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Discover how stress affects you, ways to deal with it.

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FLORENCE, S.C. — Even in a society where almost anything is available at the push of a button, there is one thing that people cannot get away from: stress. Stress can have an affect on your body and your mind. Whether from work and family, or physical ailments and money problems, most people will experience stress as some point in their life. Dr. Jaideep Debsikdar, a cardiologist at Advanced Cardiology Consultants in Florence, said stress is a far-reaching issue.   “Any time you have stress in the body, whether you are consciously aware of it or not, you have stress...

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Are YOU battling back pain? Expert unveils the 6 most common causes - and how to fix them WITHOUT painkillers

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Back pain affects around 80 per cent of us at some point Painkiller paracetamol has traditionally been the first line of treatment  But recent BMJ study found it was no more effective than a sugar pill Here, osteopath Antonia Boulton reveals common causes and remedies   Back pain is the bane of many of our lives, affecting at least 80 per cent of us at some point. The first line of treatment has traditionally been paracetamol - but new research has found it may be no more effective than a sugar pill. Experts who examined the results of 13 research...

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Every Body NEEDS Fish Oil.

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The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fatty fish provide potentially dozens of important health benefits, such as helping to control blood clotting and building brain cells. As important as these nutrients are, your body doesn't naturally produce omega-3s—you need to provide them in the food you eat. Fish oil is known to support heart health by reducing triglyceride's (unhealthy fat in the blood). It may also reduce symptoms of asthma, ADHD, obesity, kidney disease, menstrual pain, osteoporosis, psoriasis, dry eyes, mental illness, and a host of other illnesses. But too much fish oil can produce undesirable side effects and increase...

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Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can slow or reverse nerve damage from diabetes.

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Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. A new study in the Journal of Neurophysiology, however, introduces a new alternative, omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. The study shows that fish oil supplements can restore the condition of nerves damaged from diabetes in mice.   "Diabetic neuropathy is a very costly and debilitating complication of diabetes. It is the leading cause of foot ulcers and nontrauma-related amputations, and the impact of diabetic neuropathy on the patient and...

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Playing outside can save your child's eyesight: Not enough time spent outdoors is creating an 'epidemic' of eye conditions

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Rate of short-sightedness among young people has doubled in 50 years This is being blamed in part on a lack of daylight 'Not having enough may cause the eye to grow in an uncontrolled manner' Hours glued to TV screens and electronic devices and not enough time spent outdoors is creating an 'epidemic' of eye conditions among children and teenagers, according to growing body of evidence. It used to be thought that your chances of being short-sighted were largely down to genetics - now it seems children's lifestyles can play a key role. The latest study published by Ulster University...

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