What is Japanese Encephalitis?

MyDoctorFinder September 26, 2017

Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) originates from the Flavivirus family, from which dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile virus also come from. It is spread on by the Culex mosquito and can affect humans, horses, and pigs. Mosquitoes are only the vectors or the passers of the disease. Wild birds are identified as the natural hosts of JEV. It was f...

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Six Self-Management Tips for Arthritis

MyDoctorFinder September 14, 2017

Self-management of arthritis is about choosing to lead a healthy and positive lifestyle. At the same time, it is about acknowledging and addressing the physical and emotional effects of the disease. Listed below are some important habits that can help you manage your physical condition: Be organized Keep track of symptoms, pain levels...

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Eight Ways to Prevent Harmful Effects of Blue Light

MyDoctorFinder September 14, 2017

Did you know that smartphones can affect a person’s overall health? The screens of our gadgets emit what is called the “blue light.” During the day, this light keeps us awake and alert as it suppresses melatonin (sleep hormone) secretion in the brain. However, at night, this same light becomes harmful as it disrupts the body&rs...

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Five Easy Yoga Poses to Help You Fall Asleep Faster

MyDoctorFinder August 27, 2017

Are you having trouble falling asleep at night? Forget about counting sheep or reciting the alphabet backwards. Instead, try these five simple yoga exercises. These yoga exercises will surely soothe your mind and body, helping you fall asleep faster and better throughout the night. Standing Forward (Uttanasana) Stand straight with you...

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Four Steps to Treat a Sprain or Strain

MyDoctorFinder August 27, 2017

Ever had a sprain or strain? What did you do to relieve the pain and promote healing? One method of treating a sprain or strain is called the RICE Treatment. Read on to further know how you can treat this kind of minor injury by yourself. Rest Rest and protect the injured limb. Take a break from any activity that may cause further pa...

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Six Ways to Prevent Avian Flu

MyDoctorFinder August 17, 2017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is not possible to prevent avian flu from spreading. A vaccine for the avian flu already exists, but it is not yet ready for widespread use.  But, we can help communities prepare for possible infections by taking precautions, thereby minimizing the spread of the different flu types. Ha...

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Signs and Symptoms of Avian Flu

MyDoctorFinder August 17, 2017

You may have Avian Flu if you experience typical flu-like symptoms such as: Coughing, usually dry Hoarse voice High fever, over 38 degrees centigrade Blocked or runny nose Aching bones, joints, and muscles Bleeding from the nose Chest pain Cold sweats and chills Fatigue Headache Loss of appetite Sleeping difficulties U...

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What is Avian Flu?

MyDoctorFinder August 17, 2017

Avian Influenza (Flu) or Bird Flu refers to a group of infectious diseases caused by flu viruses that infect birds and make them ill. These viruses occur naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. The first outbreak of Bird Flu happened in December 2003. Since then, over 700 ca...

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Sprains versus Strains: Part II

MyDoctorFinder August 2, 2017

In connection to the Sprains versus Strains article, it is important to know what causes such to prevent acquiring either a sprain or strain. Certain day-to-day situations make us more susceptible to sprains or strains, those may include lifting heaving objects, prolonged repetitive motion, sitting or standing in an awkward position, overexertin...

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Five Effective Ways to Eliminate Stress

MyDoctorFinder July 24, 2017

Stress is definitely unavoidable. We experience stress on a daily basis. Unfortunately, continuous events of stress are not good for our heart and body. Stress makes our heart rate and blood pressure rise. Also, stress increases one’s risks of diabetes and weakens one’s immune system. There are two types of stress; stress that will k...

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