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Frequent Urination: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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Frequent urination is a condition in which a person urinates more often than usual. It may occur both day and night. When this condition happens at night, it is called Nocturia. Frequent urination can affect anyone, but, it is more common in men and women in middle-age or older. Although it’s not a serious condition, …

Drinking Tea Daily Linked To Lower Risk Of Dementia In Elderly

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Daily consumption of tea can lower the risk of dementia in elderly by up to 50 percent, a new study suggests. According to a study conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), tea leaves contain bioactive compounds that can help protect the brain from vascular damage and neurodegeneration. For the new study, the researchers …

8 Home Remedies for Nasal Congestion

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Nasal congestion, also known as a ‘stuffy nose’ or ‘blocked nose’, is the blockage of the nasal passages usually due to excessive secretion of mucus, leading to tissue swelling. The most common causes of nasal congestion are viral or bacterial infections. Conditions such as the common cold, influenza and sinus infections commonly result in a …

9 Causes of Night Sweats

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Night sweat is generally referred to as excessive sweating during the night. Sweating is a normal reaction when the bedroom is too hot or you’ve put too many blankets on your bed. A night sweat is defined as a sudden hot flash occurring at night that can cause you to sweat profusely, sometimes drenching your …

8 Natural Remedies for Sore Throat

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Sore throat, also called pharyngitis, is a very common ailment that can affect any people of any age. It is often associated with common cold or flu, but it also can be caused by other factors, such as bacterial infections, tonsillitis, Allergies, or even reflux. Most sore throats go away in several days with adequate …

Tomato and Soy Combo May be Effective in Preventing Prostate Cancer

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Consuming tomato and soy together are more effective in preventing prostate cancer than eating them separately, a new US study suggests. “Eating tomato, soy, and the combination of the two significantly reduced prostate cancer incidence. But the combination gave the best results,” said lead researcher, John Erdman, a professor of food science and nutrition at …

8 Best Ways to Prevent Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A is the most common form of viral hepatitis, accounting for about 60% of all hepatitis cases diagnosed. It occurs when a person is infected by hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus is commonly spread through the fecal-oral route which means it is spread through person-to-person contact and ingesting contaminated food or water. Since …

Hepatitis A Treatment

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There is no special treatment for hepatitis A, and most people who are infected usually recover on their own within a few months without treatment. Since there is no medication that can kill the HAV, the goal of hepatitis A treatment is to relieve the symptoms associated with the disease while the body fights the …

Hepatitis A Symptoms

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Not everyone who has hepatitis A will experience symptoms, however when symptoms appear, they tend to occur between 2-6 weeks after exposure to the hepatitis A virus. The symptoms may vary with age and in severity. Generally, children are less likely to have symptoms than adults and the symptoms are more severe in adults. A …

Hepatitis A Causes and Risk Factors

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Hepatitis A, also known as infectious hepatitis, is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A virus is a RNA virus that belongs to the genus hepatovirus of the Picornavirus family. The virus is commonly spread when someone ingests foods or water that is contaminated the feces …