An acoustic neuroma is best described as a benign, or noncancerous, tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain. Since this nerve influences hearing and balance, an acoustic neuroma can result in unsteadiness, hearing loss, ringing in the ear and other harmful complications. And although these types of tumors are uncommon, they can have a significant impact on health and quality of life. (more…)

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All males have a contracted foreskin when they’re born. It’s tightly wrapped around their penis head and there is usually only a small part of the glans uncovered to allow the infant to eliminate urine. The foreskin remains contracted for a couple of years after birth. It shouldn’t not be forced back as this is perfectly normal. However, as the boy grows up, it should gradually loosen, until it can be pulled back completely. If this doesn’t happen while nearing puberty, then we’re talking about a tight foreskin problem, medically called phimosis. (more…)

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Infection Control: The Importance of Good Hand Hygiene

July 28, 2014
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How well do you wash your hands? If you’re anything like the rest of us, not well enough. According to researchers from Michigan State University, only five per cent of people wash their hands long enough to kill infection-causing bacteria and germs.

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Do I Qualify For Hair Transplant?

July 4, 2014
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Technically speaking, anybody who is balding is a good candidate for a hair transplant. However, other options should always be considered first. The important factor is determining what the factor of hair loss in a patient is likely to be. Transplanted hair never falls out, but the hair that is still there naturally will continue [...]

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Porcelain Veneers – Are They Worth It?

June 27, 2014
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A lot of people don’t want to part with their money until they know they will get good value back for it, and this is an excellent approach. Hence, before you decide to have porcelain veneers, you may want to find out whether they are actually worth it, particularly considering you will be paying thousands [...]

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Symptoms

June 16, 2014
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Age-related macular degeneration is also known as ARMD or AMD. It is the most common condition that causes loss of sight in people over 50. It is a gradual condition that damages central vision, although peripheral vision is unaffected. It does not cause complete blindness. Progression can be several months or several years and there [...]

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Pros and Cons For Lip Augmentation

May 27, 2014
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A lot of women are considering having plastic surgery to get plum and sexy lips. There are different ways to achieve this, so before you decide it is for you, you should look into the different procedures before you choose the one that is right for you. You also need to consider the pros and [...]

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Are WiFi Networks Dangerous For Our Health?

May 23, 2014
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A lot of people are worried that WiFi networks are bad for our health. They believe this because these networks use the same radio frequencies as microwaves, and we all know we need to be protected from their radiation. The reality is, however, that there is absolutely no danger. In fact, have you ever had [...]

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How To Handle A Bee Sting

May 19, 2014
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When a bee stings you, their venom is injected into your skin through their stinger. Some stingers do not have barbs on them, which means they can be retracted and the insect lives on. However, bees have barbed stingers, which means that the insect actually dies. Generally speaking, bee stings are simply uncomfortable. However, around [...]

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Lifestyle Restrictions for Epilepsy Sufferers

May 16, 2014
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Epilepsy is a life-limiting neurological condition. People who have the condition suffer from seizures, which is when their brain goes through a disruption in normal activities. Not every seizure is an epileptic fit, however. In order to be diagnosed, someone needs to have had at least two seizures that were caused without any provocation.

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