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Category "Health & wellbeing"

A guide to your sense of touch

A guide to your sense of touch

The sense of touch is used everyday of a person's life. Whether sleeping or waking up, touch is active and responsive. Yet, most of the time, it is a forgotten sensory organ. Unlike the eyes and the ears, its stimulus are largely unconscious in character, and yet, it is a vitally important sensory organ. To find out more about the sense of touch, read this article.
The basic medical terminologies of doctors

The basic medical terminologies of doctors

Doctors stand accused of unnecessarily using medical jargon in a manner that leaves patients confused. This article explains a few medical words that ordinary patients will understand, when they visit their doctor the next time around.This article will explain some of the common medical terms and abbreviations that doctors frequently use.
A guide to weekend spa breaks in Essex

A guide to weekend spa breaks in Essex

Take a break from the hectic city life and escape to one of the many spas in the rolling green countryside of Essex, located only a short drive or train ride from London. Many of the day spas and resort spas in the region offer spa packages and whether you are looking for cheap spas or a luxury spa, you'll be sure to find a spa deal to suit you.
Veterans Health Administration: The facts

Veterans Health Administration: The facts

In the United Kingdom, a veteran is defined as anyone who has at least served one day in the armed forces or the reserves. Anyone who served aboard on a sea vessel that was used in a military operation is also considered a veteran. There are around five million veterans in the United Kingdom. Learn more about the UK VA administration and veterans' administration in this article.
The types of sleeping aids

The types of sleeping aids

Millions of people in the UK suffer from insomnia, causing them to rely on sleep medications to get a good night's sleep. Of course, by relying on medications, you run the risk of becoming dependent on them, which doesn't help to solve the problem in the long run. There are, however, holistic approaches that can be taken to get a good night's sleep. This article gives information on the different types of sleeping aids.
How to find Aetna providers

How to find Aetna providers

Aetna is a health insurance company that provides dental and health insurance policies for small business owners, federal employees, families and individuals. Aetna has several member services that allow you to check a claim, pay premiums, find a doctor or a hospital and find documents or forms. Aetna is a revolutionary health insurance company interested in health care reform.
How to use a Hopi ear candle

How to use a Hopi ear candle

Hopi ear candling, also known as thermal auricular therapy is a non-invasive way to get rid of excess ear wax. The ear wax candle technique is done in many reputable salons and therapy offices across the country. They are natural therapies designed to treat a variety of conditions. Typically, it is a half-hour process. If you will like more information, speak with your GP. This article shows how to use a Hopi ear candle.
The pros and cons of fluoride in water

The pros and cons of fluoride in water

Fluoride is a chemical additive that can help to prevent tooth decay. Water fluoridation is the process of adding fluoride in water in order to reduce cavities. Read on to find out all the pros and cons of fluoride in water.
How to get your cholesterol test results

How to get your cholesterol test results

It is necessary to know the different types of cholesterol for interpreting the blood test results of cholesterol. Cholesterol testing is confusing for anyone who does not know anything about HDL LDL cholesterol. Cholesterol readings quantitatively measure your heart’s condition. In this article, find out how to get your cholesterol test results.
How to get medical questions answered online

How to get medical questions answered online

Finding answers to medical questions online can be tricky, because often, self-diagnosis and well meaning advice are wrong. In order to find proper medical advice on the internet, websites with licensed doctors or government health sites are the most trustworthy sources. This article details out how to get medical questions answered online.
The facts about wrist blood pressure

The facts about wrist blood pressure

One of the most deadliest diseases that is not easily detected, is high blood pressure. With high blood pressure, you don't get pain. You don't feel it until a stroke or a heart attack occurs. Measuring your blood pressure is therefore, important and it is necessary to do it correctly. This article shows the facts about wrist blood pressure.
The benefits of private healthcare systems

The benefits of private healthcare systems

An organisation that is either public or private, healthcare systems are structures of institutions, resources and people that provide for the needs of a certain population. Both public and private healthcare systems are available in the UK. Those weighing the pros and cons of utilising private healthcare will benefit from the information provided in this article.
What are the varieties of assistive listening devices?

What are the varieties of assistive listening devices?

Assistive listening devices are predominantly useful for people suffering from loss in hearing capabilities. These devices are especially recommended for people who find it difficult to hear another person's voice clearly due to various environmental disturbances. There are many varieties of assistive listening devices, and this article will shed some light on them.
What are the side effects of birth control?

What are the side effects of birth control?

When our grandmothers first discovered the pill 50 years ago, they could have never imagined the many types of oral contraceptives available today. Since 1960, scientists have tried to formulate better, and safer, variants of birth control for women. Ironically, recent studies show that our mother’s generation of combined hormonal contraceptives may be safer than our own.
A guide to choosing private health care companies

A guide to choosing private health care companies

There are several private health care companies that offer different quotes and different levels of cover. It can be hard to find your way around insurance and this is why, this article will provide some tips on what to look for when choosing private health care companies.