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Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Things You Can Do To Treat Wilson's Disease

What Is Wilson's Disease? Wilson's disease(or hepatolenticular degeneration) is named after British neurologist Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson and he first described the condition in 1912. Wilson's disease is an inherited autosomal recessive genetic disorder that prevents your body from getting rid of extra copper. Mutations in the ATP7B...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Lyme Disease

What Is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is caused by bacterial infected deer tick bites. These ticks contain the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi which feed on the blood of animals and humans. It is the most common tick-born illness in the United States. If you live in wooded areas, you...

Health
by curiosity44
6 years ago
4 Simple Things You Can Do To Alleviate Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

Bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness) is a chronic mental condition that causes dramatic mood swings. Patients have extreme highs and lows of depression, energy, and clear thinking. Bipolar sufferers often exhibit or engage in dangerous or suicidal behaviors. Someone suffering from this disorder may quit a job...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Treat Sarcoidosis

What Is Sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis(also called Besnier-Boeck disease)is an autoimmune disease in which abnormal collections of chronic inflammatory cells called granulomas form as nodules in multiple organs. It is an inflammatory condition within the body that weakens the immune system  and makes sarcoidosis patients more vulnerable to harmful substances. Some medical experts...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Things You Can Do To Treat Cystic Fibrosis

What Is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes damage to the lungs and digestive system. It causes mucous in the body to become thick and sticky.Iit affects mainly caucasian people in the United States. People with cystic fibrosis often have trouble digesting food, experience...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Benefits Of Fasting

What Is Fasting? Fasting is a natural practice of flushing harmful toxins from your body. It is the act of refusing to consume foods or drinks for a period of time. The only thing that you can put into your body is water. It is important for maintaining overall...

Health
by curiosity44
5 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Prevent Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer for women in the United States. It occurs when cancer cells of the breast grow uncontrollably and develop into tumors. This is often the result of abnormal gene mutations which controls cell growth. In women that have symptoms of...

Health
by curiosity44
6 years ago
4 Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium is a waterborne disease that is usually caused by contaminated water. The germ "Crypto" gradually builds up in the small intestine and becomes fecal matter. This parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive for long periods of time. Eventually, an infection develops and...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
3 Things You Can Do To Treat Hypophosphatasia

What Is Hypophosphatasia? Hypophosphatasia is an inherited, rare, metabolic bone disease that affects children and adults. It is caused by low levels of alkaline phosphatase(ALP). This is an enzyme that helps break down chemicals in the body. Patients suffer from bone and liver problems because inorganic pyrophosphate accumulates...

Health
by curiosity44
6 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Prevent Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. According to one study, 1 out of every 6 men will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime. The prostate is an exocrine gland of the reproductive system which in front of the rectum below the urinary bladder....

Health
by curiosity44
5 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Prevent Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most deadliest cancers among American women. It is caused by an abnormal growth of cells in the cervix which is part of the reproductive system. This connects the uterus and vagina. Generally, cells grow gradually over time, and sometimes develop into cancer. Unlike...

Health
by curiosity44
8 years ago
White Tea:The Chinese Miracle

White tea is grown primarily in China and comes from the buds of the Chinese Camellia sinesis plant. The name "white tea" comes from the white hairs of theÿFDthis plant. This gives it a white appearence. In reality, it is not white and is more of a yellow color....

Lifestyle
by curiosity44
7 years ago
The 2-Step Approval Process Of The Food And Drug Administration

History Of The Food And Drug Administration(FDA) This consumer protection agency is the oldest in the United States. It was created as an extension of the Department of Agriculture which began analysis of agricultural products in the 1850's. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley was an influential chemist who was...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
7 Exercises You Can Do To Lose Weight

Millions of Americans struggle with being overweight and being obese has become an epidemic. This increases the risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and numerous others. People that are out of shape often have trouble doing everyday activities such as walking to the store or playing...

Health
by curiosity44
5 years ago
3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Swine Flu

Swine flu(or H1N1 type A Influenza) is a pigs disease that sometimes infects humans. When people contract this illness, it affects the respiratory system, and some of the symptoms are persistent coughing, nasal trouble, fatigue, headaches, vomiting, and diarrhea. Generally, it does not lead to death, however, people with...

Health
by curiosity44
6 years ago
3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Ebola Virus

Ebola virus(or Ebola hemorrhagic fever)is an infectious virus that can be deadly. It causes internal and external bleeding in humans and destroys the immune system. As it progresses, it gradually shuts down organs such as the kidneys and liver. Ebola patients often suffer from nausea, severe headaches, muscle pain...

Environment
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Things You Can Do To Help The Environment

As adults, we have an obligation to take care of the environment so that our children can live in a clean, healthy earth. People have abused the environment for too long and if we do not get a handle on this problem, then are quality of life will suffer...

Environment
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Benefits Of Green Jobs

What Are Green Jobs? There is no clear definition of what green jobs are. It depends on who you ask. According to one International Environmental Program, they are jobs that work in manufacturing and agricultural and reduces toxic waste and air pollution. According to one venture capitalist, "Green-collar...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Treat Sickle Cell Anemia

What Is Sickle Cell Anemia? Sickle cell anemia is a chronic anemia that is a disorder of the blood that is inherited. It is caused by an abnormal amount of hemoglobin. This is a protein within red blood cells. It ÿFDcarries oxygen throughout the body. ÿFDSickle cell patients...

Sports
by curiosity44
7 years ago
Eddie Robinson: An American Icon

Eddie Robinson was born on February 13, 1919 in Jackson, Louisiana and he is the second winningest coach in college football history. Eddie's father was a sharecropper and his mother was a domestic worker. They never graduated from high school, but Robinson's parents encouraged him to pursue a college...

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