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What is Amylase?

The digestive system is one of those that we need to properly function. Our digestive system is composed of thousands of enzymes that each has its own function. Among these enzymes is the amylase which is found in the saliva where the digestive process starts. Let us learn more about...

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Causes of Blood in Urine

Blood in urine, also known as hematuria, may be an indication of a serious underlying illness.  Knowing the causes of blood in urine will let you know when it is time to see the doctor. Here are more facts about hematuria. Blood In Urine Hematuria is essentially blood in the...

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Squamous Epithelial Cells in Urine

A urinalysis is a form of assessment that checks the urine if there are health problems present with a person. Through the urine, it can be detected what type of illness does one have like kidney disease, urinary tract infection, and diabetes. One way of finding it is through the...

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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...