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2009-07-02 08:57:00

NEW YORK, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we prepare for hotter, humid weeks ahead and temperatures reach well over 100 degrees in some parts of the country, older adults are at higher risk of health problems if they don't take the proper precautions to protect themselves from the sweltering heat. About 200 Americans die of health problems caused by high heat and humidity every year, most of them are 50 or older. Due to some of the physical changes that happen as we age, older adults...

2009-06-30 15:58:57

With record-breaking heat and humidity, parents, coaches and caregivers should keep a close watch on children for early warning signs of heat-related illnesses, said a Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) pediatrician. "Heat plus humidity increases everyone's chance of developing heat exhaustion or stroke, especially in active children and athletes spending time outdoors," said Dr. Sara Rizvi, assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM and a pediatrician at Texas Children's Hospital...

2009-06-15 07:00:00

Left Untreated, They May Enlarge and Worsen Over Time CHICAGO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Latinas who suffer from varicose veins often dismiss the enlarged leg veins as a cosmetic issue without recognizing they can lead to pain and discomfort. As many women often postpone visiting their doctors for other health symptoms, Vein Clinics of America is encouraging women to listen to their legs to keep varicose veins from affecting their everyday routine. To view the Multimedia News Release, go...

2009-05-14 13:30:00

GLENDALE, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who suffer from night time leg, foot or hand cramps can now get instant relief. Caleb Treeze Organic Farm has secured an old Amish formula and has made it available for the first time via the Internet. With an estimated 70% of adults over 55 and 35% of pregnant women suffering from night time leg cramps, the problem is widespread. With this remedy, those who suffer no longer need to be kept awake for hours during the night. This old Amish...

2009-04-07 10:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Finally there is nearly instant relief for those who suffer from night time leg, foot or hand cramps. An old, tried and true Amish formula was recently secured by Caleb Treeze Organic Farm and has now been made available for the first time via the Internet. With an estimated 70% of adults over 55 and 35% of pregnant women suffering from night time leg cramps, the problem is widespread. With this remedy, those who suffer no longer need to be kept...

2008-12-29 15:21:00

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A free seminar on "The Secret to Beautiful Vein Free Legs" will be held in Shelby Township, Michigan on January 20, 2009 at 8180 26 Mile Road, Shelby Township, MI. This seminar will review modern non-surgical treatments for varicose veins. Many people with varicose veins have leg cramps, heaviness, fatigue, and even Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), in addition to cosmetic concerns. These symptoms often cause people to become inactive...

2008-10-10 09:00:52

By SUE SCOTT EXHAUSTED parents and their infants could have a Stockton university lecturer to thank for a peaceful night's sleep. New Zealander Dr Vincent Reid, a specialist in babies' brain development, has set up Developmental Solutions Ltd on the town's Durham University campus to test a prototype sling to sooth colic. Based on bitter personal experience of broken nights with three of his four children, and informed by observation of mothers who have visited his research labs, Dr...

2008-10-02 12:03:43

By Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian McClatchy News Service Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps got a massage twice a day in Beijing. His teammate, Dara Torres, had two massage therapists on stand-by. And a bunch of sedated rabbits in Ohio recently had massage performed on their legs after bouts of intense exercise. Phelps, 23, made history by winning eight gold medals. Torres, 41, became the oldest swimmer to compete in an Olympic event and win a silver medal. As for the rabbits? They might...

2008-09-06 15:00:18

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: You wrote a column about abdominal exercises and wrote that sit-ups do not take fat away from the abdomen. Would you repeat what you said? - F.L. ANSWER: Everyone wants to get rid of a stomach bulge, and everyone looks for the perfect exercise to achieve that goal. There is no perfect stomach exercise, but there are many good ones. And stomach exercises don't selectively remove fat from the stomach. They remove fat from all fat deposits. That's true of any exercise....

2008-08-18 18:00:13

By Catherine Hood ENDOMETRIOSIS is a painful condition which affects one in 10 women. It arises when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found elsewhere, usually the ovaries or fallopian tubes. Sufferers experience stomach cramps while sex can be painful and it can be difficult to conceive. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? THE cells lining the uterus grow every month under the influence of a woman's sex hormones. If she doesn't fall pregnant, then the lining is shed - resulting in a...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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