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Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss

A ketogenic diet is one that is currently becoming more popular as dieters look for different ways to lose weight reliably and to keep it off. The Keto diet isn’t new – it has been around since the early 1920s – but it has scientific findings behind it.    Here are a few benefits of the keto diet. Counting Calories Isn’t Necessary One of the biggest pains with following a diet plan is that you have to count the calories of every ingredient of all the meals that you put together. When eating out in a restaurant, even a plain Caesar’s salad becomes a challenge to know how many calories......
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Why You Should Go for a Regular Sexual Health Check-up

When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the unfortunate truth is that there are many individuals who are completely unaware that they have been infected, increasing their risk of experiencing health problems and complications in the future, and raising the possibility of passing the infection on to partners unknowingly. If you have ever been with a sexual partner in your lifetime, then you are at risk of an STI. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, it’s good to go for regular sexual health check-ups just to be sure, regardless of how careful you are when it comes to......
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Learning to Recognize the Signs of Addiction in Your Own Child

As a woman who works in the medical field as a physician or nurse, it is part of your training, education, and experience to be able to examine a patient and properly diagnosis them. While you may excel at this in a clinical environment, it doesn’t mean you can use that same objective viewpoint when examining your own children. Learning to recognize the signs of addiction in your own child can be a very tough thing to do. Often you don’t see the signs, or maybe you don’t piece them together, which results in your child not getting the help they need.   Here are some tips that may help you......
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6 Ways to Tell You Are Pregnant Even Without a Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy TestIs it too early for you to take a pregnancy test? Maybe you cannot take a test or get an accurate reading for some reason? No need to worry. There are actually many signs when pregnant that do not involve testing. Although the only way to know for sure you are pregnant is to see your doctor and have it confirmed, the clues your body gives you can also be a solid lead. Many women watch for signs like these, whether or not they have access to accurate tests, before deciding to confirm their pregnancy with a medical professional. Consider these tip offs if you are suspicious: Tip #1:Your Cycle......
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Interesting Facts About Your Body You May Not Know

Interesting Facts About Your Body You May Not Know
The human body is a marvel; nobody knows exactly how it all works. But, we use it for everything - digestion, heat regulation, transportation. The mysteries of the human body have baffled scientists for thousands of years, throughout the years we have managed to explore further than ever before - due to technological advances. You must follow the best diet plan to keep your body sound and healthy. Here are some facts that you may not have known 1. 7 miles of new blood vessels are added for every half a kilogram of fat gainedDue to the new fat that has formed, the body needs to supply it with......
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Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs

Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer among women worldwide? There is higher occurrence of breast cancer rates in the developed countries as compared to developing countries. A study by the National Cancer Institute in the USA shows that each year there are 232,340 female breast cancer cases and 2,240 male breast cancer cases. According to the study, an average of 39, 620 Americans die each year from breast cancer. As an informed health savvy person, you should know what signs to look for to be able to deal with the breast cancer in its early stages. Learn more abo......
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Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before it Develops?

Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before it Develops?
There has been quite a major breakthrough in medicine as a study was found to prove how a simple blood test can actually be more useful than mammograms as it may even predict any signs of breast cancer even up five years before it develops. Breast cancer is one of the major leading causes of cancer for women, which is why the world desperately needs to find a new way to detect breast cancer faster. Why? Although there is a large amount of scientific data that insists on mammograms are not the most effective method, having a breast cancer screening is most likely the last thing you would want t......
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6 Tips To Give Birth With A Smile

6 Tips To Give Birth With A Smile
A lot of potential mothers want to experience all the emotions of pregnancy so that they can vividly remember each moment. The human mind has however been shown to remember the pleasant moments as opposed to the painful ones. It is for that reason that women ought to be encouraged to lead pregnancies that have been well thought out. This ensures that the pregnancy is exciting and giving birth is an easy time where one has a birth with a smile. In as much as every woman’s pregnancy week by week journey varies from another, there are some things that can be done during pregnancy to ensure birth......
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5 Tips to Manage Third Trimester Symptoms

5 Tips to Manage Third Trimester Symptoms
The third trimester is the last trimester of pregnancy, and it starts in the 28th week. By this time the baby is well formed but the organs are developing and getting used to functioning in preparation for the following day. The mother’s belly continues to grow and as they walk they will often feel waddle. At this stage of pregnancy, to waddle is okay and a good sign. It has not been easy for the body for the past 27 weeks. It has been creating cells, bones, muscles and organs for the growth of the baby. In addition, it had to create extra cells for the uterus and the placenta to facilitate pr......
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What Diet to Follow in 31st Week Pregnancy?

What Diet to Follow in 31st Week Pregnancy?
Throughout the pregnancy stage, it is essential for soon-to-be mothers to take extra precaution and change their lifestyle habits in order to ensure that their baby gets all the necessary nutrients to develop healthily. On the 31st week of pregnancy, pregnant women have just crossed the threshold into the third trimester. If pregnancy is a marathon, this is the final stretch. This is the final countdown towards the baby’s due date. At this stage, pregnant women continue to experience various changes in their bodies. As the baby increases its growth rate in anticipation of being introduced to......
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4 Pregnancy Workouts for Every Trimester

4 Pregnancy Workouts for Every Trimester
When a woman goes through the process of pregnancy, they experience pure elation in the initial stages and during the aftermath of it. Wedged in between these two significant celebratory moments of joy is the arduous journey that sees their physical and mental attributes undergo a multitude of changes. The clearest form of change during pregnancy is the increased physical size and weight. This transformation is due to the body adjusting itself to accommodate more room for the fetus. Additionally, the body also requires more nutrients to aid in the development of the unborn baby. All pregnant ......
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Back Pain During Pregnancy:What To Do?

