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12 Facts about Warts

12 Facts about Warts
By: Arlene Gentallan




1. Warts are skin growths that develops when the skin becomes infected with human papilloma virus (HPV). There are more than 100 types of HPV that can cause warts to humans.
2. Wart sizes can vary from tiny to large. It can be a single growth or multiple cluster. They are usually painless except when they grow on unfavorable location such as the sole of the foot.
3. Warts may disappear even without treatment, but it may take several months up to 2 years.
4. There are warts that do not disappear even after treatment.
5. It’s is not unusual for a wart to reappear even after finishing treatment.

6. Warts are contagious. It can be transmitted by person to person contact. Items touched by an infected person can harbor viruses which can then cause wart in another person. HPV virus enters it’s host through a break in the skin.

7. Using a public shower with bare feet can increases your risk of being infected and developing warts.
8. People with weak immune …

Safest for Arthritis pain: Celecoxib, Naproxen, or Ibuprofen

Which is really safest for Arthritis pain: Naproxen, Ibuprofen, or Celecoxib

 By: Arlene Gentallan


        Arthritic pain can be debilitating. While alternative treatments are available, many people around the world depend on medicine to manage this agonizing symptom. Doctors prescribe the safest and lowest recommended dose effective to relieve pain.
Naproxen, ibuprofen, and celecoxib are popular generic names of a drugs that’s the well known among chronic pain sufferers...so which one is safest?

1. Acetaminophen (Tylenol), also known as paracetamol, is usually the first line of treatment in managing mild arthritis pain, however it doesn’t relieve inflammation. Dosage should not exceed 4000mg in 24 hours.
2. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which includes ibuprofen and naproxen. Ibuprofen relieves pain quicker than naproxen. While on the other hand, naproxen’s pain relieving effect last longer than ibuprofen.
3. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors (COX-2 inhibitor) celecoxib is carr…

8 Lettuce facts You should Know

8 Interesting Facts and Health Benefits of Lettuce

By: Arlene Gentallan

        Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a renowned salad companion, but there's so much more this leafy green.



1. Heart friendly

        Daily consumption of lettuce lowers bad cholesterol and reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases.



2. Lettuce has a history

        Lettuce is a vegetable we commonly see in salad. But to the ancient Egyptians where it was first cultivated, this leafy green is not your typical appetizer. In fact it has a reputation of being used as an aphrodisiac. Lettuce is associated with the Egyptian god of fertility, Min.



3. Low in calories

        1 cup or 36g shredded green leaf lettuce contains only 5 calories. That's something you don't want to miss in your weight loss diet.



4. Rich in Vitamin K

        Lettuce is a rich source of vitamin K which is important in blood clotting. 1 cup chopped green leaf lettuce contains about 63smcg of Vitamin K.

        Recommended Dietary Allowance (RD…