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15 Natural Remedies for Skin Ailments

Taking vitamin supplements are beneficial to your overall health. However, nutrition experts will tell you that the health benefits of vitamin supplements never equal the benefits of nutrients acquired from their natural food sources. It would stand to reason then that the same could be true of...

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What Is Honey?

Honey has been used for centuries to sweeten food. In fact, remnants of honey—still edible after several hundred years!—were found in Egyptian pyramids. Honey was considered a gift from the gods, because of its rich golden color and pure flavor. Rhetoric aside, though, it is a gift from the bees....

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What Is Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome?

Hypoplastic right heart syndrome is a type of congenital heart defect that is characterized by the inability of the heart’s right ventricle to grow and develop normally. The underdeveloped right ventricle is not able to hold the right amount of blood that is pumped from the right atrium. The muscle...

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What Is Sebum?

Ever struggled with an oily complexion? Blame it on sebum—the oil secretions from the body’s sebaceous glands. Sebacious glands are most often found near hair follicles, but some are in hairless areas (like eyelids). However, sebum does serve its purpose. All mammals secrete sebum, because it...

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How Does a Retinal Scan Work?

Retinal scans are used in many security systems. It is a form of an identification system, and considered to be safer than access cards (which can be stolen or faked). Retinal scans are based on the principle that each human eyeball is unique. This was confirmed in the 1930s, though it took several...

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U.s. Docs Warn Viagra Users of Increased Stds Rates

U.S. doctors warn viagra users of increased STDs rates.  A report in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that older men who take erectile dysfunction drugs are twice as likely to acquire sexually transmitted diseases than their non-medicated peers.  The Centers for Disease Control...

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What Does the Pancreas Do?

The pancreas is a very important organ in the body. It is responsible for producing chemicals that aid the digestion of food and the regulation of blood sugar levels. The pancreas is found in the abdominal cavity, surrounded by the small intestine, stomach, and the duodenum. It is part of both...

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What Is Molly?

Molly is an extremely dangerous, pure form of the street or club drug "3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine" (MDMA) usually sold in pill form. Alternative street names for Molly are: "ecstasy," "legal E," "legal X," or "A2." The name Molly derives from the abreviated form of the word 'molecular.'...

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Darvocet Recalled by FDA

The painkiller propoxyphene, better known as Darvocet and Darvon, has been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration. An outside advisory panel determined that the serious and potentially fatal effects of Darvocet outweigh the pain killing properties of the drug. The FDA cited clinical studies...

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What Is Autism?

Autism is a complex disorder of neural functions often presented by impaired social interaction, cognitive and language delays, restricted and repetitive behavior, and regressive behavior. Autism is categorized as one of three Pervasive Developmental Disorders within the autism spectrum, which...