It’s the Stone Age Diet for Count Dracula when your blood clots. He can’t suck anything off your neck and he’ll fly low all the way back to the castle. That is, if he can fly at all. Blood tastes a bit salty, and an average adult has around 10.6 pints of it, before a successful vampire attack. Blood is composed of red cells, white cells, and plasma. Plasma is […]

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Nothing ruins your day worse than diarrhea. While it seems to be a fairly common occurrence to people of all ages, diarrhea can lead to death. A World Health Organization survey shows that 3.5 million people die of diarrhea every year. Close to 80% pf those who died were children. Kids are more prone to diarrhea complications, and they get dehydrated easily. Diarrhea happens when you have an uncontrollable, watery […]

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We like to stretch in the morning, but when we hear our back and hips crack, we wish we should have stayed longer in bed. When your back and joints crack, it doesn’t mean you’re growing old or you’re nearing senility. But you may take that as a sign that you’re losing your posture. What’s in joint crack? There are   a number of theories about why backs and joints crack. […]

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Children are very vulnerable to many diseases, the most common of which is skin disease. Because they often play outside, they are exposed to pollutants and other environmental hazards. Aside from that, one affected child can infect other children while playing. This kind of vulnerability makes protecting our children from skin diseases a priority for us as parents. But, sometimes, despite the precautionary measures we apply to protect our children, […]

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Elbows, like knees, are joints made to rotate and flex, and support our weight when needed. However, repetitive action, too much pressure, and aging can hurt our knees and elbows. They will hurt when we lean into them or when we engage in activities that put too much strain on them. The most common cases of elbow pain are caused by tennis elbow, golfer elbow, and bursitis. Tennis Elbow If […]

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Sometimes when we have been staring at the computer screen for too long, or we have been awake for too many hours, our eyelids would start twitching. This involuntary muscle movement can be caused by tiredness and stress, and will probably go away after a good eight-hour sleep. However, there are times when the eyelid twitching won’t stop, or the eyeball itself is twitching involuntarily. These are the times when […]

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When we think of pain in one’s breast we immediately think of breast cancer. Why else would it be painful? Breast cancer, however, does not choose the side it grows on. When we only feel pain on the left side of our breast, it may signify something else other than cancer. On the left side of our chest lies the lower end of the heart. Whenever the heart beats, the […]

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Feeling pain in the left side of the body can be a sign of inflammation in one of the organs located there. The left side has the following organs from below the rib cage to the hip: the lower end of the heart, the left lung, the stomach, part of the liver, the pancreas, the adrenal glands, the spleen, parts of the small and large intestines, the left kidney, and […]

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Abdominal pain is a common medical problem. It can be caused by something eaten, or by viral infection. When the pain, however, becomes severe or chronic, then it may be a sign of something serious. The location of the pain can signify which of the organs or which part of the abdomen is inflamed. When the pain is felt in the left lower abdomen, it can be a problem in […]

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Stretching and cracking our necks and back feels good when we feel tired or stressed after working hard or staying in one position for a long period. In some cases, we accidentally crack our necks and back when we do stretching and yoga exercises. In both situations, cracking our necks will not normally cause pain. The cracking simply relieves the pressure in our joints created by tense muscles and too […]

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