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Sleeping Medication

Many people rely on prescription sleeping medication to be able to fall asleep and to have a good night’s rest.  These sleeping medications, usually sleeping tablets, are referred to as sedative hypnotics in the medical profession, and are not designed
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Improve your sleep!

Healthy sleeping habits and a good night’s sleep (at least seven hours) allow the body time to do important physiological maintenance. During the initial phase of light sleep, the vast amount of information received that day is erased, and only
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Health benefits of strength training

What is strength training? Regular physical activity is essential for good health and includes walking and other activities that get the heart rate up. The value of strength training as a key component of overall health and fitness is often
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Staying Active with Joint Pain

It is important to keep joints moving, even if you’re dealing with pain from arthritis or a lingering injury. There are various joint-friendly options for physical activity: ·         short walks throughout the day, instead of a long walk. ·         water
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Interval Walking

Interval training is a form of exercise where the pace of the training is purposely speeded up and slowed down at regular intervals.  Burst of fast-paced walking can gradually be introduced to your walking routine. Walk as fast as you
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The chemistry of laughter

A good bout of laughter can be highly infectious. There are lots of truth in the saying “laughter is the best medicine”. Various chemical reactions take place in the body when you are having a good laugh, and the scientific
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THE EFFECT OF SMOKING ON THE LUNGS

Smoking causes about 30% of all cancer deaths in the USA, and 1 in 4 in the UK.  A study done in South Africa warns that for those who started smoking in their teens, there is a 50% chance of
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Symptoms of heart failure

Engine failure in a car results in instant stopping. Heart failure fortunately does not mean instant stopping for the body.  This term is a bit of a misnomer as it does not mean the heart has come to a standstill,
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The chemistry of intimacy

A bumper sticker from the hippy era in the Sixties read: “Candy is dandy, but sex don’t rot your teeth!”   Apart from the “feel good” emotional benefits, are there are any other physiological benefits for your body? Hugging: Hugging
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Expiry dates on medicine

Once medication has reached the expiry date, is it still safe to use or should you dispose of it immediately? A study done by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA has found that 90% of both prescription and
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