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Varicose veins are swollen, enlarged, twisted veins caused by damaged or faulty valves, and can be painful and unpleasant. Only the one suffering from it can understand the excruciating pain caused by this condition. Several factors can influence this condition such as excessive standing or sitting, lethargic lifestyle, genetics, pregnancy, obesity, and more. Besides, what you eat can have a huge impact on your veins as well. Here is a diet that will help improve your vein health and reduce varicose veins.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects many women worldwide. It's characterized by the excess production of testosterone and lack of estrogen production, which leads to a hormonal imbalance. The eggs released every month tend to form cysts around the ovaries in this condition. Common symptoms of PCOS include:

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Over a few months, there has been an increase in the usage of devices such as mobile phones, tabs, laptops, personal computers, and monitors. The increased usage was caused by the pandemic that forced us to stay indoors and work from home. While as adults, we realize the strain these devices can cause to our eyes, many parents fail to understand how increased screentime can affect their child's eye, especially the mobile screen.

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the world in full force, months after it first reared its head. While there is no cure for the Novel Coronavirus infection yet, vaccines are in development around the world, which are intended to stem its spread further. What are some of the vaccines currently in development globally to counter the COVID-19 infection risk? We find out below.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how the world functions drastically. Almost every industry has introduced transformations and updates to their regular operations to be able to keep with the times. The healthcare sector is no different. Analysts and industry experts believe that the healthcare sector will be subject to more changes in the years to come as a result of the pandemic. What are these changes that can be expected? We try to predict below.

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Every human being is not created equal, and similarly, every healthy food is not created equally. When you have diabetes, figuring out what to eat and what to avoid can be tough and confusing. Everyone has an opinion, and every opinion is valuable as you wouldn't want to take a risk and face complications. Experts at Phoenix Family Medical Clinic say that it is not only important to prevent diabetes, but also to eat healthily. Here are some foods for diabetes.

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One of the most common problems of pain in your leg is caused by abnormally large veins near the skin's surface. Varicose veins are pretty common most frequently affect the calves and thighs. They are caused by poorly functioning valves of the veins or weakened walls that regulate blood flow. The condition causes restlessness, heaviness, feelings of throbbing, burning, and tingling, pain, and/or fatigue in the legs. You can get it treated medically or surgically; bit did you know there are home remedies to reduce the pain associated with varicose veins?

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A century ago, the influenza outbreak had many lessons in store for how we, as a society, can tackle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Spanish flu pandemic left tens of millions of people dead, but there is hope for the current healthcare crisis as not only has virology developed by leaps and bounds since then, vaccines are also in widespread usage. Information is made available instantaneously today. Yet, many of the measures being advised to the public by health advisory bodies to battle the Coronavirus pandemic are the same as were advised for the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. Why is this, and what can the "biggest pandemic in history" so far teach us about how to battle our current situation? Let's find out.

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The Novel Coronavirus pandemic is far from over, and health experts already fear a "second wave." As restrictions placed under the global lockdown are being eased by and by, professional health service workers are warning governmental authorities to observe caution still. A second wave of the pandemic is on its way, according to them.

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Pandemics are stressful – there are now two ways about it. The world as you knew it undergoes major changes whenever the widespread outbreak of any disease occurs, and people try to cope with and adjust to these unplanned for changes. Such rapid and uncontrollable changes to the life you were accustomed to can easily overwhelm you and make you feel anxious and in despair.

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The unforeseen and unprecedented Novel Coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread panic and paranoia among common people. The population is now worried more than ever about their health and wary of incoming news about any potential disease outbreak. In such circumstances, the breaking news about the discovery of a new flu strain with “pandemic potential” has put everyone on alert. A new strain of swine flu has been found by researchers in China, which is believed to have the potential to transmit from pigs to humans. While it is wise to be on the alert, there is no reason for you to worry yourself sick about the potential damage this strain of flu could cause just yet.

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The old and elderly are at increased risk of contracting the Novel Coronavirus infection due to their naturally worn out immune function. The CDC or Centre for Disease Control and Transmission has identified older adults and individuals with serious chronic illnesses related to the lung, heart, and kidney as being at high risk of falling ill with the Coronavirus. The CDC has stated that older people are twice as likely to develop severe COVID-19 infection. Besides our immune functioning becoming compromised with age, the elderly are also more likely to suffer from underlying medical complications, which could interfere with coping with illness and recovery. The more progressed in age we are, the more probability of our lung and respiratory system function collapsing when met with the virus. According to the CDC, the best way for the elderly and old to keep themselves protected from the Novel Coronavirus infection is to prevent exposure. We learn more about the CDC advisory and health guidelines for high-risk patients during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic outbreak below.

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Medical research tells us that individuals with underlying health conditions and pre-existing immunodeficiencies are more susceptible to the Novel Coronavirus infection. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention i.e., CDC had announced with the outbreak of the pandemic that people with severe chronic medical ailments such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease and mental health complaints such as anxiety and depression are at a higher risk of developing health complications from the COVID-19. If you suffer from the following diseases, you should exercise severe precaution when following the preventive health guidelines laid out to ward off coronavirus infection.

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The Novel Coronavirus could be breeding inside your body right this moment without your knowledge. How is this possible? Well, there have been ample asymptomatic cases of the COVID-19 infection registered for this to be an actual possibility. So, when do you know is the right time to get yourself tested for the virus?

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A healthy diet equates to a healthy lifestyle. It's true that you can't get all the necessary nutrients from just a single item, which is why you have to pick and choose the right ones that are good for you. That's where the term 'superfoods' comes into being. You may have heard of this term, but what exactly does it mean? Let's take a look at what these superfoods are and how they can help in boosting your overall health this year and beyond.

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The Novel Coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to live our lives indoors. While this shift in our lifestyles must have affected us, others still have had to deal with more traumatic events such as deaths in their families or losing their livelihoods due to this sudden change in the way we lead our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only worsened existing mental health illnesses in people, but researchers fear that it could worsen the global mental health crisis. Regular people with no pre-existing mental health concerns are now at risk of developing mental illnesses brought about by the stress and anxiety of living in conditions they couldn’t have foreseen.

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Our world is currently undergoing the COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus pandemic. While scientists all over the world are working hard to devise an antidote for the virus, which could stop the transmission of the viral spread, no such good news is expected to be had anytime soon. On the contrary, medical professionals are on high alert that individuals previously affected with the virus could actually relapse back into the infection. In mid-April, around 150 cases of COVID-19 patients, relapsing was registered. What is making recovered patients who'd seemingly beat the novel coronavirus infection relapse again? Let's take a look.

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Every parent wants what is best for their child. When it comes to protecting your child, you leave no stone unturned to ensure that your child lives a happy and healthy life. Experts physicians at Phoenix Family Medical Clinic say that one of the most important ways to protect your child is to give timely vaccinations.

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Healthy habits are a choice that many individuals have to make to live a healthy life. A good fitness regime that includes regular exercise, healthy food, ample sleep, and stress management are considered sufficient by many women. But did you know that as a woman, you need scheduled routine health careening as well?

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) results in extreme fatigue, which makes it difficult to carry out tasks of daily living, but you don’t have to rush to your family doctor or a walk-in clinic in a panic if you have CFS. It is possible to reduce the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome by making the right dietary choices.

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