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Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody?

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Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody?

by Dr. Honeliat Ephrem (MD) Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has a wide variety of symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression. It’s estimated that as many as 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome. Symptoms tend to recur in a predictable pattern. But the physical […]

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Health benefits of eating Carrots 

by Dr. Honeliat Ephrem( MD) Lower cholesterol Carrots contain high amounts of soluble fiber, largely from pectin, which could be the reason they’ve been shown to lower cholesterol. Reduce risk of cancer The alphacarotene and bioflavonoids in carrots have been associated with lower risks of cancer, particularly lung cancer. But stick to those carotenoids rather […]

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Worku Abebe wawzeleke@gmail.com Late last month, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture announced its recommendations for the 2105 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  This is a panel of nationally recognized nutrition and medical experts which convenes every five years for scientific updates […]

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8 Health benefits of potatoes

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8 Health benefits of potatoes

by Dr. Honeliat Ephrem (MD) Health benefits of potatoes Potatoes are stuffed with phytonutrients, which are organic components of plants that are thought to promote health, according to the USDA. Phytonutrients in potatoes include carotenoids, flavonoids and caffeic acid. The vitamin C in potatoes acts as an antioxidant. These substances may prevent or delay some […]

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Health benefits of eating Mangoes

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Health benefits of eating Mangoes

by Dr Honeliat Ephrem (MD) Health Benefits: Prevents Cancer: Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes. Lowers Cholesterol: The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin […]

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Apple to tap iPhone users for medical research

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Apple to tap iPhone users for medical research

BY AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE · Apple on Monday unveiled an initiative to help researchers tackle some of the world’s most critical medical conditions by gathering data from willing iPhone users. The plan will use, on a voluntary basis, data from medical tracking apps to aid research on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson?s […]

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Menstrual cramps (Dysmenorrhea)

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Menstrual cramps (Dysmenorrhea)

by Honeliat Ephrem( MD) Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) are throbbing or cramping pains in the lower abdomen. Many women experience menstrual cramps just before and during their menstrual periods. For some women, the discomfort is merely annoying. For others, menstrual cramps can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every month. Menstrual […]

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Moderate coffee consumption linked to lower risk of clogged arteries

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Moderate coffee consumption linked to lower risk of clogged arteries

People who drink a moderate amount of coffee daily are less likely to develop clogged arteries that could lead to heart attacks, reveals research published online in Heart. Researchers from South Korea found that people consuming three to five cups a day had the least risk of coronary calcium in their arteries. There has been […]

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Health benefits of Avocados

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Health benefits of Avocados

Maintain a healthy heart Avocado contains vitamin B6 and folic acid, which help regulate homocysteine levels. High level of homocysteine is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Avocado also contains vitamin E, glutathione, and monounsaturated fat, which help in maintaining a healthy heart. Lower cholesterol levels Avocados are rich in a compound called […]

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Tooth decay causes,signs, symptoms and prevention

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Tooth decay causes,signs, symptoms and prevention

by Dr. Honeliat Tooth decay is a common problem that occurs when acids in your mouth dissolve the outer layers of your teeth. What causes tooth decay? Your mouth is full of bacteria that combine with small food particles and saliva to form a sticky film known as plaque. When you consume food and drink […]

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Benefits of Ginger

By Dr. Honeliat • Ginger benefits your immune system. Ginger is a powerful antioxidant which can prevent cell damage in your body and has been shown in recent studies to inhibit cancerous cells • Improves your circulation. By stimulating the circulation in your body, ginger can reduce the risk of heart attacks and prevent major […]

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Are You Fighting Fair In Your Marriage?

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Are You Fighting Fair In Your Marriage?

By Barnett Brickner The difference between a bad fight or a bad marriage and a bad fight or a good marriage is learning to fight fair. You can have an overall good marriage even you have a bad fight. Actually, couples who fight in a productive way and end the fight right, report more marital […]

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Three-person babies approved in UK

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Three-person babies approved in UK

The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The modified version of IVF has passed its final legislative obstacle after being approved by the House of Lords. The fertility regulator will now decide how to license the procedure to prevent babies inheriting deadly […]

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How to ease the pain of a migraine headache

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How to ease the pain of a migraine headache

By Dr Honeliat Here are some Self-care measures that can help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Try muscle relaxation exercises.Relaxation eases the pain of a migraine headache.Relaxation techniques may include progressive muscle relaxation, meditation  Yoga. Get enough sleep Get an adequate amount of sleep each night Don’t oversleep. It’s best to go to bed and […]

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Could using sunscreen at NIGHT prevent skin cancer?

