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Which Types of Eye Disease Are Inherited?

Which Types of Eye Disease Are Inherited?

Genes play a role in many types of eye diseases affecting individuals of all ages.  Among infants, 60 percent of cases of blindness are caused by inherited eye diseases including congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma, eye malformations and many more.  Even common vision problems can be inherited, according to ophthalmologic experts, such as strabismus or cross-eyes,...

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Frostbite: 7 Signs You Should Never Ignore

Frostbite: 7 Signs You Should Never Ignore

Frostbite can cause severe skin damage. Dehydration can cause frostbite. Drinking alcohol in cold weather can increase your risk of frostbite. Frostbite can affect anyone who spends time outdoors in the winter. Here are the signs and symptoms of frostbite that you should never ignore. 1. Red or sore skin Frostbite causes the cheeks, nose,...

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Winter Hear Attack: Cause and Prevention

Winter Hear Attack: Cause and Prevention

A drop in temperatures can impact not just your health but your heart as well. Because the cold weather causes the body to lose heat rapidly, older people and those with heart disease are advised to keep their heart warm. One way of reducing a risk of heart attack in winter is keeping your body...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How to Distinguish the Different Conditions [Video]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How to Distinguish the Different Conditions [Video]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) includes digestive tract conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis. The three IBD conditions can have similar and overlapping symptoms. Looking closely at the symptoms will help in diagnosing each IBD conditions correctly. Inflammatory Bowel Disease refers to a group of disorders characterized by prolonged inflammation of the...

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When Is High Blood Pressure an Emergency?

When Is High Blood Pressure an Emergency?

High blood pressure comes with chest pain, back pain, and vision changes are called hypertensive emergencies. Hypertensive emergencies require immediate medical attention. People with high blood pressure who stops taking their blood pressure medicines are at higher risk of experiencing a hypertensive emergency. A silent killer High blood pressure is often called the silent killer...

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Understanding the Cause of Your Food Cravings

Understanding the Cause of Your Food Cravings

Food cravings are normal but the intense ones may be a sign of a medical condition. For example, craving for ice is not only an eating disorder called pica but can also be a sign of anemia. Or a sudden, deep and urgent desire for chocolate may mean you are stressed or undergoing depression. Food...

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Does stroke cause dementia? [Video]

Does stroke cause dementia? [Video]

A variety of diseases can lead to dementia, and each one causes behavioral changes differently. Vascular dementia is the type caused by different types of strokes. Identifying your risk factors for stroke can reduce your risk using several strategies recommended by your doctor. What Is Dementia? Dementia is a brain condition that causes the decline...

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New Coronavirus Variant: Important Things to Know

New Coronavirus Variant: Important Things to Know

Some countries have now found a new strain of Covid-19-causing coronavirus. While experts have been expecting this to happen, it is still very alarming. The new coronavirus variant is more contagious than the first one. While the world is still doing all countermeasures to contain the coronavirus, here comes another new, mutated strain of Covid-19-causing...

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6 Brain-Boosting Tips You Should Follow

6 Brain-Boosting Tips You Should Follow

One of the most feared consequences that comes with aging is cognitive impairment. But based on study finding, aerobic and weight training can help delay mental decline and may even sharpen memory. Keeping your brain stimulated through challenging activities is also beneficial to your brain in a way that it can train it to think...

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Top Benefits of Walking 10,000 Steps Daily

Top Benefits of Walking 10,000 Steps Daily

Health experts these days often recommend walking 10,000 steps a day as a personal goal to fitness. It serves as a motivational guideline to push people to exercise and move more. Walking is chock full of benefits such as promoting cardiovascular health, building stronger lungs, muscles, and bones, and simply making you feel good and...