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Human growth hormone is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which is responsible for human development like cell and tissue regeneration. It’s the one which keeps track of the rate of our growth during adolescence and childhood. As we grow older,the pituitary gland starts shrinking leading to lesser secretion of the hormone. That is why people say that a person attains his maximum height around the age of 18 and after that he stops growing

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The science of sleep is a wide and complex field of research, and every day doctors and psychologists find new data while trying to alleviate the suffering of people with sleep disorders. Insomnia issues are tricky to solve, as a sleep disturbance can be just a symptom of a larger, more severe illness, or it can be the underlying cause of another health problem

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What is a Uvula? There is a misconception among people regarding an organ which hangs like a grape at the back of our throat. Some people call it tonsils, but actually it is just an elongation of the soft palate in the posterior part of the throat which is known as uvula. The main function of this organ is the prevention of all forms of microorganisms like bacteria from entering into the digestive tract

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When there aren’t enough hours in the day, you often sacrifice your sleep. With inadequate sleep, you’re not only depleting your performance level for the next day, you’re also placing yourself at increased risk for hypertension and heart disease. While many people go through their day tired from lack of sleep, few take action to treat the core problem. By treating the reasons for difficulty sleeping, you may find a very noticeable difference in how you feel. Here are just a few reasons you may have insomnia

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In 2009 and 2010, the CDC conducted a study of gum disease in U.S. adults. In their sample size of 3,742, they found that nearly half—47.2%—suffered from mild, moderate, or severe gum disease (Gingivitis and Periodontitis). They concluded that one in every two adults struggles with some form of the dental condition. To keep yourself on the positive side of this alarming statistic, here are the causes of gum disease, the symptoms, and ways you can reverse it before it turns into a bigger problem

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If you are suffering from hay fever, you may be desperate to reduce the amount of allergens in your home. While vacuuming and dusting are obvious and will help a lot, here are four more actions you can take to reduce the amount of allergens in your environment and help you get relief from allergy symptoms. Here are 4 that might work for you and relieve some of your suffering

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The eyes are the window of the soul and a good eyesight is one of the most important senses a human can have. Since some parts of the eyes are somewhat exposed, the eyelids, eyelashes and tear ducts help protect the eyes from dusts, insects and from drying out. There is a thin film of tear that coats the eyes to help it to be comfortable and to provide maximum vision

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Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and the attendant cognitive decline is an unpleasant proposition. In fact, 44 percent of Americans fear an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, while only 33 percent fear cancer. There is still no way of reliably treating or curing Alzheimer’s; the available medications simply manage the symptoms

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A burn is a dermal injury that occurs when bodily tissue is exposed to extreme heat, radiation, electricity, friction or dangerous chemicals. These injuries are placed in four categories according to type and/or severity: First degree, second degree, third degree and chemical. Because burns are both painful and can be permanently damaging, it is essential to learn how to recognize each type of burn and immediately treat the injury accordingly

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For individuals who are confined to bed for long periods of time, bedsores can be a very real, and sometimes even deadly problem. Bed sores, sometimes called pressure ulcers, are open sores on the skin that result from prolonged pressure on a bony area of the body, such as the hips, elbows, shoulders, or knees. When left untreated such ulcers can develop into open wounds, startlingly large and deep, and in extreme cases can lead to the patient’s death

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Seats in cars, planes and trains are not designed to provide the right type of support needed for your back. This is because car designers mostly concentrate on the model of the car and the kind of motor vehicle one intends to purchase. The more expensive the car is, the more comfortable the car will be. Back pain can develop or increase according to the sitting position of the driver. Health specialists constantly stress on the fact that sitting in a proper fashion while driving can greatly reduce back problem. Noting the above, here are some of the tips that can help one in reducing the pain that will arise from uncomfortable sitting position

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Do you have any person who really needs any type of care at home? then you need to be careful about the manner in which you take care of them. It is a very common issue to see that people those who really deserve some special care, sometimes family members are unable to do the needful. Care providers who deal with the aged suffering from dementia are well trained and skilled to better manage not only the patient but also others involved in the care process, like his family members and loved ones

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