food planet. Most varieties tend to be nutritionally bankrupt, and considered the biggest enemy of low-carb, low-fat healthy diets. Some claim …

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4 Factors That Lead Students to Take Sexual Risks


(Meghan Ross): College-aged students may be more likely to participate in risky sexual behaviors if they are experiencing instability in their lives. Researchers from the University of Illinois hypothesized that transitional instability, which is common among young adults, would be linked with sexual risk-taking. Their results showed both a positive …

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7 foods can help you get pregnant


(Mahmuda Nijhum): You want to be a mom? Look into the diet as well as physical relation with your partner. Whether you’re just beginning your quest to add to your family or you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while, here are seven fertility-boosting foods to add to your …

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Hypertension: New Treatment Guidelines


(Beth Bolt): The American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) recently issued new recommendations for treating hypertension in patients who have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease, stroke, or other forms of heart disease. The 3 medical organizations jointly issued …

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Headache Treatment: Complementary and Alternative Options


(Jeannette Y. Wick): Up to 82% of patients with headaches turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for relief, frequently without first consulting a physician. Since CAM products are exempt from FDA review, information about their safety and efficacy is scarce and often conflicted. After extracting recommendations from the American …

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Medical Marijuana: The Myths and Realities


Marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 3000 years. Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been used for more than 3000 years for the treatment and management of pain, digestive issues, and psychological disorders. Despite the fact that marijuana is thought to be useful for treating several …

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8 tips to treat acidity


Acidity, heartburn and reflux are signs of poor lifestyle choices and unhealthy dietary habits, so the best way to treat them is by making changes to both your lifestyle and diet. Here are some useful tips that you can try, reports 1. Avoid eating foods that trigger acidity: Fried, …

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How to stop hair fall?


Hair is about 97% protein. Without enough protein, your body can’t replace the hair that you naturally shed every day and what you do make can be dry, brittle, or weak. You can better your tresses by adding protein-rich foods in your diet like fish, eggs and chicken, pulses and …

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