Health

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Four Good Habits for Healthy Hair Growth

Your hair can say a lot about you. This is why for most people, they consider their locks as their crowning glory. The hair symbolizes many things such as your health, personality as well as a person’s hygiene. After all, this is an accessory one can never take off from their body. Because of this, it’s not surprising to see how most of people take the time to maintain and care for their tresses. The sad part is, not every …

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The Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers

Whether it’s deep creases on the forehead or sagging skin, an aging face will look different from one person to another. Fortunately, with the popularity of dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, and neuromodulator injections, such as Botox, you don’t have to settle for droopy and wrinkled skin anymore, regardless of your age. But it could tough to determine which treatment would work best for you. That being said, here’s a quick guide on how these two treatments work …

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Take Control of IBS with These Alternative Therapies

So you have tried various medications and changing up your diet but still, find yourself plagued with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Maybe it’s time that you try alternative IBS treatments. You could use alternative and complementary therapies for IBS in addition to, or instead of, other conventional therapies such as lifestyle changes and medications, as these have been found to offer relief from IBS symptoms. Below are some of these unconventional IBS treatments that have been found to effectively aid …

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Kids, Beverages, and Tooth Decay

Many parents turn to baby bottles with milk or any other fluids in them to help babies sleep. While this tactic is both convenient and effective, there is a dark side to this, which is making your child dependent on the bottle and habit. It can also increase their risk of cavities or baby bottle tooth decay, as the sugar can linger on their teeth and trigger the process of decay. It is important to keep in mind that the …

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More Harm Than Good: 3 Dental Care Habits That Actually Damage Your Teeth

Good dental hygiene makes for good dental health. The opposite is true as well: bad dental hygiene makes for bad dental health. The trouble is, what you think is a ‘good’ habit is sometimes the very thing that could actually damage teeth. These habits are disguised as ‘dental care,’ so beware: 1. Not cleaning bleeding gums If you have sensitive gum tissues, it’s natural to stay away from that region when brushing so as not to further irritate it. But …

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How to Reduce Your Risk and Prevent Canker Sores

Canker sores might be small, but they could lead to painful problems. They may look like shallow sores that can be seen on your gums, and they usually start out as tiny reddish bumps, but they could burst into a yellowish or whitish membrane. Left unaddressed, canker sores could last for two to three weeks, so knowing what’s causing them can help. Unfortunately, it’s still unclear why they develop, so prevention is not always feasible. However, you can follow the …

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Differentiating the Common Cold from Bacterial Sinusitis

Colds that persist and show little sign of improvement may be symptomatic of a bacterial sinus infection. A sinus specialist can help determine the type of sinusitis that you or a loved one may have. They can provide appropriate treatment strategies and suggest ways to prevent sinusitis in the future. What is Sinusitis Anyway? Sinusitis refers to an inflammation of the sinuses and nose lining and commonly occurs in children. There are two types of sinusitis. A cold, otherwise known …

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