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Is a Hysterectomy What’s Right for Me?
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The subject of getting a hysterectomy can be one of significant scandal in certain circles. Some women claim that their getting hysterectomies was the single best decision of their lives while other women state that they’d give anything to turn back the hands of time just to stop themselves from having had gotten the procedure done. So, perhaps, in order to know if this...

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What are Keloids?
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What are Keloids?

May 2, 2015 by

Many people have seen keloids before, but in general they do not know what exactly one is or how to treat it. A keloid is a type of scar that usually appears on the chest, back shoulders, and earlobes. Appearance on the face is rare with the exception of the jawline. Some people may wish to remove their keloid. Although there are no health...

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The Dangerous Effects of PCBs
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Polychlorinated binephyls or PCBs became a huge topic of discussion in the late 1970s, when various government agencies and environmental organizations raised concerns about its toxicity. Up to this point, PCBs were widely used in a variety of industrial and commercial materials. The chemical substance was solely manufactured by the chemical corporation Monsanto, and was sold under the brand name Aroclor. Estimates show that...

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No Smoke without Fire – Prescription Drugs tied to Birth Defects
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Drug company GlaxoSmithKline paid $1 billion in fines to the Department of Justice (DoJ) to settle charge of fraudulent marketing of some of its most popular products, including anti-emetic agent Zofran (ondansetron). It has also agreed to put up a $2 billion fund to settle civil lawsuits. Other drugs included in the charges are Paxil (paroxetine, an antidepressant), Wellbutrin (bupropion, also an antidepressant), and...

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Airbags and Personal Injury
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We associate airbags with safety because they are designed to cushion passengers from the impact of a collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that airbags save thousands of lives annually, although there are studies that because airbags are designed for the average person, smaller and bigger than average individuals are likely to sustain slightly more severe injuries. However, airbags can also pose...

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