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How To Safely Remove Mold From Your Home

Mold is a fungus that lives both inside and outside, and thrives best in moist areas. It reproduces by sending spores through the air that make their way to other areas. Mold is typically harmless, and for the most part, people are exposed to it every day.

Sometimes, though, mold can create a problem. This is especially true when it begins growing in your home. When surfaces are moist enough, mold spores can land on them and begin to thrive. Areas of the house that are more susceptible to mold growth include windows or pipes, damp areas such as bathrooms, and areas that have experienced flooding or leaks. It can also grow in paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

Having a little bit of mold in the home isn’t likely to cause an issue. But if it continues to grow, it can eat away at the walls, ceiling, and floorboards – and may also lead to illness.

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Lyme Disease & Dental Health: Everything You Need To Know

Becoming infected with Lyme disease can lead to a plethora of different ailments, all of which could take months or years to develop after the initial infection. For those who seek treatment early, further complications could be avoided, but unfortunately this isn’t true in every case. This is because the Borrelia bacteria, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, can camp out in the tissues of the body and lie dormant before it wakes up to attack the body all over again.

Those with Lyme disease know how much of a struggle its symptoms can be. Some symptoms that late-stage Lyme disease can cause include arthritis; cognitive issues such as memory, concentration, and focus problems; lack of control over facial muscles; and chronic fatigue. But can Lyme disease lead to dental health problems?

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What Is Geroscience & What Does It Mean For The Future Of Medicine?

Aging is a natural part of life. As people grow older, they become more susceptible to a variety of different health conditions based solely on the cellular processes that go along with the aging process.  

Much of medical science in the field of aging has been focused on how to treat age-related diseases as they arise, but there has been a limited focus on the mechanisms that cause aging to be a risk factor for many health ailments. Geroscience aims to bridge that gap in research when it comes to aging and age-related diseases. But what is geroscience, exactly? And how might it affect the future of medicine?

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What Are The Symptoms Of Cytomegalovirus (CMV)?

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a herpesvirus infection that can affect many areas of the body including the eyes, brain, and other internal organs. It is similar to the mononucleosis virus. In most people, the virus doesn’t present with any symptoms, but when symptoms do appear, they tend to mimic a flu or cold. In those with weakened immune function, however, the virus can be severe and may even lead to blindness.

With a case of CMV, the virus stays within the body for the rest of one’s life; however, most people aren’t aware that they’ve contracted it at all because it rarely affects healthy people negatively. CMV is so common among adults that roughly 60–90% of all adults have been shown to have the infection at one point or another.

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Why Lowering Oxidative Stress Is So Important (and Which Techniques Can Help You Do It)

The human body is a symbiotic system that relies heavily on all of its processes to run smoothly. When one system fails, the others are forced to pick up the slack in one way or another. This leaves room for chronic disease and illness to take hold, causing a host of symptoms such as fatigue, chronic pain, and immune dysfunction.

There are certain substances in the body that need balance at all times so that chronic illness can be avoided. Free radicals, for example, are atoms, molecules, or ions that have unpaired electrons. In some cases, they can be highly reactive to other chemicals. Sometimes those reactions can be good, but free radical reactions can also cause damage to DNA, cells, and proteins while they seek out an electron to pair with. When they become rampant, they can cause oxidative stress.

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