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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Foods to Boost Your Immunity

An old folk remedy, extract from these dark berries appears to block flu viruses in test tube studies. But scientists caution that further study is needed. The fruit itself is rich in antioxidants and may also have the ability to fight inflammation.

Monday, 24 September 2012

How Ticks are Dangers for Dogs

Pests That Feed on Your Pets
The soft, warm fur of dogs and cats provides the perfect environment for fleas and ticks. These insects feed on your pet's blood and can cause health problems ranging from allergic reactions to tapeworm infections to serious tick-borne illnesses. Both fleas and ticks are more common during the warmer months. But there are steps you can take to ward off these pests any time of year.

Lose Weight Without Dieting

Time Your Meals
Set a timer for 20 minutes and reinvent yourself as a slow eater. This is one of the top habits for slimming down without a complicated diet plan. Savor each bite and make it last until the bell chimes. Paced meals offer great pleasure from smaller portions and trigger the body's fullness hormones. Wolfing your food down in a hurry blocks those signals and causes overeating.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Unusual Tips to Beat a Migraine

What Is a Migraine?
A migraine is a headache with throbbing pain that is usually worse on one side of the head. The pain is often severe enough to hamper daily activities and may last from four hours to three days if untreated. More than one in 10 Americans, including one in 6 women, have migraines, but many have been told mistakenly that they have a sinus or tension headache. Foods, stress, and hormones can be migraine triggers.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Childhood Illnesses Every Parent Should Recognize

Childhood Illnesses: The Facts
While vaccines have made some childhood illnesses rare, many others remain a fact of life. They range from common infections like croup to mysterious ailments like Kawasaki disease. In the following slides, you'll learn the facts about two dozen childhood illnesses. But be sure to consult your pediatrician for proper diagnosis and treatment.

How Humans Can Learn from Dogs

For centuries, we’ve been teaching dogs to do things for us. Recently, we’ve come to find that man’s best friend is capable of teaching children and adults in ways people cannot.

Working Therapy Dogs
One group, the Pet Prescription Team (PPT) in La Habra, California, works a special team of therapy dogs at Help for Brain Injured Children, Inc. (HBIC), a non-profit school for children and young adults with moderate to severe multiple disabilities.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Embarrassing Male Body Problems

Back Hair
By the mid-20s, a man will know his back hair destiny: barely there, a few tufts, or full and bushy. Is yours a magnet for women? Or a throwback to the Stone Age? If you want to tame the shag, laser hair removal can thin back hair or remove it all, and the results are nearly permanent. Cheaper options include waxing, hair removal creams, and razors, with results that last up to a few weeks.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Things That Can Deflate Your Erection

The brain is an often-overlooked erogenous zone. Sexual excitement starts in your head and works its way down. Depression can dampen your desire and can lead to erectile dysfunction. Ironically, many of the drugs used to treat depression can also suppress your sex drive and make it harder to get an erection.

Pilates for Beginners

What sets Pilates apart is its focus on toning the muscles with springs, bands, or your own body weight. Some moves are shown using Pilates studio equipment, but most can be done at home. Be sure to check with a doctor first if you're 45 or older, or if you have a medical condition.

Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

If you have a child older than 5, you've probably already heard the plea. "Can I have a cell phone?" your child asks. Or, "Why can't I have a cell phone?"
No doubt about it: Cell phones are a great way to stay in touch anytime, anywhere. But is your child old enough for one?