Back Pain During Pregnancy:What To Do?
Back pain is a common complaint among pregnant women. It is thus good to learn at the various back pains that are caused by pregnancy and how to distinguish them, their causes and how to resolve them. In most cases, back pain during pregnancy will come about when the pelvis meets the spine at the sacroiliac joint. There may be a variety of reasons that can cause back pain in pregnancy. Below are just a few of these. The first of the most common causes of back pain is weight gain. In most cases, women will, on average gain between 25 – 35 pounds during pregnancy. This undue weight gain that i......
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How to Improve your Dull Complexion After Pregnancy?

How to Improve your Dull Complexion After Pregnancy?
Women experience dull complexion on their skin as one of the effects of post-pregnancy hormones. Such post-pregnancy hormones change the once glowing complexion in women to blotchy veins and ravaged skin. These dark patches on the skin appear due to high levels of pregnancy hormones in the body. The dark brown spots are a common occurrence in people with light skin. The change in the pigmentation on the woman’s face is called chloasma or melasma. On the other hand, the dark line which runs down the woman’s belly is called the linea nigra. These dark patches fade away with time after pregnancy ......
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Where Does a Baby Develop During Pregnancy?

Where Does a Baby Develop During Pregnancy?
A pregnancy is usually considered to take forty weeks. In these weeks, the fetus is supposed to have developed entirely thus being deemed ready for birth and the outside world. During these forty weeks, the fetus development, right from conception will involve various parts of the womb and the reproductive system of a woman. For proper discussion, the process is mostly developed into three trimesters. There are significant developments that mark each semester. Besides, there are different signs and feelings that the mother will show or have during the trimesters. They help the mother keep trac......
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Notable Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Notable Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Cancer is among the deadly diseases in the world. Doctors are working day and night trying to establish the treatment for this disease. Breast cancer is most common among females, but there are some men who are also victims of the same. There reason why the disease is becoming difficult is because of late detection and treatment. Most people are ignorant of the signs and warnings of breast cancer. They, therefore assume until they become chronic and hard to deal with. To be on the safe side, detect breast cancer with these signs; 1. Appearance of a lump The presence of a lump on the breast i......
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31st Week of Pregnancy: Healthy Signs of Baby’s Movement

31st Week of Pregnancy: Healthy Signs of Baby’s Movement
Every mother remembers the day when she felt her baby move for the first time. That moment is priceless and unforgettable, first of many moments that will come during any pregnancy, week after week. 31st week of pregnancy, what are expecting? By the time you entered your 31st week of pregnancy, you will have a feeling that there is a real person inside of your body. And this is true. You just entered your third trimester, and the odds of a safe conclusion of your pregnancy are more and more in your favor. At the 31st week of pregnancy,, the ears of your baby are developed, and she can hear e......
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What Should Be Your Baby's Weight at 31st Week?

What Should Be Your Baby's Weight at 31st Week?
Pregnancy is a wonderful and incredible journey for every woman, and for every parent. It is a celebration of life in its most original form. Pregnancy is a time when a woman is in touch with her body, more than ever before in her life. It is a time full of joy, pain, discomfort and expectations. Every mom-soon-to-be fears for her unborn, and wishes him or her nothing but the best, so it is very important that every mother knows everything there is to know about her growing child. 31st week of pregnancy 31st week of pregnancy is an exciting time, indeed. By now you already know your baby’s g......
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Breast Cancer Signs You Must Know

Breast Cancer Signs You Must Know
There has been a remarkable improvement in the attention given to breast cancer. More and more people take their mammography tests regularly which often help detect the occurrence of breast cancer early enough. However, it is important to note that not all cases of breast cancer are detected through mammography that is why it is important that every woman takes a keen interest in her breasts. And the good news is that when breast cancer is detected in its early stages, then it is much easier for one to find necessary treatment and prevent any further spread.Before we get to the signs for cance......
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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms
Metastatic breast cancer is also referred to as stage IV breast cancer. This means that the cancerous cells have stopped being localized in the breast and have travelled to other cells of the body. When the cancerous cells metastasize, they travel to the bones, liver, brain or even lungs. This compounds the problem of treatment as it is not as easy to target the cancerous cells. There is limited awareness on metastatic breast cancer and more needs to be done for the general public to understand this condition that is increasingly affecting the population, women and men alike. One of the harsh......
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Sudden Severe Joint Pain at Night Could Be Gout

Sudden Severe Joint Pain at Night Could Be Gout
Joint pain is one of the most common problems, with many causes. Injuries can be one of them, with arthritis on the other hand. Adding on that, some medical conditions trigger sudden joint pain. These may be due to autoimmune conditions, infectious diseases, injuries and degenerative conditions. The pain arises in one or multiple joints. Joints being part of the body where bones meet, the at times ache. These brings discomfort, aches within the body’s joint. Joint pain is not only as the result of wear and tear but also can be a sign of infection. Symptoms Some of the signs and symptoms of j......
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