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    While it may be considered taboo in many cultures, guinea pigs are consumed in some parts of the world and do offer fairly substantial nutrition. Guinea pigs are eaten throughout South America,...

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    Low hemoglobin does not cause high blood glucose-- in fact, there is a relationship between glucose and hemoglobin to the opposite direction! Glucose in the blood bonds to the hemoglobin protein in...

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    The world might look very different today if the tobacco plant had never existed or been cultivated. Over the past several centuries, tobacco has held a key role in globalization of trade as well...

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    Binge eating disorder is a condition in which the affected individual feels compelled to eat, even when they are not hungry and are unable to stop eating when they have had enough. Such individuals...

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    Your difficulty hearing and loss of balance might both be related to something in your ear, but you should consult your physician to have it looked at. We aren't physicians and can only make...

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    The TORCH test isn't just one test, it's actually a screening for multiple possible infections. These include toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, HIV, and sometimes syphilis....

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    If by character, you mean someone's personality, then sleep certainly plays a big role! Not only does a lack of sleep make people more fatigued during the daytime, it can have major effects on a...

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    A person's recommended daily caloric intake is based on their body mass (calculated by height and weight) and their activity level. It is also a good idea to factor in a person's health status and...

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    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, anywhere from 5% to 25% of pregnant and mothering women have some form of depression that ranges from not severe to very severe. The rate of...

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    According to Oberg, Lia-Hoagberg, Hodkinson, Skovholt, and Vanman (see the citation below), women who don't have any insurance or who have Medicaid (the health insurance program for the poor) have...

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    The term "heterogeneity" means variation or difference among a set of subjects--in this case, the liver. In a healthy liver, the tissue among all of the lobes is quite the same--we would call this...

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    Studies conducted by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' Health Policy Institute suggest that stress caused by racism plays a role in black infant mortality. Currently, the rate of...

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    This article explores how gender inequalities intersect with socio-cultural factors (class, race, education etc.) to impact the health and well-being of women and children. Because of...

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    A growing body of research suggests that racial discrimination may contribute to emotional and physical problems for minority populations. Being discriminated against has been associated with...

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    The main idea of "How Experience Gets Under the Skin to Create Gradients in Developmental Health" is that a child's social experiences and environment have the potential to affect his or her...

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    Mumps progresses in stages. During the incubation phase, a person has contracted the virus but is asymptomatic (meaning he or she does not show symptoms). The average incubation phase is 17 days,...

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    A serious cold, also called an acute upper respiratory infection, can be very uncomfortable. It's important to know the symptoms as well as how to tell the difference between a cold and a flu so...

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    First, let me address the calcium issue, which is caused by Meghan's lack of dairy products. I am going to assume that Meaghan is young, probably fourteen or fifteen years old. Studies have shown...

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    In the first part of his article, Braveman (2006) discusses the terms “health inequalities,’ “health disparities,” and “health equity,” looking at Margaret Whitehead’s definitions of...

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    First, eNotes answers are given solely for educational purposes and are not intended as actual medical advice. If you have a medical problem, you should contact a health care practitioner; answers...

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    We often confuse respiration with breathing. Breathing is a gas exchange process by which we take in oxygen with each inhale and release carbon dioxide with each exhale. This is a physical process...

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    This is a tricky question because I do not know your lifestyle or health conditions, and there are many things which might cause a headache. Please consult your physician if this headache does not...

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    You may be referring to Krokodil, the flesh-eating drug which originated in Russia in 2002. In the United States, it was originally reported to have been found in Utah and Arizona in 2013. So, yes,...

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    I am not a physician, so my input should not be taken as medical advice. In fact, if you are concerned about the color, size, or shape of any moles or freckles on your skin, I urge you to speak to...

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    The symptoms described in the student's question are consistent with a diagnosis of strep throat. In fact, they are a textbook definition of strep throat. The inflammation of the tonsils would,...

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    It is useful to start with a general idea of what hyperactivity means. In its most basic or simplistic sense, we can talk about hyperactivity as simply meaning overactive or excessive levels of...

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    Professional sports should not create leagues that allow the use of performance enhancing drugs because it would be a league that intentionally allows and supports athletes using drugs that are...

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    We could argue that teen pregnancy is not an urban health issue because it is not an issue caused by urbanization. Teen pregnancy exists in urban, suburban, and rural areas. In fact, as we can see...

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    Some mental illnesses, like bipolar disorder, are caused by both genetics and the environment. Although certain life circumstances can exacerbate chemical disruptions in the brain, scientists who...

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    Conflict is an inevitable part of any relationship, be it in the work place, at home, or even on the street with complete strangers. Conflict resolution is not as inevitable, but it is essential to...

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    Life Virginia (Pagenkopf) Satir was the oldest of five children born to Alfred and Minnie Pagenkopf. She developed a keen interest in reading at a very...

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    Introduction The human life span (the length of time people may live under optimal conditions) is about 120 years. Although this figure has not changed...

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    Overview For many around the world, spirituality plays an integral part in complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM. Large-scale surveys conducted...

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    Overview Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was an Indian philosopher and teacher born in India. He developed Transcendental Meditation, which...

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    Introduction By the 1960s, it had been well established that schizophrenia often ran in families. The general population rate for the disorder is about 1...

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    Introduction Addiction is a condition in which individuals engage in habitual behaviors or use of substances in a way that is maladaptive and causes them...

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    Introduction People develop psychologically throughout the life cycle, including the three stages of adulthood identified by Erik Erikson: early...

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    Introduction Childhood is a time of rapid development and change. The family adjusts to these changes daily as the child develops physically,...

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    Introduction The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to “yoke,” “join,” or “unite.” The word implies...

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    Risk Factors The ZSS disorders are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Individuals with mutations in both copies of any one of...

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    Overview Zinc is an important element that is found in every cell in the body. More than three hundred enzymes in the body need zinc in order to function...

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    Risk Factors Only males are at risk for XYY syndrome. Most cases of the disorder are not inherited but result from a random event during the formation of...

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    Causes and Symptoms Yellow fever is a viral disease of humans spread by infected mosquitoes. The infectious agent is a flavivirus. Yellow fever is...

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    Indications and Procedures The transplantation of organs from human donors to human recipients has been established practice in medicine since the first...

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    Related conditions: Skin cancer, eyelid tumors, telangiectasia,...

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    Overview Xylitol, a natural sugar found in plums, strawberries, and raspberries, is used as a sweetener in some “sugarless” gums...

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    Causes Work addiction is caused by a complex constellation of factors, including family history of work addiction or other addictions, perfectionism,...

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    Introduction Motivation is the psychological process that directs people’s choices regarding the type and intensity of their behavior. A common...

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    Overview Artemisia absinthium, or common wormwood, is best known as an ingredient of the alcoholic beverage...

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    Woman-centered care is an approach to medicine that empowers women to make decisions and manage their own care, ensuring...

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