Category: Medical Myths and Answers

Is My Baby Sleeping Too Much?

Is my baby sleeping too much? Babies need to sleep for over 13 hours per day, as simple as that. It is in the nature of humans to sleep for the purpose of resting and feeling refreshed. This need is greater in babies, and a lot of sleep is a must for them. Even adults

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What Are The Stages of Wound Healing

Wounds heal in stages. It doesn’t happen overnight, as you might have noticed. Depending on the severity of the injury, healing might take from 3 weeks to 2 years. The process can be categorised into different parts. The 4 commonly-known phases are:- Inflammation Epitheliazation Angiogenesis Remodeling Inflammation This goes hand in hand with blood clotting.

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What Causes Bad Breath During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy comes with its own set of signs and symptoms as well as changes, pleasant or unpleasant. One of these is bad breath. Pregnancy-induced bad breath The technical term for ‘bad breath’, also known as ‘oral malodour’, is halitosis which is defined as an unpleasant smell given out in an exhaled breath. It has many causes, is not

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How Smoking Damages Cilia In Respiratory Tract

Smoking comes with its own package of ills. It has been linked with a number of diseases affecting both smokers and non-smokers. Its negative pervasive effects on our organs cannot be denied. One of the components of the body that it brings severe damage to is the cilium, the hair-like extension on certain cells. Cilia

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What Is Spatial-Temporal Reasoning?

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Ever wondered why some people seem to display a greater natural ability to solve puzzles and the likes? This can be scientifically explained in terms of cognitive ability: spatial-temporal reasoning allows one to understand how pieces of items can fit into a given spatial pattern. This cognitive power basically assists a person in understanding a

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Is Hair Twirling The Sign Of A Disease?

Why do some people tend to twirl their hair? Is it just a harmless habit or is there more to it? Twirling might be a response to stress and anxiety for some people, and in other cases, it might be indicative of a compulsive disorder. As such, the person into this ‘habit’ might not even

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Why Is It Called Morning Sickness When It Lasts All Day?

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“Morning sickness” is the term used to describe a condition restricted to pregnant women characterised by nausea and vomiting. Other symptoms might also be felt, such as retching, dizziness and headaches. One might erroneously think that the nauseous feeling would only last during the morning, given the term. However, “morning sickness” is a misnomer. Furthermore,

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Aspartame Allergy: Fact Or Myth?

Is there any such thing as aspartame allergy? The subject, as is that of the substance itself, is controversial. Aspartame was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in 1981. Used as artificial sweetener, it can be found in a wide variety of foods. However, following several studies, many health food experts tagged

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Sonogram vs Ultrasound Scan | The Differences Explained

It is often thought that the terms “sonogram” and “ultrasound scan” can be used interchangeably; however, by definition, they cannot. Rather, ultrasound scan is the means to obtain a sonogram, that is, a sonogram is the end result of an ultrasound scan. What is an ultrasound scan? This is a diagnostic imaging procedure that makes use

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Does Drinking Lemon Water Lower Blood Pressure?

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Lemon water and decreasing blood pressure have long been linked. Lemon is a fruit rich in vitamins, minerals, essentials oils and phenolic compounds like flavonoids. Its health benefits are many and researchers have suggested that it exerts a certain effect on blood pressure. A study published in the journal Food Science and Technology International, entitled “Suppressive effect

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Can Heart Palpitations Cause A Heart Attack?

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What are heart palpitations? Heart palpitation is the feeling of the heart beating faster than normal. A person can experience heart palpitations irrespective of his health state – someone not affected by cardiovascular diseases can also feel them. Even when one’s heart is beating normally, or slightly faster than usual, one might feel palpitations. Most

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