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Mastering Meditiation

Follow this easy guide to finding your om – and unlock the secret to improving your mood and easing anxiety. The best part: It takes only a minute or two!

Health Insurance Overview

Definition: Health insurance covers the medical costs of the insured in the event of illness due to insured causes or accidents. It can be provided by either the government or a private agency. There are several types of health insurance available to citizens of the United States, which include Medicare, Medicare advantage, and Medicaid.

Q&A: Bird flu

The virus can cause illness and death in humans, but the chances of being infected are extremely low. The only people who have developed symptoms are poultry workers, mainly in south-east Asia, who have come into intimate contact with infected birds.

Vitamin C 'benefits diabetics

Vitamin C could help reduce some of the complications associated with diabetes, research suggests. However, a University of Warwick team found the blood pressure-lowering drug Telmisarten had the same effect - and might be a safer alternative.

Autism symptoms reversed in lab

Symptoms of mental retardation and autism have been reversed for the first time in laboratory mice. US scientists created mice that showed symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome - a leading cause of mental retardation and autism in humans.

Addiction in different hemispheres

When Emma, a mother in the Philippines noticed that her 15-year-old son had been spent almost his entire summer vacation in his bedroom in front of his computer, she was actually relieved. At least she knew where he was all the time, and she did not have to worry about who he was with.

Telltale Signs of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is among the highest cause of cancer death incidents in the world today. It is caused by an abnormal growth of the prostate which disables the patient’s body to function normally due to a serious blockage in the urethra or tube through which semen and urine flow.

Laptops – the high tech male birth control device?

As early as 2004, medical journals were reporting about the possible effects of laptop computers on the reproductive capability of males. The infertility may be brought about by increased temperatures in the scrotal area, compounding the atypically male posture of bringing the thighs closer together to balance the laptop, which also accounts for the increased scrotal temperature.

How to Lose Weight Safely and Effectively

If you think that you have become too fat and you are considering losing weight, it is important that you select weight loss methods that are not just effective but are also safe for your body. Gradually decrease your food intake. Some people who want to lose weight fast resort to fasting and starving themselves.

Pumping Iron Deficiency

Women with iron deficiency find it more difficult to sustain rigorous exercise. This is compounded by the fact that women with iron deficiency also reap fewer benefits from exercise as compared to their iron-rich counterparts.

Essential Prostate Vitamins For High Risk Men

All men aged 40 and above are candidates for prostate cancer. For high risk men, meaning aged 40 and above and with prostate cancer running in the family, proper nutrition and prostate vitamins can help you live a life that is prostate cancer free.

Game Addicts

A leading council of the nation's largest doctors' group wants to have video game addiction officially classified as a psychiatric disorder, to raise awareness and enable sufferers to get insurance coverage for treatment.

Sex Toys 'Go Green"!?

It is, perhaps, a measure of just how mainstream sex toys have become that there are now budding consumer and environmental awareness campaigns being waged over them. The biggest controversy is about the materials from which many toys are made.