A lot of people want to know exactly what caused heart failure. However, more often than not, there are multiple issues at play that actually caused the problem in the first place. There are various conditions that increase the likelihood of developing it, and many of these are things that you can work on in order to avoid it. Indeed, heart failure prevention is most often the more important course of action. (more…)


There are two types of ear deformities, being the congenital ear deformity (when someone is born with them) or the traumatic ear deformity (caused by injury). It is very important for doctors to first identify which of the two is the cause, before they decide on the appropriate treatment option. This is particularly true with traumatic deformities, because tissue or pieces of ear may be missing, which will have to be reconstructed. (more…)


Photodynamic Cancer Treatment Therapy

April 3, 2014
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Photodynamic Cancer Therapy (PCT) employs light sources, such as laser, and a light-sensitive drug in order to destroy cancerous cells. The drug is a photosensitising agent, and it is attracted to cancer cells. However, only when it is hit with a specific type of light does it become active. Hence, the light is directed to [...]

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Health Risks Involved With Oral Piercing

March 31, 2014
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Piercings are fun, funky and fashionable. Indeed, having an oral piercing (tongue, cheek, gum or lip) can look very attractive. However, there are also a number of associated health risks and you must be aware of these before you decide to be pierced. Read on and think twice before you pierce yourself orally.

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Spinal Manipulation Benefits

March 28, 2014
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Spinal manipulation is a very controversial type of treatment, albeit also a very popular form of alternative medicine. Unfortunately, in numerous reports, it has now been made clear that the treatment is often capable of doing more harm than good. At the same time, however, if a real professional does it, then it could have [...]

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Pet Abuse, A Hint For Domestic Violence!

March 25, 2014
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It is a known fact that a batterer will always choose a target weaker than them for their first attack. Very often, this is an animal within the home. After this, they often turn to their spouses or their children. The issue for a domestic abuse perpetrator is control, which they achieve through threats, torture [...]

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Are Flea Bites Dangerous?

March 19, 2014
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We know that fleas are able to carry as much as 15 times their own body weight in blood. That’s pretty gross. To make it grosser, consider that they have short spikes on their legs, which are designed to help them grab on to their host. They then penetrate the skin and inject saliva into [...]

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What is Mumps?

March 15, 2014
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The mumps is a viral infection that is highly contagious. Before the introduction of the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine, it was very common in children. When affected, the parotid glands on the side of the face would swell up, which creates the appearance of a hamster face.

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Late Sleepers and Chronic Fatigue

March 11, 2014
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It seems as if many of us are starting to look at sleep as a luxury. We always have other things to do and we give up on our necessary hours of rest as if we don’t really need them all that much. Besides those that really have a lifestyle that means there aren’t enough [...]

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Basic Steps for a Successful Physical Therapist Career

March 7, 2014
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A lot of people would love to become a physical therapist. Some do this by first looking into working as a physical therapist assistant, with the hopes of then becoming a full therapist. However, more often than not, they end up loving the job they are in and never quite take that extra step. Although [...]

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