POSTS WITH TAG: health

5 Dangerous kitchen items you need to replace ASAP

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Listen, I know that it can be really hard to get rid of things that seem like they are still perfectly useful. Especially if you are the kind of person that gets emotionally attached to things, but what if I were to tell you that holding on to certain items that you have in the kitchen can actually be dangerous? Yes, there are items in your kitchen that you need to get rid of right now for the health of your family.

Now that you know it is for the good of your family, I'm hoping that it will make it easier for you to say buh-bye to these things and replace them even if your kid gives you grief because they have more kitchen trash to take out.

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Mom, newborn beat cancer & heart problems, show MIRACLES do exist

Sometimes you wonder how people can endure so much hardship. A Texas woman undergoing cancer treatment while pregnant then learned that the baby she was carrying had a heart defect and would need a transplant.

Riki Graves was eight weeks pregnant with her second child when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a blog she wrote for Texas Children's Hospital. The 38-year-old woman stayed positive and received treatment. But then at 20 weeks into her pregnancy, she learned that her baby had a congenital heart defect. Her baby would need several heart operations and even so, Graves was told, might not survive the pregnancy. 

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Strangers rescue children locked in hot car by mom doing WHAT?!

There have been SO many irresponsible parents leaving their kids in hot, locked cars this summer. It's becoming a shocking trend and it disgusts me that there are people who think this is okay. Well, at least omeone FINALLY did something about it.

In Texas, an irresponsible mother left her two children in the car while she went to the hair salon. What happened next is something I never expected...

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Here's why it's so IMPORTANT to urinate after having sex

Shortly after becoming sexually active, most young ladies hear that it's wise to take a tinkle after a romp in between the sheets since urinating can help prevent urinary tract infections. But is there any truth to these much-repeated words? Or is it an old wives' tale akin to the "you can't wash your hair during your period" myth? Well, according to Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend, peeing after sex is, indeed, an excellent preventative health strategy.

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5 Fantastic reasons why EVERYONE should eat blueberries

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Blueberries are such a well-loved fruit by many that it's no surprise July is National Blueberry Month. They're a portable snack, an ideal addition to a fruit salad and you reap many health benefits from them. They may be tiny, but they contain antixiodants and have been used since the 1600's as a medical resource by Native Americans.

As if blueberries weren't already good enough for us, there are plenty of other reasons why you should be eating them.

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Woman goes blind after amoeba eat her eyeballs

Taiwanese undergrad student Lian Kao lost her sight when an army of cornea-eating amoeba went to town on her eyeballs after she failed to remove and wash her disposable contact lenses for more than six months.

According to the Daily Mail, 23-year-old student kept her contacts in 24/7, and even wore them while swimming—a big ol' no-no, considering most contact lenses are only meant to be worn for approximately 8 hours. 

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5 Reasons everyone should take probiotics

Man, if only I had known about all the benefits of probiotics beforehand, I would have saved myself a ton of trips to the doctor. Last summer I suffered months of bad gastritis, stomach problems, frequent UTI's and even appendicitis.

After having my appendix surgically removed, my doctor recommended I start incorporating probiotic supplements (found in many yogurts) into my diet. Not too sure how they work? Well they actually boost "good" bacterial strains in your system, easing your stomach and preventing and treating vaginal or urinary tract infections. It's literally like a magic pill!

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5 Ways to protect your baby from SIDs in their first year

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SIDs, sudden infant death syndrome, is one of those things that can paralyze the parent of an infant with fear. The term is used to describe a baby's death when no solid explanation can be found. So basically, you put your baby down to sleep, your baby does not wake up and dies; if a precise cause can't be found, then it is labeled SIDs.

Even though the exacts causes of SIDs have not been pinpointed there are contributing factors and a new study in Pediatrics, shows how risk factors for SIDs vary with age. This is important stuff, that parents and caregivers of babies should be aware of.

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4 Health benefits of farts

When it comes to flatulence, we've all, at one point or another, proven the "He who supplied it, denied it" saying to be quite accurate. But, according to researchers at the University of Exeter, you may actually want to beam with pride next time you cut the proverbial cheese.  

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Brain-eating amoeba kills 9-year-old girl

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You are not going to believe what happened to Hally Yust, a 9-year-old girl from Spring Hill, Kansas. This beautiful little girl died on Wednesday from an extremely rare brain-eating amoeba. What?!

She was taken to the hospital because she had meningitis-like symptoms and that's where they found out that what she really had was an amoeba infection called, Naegleria fowleri. How did she get it? Doing something that lots of kids and their families do during the warmer months.

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