Did you set a New Years' Resolution to feel your best in the upcoming year? Are you serious about that goal of losing weight this New Years? Are you really able to overcome your addiction to cigarettes or alcohol? Did you or a love one just get diagnosed with a disease or illness? Are you tossing and turning all night long, leaving you exhausted at work the next morning? Well, check out our quality articles on health & fitness related themes to help you look and feel your best!

Bad Breath

Leila - July 17th

Halitosis (Bad Breath) has been defined as offensive breath, or malodor breath.

Bad breath is caused by Anaerobic (oxygen hating) Sulfur Producing, helpful bacteria, which normally live at back portion of  tongue. These bacteria are normal inhabitant of mouth. They help for digesting proteins.

Proteins are made up of Amino Acids and two of them (Cysteine and Methionine) are full of sulfur. Hydrogen Sulfide, Methyl Mercaptan, and other odor producing and "foul-tasting" compounds, which are referred to as volatile sulfur compounds, are released due to proteins break down by these helpful bacteria.

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Facial Exercises - Part Two

Leila - July 13th

Eye Exercises

Why Eye Exercises Are Important for Healthy Eyes?

Many eye problems occur because of the loss of tone in the eye muscles. The symptom of this is, for example, when one experiences slow refocusing when looking from the screen to distance objects. It means, that the eyesight has become weaker. Another problem is the tension itself. While you are looking at the screen, you are straining your eyes a lot, you may feel your eyes irritated and dry, occasional doubling of vision or even changes in color perception. If it is happening often and for long periods of time, finally you may get a general feeling of tension and anxiety, your work may become less efficient. Both eye and general tension can be effectively reduced by eye exercises. Eye exercises also help prevent nearsightedness and other eye diseases. Try them, they are very simple, you can do them even at work. Relax your eyes, give them rest they deserve.

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Facial Exercises - Part One

Leila - July 9th

Some people are afraid of doing facial exercises, because they think, facial fitness only increases wrinkles and makes them deeper. Facial exercises do not cause wrinkles. Quite the contrary, they tone facial muscles and let you look younger without any surgery. The most important thing here is to do them correctly. It does not matter, how good your skin care is and what creams and masks you use, if you do not firm up your face muscles, your face look will still depend on your age. A truly ageless face skin can be achieved only by two regular procedures: good skin care and facial exercise.

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Tuberculosis Overview

Leila - July 5th

Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of infectious disease–related mortality worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that 2 billion people have latent TB, while another 3 million people worldwide die of TB each year.

Although TB rates are decreasing in the United States, the disease is becoming more common in many parts of the world. In addition, the prevalence of drug-resistant TB is also increasing worldwide. Co-infection with HIV has been an important factor in the emergence and spread of resistance. New TB treatments are being developed, and new TB vaccines are currently under investigation.

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Premenstrual Syndrome

Leila - July 1st

Definition

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)  has such a wide variety of signs and symptoms so it is a complicated condition to identify. The most common symptoms of PMS are mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression. These symptoms affect you only in the days before your monthly period.

About three of every four menstruating women suffer  from premenstrual syndrome. These problems commonly occur in women between their late 20s and early 40s, and they tend to recur in a predictable pattern. The physical and emotional changes may be particularly intense in some months and only slightly noticeable in others.

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Alcohol

Leila - June 27th

Alcohol is a drunk, have different types include beer, wine, and liquor. After alcohol consumption, the alcohol is absorbed by the stomach, enters the bloodstream, and goes to all the tissues. Different factors, such as a person's size, weight, age, and sex, as well as the amount of food and alcohol consumption affect the effects of alcohol. Alcohol is used in so many social situations due to disinhibiting effect. Other effects of moderate alcohol intake include dizziness and talkativeness; the immediate effects of a larger amount of alcohol include slurred speech, disturbed sleep, nausea, and vomiting. Alcohol, even at low doses, significantly impairs the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely. Low to moderate doses of alcohol can also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including domestic violence and child abuse. Hangovers, which consists of headache, nausea, thirst, dizziness, and fatigue, are another possible effects after large amounts consumption of alcohol.

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