Could using sunscreen at NIGHT prevent skin cancer? Damage caused by UV light continues for hours after dark, finds study Dermatologists at Yale University want to develop a ‘night-time’ sunscreen They found energy from UV light can damage DNA hours after sunbathing They say it may be possible to block this energy from transferring to […]

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Soft drink consumers at a higher risk of cancer

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Soft drink consumers at a higher risk of cancer

People who consume one or more cans of cold drinks per day are exposing themselves to a potential carcinogen, warns a new study. The ingredient, 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) – a possible human carcinogen – is formed during the manufacture of some kinds of caramel colour. Caramel colour is a common ingredient in colas and other dark […]

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Aggressive HIV strain identified in Cuba, research says

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Aggressive HIV strain identified in Cuba, research says

BY DANIEL CHANG AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRESDCHANG@MIAMIHERALD.COM A strain of HIV that progresses to full-blown AIDS within three years if left untreated has become “epidemic” among newly-infected patients in Cuba who reported having unprotected sex with multiple partners, according to a study published this week by international researchers working with patients and doctors on the […]

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Health Benefits of Beets

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Health Benefits of Beets

Discover the amazing blood cleansing power of beets that rids the body of many unwanted ailments. Description beetroot The beets belong to the same family as chard and spinach. Beet leaves have a bitter taste like chard, but is rich in chlorophyll. Although bitter, the greens have a higher nutritional value than its roots. Both […]

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Eating chilli really CAN help you lose weight: Compound which gives peppers their fire helps speed up metabolism

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Eating chilli really CAN help you lose weight: Compound which gives peppers their fire helps speed up metabolism

Capsaicin – which gives chillies their heat – could help prevent obesity It stimulates the body to burn energy and create heat – burning off fat Researchers believe it induces ‘bad’ white fat ‘ to become ‘good’ brown fat Brown fat burns calories in order to create heat – managing weight By MADLEN DAVIES FOR […]

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21 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for All the People You Love

The most lovey-dovey day of the year is just around the corner, possibly evoking dread in many boyfriends, husbands, and singletons. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, it’s about showing love and appreciation for everyone in your life. Here are some V-Day gifts you can use to spoil partners, friends, parents, and even yourself! Charge […]

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Lung Cancer Now Kills More Women Than Breast Cancer in Developed Countries

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Lung Cancer Now Kills More Women Than Breast Cancer in Developed Countries

The lingering effects of the tobacco epidemic are partly driving the shift For years, breast cancer has been the leading cause of cancer death among women in developed countries, but according to a new report on the incidence of cancer worldwide from the American Cancer Society, lung cancer now surpasses it. A combination of early […]

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Your health matters: Stop buying fancy Cosmetic brands, and start going for healthier ones 

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Your health matters: Stop buying fancy Cosmetic brands, and start going for healthier ones 

By: Seble Alemu,a 3rd year Oriental Medicine Student, MA  *Educate yourself about ingredients. By educating yourself; you actually invest time in your health! And what is more precious than your health? * Has it ever crossed your mind that those fancy brand cosmetic products may have loads of Hazardous chemicals that may affect your health; […]

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Blood Glucose Monitoring – By Dr. Anteneh Zewdie, M.D (Amahric & Oromo Video)

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Blood Glucose Monitoring – By Dr. Anteneh Zewdie, M.D (Amahric & Oromo Video)

Blood Glucose Monitoring – By Dr. Anteneh Zewdie, M.D Amharic Video Oromo Video

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Hiber Radio Autism Discussion (Must Listen)

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Hiber Radio Autism Discussion (Must Listen)

Hiber Radio -Autism discussion with DR Eprem Mekonen from Atlanta, W/ro Feben Fantu parent and Senayit Admasu physiologist from Los Angeles.

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Many patients prescribed aspirin therapy don’t need it

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Many patients prescribed aspirin therapy don’t need it

Like millions of Americans, Brian Hull has high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease. He takes low-dose aspirin every day to reduce his chance of a heart attack. “The concern was I not have a heart attack like my father did,” he told CBS News. Hull, 57 years old, said he believes aspirin […]

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California links 26 measles cases to Disneyland outbreak

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California links 26 measles cases to Disneyland outbreak

(Reuters) California has confirmed more cases of measles in people who visited Disneyland or its adjacent California Adventure park last month, health officials said on Monday, raising the number of infected people to 26. A total of 22 cases in California have been linked with visits to the Anaheim parks between Dec. 15 and Dec. […]

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The Surprising Thing That Could Be Killing Your Sex Life

Annie Daly / December 23, 2014 When it comes to problems in the sack, what’s really to blame? (Photo: Getty Images) In a perfect world, sex with your partner would always be amazing, filled with rainbows and glitter and fireworks during the grand finale. But, siiiigh. This is not a perfect world, and as such, IRL sex can […]

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The Top 10 Reasons People Stay In Unhappy Marriages

The Huffington Post | By Brittany Wong One in four married couples are only staying together for the kids’ sake and plan to divorce once they’re grown, a new survey from a UK law firm suggests. Of the 2,000 respondents — all of whom were married parents — 18 percent had a specific date in […]

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5 Signs That Your Relationship Is Done!

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5 Signs That Your Relationship Is Done!

