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C-Reactive Protein Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results

C-Reactive Protein is protein excreted by the human body particularly the liver as a response to bodily inflammation. It is also known as ultra-sensitive C-reactive protein (us-CRP) or high-sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP). High levels of the said substance is an indication of inflammation and can be the result of a...

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Broken Blood Vessel in Eye, Is it Dangerous?

Have you ever had bloodshot eyes? You’ve probably looked in the mirror before and noticed the whites of your eyes are bright red. A broken blood vessel in eye happens quite frequently. However, the good news is this condition usually isn’t very serious. Learn more about the causes and steps...

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IBS Symptoms to Watch Out For

IBS or irritable bowel movement is a condition wherein you feel your stomach cramp up. Once you start to feel this, you will start looking for a bathroom. Basically, this condition would require you to stay at home and probably near the bathroom. So how will you know if you...

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Raw Milk: Benefits and Risks of Drinking It

Natural versus processed. The debate whether or not natural or processed is good has stretched out its hand even in the milk product section. People are starting to question whether raw milk is better than processed milk. The debate has still been going on up to this date. People have...

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Open-Heart Surgery: Preparation, Recovery, Risks

My father-in-law recently underwent open-heart surgery. He is a senior patient and was diagnosed with fecal impaction. My spouse is very much worried as this is a major surgery. Unlike him, I have high hopes that his dad will recover easily from the operation as it is a common one....

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Early Signs of Lung Cancer: What You Should Do

Lung cancer is one of the common cancers around and it comes with certain signs and symptoms. It’s important to be able to identify early signs of lung cancer. That way you can start treatment options as soon as possible. What is Lung Cancer? This is a condition wherein the...

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Best Over-the-Counter Sleep Aid

People usually take sleeping pills or aids to help their body achieve that sought after sleep and rest. Today’s technology has also made it possible to choose the best sleeping aid option available for the different and unique needs of each individual. There are many types to choose from and...

What Does Oleic Acid Do To The Body?

In a world full of the unhealthy trans fat that is contained in almost all the food people love nowadays, there are still good fats which you can choose other than this bad fat - the healthy fats. What are these healthy fats and in which factors do they differ...

Phosphatidylserine Benefits and Risks

Phosphatidylserine: Benefits and Risks

Despite the long name with a difficult pronunciation, phosphatidylserine is well-known in the health industry. But why? Phosphatidylserine is a chemical found in your body. Although it can be developed in your body, this chemical can also come from the food that you eat. In fact, most people who are...

Health Benefits and Uses of the Bilberry

Health Benefits and Uses of the Bilberry

A fruit that is related to blueberries, the bilberry is native to the European Continent and is known by different names. These include names or terms such as European blueberries, huckleberry, and whortleberry. Bilberries come in many different forms for the mass market and for an individual’s personal consumption. Bilberries...