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Overview of Nicotine Nicotine is an alkaloid, which is generated normally by plants in the nightshade family, including tobacco. Similar sources of nicotine include tomatoes, red peppers, potatoes and eggplant, and it can be generated artificially. It is used as a pesticide, legally until 2014. When humans, and most other types of animals, are exposed to nicotine, there are pharmacologic, psychodynamic and addictive side effects. The Way Nicotine Exposure Happens Small, insignificant exposure can transpire by consuming any food products that have it. The biggest exposure transpires as a result of smoking and secondhand smoke…. Read Article →

Severe heartburn is one of the symptoms of acid reflux and affects sixty million Americans. For those of us who are suffering with heartburn, we can also be troubled with other difficulties associated with heartburn such as swallowing, breathing and talking due to coughs or hoarse throats and nausea. Luckily, a healthy diet for heartburn is all some of us need and the rest of us will greatly benefit from eating healthier which is the first step in finding a heartburn cure. Heartburn should not be endured in silence. There are pain relief solutions to… Read Article →

Various other conditions such as allergies and the environment you live in could trigger the asthma disease. Dust particles, fungi, viral infections, etc can cause asthma disease among many people. The weather can also affect a person suffering from asthma disease. If you are someone in a similar situation, keeping the environment clean can help you lead a healthy life. Often many people have yellow or greenish colored nails, very thick nails that lack cuticles, this might be due to Yellow Nail Syndrome, and in such a case patient might be suffering from a respiratory… Read Article →

Gynecologic problems are increasing at an alarming rate today and reliable sources of information about them as well as treatment are difficult to come by. Gynecologic problems can adversely affect one’s health as well as confidence since they are complications which are difficult to get cured of. Surgical treatment and medicines are definitely important as far as gynecologic problems are concerned, but it is also important to be aware of what the problem is and what the cause of the problems is. A proper gynecologic clinic ought to understand and educate its patients on this… Read Article →

A recent study into the effects of caffeine seems to indicate that the risk of some skin cancers can be reduced by consuming moderate amounts of caffeine. The mechanism or trigger appears to involve skin cells that are in a precancerous stage due in part to overexposure to ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet radiation or UV rays are a product of the sun and the specific UV rays referred to in the study were UVB rays which oscillate at a slightly slower rate than UVA rays. Both types of ultraviolet radiation make up ninety percent of the… Read Article →

Before continuing, let’s define massage. A simple definition states that massage involves manipulation, rubbing of the muscles and soft tissue to enhance function of these tissues and promote relaxation. There is no clinical reason ever to refuse Body Massage to a person who has had cancer or is in treatment for it. Some therapists may not feel well enough trained or experienced to work with these clients, which is a fair reason to decline massaging someone affected by cancer. The hope, however, is that the therapist would refer the client onto another practitioner who is… Read Article →

In the United States alone, nearly 13 million people suffer from some type of thyroid imbalance and are, usually, totally unaware of it. Iodine is a necessary nutrient, not only for proper thyroid functioning but, it is also essential for the normal functioning of body cells, nervous system, muscles, brain development, oxygen utilization, metabolism, a strong immune system, and a whole lot more. Understanding how important a critical trace mineral is, such as this one, to your overall health is well worth the time spent in learning more. Many people who were deficient in iodine… Read Article →

For the estimated 180,000 American men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, the path ahead may vary. Those who find they suffer from a low-risk for of the disease, however, are likely to discover that they do have options in regard to treatment. In fact, it is now being strongly recommended that men and their healthcare providers have frank, open discussions about these options before any treatment decision is made. Low-risk prostate cancer tends to present with more treatment options because the disease is typically rather slow-growing. In many cases, men face… Read Article →

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The internet has opened new doors to the regular consumer that were never possible fifteen years ago. If you consider how many our lives revolve around the internet in today¬ís society, then you can notice the impact. For example, there are thousands, if not millions, of people who make their living working from home. This allows for them to live at home with their families and work from 9-5 in their personal office free from distractions. Another way the internet has impacted our lives is the wealth of information literally at our fingertips. Simple searches… Read Article →