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Meditation/Exercise-Good For The Flu

December 11, 2013

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Regular moderate -intensity exercise protects the health from disease and premature deaths, but could be the answer to  the prevention of colds and the flu. According to researchers those who involve themselves in regular meditation or exercise regularly have fewer colds and  the flu than those who participate in neither. The study involved 149 participants. […]

Quitters May Not Benefit From Extra Help

November 8, 2013

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Helping a family member or friend to quit smoking is giving for health’s sake. People who decide to quit are more successful with help and support from others. Smokers who want to quit may find it difficult to do so without help. There is plenty of help available many of them are free. There are […]

Smoking Can Cause Blindness-Study

October 30, 2013

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Smoking is one of the five health risk factors used in our health program to communicate the prevention of diseases, Smoking cessation is supported to help people take responsibility for their health. This post is about smoking and its effect on eye health. Tobacco smoke affects many areas of the body making it disease prone, […]

Watching TV Can Be Bad For Your Health

October 10, 2013

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Physical activity may be more important than you think.  For example. even if you work out at the gym several times a week, your health is still at risk if the rest of your day is spent watching TV. According to a research study. every hour spent watching  television puts you at risk for heart disease, […]

Elevated Blood Pressure- A Risk For Dementia

September 30, 2013

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Researchers have  found another good reason for preventing high blood pressure, they believe that low blood pressure may be the answer to preventing dementia. Scarring known as white matter lesions were found in the brains of women with high blood pressure.  According to the  experts white matter acts as the brain telephone network,  but  a […]

Smoking-A Risk Factor For TB

August 21, 2013

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  “Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease,” World Health Organization(WHO). This makes tuberculosis a communicable disease. There is evidence that tobacco smoking […]

You May Live Longer Where The Air Is Clean

August 11, 2013

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  One of the health risk factors used in our health program to communicate the importance of a healthy lifestyle is air-pollution. The World health Organization (WHO) defines air pollution as, “contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” According to […]

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