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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Facts for both Women and Men

What is HPV? HPVs are a group of more than 100 types of viruses that cause warts. Some types of HPV cause genital warts. Other types cause cancer of the cervix. It is passed on through genital contact (such as vaginal and anal sex). It is also passed on by skin-to-skin contact. At least 50%

Does Duct Tape Cures Warts?

Bottom Line: Duct tape is at least as effective as traditional cryotherapy for removal of wart. Review:

Tips on improving sleep

Bedroom is for sleep only. Use the bedroom only for sleeping or having sex. Don’t eat, talk on the phone or watch TV while you’re in bed. Don’t just lay in bed awake. If you’re still awake after trying to fall asleep for 30 minutes, get up and go to another room. Sit quietly for

What Products are there to help me Quit Smoking?

Smoking is a major cause of many diseases. Some of those include: Cancer of lung, larynx, mouth, and esophagus Coronary heart disease; strokes; chronic bronchitis Low bone density; hip fractures GERD and Peptic Ulcers People who smoke may not understand or they may choose to ignore all of the risks listed on the labels of

What are the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids?

Over the past decade, Omega-3 fatty acids have gained widespread attention in both medical community as well as in lay press for their health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the two types of polyunsaturated fats. The other type is omega-6 fatty acids. The main dietary source of omega-3 fatty acids are soybean and

Can Ginger Treat Common Cold?

Bottom Line: There is unclear evidence stating that Ginger would treat symptoms of common cold, but there is little evidence to suggest that Ginger juice may have antihistaminergic and anticholinergic effects that may help during common cold. Review:

Does having a prior BCG vaccine affect positive PPD test (screening test for Tuberculosis)?

Bottom Line: Prior BCG vaccination have variable effect on PPD results. It varies with age at vaccination, number of years since the BCG vaccination, number of times vaccinated, and number of PPD performed. When evaluating Positive PPD among immigrants, disregard the history of BCG vaccination. Review: BCG vaccination is given in the areas where tuberculosis

Which medications should I take with food and which one without?

You may have ask this questions many time whenever you were given a prescription medication by your doctor. Should I take this with food or before food or on empty stomach and so on. Not all medicines are affected by food, but many medicines can be affected by what you eat and when you eat

What is Glycemic Index?

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a numerical Index that ranks carbohydrates based on their rate of glycemic response (i.e. how long it takes for a particular food convert in to glucose in our body). Glycemic Index uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher values given to foods that cause the most rapid rise

What is the ZONE Diet?

The Zone Diet is created by Dr. Barry Sears, a researcher at MIT who holds PhD in Biochemistry. The idea of treating food as a drug was a revolutionary approach to dieting that Dr. Sears based on 1982 Nobel Prize-winning research that examined how dietary fats can influence hormones and health. The Zone Diet was