Every Sunday when I read the paper and look at the health section, there is always something interesting!

Today I read about "Mangos for the heart"
Mango fruit is rich in beta carotene, a chemical that may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Good Morning everybody, anybody have any other interesting health news?

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replied July 13th, 2003
a good saterday night makes for a unhealthy sunday morning
Well my sunday day morning post has to do with what a good time I had last night. The only problem is that I feel pretty lousy sunday morning. I cannot drink at 40 the way I did when I was when I was in my 20's. Why do you think that is?
I have to run because the computer is spinning...
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replied July 20th, 2003
Facts About Epilepsy
*epilepsy is a disorder in which clusters of nerve cells trigger intermittnet bursts of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

*This activity can cause seizures, convulsiuons, muscle spasms or loss of consciousness.

*Seizures can vary in duration and severity.

*About 2.3 million Americans have epilepsy. It typically first occurs in childhood. Rates of epilepsy are higher in non-whites.

*Epilepsy can be caused by head injuries, strokes or infections.

*But in most cases, doctors are unable to determine the cause.
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replied July 27th, 2003
Repressed anger could be fueling that headache
Neurologist and headache specialist long have suspected that anger can literally make your head throb.

Researchers have shown that people who tend to bottle up their anger may be more likely to suffer from chronic headaches.

Researchers say that people who suffer from anger-induced headaches may be able to manage their pain through life changes. They suggest that
learning to forgive others and using breathing exercises are two ways to cope. Two of the activities that are suggested are tae kwon do or kickboxing.

Anybody have anything else that they have read that can be helpful to other ehealthforum members.
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replied July 28th, 2003
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preventing kidney stones
Yeah, I got some advice for anyone who wonders about kidney stones: from very reliable sources I hear that Lemon juice is good for preventing kidney stones, but cranberry juice is bad.

Who else has heard this?

Patrick Smile
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replied August 4th, 2003
Matter of heart
More women younger than 50 die from heart disease than breast cancer, and a lack of awareness add to the problem.

Warning Signs:
Women often don't recognize that they're having a heart attack and may ignore the warning signs. Experts say to call 911 if you have one or more of these symptoms:
*Chest pain or discomfort. Most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort, usually in the center of the chest. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
*discomfort in the stomach, jaw, neck or back. Women frequently feel this type of pain, either in addition to or without the chest pain.
*Shortness of breath
*Cold Sweat
*Nausea or a feeling of indigestion
*Lightheadedness accompanying these symptoms.
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replied September 1st, 2003
Pinpointing Migranes
Three simple questions can help headache suffers determine whether they get migranes.
An estimated 28 million people suffer from migranes, but as many as half fail to find effective treatment, according to researchers whose study appears in neurology, the journal of the american academy of neurology.
Researchers at the albert einstein school of medicine in new york had 443 headache patients fill out a nine-question survey. The patients then
were referred to headache specialists, who determined whether the headaches were migranes. They found that positive responses to two of the following three questions predicted a diagnosis of migranes with 93 percent accuracy.
"has headache limited your activities for a day or more in the last three months?"
"are you nauseated or sick to your stomach when you have a headache?"
"does light bother you when you have a headache?"
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