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low-back-pain-in-school-aged-children

Low back pain in school-aged children is a common occurrence, and the prevalence of low back pain increases once children reach school age -- one percent at age seven years; six percent at age 10 years; and 18 percent at ages 14-16 years. Yet only seven percent of adolescents with lower back pain will seek medical care. Diagnosis, pathophysiological findings, evaluation, treatment and prevention a...

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better-sleep-can-lead-to-better-sex

Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems can also interfere with a woman's level of sexual satisfaction. The study outcomes are being published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). According to...

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food-and-beverage-industry-marketing-kids-to-death

Heart & Stroke wants Canadians to know as far as nutrition is concerned, the kids are not alright; our children and youth are bombarded with ads for unhealthy products all day, every day, influencing their food and beverage choices. This is having a devastating effect on their health and setting up conflict at home. Marketing is big business and it is sophisticated. Millions of dollars are sp...

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winning-the-war-how-to-persuade-children-to-eat-more-veggies

Getting children to eat their vegetables might not be an endless battle if parents follow some research-based advice from a nutrition experts. Getting kids used to vegetables can start in the womb, said Richard Rosenkranz, associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health.   Rosenkranz said research on pregnant rodents' eating habits and their offspring's taste preferences shows...

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toxic-metals-found-in-e-cigarettes

Five metals, toxic and potentially carcinogenic when inhaled, found in liquid of leading first generation e-cigarette brands. A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found high levels of toxic metals in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape.   The study, believed to be the first to examine a cross-section o...

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the-risks-of-educational-apps

Growing up, I don’t really recall having limits on screen time. And educational apps didn’t yet exist. I watched hours of television after school – General Hospital, Little House On The Prairie, Roseanne, and You Can’t Do That on Television. I can still sing jingles for commercials from breakfast cereal to refreshing bars of soap. I played Super Mario Brothers...

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5-reasons-winter-is-making-you-gain-weight

Winter is a hard season to like: You’re cold and mopey, and if you work a regular schedule, you probably feel like you haven’t seen the sun in months. Your whole office has been sneezing and croaking, and your bank account is busted from you splurging on one too many holiday gifts. And to throw the cherry on top, you might notice your pants can’t button, or your favorite sweater is stretchin...

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the-right-way-to-remove-skin-tags

If you've noticed fleshy little growths on your skin that are tempting to pick at, you likely have skin tags. These raised bumps and flaps are known as "acrochordons" or "cutaneous tags" by dermatologists. Fortunately, they're completely harmless, but they can be super-annoying if you don't like the way they look. "They often occur in areas of friction like around the neck, under the arms, and by...

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iron-deficiency-anemia

Written by Dr. Ioanna Michail, MD, Hematologist ,M.B.,B.Ch., M.Sc Do you feel tired and exhausted while doing your everyday activities? Do other people tell you that you look very pale? Where you ever told “Take some iron, you’ll feel better”? Well maybe it is time to wonder if you have anemia and specifically iron deficiency anemia.Anemia is a condition in which the body lacks enoug...

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12-foods-that-lower-cholesterol-naturally

If you're already eating plenty of the following foods that lower cholesterol naturally, keep up the good work! (Looking for natural remedies that really work? Prevention has smart answers—get a FREE trial + 12 FREE gifts.) But if your idea of eating well is to opt for the "buttered popcorn" instead of the "extra buttered popcorn," consider adding these healthy choices to your diet. Oats If yo...

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