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The Complete Guide to Whooping Cough

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Whooping Cough is a disease that has plagued humanity for centuries and at its worse, has claimed the lives of millions. In 2015 alone, whooping cough has accounted for the death of about 60,000 people, most of which were children. The illness was first recorded in the 16th century and it wasn't until 1906 that ...

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The Complete Guide to Using Neti Pots Safely

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If you’re an avid surfer and have experienced having cold seawater get into your nasal passage during rough surf, then you know that the experience is truly unpleasant. This is the same feeling you get when you use the neti pot. Perhaps, it was that same experience that inspired the inventor from India to come ...

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The Complete Guide to Propylene Glycol

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Propylene glycol is a substance that’s widely used in the food and cosmetics industry. For instance, it is a common ingredient in many hygiene and cosmetic products. It is also used as an additive in many foods. Food authorities in both the U.S and Europe have ruled the product as generally safe for use in ...

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12 Ways You Can Keep Your Pituitary Gland Healthy

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Would you believe that a gland that is only pea-sized is responsible for the regulation of many body functions? The pituitary gland is part of the body's endocrine system and is often referred to as the "master gland" because it produces different kinds of hormones that travel through the bloodstream. Such hormones direct certain processes ...

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The Complete Guide to Muscular Dystrophy

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Muscular dystrophy occurs when a group of hereditary diseases weaken and damage your muscles over a period of time. The weakness and damage is the result of lack of a protein known as Dystrophin which is necessary for normal functioning of muscles. Deficiency of this protein can lead to problems with swallowing, walking, and muscle ...

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The Complete Guide to Meniere’s Disease

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Currently, a lot of research is being done to find a cure for Meniere’s Disease. This disease affects a lot of people in the U.S. At the moment, 50,000 people are diagnosed with this condition on an annual basis, while 615,000 people live with this illness. This is as reported by The National Institute on Deafness ...

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