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  • April 1, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    Vitamin B complex: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    Vitamins are essential components of the diet we eat, that much we all know. Further, vitamins are divided into two groups depending upon the ability of human body to store them: fat soluble and water soluble vitamins. Fat soluble vitamins can be stored in body in an adequate amount. Water soluble vitamins, on the other hand, are excreted from the body and they need to be taken from diet on regular basis. Of all the water soluble vitamins that we know today, majority belongs to the family of vitamin B.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Vitamin A: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    Vitamins are organic substances, required in small amounts in the diet for growth, maintenance and normal functions of body tissues. They can be either fat soluble or water soluble. Vitamin A is defined as a group of nutritional unsaturated organic compounds. It includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, carotenes (alpha carotenes, beta carotenes and gamma carotenes).

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  • March 27, 2014 at 2:14 AM

    Fifth disease: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Fifth disease is a mild illness also known as erythema infectiosum. This disease is of viral origin and is more common in children than in adults. This disease is also known by several conventional names like slap cheek, slap face, slapped face or slapped cheek syndrome. In Hungary this illness is called butterfly pox. In Japan this disease is known as apple sickness.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    All you need to know about facial nerve palsy

    Facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve. Its motor fibers originate in the brainstem between the medulla and pons and enter a bony canal in the skull known as internal auditory canal (IAC). It exits the skull in front of the ear to finally reach the facial muscles, where is splits into several branches.

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  • March 19, 2014 at 2:49 AM

    Medical Quiz 7: Radiology

    Today we shall have a brief look at one disorder, which can easily be recognized in a standard X-ray image. Look at the images carefully and try to answer the questions below. To reveal the correct answers just click on the Show Answers button.

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  • March 18, 2014 at 2:14 AM

    Vitamin E: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    The concept of healthy life is incomplete without vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals are an indispensable component of a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet. Like other vitamins, vitamin E is also required for the normal growth and the maintenance of various body functions. The active components of vitamin E are eight fat soluble compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The most abundant amongst these tocopherols is alpha-tocopherol.

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  • March 15, 2014 at 5:54 AM

    Vitamin C: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    Vitamins are organic molecules that are necessary for proper growth and functioning of human body. Vitamins actually act as “catalyst”. This means they speed up various chemical reactions taking place inside human body. Although vitamins are required by body only in small amount, yet their deficiency can result in impaired growth and a number of medical complications.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    An overview of insects repellents

    This article is supposed to be a large overview of insect repellents. You will learn about their active substances, the way they work and other useful information about them.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

    Hemorrhoids: causes, symptoms, treatment and complications

    Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are the blood vessels located in the walls of anus and rectum. Hemorrhoids are a part of normal human anatomy and they are located at the point where arteries merge with veins. One thing that should be noted here is that although hemorrhoids are a part of normal human anatomy, but most of the people and care professionals refer to them as an abnormal finding. That’s because hemorrhoids remain undetected until they swell and cause pain.

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