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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Adele: The charge to destigmatize postpartum depression has never before had so many high-profile sufferers willing to share their stories. Add Serena Williams to the list. The 23-time Grand Slam champion playing in the U.S. Open took to Instagram last month after a loss in San Jose, California, to describe her...
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glycome
When you think of sugar, you probably think of the sweet, white, crystalline table sugar that you use to make cookies or sweeten your coffee. But did you know that within our body, simple sugar molecules can be connected together to create powerful structures that have recently been found to be linked to health problems,...
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The influenza pandemic of 1918, better remembered as the Spanish flu or “Spanish influenza”, was one of the strongest epidemics in the history of humanity. Some data indicates that in Mexico there were almost half a million deaths, others indicate 300,000, and worldwide there were about 50 million deaths. The flu developed in France and then passed to Spain. Being neutral in the First World War, the Iberian country...
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Smartphone apps that remind patients to take their pills could help them stick to prescribed regimens, an Australian study suggests. Heart patients often take up to four medications a day, three times a day, and that can be overwhelming, said Dr. Karla Santo. “Our results are really encouraging, especially because the apps that we used...
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Enduring the high summer temperatures is much easier if we have air conditioning at home. Abusing its use, however, leads to an increase in electricity consumption, in addition to detrimental effects on health. The use of air conditioning can cause problems, ranging from a simple cold to legionella. On the one hand, these systems cause...
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From March to July of this year, cases of dengue grew almost 400%, going from 6 to 29, while in Zika nearly doubled, going from 14 to 27. The above statistics are according to information provided by the head of the Eighth Health Region of the Jalisco Health Secretariat based in Puerto Vallarta, Germán Acevedo...
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Children at school already mock six-year-old Yatzyri by calling her “fatty”, fuelling her mother Ana Laura Martinez’s worries about her daughter’s health if does not lose about 16 kg (35lb). As Yatzyri fidgeted with a large pink hair bow, Martinez explained that tests so far have shown no signs of the 38 kg child having...
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Laurie Wheeler, a local holistic practitioner of ‘Wellness Within,’ is excited to coordinate a local Wellness Resource Directory, called Bay of Wellness, here in Banderas Bay. The idea for a local Wellness Resource Directory came from meeting many wonderful wellness practitioners around the Bay. Each year, thousands of people from Canada, United States and elsewhere...
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hangover pill
“Civilization begins with distillation,” said William Faulkner, a writer and drinker. Although our thirst for alcohol dates back to the Stone Age, nobody has figured out a good way to deal with the ensuing hangover after getting drunk. As a chemical engineering professor and wine enthusiast, I felt I needed to find a solution. As...
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Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing
Screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for each positive test result, according to new research. The study was the first large look at the impact of guidelines set two years ago, when the Zika epidemic was an unfolding menace in the...
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Imagine that you are running a company, but you cannot get to your goal because all of your good workers keep quitting. For 30 years, your response to this problem has been to criticize the workers and say they are stupid and weak for quitting. As a result, you never reach your goal. You don’t...
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peanut allergy
British scientists have developed a far more accurate blood test to diagnose peanut allergy, offering a better way to monitor a significant food hazard. Peanuts are the most common cause of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, and allergy cases among children have risen sharply in recent years. Britain’s Food Standards Agency estimates up...
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Lynda Filler
Lynda Filler,  author living in Puerto Vallarta, shares her personal story in the typical fast-paced, edgy, in-your-face style she’s known for in her fiction writing. She will walk you through her journey to self-love sharing her belief in journals, love, prayer, soul, spirituality and positive mindset. She’s hard-hitting but compassionate. When you write a memoir,...
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Benefits of medical marijuana
While some researchers are investigating the benefits of medical marijuana, smoked or vaporized cannabis, most are looking at specific cannabis compounds, called cannabinoids. From a research standpoint, cannabis is considered a “dirty” drug because it contains hundreds of compounds with poorly understood effects. That’s why researchers tend to focus on just one cannabinoid at a...
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diabetes in mexico
Twelve million people live with diabetes in Mexico and it is estimated that by 2045 the number will increase to 22 million, obesity and sedentary lifestyle are responsible in 90 percent of cases, a situation that will also be reflected in finances. The economic burden of type 2 diabetes in Mexico in 2013 was estimated...
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