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Breast Augmentation Or Reduction - What Are The Implications?

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People often tend to beautify and, at times, exaggerate the alluring portions of their body. A worthy example of this is breast plastic surgery, which contemporary women opt for in order to enhance their appearance. Breast plastic surgery has several forms, namely breast implant or enhancement, breast lift, and breast reduction. Each type has its own significance and is employed under different circumstances. While breast implant (also known as breast augmentation) is used to enlarge the size of a woman's breast, breast reduction is often necessary when abnormally huge breasts result in orthopedic pain.

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Generic Name: disulfiram (die sul FER am)

What is Antabuse?

Antabuse (disulfiram) interferes with the metabolism of alcohol resulting in unpleasant effects when alcohol is consumed.

Antabuse is used to treat chronic alcoholism.

Antabuse may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Important informationknow about Antabuse

Do not drink alcohol while taking Antabuse. Flushing, fast heartbeats, nausea, thirst, chest pain, vertigo, and low blood pressure may occur when alcohol is ingested during Antabuse therapy.

Do not take Antabuse for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol.

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A Learning Module on the Social Determinants of Health

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Via the Equidad listserv I learned of this cool learning module for the SDOH. Here is the relevant information:

Global Learning Device on Social Determinants of Health and Public Policy Formulation

Mark Akerman

Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO - February 2009

The purpose of the Introductory Module is to raise awareness of and provide insight into the Social Determinants of Health (SDH) in order to reduce health inequities, encourage changes in the political agenda and contribute to a better administration of social justice and enforcement of human rights. Based on this attitude, we wish to inspire a critical vision of SDH by facilitating both the dissemination of the approach and the understanding of the intervention criteria, drawing on validated scientific papers on SDH, public policies based on the SDH approach, and documents produced by the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, established by WHO.

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Economic Fears Affect Dental Care

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Regular checkups and cleaning can save money in the end by heading off problems early. Nevertheless, when times get tough and people start losing their jobs, preventive dental care can be one of the first things to go.

However, the correlation between rising unemployment and a drop in preventive dental care is not necessarily due to people being short of cash, according to a new study appearing in the online edition of Health Services Research.

"We see that high community-level unemployment exacts a psychological toll on individuals," said lead study author Brian Quinn. "Even for people who are working, or who have a working partner or spouse, there might be an impact if they're stressed about themselves or their significant others losing their jobs."

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Limited by a Low Libido?

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Women with high blood pressure tend to suffer from sexual problems, but guess what? Researchers don't seem to know why.

Dr. Michael Doumas of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Athens, Greece presented research showing the problem, well-known to exist among men, at the 21st annual American Society of Hypertension meeting in 2006, but he remained noncommittal about the connection.

The good news, he said, was that researchers were finally looking at the problem and recognizing that more studies are needed.

"We don't know much about sexual function in women," he admitted, saying women were more "complex" than men sexually.

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Health Controversy: The Top 10 "Yuppie" Health Conditions--Do You Have One?

Anxiety Disorder

It's fair to say that a health condition--big or small--is no laughing matter. So why is it that some illnesses, syndromes, even all-out diseases, seem to draw skepticism, suspicion, even giggles? Check out this list of health concerns that seem to bring out the snarky side in some of us...


Chronic fatigue syndrome has been called the "yuppie flu." Tennis elbow? A rich-man's ailment. Even Irritable Bowl Syndrome--as debilitating as it can be--was made light of by Ben Stiller in the movie Along Came Polly. So, it begs the question: Do you have an illness that get's no respect?

Recently, ABC News compiled a list of the top 10 "yuppie" health conditions that tend to get little respect by the general public--and sometimes even by health professionals:

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Heart Attack: Types of Heart Attacks

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Heart attacks are classified based on position of clogged artery, level of blockage and extent of cell damage. Different types of heart attacks are explained in this article.

Heart attack is characterized by inadequate blood flow to the heart, which results in impaired functioning or permanent death of a section of heart muscles. In United States, the toll of heart attack related deaths is higher than any other disease known to us. This explains the severity and statistics of heart attacks. The outcomes of this heart disease depend upon the heart attack types, and how quickly a patient gets medical attention. Let's try to learn about types of heart attacks in detail.

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