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Macular Degeneration and Diet

Macular Degeneration and Diet STORY AT-A-GLANCE Physicians are taught that macular degeneration is an inevitable consequence primarily caused by aging and genetics, and has always existed at high prevalence. This, it turns out, is not true Projections suggest 196 million people will have macular degeneration by 2020, and it’s expected to increase to 288 million…

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Hydroxyzine: Rational choice for patients with insomnia

We have found that hydroxyzine is effective, well tolerated, and has fewer side effects than other commonly used hypnotics Many physicians prescribe hypnotics for hospitalized patients with insomnia. Frequently used medications include temazepam, diphenhydramine, quetiapine, and trazodone. We have found hydroxyzine, 25 mg to 100 mg nightly, to be effective in adults and geriatric patients…

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New Forum

We have just started a new FORUM for those interested in getting help with Liver Disease. The forum is available at: https://liverswithlife.com/forum  

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You are not gluten intolerant, you are glyphosate intolerant

“Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it,” researchers wrote in a meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies. “Here, we propose that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup®, is the most important causal factor…

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MELD and the Waiting List for Liver Transplant

Transplant Meld Score and Transplant Livers are donated in the spirit of altruism and are a limited national resource; thus, it is only right that donor livers be allocated in a fair manner. California Pacific Medical Center’s Liver Transplant Program adheres to national policies developed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS has…

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Food Additives Causing Celiac’s Disease?

Are food additives causing celiac disease? Widely used ‘meat glue’ may be driving rise in people who react to gluten, study suggests Celiac disease is on the rise and no affects one in 100 people  Over the course of the past 100 years, processed foods and additives have become increasingly common One of these additives…

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Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases

Nutrition-related Chronic Diseases The WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases met in Geneva from 28 January to 1 February 2002 to examine the science base of the relationship between diet and physical activity patterns, and the major nutrition-related chronic diseases. Recommendations were made to help prevent death and disability…

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Cirrhosis of the Liver Stage 4

It’s been 11 years since I started my Wiki and shared articles on Liver Disease. In that time the website in its various forms has had millions of visitors and helped countless people. I’ve only ever asked for help once in those 11 years and that was to help pay the hosting. But that was…

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Energy drinks and Strokes

Energy Drinks And Strokes and Red Bull Juggling a busy job and family life, Mark Horsman relied on a daily combination of eight cups of coffee and three cans of Red Bull to keep him going. For three years, the construction manager from Brighton thought nothing of it. But one day, after downing two cans…

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