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Psyllium Husk: Uses, Benefits, and Risks

Are you getting enough fiber? This is an important substance that can help us to process food better. When we think of fiber we tend to focus on sources like fruits and veggies. It’s worth noting that there are also different types of fiber like psyllium husk. This fiber dissolves...

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What is Benign Fasciculation Syndrome?

Fasciculation is a term used in the medical world to refer to involuntary muscular twitching. Meaning, you cannot control when will your muscle twitch or move. You cannot consciously stop the twitching and the movement, but you can try to relieve the twitching by moving the particular muscle that is...

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Flea Bites: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment

Having pets usually means adopting their fleas as well. They are always a package deal. However diligent you may be with your pet’s hygiene and surroundings, fleas are a seasonal circus you need to deal with. Flea bites are itchy and can be quite irritating both for dogs and humans....

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Nausea After Eating: Possible Causes and How to Manage It

Consuming too much food in one sitting may result in feelings of nausea. However, regularly feeling nausea after eating may be due to an underlying condition. Here are the common causes of nausea after eating and the recommended treatments. Understanding the Digestive System Before jumping into the cause of nausea,...

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7 Substitute for Heavy Cream

A cream is a common ingredient in numerous dishes like soups, desserts, or salad dressings. Depending on the percentage of fat, there is light cream, half-and-half, and heavy cream. For most recipes, heavy cream is used, but due to its fat content, it can cause repercussions on one’s health. So,...

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Splinter Hemorrhages: Causes and Treatment

Have you ever noticed small red lines appearing on your nails? These little red streaks on the nails are called splinter hemorrhages which may arise due to trauma to the nail. However, if you cannot recall ever injuring your nails, then the presence of these red streaks may signal an...

Holter Monitor

Holter Monitor: What Is It For?

Today you can find several fitness trackers and mobile apps for checking your heart rate. This is critical for situations like people at high risk of heart attacks and strokes. It’s also a practical tool when doing workouts like jogging or biking. A Holter monitor is a similar portable device...

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Valsalva Maneuver: Uses, How to Do It, Risks

You might have done the Valsalva maneuver in the past without knowing it. This is a method of putting pressure on your chest that causes various changes in your blood pressure and heart rate. Why in the world would you want to do those things? There are different applications like...

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Top Essential Oils for Headaches

What can essential oils do for you and for your headache? In this article, we will look at some of the best essential oils for headaches and how to use them properly. Essential Oils for Headaches: A Brief Overview Essential Oils have been used for many years to address various...

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Lice vs Dandruff: What’s the Difference?

The sudden itch on your scalp is not only a big disturbance and inconvenience, but it is also troublesome to identify whatever causes it. According to dermatologists, there are about 10 or more reasons why we experience itchiness on our scalp. Out of all these bothersome scalp issues, two of...