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Are Kids With Coughs Contagious?

Are Kids With Coughs Contagious?

2017-06-18 23:26:01 0 Comments 7 views Diseases and Conditions category

Kids pick up a number of viruses during their childhood and cough through many of the coldest months of the year. Coughing is a normal way in which your child responds to an itchy throat or clears chest congestion. A kid's cough is not necessarily contagious; the root cause of

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Allergies and Lung Crackle While Exercising

Allergies and Lung Crackle While Exercising

2017-06-18 14:40:02 0 Comments 12 views Diseases and Conditions category

Exercising affects your breathing, causing you to take deeper breaths, breathe more rapidly and sometimes even gasp for breath. Allergies can add to breathing problems because of the irritation they cause the nasal passages and airways. Put allergies and exercise together, and unusual breathing sounds -- such as crackles --

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Describe the Digestion Process for Lettuce

Describe the Digestion Process for Lettuce

2017-06-18 13:32:01 0 Comments 8 views Diseases and Conditions category

The bulk of a lettuce head’s weight -- almost 95 percent, according to caloriefacts.org -- comes from water, with the remainder primarily from carbohydrates. Lettuce also contains nominal amounts of protein and fat, although these nutrient levels are so small they do not contribute greatly to your nutrition. However, even

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3 Ways to Diagnose Chest Congestion and Sore Throat

3 Ways to Diagnose Chest Congestion and Sore Throat

2017-06-17 14:30:02 0 Comments 8 views Diseases and Conditions category

Simple colds and respiratory infections can often be self-diagnosed, meaning that most people find it quite obvious that they have developed a "cold." Many simple colds are associated with Rhino viruses that circulate around households and communities, especially in the wintertime. Such cold viruses often begin with an itching or

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The Risks of Taking Too Many NSAIDs

The Risks of Taking Too Many NSAIDs

2017-06-17 12:22:01 0 Comments 4 views Diseases and Conditions category

NSAIDs, short for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are among the most commonly used medications in the United States. Available in prescription strength and over-the-counter, NSAIDs reduce inflammation and pain by interfering with your body's production of chemicals called prostaglandins. Some of the most commonly used NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen

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Carbohydrate Ingestion & Night Sweats

Carbohydrate Ingestion & Night Sweats

2017-06-17 09:04:02 0 Comments 6 views Diseases and Conditions category

A hormonal imbalance or other medical conditions can lead to night sweats or hot flashes that occur during the night. Although the main trigger of night sweats is a change in hormones, eating certain foods such as carbohydrates may contribute to the incident. If you are experiencing night sweats on

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Low Calcium Diet for Hypercalcemia

Low Calcium Diet for Hypercalcemia

2017-06-17 04:38:01 0 Comments 5 views Diseases and Conditions category

Hypercalcemia is a condition marked by elevated levels of calcium in your bloodstream. Although calcium is necessary for bone health and proper heart function, too much calcium in your blood can cause symptoms such as gastrointestinal problems, irritability, bone pain and increased risk of fracture. In some cases, hypercalcemia may

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What Drugs Lower High Cortisol Levels?

What Drugs Lower High Cortisol Levels?

2017-06-16 23:02:02 0 Comments 5 views Diseases and Conditions category

Cortisol is a glucocorticoid, or a corticosteroid hormone, produced by the adrenal glands in response to the production of adrenocortiotropic hormone (ACTH) in the pituitary gland. Cortisol is essential for the regulation of many physiological functions, including immune regulation and the release of glucose and amino acids for cellular metabolism.

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Propofol Side Effects

Propofol Side Effects

2017-06-16 21:58:01 0 Comments 6 views Diseases and Conditions category

Overview Diprivan, known generically as propofol, is an intravenous anesthesia drug used to sedate patients for surgery or for maintenance of sedation in intensive care patients. It is not recommended for children, but for adults only. The medication, according to RxList.com, is linked to failure of human organ systems that may

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Raisins & Intestinal Gas

Raisins & Intestinal Gas

2017-06-16 16:34:01 0 Comments 5 views Diseases and Conditions category

Raisins are a healthful treat that when taken in moderation can reduce your risk of heart disease, says an article in the June 2013 issue of "Journal of Food Medicine." For some people, however, eating raisins can lead to intestinal gas, which can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. Reducing the

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