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Cotton Swabs Can Cause More Problems Than You Imagined, Say Doctors - What Are Healthy Alternatives?

May 11 2017 - 10:00pm
Cotton Swabs

Cotton swabs are actually dangerous, not only for the obvious reason they could cause perforation of the ear drum, but also because of something you may not have considered.

The seemingly innocuous cotton swab has many uses but their purchase is typically for use in cleaning the ear canal.

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Clean Your Ear Without Cotton Buds: How Not To Do It

Apr 20 2017 - 10:14am
Cotton Buds and Removing Ear Wax

Ear toileting is an important part of human hygiene, but do you know how to remove ear was from your ear or how not to do it with ear buds? Dr. Ademola Orolu, a Consultant Family Physician explains. Cotton swabs in your ear can be dangerous.

The wax in the ear is beneficial. It is not dirt. Sometimes when in excess, the 'hair-like' structures in the ear sweep it out.

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5 Natural Ways To Heal And Prevent The Flu Fast Without Using Medicine

Mar 24 2017 - 4:14pm
Flu Natural Treatments

The flu doesn't have a season anymore. In fact, many believe the common cold has had it's day and there are only varying degrees of the flu. Should you come down with symptoms, here is how to cure the flu fast without using medicine.

There was a time the flu had a season. If you had to gauge it by holidays, the flu season usually ran from around Halloween through Valentine’s Day.

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An Uncommon Side Effect of Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Dec 30 2016 - 12:01pm

Iron is an important component of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all body cells. Not having enough iron stores can negatively affect health in many ways.

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world, occurring most often in women during the

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Try These Natural GERD Remedies If You're Experiencing Heartburn

Nov 27 2016 - 9:17am
Natural GERD Remedies

Have heartburn? You might want to stay away from over-the-counter medications like Prilosec or Prevacid. They've been linked with causing kidney problems. Try these holistically healthy remedies for heartburn and see if they help.

Have you ever felt a burning sensation in your throat or somewhere near your chest? You could be experiencing heartburn.

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Can Your Frequent Colds and Allergies Really Be Symptoms of a Deviated Septum?

Nov 19 2016 - 3:06pm
Frequent Colds

It's winter and it's normal to have frequent stuffy noses. But if you often have nasal congestion year-round, maybe it's more than just allergies or frequent colds. Here are a few things you should consider.

In the summer, spring, and fall you may find that your nose is always clogged. You probably think it's just allergies and have tried some over-the-counter medications but they didn't help.

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Red Grapes Control Bacteria-Induced Inflammation

Oct 3 2016 - 10:21am
grapes control bacteria

Inflammation in the upper respiratory tract could be controlled with the help of resveratrol, a nutrient in red grapes that also has other known health benefits.

You have likely already heard about the benefits of resveratrol on heart health.

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Are Christmas Gifts Damaging Your Child’s Ears? And 2 Tips To Protect Ears

Dec 22 2015 - 11:39am
Protect Ears from Toys

Did you know that some Christmas gifts produce more ear-damaging decibels than a screaming ambulance siren?! Health experts warn that some Christmas gifts may be damaging your child’s ears and offer two useful tips on how to keep this from happening.

Remember how the Grinch who stole Christmas complained about the noise, noise, noise of Christmas? As it turns out, he may have a point―it’s not always a “Silent Night” when it comes to Christmas.

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Treating Tinnitus with Mindfulness

Apr 25 2015 - 11:36am
treating tinnitus with mindfulness

When it comes to treating tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, patients and physicians alike are faced with a limited number of options. A new small study suggests that mindfulness can be a novel way to approach this life-altering condition.

Approximately 50 million Americans and millions more around the world live with a phantom noise that can range from a low hiss or ringing to a loud roar or squeal.

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Chronic infant ear infections may hinder speech development

Apr 11 2015 - 9:23am
Chronic infant ear infections may hinder speech development

Although ear infections are common in infants, frequent and severe ear infections can lead to other health problems.

Three-fourths of babies will get at least one ear infection before they reach their first birthday, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But Dr.

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Ear infections in kids are costly

Jan 13 2014 - 7:19pm
A child suffering from an ear infection

Kids suffer from a lot of ear infections and the costs are high. Ear infections in kids can be a very troubling problem with associated fevers and the need to stay home in bed. A realization of how high the costs are in dealing with ear infections in kids should alert us to how widespread the problem is and the need for more aggressive manners to try to prevent these infections.

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Understanding and managing laryngospasms

Jan 1 2014 - 1:47am

Symptoms of Laryngospasm vary from person to person however most people describe it with any of the following descriptions. This is how managing laryngospasms works.

According to Edward C. Rosenow III, M.D. with the Mayo clinic, Laryngospasm (luh-RING-go-spaz-um) is a brief spasm of the vocal cords that temporarily makes it difficult to speak or breathe.

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Taking birth control long term could mean get your eyes checked

Nov 18 2013 - 7:09pm
Eye check

In a first study of its kind, researchers link eye disease that can lead to blindness to long-term use of birth control pills.

New findings suggest women may be risking eye disease when they take birth controls pills for more than 3-years. The study is the first of its kind that also highlights the importance of women having regular eye exams who choose to use oral contraceptives long-term.

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Nasal irrigation can kill you

Aug 23 2012 - 3:17pm
nasal irrigation, Naegleria fowleri, primary amebic meningoencephalitis, PAM

Some people use tap water for nasal irrigation. A new study has reported that the practice could be fatal because it could expose an individual to a microscopic organism, which could produce a fatal brain infection. Researchers affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their findings online on August 23 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Antibiotics little help for acute sinus infection finds study

Feb 15 2012 - 2:40pm
Study finds antibiotics won't help acute sinusitis.

When do you need an antibiotic for a sinus infection? Dr Jane M Garbutt, firs study author and a research associate professor of medicine at the Washington School of Medicine said in a press release antibiotics should be used with caution and are often over-prescribed in the primary care setting to treat sinusitis. The result is increasing antibiotic resistance.

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New parenting book addresses full range of children's respiratory issues

Dec 6 2011 - 5:36pm
Parenting book on breathing and respiratory problems

Why do infants make snorting sounds during feedings? Is snoring normal in a toddler? Is it safe to give popcorn to a two-year-old? How many colds a year are normal for a five-year-old?

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