The inner ear and balance problems: 11 Causes of loss of balance

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It takes multiple body parts working in unison to keep yourself balanced and coordinated. For most people, coordination and balance are integrated seamlessly into their everyday lives. One could have a dizzy spell once in a while, but that usually isn’t a cause for concern. However, if losing your balance and getting dizzy have become a common occurrence, you may already need medical attention. Repeated loss of balance could be attributed to a variety of causes, including ear infections, neurological disorders, and even head injuries. Continue reading

Restless Legs Syndrome Causes and Treatments

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The specific causes of restless legs syndrome (RLS) are not known. That is what most doctors say and it is certainly what WebMD says. “Disease in the blood vessels of the legs or in the nerves in the legs that control leg movement and sensation was once thought to cause RLS, but both of these suggestions have been rejected.” Continue reading

You Won’t Believe this Hidden Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome

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Do you suffer from restless legs syndrome? Researchers have puzzled over the cause of this curious condition for decades with little explanation for why some people simply can’t keep still at night. Continue reading

What You Can Learn About Your Health by Analyzing the Color and Smell of Your Urine

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  • Urine has been an important diagnostic tool for 6,000 years, as well as having some surprising historical uses
  • You can learn a great deal about your overall health by examining your urine and noting its color, odor, and consistency; your urine can be a powerful window into your overall health
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Bizarre Phenomenon of Fish Changing Genders Is Happening All Over the World: What’s in the Water?

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What’s going on in the Northland waters near Minnesota? Well, scientists and other experts aren’t quite sure – yet.

Not just one type but almost all kinds of fish, to include some of the most popular gaming fish like bass and walley, are changing.

What – wait. Changing? Continue reading

90 Medical Treatments You Don’t Need

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You know, they say there’s not much use for Latin any more. Some scholars even call it a “dead language.”

But a group of doctors is banding together to remind their colleagues of one old Latin phrase they should have learned on their first day of medical school.

Primum non nocere. It means, “First, do no harm.”

That’s the message behind a new set of guidelines issued by a health group that’s trying to put the kibosh on 90 medical tests and treatments that may do more harm than good. Continue reading

How to Prevent Accidental Poisoning At Home

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Poison control centers report that more than half of the incidents they handle each year involve children under the age of six. The majority of these poisoning injuries result from the inadvertent ingestion of common household substances. Learning to reduce the likelihood of a poisoning incident in your home is an essential part of safe parenting and childcare provision, simply because even the most Continue reading

Dog Poisons

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Drugs that might be beneficial, or even life-saving, for people can have the opposite effect in pets. And it doesn’t always take a large dose to do major damage. Continue reading

Zap Harmful Bacteria with This Juice

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Some of the most powerful health supplements can often come from very ordinary products. And, recent research has shown that one of the best ways to fight harmful bacteria is simply to drink some lime juice. Limes, those deliciously tart citrus fruits, are often passed over at the grocery store in favor of lemons, but can be an important part of a healthy diet. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should stop eating lemons-they’re an excellent healing food that can help your liver get rid of toxins. But, limes are just as effective at protecting your health-particularly when it comes to combating harmful bacteria.

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Prescription Drugs Cause Nutrient Depletion

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Many people do not realize that the medications they take on a daily basis can negatively affect the amount of nutrients stored in the body. Numerous drugs actually deplete specific vitamins and minerals, causing a whole host of additional problems. Being aware of what is being depleted by the prescription you are taking can help you to choose what to supplement with. Vitamins and minerals are vital for the everyday cellular processes in your body; inadequate amounts may lead to decreased immunity, digestive issues and much more. Continue reading

Four Dangers of Mixing Drugs and Supplements

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Any items you might take — herbs, dietary supplements, other natural products, or functional foods such as energy drinks and nutritional bars — can interact with each other and with medications. Doctors Health Press devotes its pages to natural remedies, but this is a reminder that you still must be aware of the risks of interactions. Or, at the very least, your doctor should always know what you are taking. Continue reading

Why Kidney Disease Patients Should Be Extra Careful with Nutrition

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One in five overweight Americans is suffering from chronic kidney disease — a very significant number. A brand new piece of health news from the famous “Cleveland Clinic” has led to some valuable health advice: be careful when trying to shed pounds, because some things could damage your kidneys further. Continue reading

Scraping Pain Away

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Chronic pain and muscle spasms can put a serious cramp in your lifestyle. When it hurts to get out of bed, hurts to get dressed and hurts to carry out daily activities, life becomes torture. But a wonderful Chinese technique called gua sha can scrape away that pain and actually offer enough relief to make pain medications unnecessary. Continue reading

Genetic Variation Increases Risk of Metabolic Side Effects in Children on some Antipsychotics

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Drugs Linked to Cognitive Impairment and Increased Risk of Death

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A study has linked certain medications, such as over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids as well as medications for allergies, depression, pain, nausea, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and incontinence, with having anticholinergic effects that can cause cognitive impairment and possibly early death in older adults. Continue reading