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What Causes Chills?

Chills, often accompanied by goose bumps, are generally caused by cold weather or temperature; i.e. during winter or cold, rainy season. However, if your chills are accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, cough and colds, sore throat, aching muscles or weakness; this may be your body’s signal that something is amiss with your health. What Causes Chills Health-wise? Medically speaking, there are a number of reasons why a person will suddenly have a bout of the chills. The most common medical reason for chills is influenza, otherwise known as the flu. Chills caused by the flu bug are usually...
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Ways to Workout at Home

When it comes to exercising, if you do not want to go to a gym, you can always exercise at home. The following suggestions can be used by those of you who prefer to do their workouts in the comfort of their own homes. Picking a Room You don’t need a lot of room (unless you are buying a lot of exercise equipment). Just make sure there are windows in the room and also ensure that it is not cluttered. An important part of exercise is air. Do not exercise in dusty rooms or where there are a lot of appliances. Crunches and Push-ups These are two of the oldest routines and remain some of the most...
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Pyloric Stenosis

Pyloric Stenosis is a condition that affects babies. It affects the gastrointestinal tract to be exact. The lower part of the stomach is known as the pylorus. This is where food, and other substances pass through to enter the small intestine. During pyloric stenosis, the muscles in the pylorus become enlarged, and prevent food from being discarded from the stomach. As a result of this, forceful vomiting is experienced leading to dehydration, and weight loss. A baby who has pyloric stenosis will always be hungry. Pyloric Stenosis is common, but the causes of the condition are unknown, however it...
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Mumps Symptoms

Mumps is an infection whose cause is the mumps virus. At risk for contracting the ailment are those persons who have not been immunized by either a previous infection or a vaccination. Primarily as a result of the fact that vaccination has become increasingly popular, the cases of mumps have been on the decline. Those who have the illness however may be unaware of their affliction because the symptoms can sometimes be so mild that they are not noticed. The Spread of Mumps The mumps virus travels on mucus or droplets from the nose and throat of an infected person. This transferring of the virus...
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The Navy Seal Workout

If you are interested in joining the Navy SEALs then you must be able to perform at a high fitness level. However, it is possible for a person who is interested in improving his or her fitness to also benefit from using the Navy SEAL workout. If you intend on joining the Navy SEALs then you will need to be much more diligent than individuals doing the routine for personal reasons. A Navy SEAL must be both physically fit and mentally alert. The training routine includes swimming, resistance training and running. The Complete Navy SEAL Workout Swim 500 yards Each Navy SEAL should be able to swim...
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What is Volvulus?

Volvulus is the wrapping of a proportion of the intestine around the remaining proportion, or to a piece of mesentery tissue which impedes the flow of blood to the intestine. A mesentery tissue aids in the attachment of organs to the body’s walls. Volvulus mostly occurs in the colon. A section of the digestive system that is located directly above the volvulus will function normally, but it may become enlarged each time it takes in the digestion of food, liquid and gas. If a part of the intestine is wrapped too tightly around itself, it may cause strangulation which results in the death of...
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