Omega-3: An aid to improving mood

Omega-3: An aid to improving mood

Armony in health Sep 20, 2018 0

Research led by the psychiatrist Joseph Hibbeln shows that rates of depression are much lower in countries where there...
Kidney stones during pregnancy

Kidney stones during pregnancy

Armony in health Sep 12, 2018 0

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, stones in the urinary tract are the main cause of non-obstetric...
The difference between an inguinal and umbilical hernia
While they sometimes require surgery, in most cases, they are just physical abnormalities that do not cause serious pain...
Omega-3: An aid to improving mood

Omega-3: An aid to improving mood

Armony in health 20 September, 2018 0

Research led by the psychiatrist Joseph Hibbeln shows that rates of depression are much lower in countries where there is a high consumption of fish, such as Japan. This is due to the omega-3 fatty acids found in certain seafoods and fish.

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Kidney stones during pregnancy

Kidney stones during pregnancy

Armony in health 12 September, 2018 0

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, stones in the urinary tract are the main cause of non-obstetric hospital admissions among pregnant women throughout the world.

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The difference between an inguinal and umbilical hernia

The difference between an inguinal and umbilical hernia

Armony in health 9 September, 2018 0

While they sometimes require surgery, in most cases, they are just physical abnormalities that do not cause serious pain in children.

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Gluten allergies: Is it possible for a gluten-free diet to not work?

Despite not eating products such as wheat, barley, rye and oats, some patients do not experience improvement. Find out why this happens.

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Prebiotics: What you need to know

Prebiotics: What you need to know

Armony in health 28 August, 2018 0

Prebiotics are found in vegetables, milk and whole grains. They encourage the growth of your intestinal microflora.

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Foodborne illnesses: Common and treatable

Foodborne illnesses: Common and treatable

Trends 25 August, 2018 0

The most common causes of foodborne illnesses include bacteria and viruses. Less commonly, they can be caused by a parasite or chemical.

While the symptoms of these types of conditions depend on the cause; they generally include an upset stomach, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and dehydration. It is important to keep in mind that the majority of foodborne illnesses are severe, which means they occur suddenly and are short in duration.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests that in order to prevent dehydration, people with food poisoning should replace the liquids and electrolytes they lose. Also, if the discomfort lasts for longer than 48 hours, you should see a doctor who can determine what treatment should be administered.

How does bacteria get in food?

  • Microorganisms can already be in food products when you buy them. For example, raw meats, poultry, fish, seafood and eggs are not sanitized. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also not sanitized such as lettuce, tomatoes and melons.
  • Thousands of types of bacteria are found naturally in the environment. Not all cause disease, however; some are used in the production of cheese and yogurt.
  • Even foods that are cooked or are ready-to-eat can be contaminated by bacteria from raw food products, the juices from meats or other contaminated ingredients as well as by people that handle food without proper food hygiene practices. Often, foodborne illnesses can be prevented by cooking or processing the food.

Related article: 7 symptoms of mercury poisoning

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Unhealthy environments can affect a child’s mental health

Different mental illnesses among children are caused by the quality of what they perceive, a process that is instilled in them from their first year of life.

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Taking calcium for bone health

Taking calcium for bone health

All natural 22 August, 2018 0

The body needs calcium to build strong bones when you are young, and to keep bones stable as you get older. So how much calcium do you need every day?

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What to do during an epileptic seizure

What to do during an epileptic seizure

Armony in health 17 August, 2018 0

This is a condition caused by abnormal neural functioning in an area of the brain. Learn how to respond to an episode.

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High cholesterol: A health risk

High cholesterol: A health risk

Armony in health 11 August, 2018 0

High cholesterol levels can lead to the onset of cardiac disease. Preventative measures can help improve and regulate them.

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