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Tdap Vaccine Side Effects in Adults

Tdap Vaccine Side Effects in Adults

Adults are recommended to get a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine every 10 years or if they receive a serious wound. However, there is a risk of side effects with any vaccination.......[Read More]
1200 Calorie Diet Plan

1200 Calorie Diet Plan

A very low calorie diet, or what used to be known as a "semi-starvation" diet, should be a short-term solution for losing a bit of weight. This should help kick-start a healthy, moderate diet plan. It must be carefully devised to ensure a proper intake of essential nutrients, and should be supplem......[Read More]
Solaray Vs. Source Naturals

Solaray Vs. Source Naturals

Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on bulk herbs, herbal teas and capsules and tablets containing naturally derived remedies, according to medical doctor Stephen Barrett from Quackwatch.org. Both Solaray and Source Naturals are companies that have been part of that market for decades, s......[Read More]
How to Revive Garments Made of Knitted Silk

How to Revive Garments Made of Knitted Silk

Stockings, wedding dresses, nightgowns, neckties and handkerchiefs can all be made from knitted silk. If you value a particular silk garment, it helps to know the best way to revive it should it lose its natural luster over time. Fortunately, it may not be necessary to visit a specialist. You can tr......[Read More]
Instructions for the Sculpey Mold Maker

Instructions for the Sculpey Mold Maker

Many crafters incorporate shapes such as shells and decorative patterns into their projects, but balk at the idea of having to sculpt each one individually. Sculpey Mold Maker is designed to create simple molds to use with their polymer clay lines. You can make multiple copies of interesting shapes,......[Read More]
What Is Epimedium Extract?

What Is Epimedium Extract?

Epimedium is also known as "horny goat weed" and is a group of related plants. Though grown as an ornamental plant in Asia and other regions, epimedium extract is used in the West to boost the male sex drive and increase energy.......[Read More]
The Safety of Toys for Kids

The Safety of Toys for Kids

Toys are wonderful childhood items that can bring a treasured smile for years to come. Toys are to be fun and are important for the child's development. Unfortunately, some toys can be a safety hazard for children, depending on their age. You need to educate yourself on toy safety to prevent hazardo......[Read More]
How to Cure Diaper Rash Naturally

How to Cure Diaper Rash Naturally

There is nothing worse than a baby screaming from the pain and discomfort of a diaper rash. There are many over the counter and prescription medications that claim to heal or prevent diaper rash. But there is also a simple home remedy that anyone can do that has been used to successfully treat diape......[Read More]
Gluten Allergy Diagnosis

Gluten Allergy Diagnosis

Gluten is a protein found in a wide range of grains, including wheat, barley and rye. Many people are sensitive or allergic to gluten, and for them, ingestion can cause health problems. There are four main ways of diagnosing gluten allergy or sensitivity: a blood test, endoscopy, electrodermal testi......[Read More]
Nutrition in Alcohol & Drug Recovery

Nutrition in Alcohol & Drug Recovery

In order for the brain to process information correctly, the chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) must operate at optimal performance. Drug and alcohol stimulate these neurotransmitters, but addiction eventually depletes them. This addiction also causes malnutrition; a drug recovery program can h......[Read More]
Zero Carb Foods List

Zero Carb Foods List

Most fresh meat contains zero carbs.pork meat image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.comUnless processed with added sugar, most meat, poultry, fish and eggs contain no carbohydrates at all. Certain fresh herbs and salad leaves, along with some cheeses may also be zero carb. Dairy.........[Read More]
How to Make Veneers Look Natural

How to Make Veneers Look Natural

Few people are born with perfect teeth. Braces, whitening treatments, retainers and electric toothbrushes are just a few tactics for polishing up a set of chompers, but for those with the need and finances, dental veneers, a thin covering placed over the tooth to give an aesthetic appearance, can be......[Read More]
What Are the Dangers of Mosquito Spray?

What Are the Dangers of Mosquito Spray?

Mosquitoes can be dangerous, but a chemical remedy is not always best.mosquito by night image by Marek Kosmal from Fotolia.comIn light of the West-Nile virus outbreak that began in the early 2000s, widespread concern has developed about mosquito bites. Indeed, a mosquito with prior.........[Read More]
What Does USP Mean in Castor Oil USP?

What Does USP Mean in Castor Oil USP?

Castor oil is derived from Castor beans (Ricinus communis). The form of Castor oil used to treat medical conditions is known as Castor oil, USP.......[Read More]
How to Keep Fingers Warm in Sub Zero Temperatures

How to Keep Fingers Warm in Sub Zero Temperatures

Whether you are stuck outside or choose to be outside in extreme cold, it is important to keep your extremities warm. Your fingers can freeze very quickly, causing frostbite which can sometimes result in the loss of the digits. Identify ways to protect yourself if you anticipate being in the cold, a......[Read More]
How to Curtail Sugar Cravings

How to Curtail Sugar Cravings

Candies, sweet snacks and sugary beverages may serve as pleasurable comfort food, but the health and nutrition problems associated with overindulging mean that it's often a good idea to resist temptation. For times when sheer willpower isn't enough to help you stay away, there are other methods you ......[Read More]
How to Remove Hydrogenated Oils From the Body

How to Remove Hydrogenated Oils From the Body

Hydrogenated oils can cause an array of problems. Some common names for hydrogenated oils are partially hydrogenated oils, trans fats and shortened fats or oils. For many years, food companies told customers that hydrogenated oils were not only good for them, but actually better for their health tha......[Read More]
Why Is Copy Paper Biodegradable?

Why Is Copy Paper Biodegradable?

Biodegradable copy paper is made from substances other than virgin tree pulp or from recycled paper to promote environmental friendliness. It also is designed to leave a smaller imprint on the environment as it decomposes, and is considered to be a "green" product.......[Read More]
Arthritis Herbal Treatment

Arthritis Herbal Treatment

Arthritis, inflammation of the joints, can be painful. Herbs have been used for centuries to deal with its pain and inflammation. Several herbs have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling and relieve pain. Some herbal cures and treatments can affect the efficacy of pain medications. ......[Read More]