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Prepare Your Own Home Remedies For Acid Reflux

It is a known fact that acid reflux sufferers need to avoid certain food. Food such as chocolate and beverages with alcoholic must be avoided in order that your acid reflux disease can be cured and prevented from occurrence. So how can you prepare your own home remedies for acid reflux? In fact, the simplest form of this kind of remedies is to change your eating habit and start eating a healthy diet. Diet for reflux sufferers include but not limited to vegetables and fruits. In order to prevent the occurrence of heartburn, it is also advisable to eat fruits such as vinegar, peppermint, papaya or bananas before going to bed. This has been proven effective in terms of curing reflux problems.

Study Supports Seasonal Influenza Vaccine For Young Infants

Vaccination against seasonal influenza is safe and produces a protective immune response in infants as young as 6 to 12 weeks, concludes a study in the February issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy. Although confirmatory studies are needed, the results suggest that seasonal flu vaccine could be included in the standard vaccinations for infants less than 6 months old, according to Dr.

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Living With Parkinson's Disease - Conquering Little Mountains

Independent? Self-sufficient? Strong-willed? Proud? Do these words describe you? These adjectives are the very ones that will help you manage your Parkinson's Disease. You are not the type of person who gives up when faced with difficulty. BRAVO! On the other hand, facing Parkinson's without physical or emotional support is not a good or necessary option. This is the first in a series of articles aimed at sharing information for living with Parkinson's Disease. I am qualified only as a person who has Parkinson's and as the daughter of Parkinson parents. That's right, both my mother and father had this wretched disease. I was diagnosed 10 years ago in the very earliest stage of the disease.

Diet For Kidney Failure - Are They Really Effective in Reducing the Progression of Kidney Diseases?

As a nurse for many years now, a lot of people complain to me that their diet for kidney failure is so hard to follow. They tell me that this type of diet has too many restrictions and that it is so rigid and unforgiving. My reply to the above statement is that maybe the asking patient didn't consider other possibilities of the diet? Or maybe he or she was not able to research enough to realize that this diet is in fact easy to follow. Before I start talking about the diet for kidney failure, I will first talk a little about the kidney. The kidneys play key roles in body function, not only by filtering the blood and getting rid of waste products, but also by balancing levels of electrolytes in the body, controlling blood pressure, and stimulating the production of red blood cells.

Virulent Bacteria Offer Insight Into Host-Pathogen Interactions

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how the virulent food-borne bacteria Listeria monocytogenes induces infected immune cells to sabotage their own defensive response. The studies offer insight into host-pathogen interactions and suggest potential therapeutic targets for food poisoning, tuberculosis and autoimmune diseases. In the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, Laurel Lenz, PhD, and his colleagues report that macrophages infected by the bacteria Listeria release interferon- (IFN- ), which makes them and nearby immune cells unresponsive to activation signals. This reduces immune resistance to the bacteria, which causes thousands of cases of food poisoning -- and more than 500 deaths -- each year in the United States.

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Kidney Stones and Diet - How Much Protein Do You Actually Need When You Are on a Kidney Stone Diet?

Kidney stones and diet are intertwined. In fact, most stones can be prevented if you only follow a proper diet regimen. What I find most frustrating for a nurse like me is that kidney stones can be easily prevented, but the resources available to spread the information are insufficient. Kidney stones are formed in the urinary tract when urinary concentrations of substances such as calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, and uric acid increase. We call this super saturation and this is dependent on the amount of substance, ionic strength and pH of the urine. Urinary stones account for about 328, 000 hospital admissions each year. The occurrence of urinary stones occurs predominantly in the third to fifth decades of life and affects men more than women.

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