AuthorTheodoros Manfredi

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (MBPS)

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MBPS is a rare psychological condition which can often result in child abuse. Sometimes called ‘medical child abuse’ the condition usually affects parents or caregivers and causes leads them to either fake or cause the symptoms of illness in their children so that they can get attention (the ‘by proxy’ aspect refers to the fact that they are causing the problem in others...

The Link Between Diet and Eye Disease

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Our health is very closely linked to our diet in many ways, and maintaining a healthy intake of the right foods is crucial to help keep us strong and healthy and to stave off disease. No part of the body is safe in fact from the role of diet, including something as seemingly far removed as our eyes. To this end, as with anything, there are foods to include in the diet and there are foods to avoid...

Improving Bone Density Through Diet and Exercise

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Having strong bones is highly important if you want to be able to avoid broken bones, and especially as we head into old age. If you want to avoid nasty breaks and fractures, then maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is crucial. Here is how to do both and how it affects our bone density. Vitamins and Minerals Most important for maintaining healthy bones is to eat lots of the right vitamins...

Bleeding After Sex, Is it Normal?

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Bleeding after sex or foreplay can be highly alarming for women and of course can also be something of a turn off – if engaging in intercourse is going to be you at risk of bleeding every time. However the good news is that in many cases this is nothing at all to worry about and will often have a relatively harmless cause. That said however, any abnormalities in this region should be taken very...

Natural Prostate Inflammation Remedies

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Prostate inflammation can have many causes, but is usually caused by infection and referred to as ’prostatitis’. Other causes can include gonorrhoea, E. coli, and bladder outlet obstruction. Symptoms will often include frequent urination, discomfort during urination, pain and discomfort in the pelvis and genitals, pain following ejaculation, fever and flu-like symptoms, loss of libido and pain in...

Types of Blindness

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Being blind is of course a terrible disability and one that can make life more difficult in a number of ways. For anyone experiencing blindness the situation will be equally difficult and it will be necessary to find a vast range of coping methods to help you to get around and to survive on a day to day basis. That said however, not all kinds of blindness are the same – and the severity of the...

Armpit Lump – Swollen Lymph Nodes

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Our lymph nodes are small ‘pouches’ which collect and drain the lymph fluid that travels through our system in order to help keep tissue firm and remove toxins. These pouches are aimed at helping to drain this fluid after our body has finished with it, but occasionally they can become swollen and enlarged when they get clogged. If you have a suspect lump under your armpit that isn’t a spot, boil...

Six Drug-Free Products That Make You Sleep Better

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Getting a good night’s sleep can have knock on effects for the whole rest of our day, and for many of us this is the number one deciding factor in whether we have a great day that goes well or a bum day that sees everything going wrong. Lack of sleep can lead us to be more forgetful, more moody, more disorganized and more prone to illness and all of this can cause damage in our personal and...

Puncture Wound Care

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A puncture wound is of course a wound that is caused by a direct puncture to the skin and often the below layers. For instance if you were to stab yourself with a pencil, to prick yourself on a pin, or to fall onto a fork (I could do this all day…) then the resultant wound would be a puncture. Such wounds will generally be straightforward and without complication allowing the body to heal them...

Pain in Solar Plexus

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The solar plexus is located at the gravitational center of the torso, just below the middle of the ribs. If you follow the lines under your ribs with each hand, the point where your fingers meet will be the solar plexus. In terms of our organs it is located just above the stomach and just below the chest and lungs. Also known as the ‘celiac plexus’, this is a complex network of nerves and...

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