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Health Benefits of Drinking Lots of Water

Water is necessary for human health!
Our body is composed of about 55-65% of water - the human brain is made up of 89% water, blood is 80%, lungs are 90%, muscles – 70% and bones – 21%.
Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Water promotes proper digestion.
Water regulates the body temperature, especially during exercise.
Drink water to lose weight. more...

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol is a depressant of central nervous system, which means that it slows brain activity and decreases reaction time. Alcohol has a wide range of side effects.
Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning:

Unconscious or semi-consciousness (mental confusion, stupor, coma);
Slow respiration (fewer than eight breaths per minute);
Irregular breathing (lapses between breath 10 seconds or more);
Hypothermia (low body more...

Healthy Tips to Prevent Hangover

Here are some healthy tips for those who are really worried about hangover.

Take 1 glass of warm milk with 1 tablespoon honey before the party. It will slow down the alcohol absorption.
Drink 100ml of olive oil 1 hour before consumption of alcohol.
Avoid drinking alcohol on an empty stomach. Keep eating something before and during alcohol more...

Oscillococcinum - Safe Homeopathic Remedy for Influenza

Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy for influenza-like symptoms.
It was claimed that Oscillococcinum may help to reduce the duration and severity of fever and body aches.
Oscillococcinum (o-sill-o-cox-see-num) is natural and easy to take.
It was discovered in 1925 by a French physician Joseph Roy (1891-1978).
Now Oscillococcinum is used in more than 50 countries worldwide, and is produced more...

Private Health Insurance Plan

Private health insurance is a type of health insurance covering medical costs, such as medicine, visits to the doctor or hospital stays, of the insured person.
Generally, Private health insurance policies provide cover for the costs of treatment for curable, short-term medical conditions.
Policies do not cover long-term or chronic conditions. This means, that cover will not more...

Signs and Symptoms of Influenza vs. Viral URI (Common Cold)




Often high (101-104F or 38-40C); Lasts 3-5 days
Rare;  If present, typically low-grade;

Aches and Pains
Usual, severe
Rare or mild

Moderate to extreme; Lasting up to one month
Mild and brief

Bed Ridden
Frequently; may last up to 5-10 days

Runny Nose
Less likely


Sore Throat

 Usual; Non-productive, “Dry”; Can become severe
Sometimes; Hacking;
Mild to moderate


Bronchitis; Pneumonia;
Kidney Failure; Can be life threatening
Sinus more...

Dental Caries: definition, causes and prevention

Dental caries (also known as tooth decay or dental cavities) is a disease that damages the structures of teeth.
There are two types of caries:

caries found on smooth surfaces,
caries found in pits and fissures.

How dental caries is caused
Caries is caused by bacteria which can be normally found in the mouth. The bacteria produce acids that affect more...

Definition of Stress

In 18-19 centuries the word “stress” was used mainly in Physics to define:

the internal distribution of force of pressure within a body;
strain or deformation which has arisen in a subject under influence of such force.

In the beginning of 20th century Hans Selye, endocrinologist and biologist, has brought the word “stress” to medicine. He discovered that more...

Treatment of Influenza (Flu)

Once you have got the flu the best thing to do is to stay at home, have a rest and drink plenty of liquid - water or tea. If you don’t take care of yourself, it may take much longer time for recovery, or you may develop serious complications.
The Influenza virus usually starts like a more...

Symptoms of Influenza (Flu)

Influenza (flu) is an infectious disease that attacks respiratory system.
The virus is spread in droplets of respiratory fluid by direct person-to-person contact, including speaking, sneezing or coughing. It is also possible that a virus survives on the the surfaces that you will touch before touching your nose or mouth.
Actually, there are three types of influenza more...

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