By Alex Daniels Relationships are fragile and not everyone you meet is destined to be your soul mate. But, that’s the good thing about dating. You can meet different people so that you will know when the right person does come along. So, what are some of the indications that your relationship may be headed […]

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1.1 million HIV infections in children averted since 2005 – unicef

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1.1 million HIV infections in children averted since 2005 –  unicef

Answer’s mother, Nonhlanhla, was HIV-positive when she found out she was pregnant. Yet, thanks to antiretroviral therapy and unterrupted breastfeeding, Answer has remained HIV-free and healthy. An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, as new cases declined by over 50 per cent between 2005 and 2013, according to data […]

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Cheap anti-malaria drug shows promise against colorectal cancer

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Cheap anti-malaria drug shows promise against colorectal cancer

A Pilot study shows that a widely used anti-malaria drug could be effective in treating colorectal cancer and provide a cheap adjunct to expensive chemotherapy. The researchers behind the study – from St George’s, University of London in the UK – write about their findings in the journal EBioMedicine. They describe how the drug artesunate […]

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World Bank sees $3-4 billion Ebola impact on Africa, well below worst case scenario

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World Bank sees $3-4 billion Ebola impact on Africa, well below worst case scenario

(Reuters) – The World Bank now expects the impact of the Ebola epidemic on Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy to be around $3-$4 billion, well below a previously outlined worst-case scenario of $32 billion, the bank’s chief economist for the continent said on Wednesday. “The risk of the highest case of economic impact of Ebola has been […]

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8 Health Warnings Your Fingernails May Be Sending

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8 Health Warnings Your Fingernails May Be Sending

by Drew Canole Excellent health does not imply only having a great body, eating right and exercising. It may come as a surprise, but your fingernails can be one of the key pointers to a bad health. Here are some of those things: Our nails, when look at the can seem very different: you may […]

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Too Many Women Not Being Screened for Cervical Cancer

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Too Many Women Not Being Screened for Cervical Cancer

(HealthDay News) — An estimated 8 million American women ages 21 to 65 haven’t been screened for cervical cancer in the past 5 years. That’s the finding of a Vital Signs report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that noted that more than half of cervical cancer cases occur among women who’ve […]

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5 relationship mistakes you should definitely avoid

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5 relationship mistakes you should definitely avoid

“Relationships need work!” We hear this a lot. Often we confuse this to be work that has to do be done together and we forget that there are two individuals involved here. But, what really makes for a lasting and happy relationship is the work that we have to do on ourselves. This is commonly […]

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A lifetime of sugary sodas may be 4.6 years shorter

You knew that drinking sugary sodas could lead to obesity, diabetes and heart attacks — but, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, it may also speed up your body’s aging process. As you age, caps on the end your chromosomes called telomeres shrink. In the past several years, researchers […]

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Second Ebola Worker’s Trip Raises Concerns on U.S. Spread

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Second Ebola Worker’s Trip Raises Concerns on U.S. Spread

A second Texas nurse infected with Ebola alerted U.S. health officials to her elevated temperature before flying from Cleveland to Dallas on a commercial airline. The nurse’s movements after helping care for the first Ebola patient to die in the U.S. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas increased the number of people potentially exposed […]

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The Afterbirth Miracle

It’s late June, but it’s chilly in Asella, Ethiopia—the city is higher in altitude than Denver—and the patients in the hospital are wrapped in blankets. Dr. Mulu Muleta puts on a white doctor’s jacket and starts making her rounds. She checks in with each woman, holding the patient’s hands, or touching her shoulders, as they […]

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Coffee – Regular Or Decaf – Proves Good For Liver Functioning

If you drink coffee, your liver may benefit. New research indicates that drinking coffee, even decaf coffee, lowers liver enzyme levels for coffee drinkers who indulge in three cups of coffee a day. Coffee-drinking has been linked to reduced diabetes risks and lower cardiovascular disease risks in the past. Researchers now claim that coffee, even […]

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13 Health Benefits of Oranges

by Diana Herrington Who doesn’t love a delicious and juicy orange as a snack? They are popular with athletes because they can be easily eaten for a burst of energy. I enjoy eating one or two oranges a day most of the year for that same energy-boosting effect. 13 Health Benefits of Oranges: 1. Helps […]

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Ebola, Fear and a Changing Texas

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Ebola, Fear and a Changing Texas

DALLAS — There is a little Ethiopian cafe here on Park Lane, down the street from where the man city officials call Patient Zero was staying. I walked in and asked the workers standing behind the counter if they knew anything about the patient, Thomas E. Duncan, a Liberian citizen who was the first person […]

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Free, long-acting birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

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Free, long-acting birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

(Reuters) A program that offered long-acting no-cost contraception to U.S. girls and women age 15 to 19 reduced the teenage pregnancy rate by 79 percent over five years and cut the abortion rate by 77 percent, according to the results of a new study. “This has really important public health implications in the United States, […]

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