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What is a Neutron

Atoms are the building blocks of all the matters in the universe. ‘Atom’ is a Greek word which means indivisible or uncutable. All atoms are made up of nucleus which is surrounded by electrons. The nucleus of an atom is made up of two sub-atomic particles called proton and neutron.…

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What is Data Mining

Data mining software permits the analyzer to scrutinize the data from various angles or phases, arrange it category wise and sum up the results drawn out. Precisely data mining can be considered as a procedure to rationalize the large databases of numerous fields to find patterns or relationship among them.…

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What is a Basis Point

In simple words basis point means 100 basis point = 1 percent of any measured quantity. It is mostly used in financial calculation. It helps to provide precision when the using measurement is in percentage. It also describes the smallest difference between two rates of return and change in interest.…

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What is NASDAQ

It is a stock exchange that is based in New York in America. The expansion of NASDAQ is National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations. It is the second largest stock exchange in the United States next to New York stock exchange it terms of value of securities.…

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What Is a Stipend

Stipend is a kind of allowance given by any institute to a student, trainee or a worker. It can be called as scholarship which is offered by an institution to its employer, trainee or fellow under certain circumstances. This stipend is subjected to be utilized by the receiver to carry out its job properly without any problem.…

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What Is Gross Margin

The amount of profit a company gets after production costs or the goods sold by a company. People use gross margin to know how much profit the product will give and what prices should be set of a product to get a desirable profit.…

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What Is Benchmarking

It refers to a logical process of identifying and implementing the best practices of an organization’s internal processes. Though management experts say there are various benchmarking processes, usually there are two main. Formal benchmarking and informal benchmarking process. Whatever the type of benchmarking process uses it is there to help the organization to get into best practices of the industry.…

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What is craigslist

Are you someone who owns an affiliate business online? If so, you would know how much networking and social interactions are crucial for you. You need to be constantly available and understand what are your clients and corporate customers actually looking for.…

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What is the Prime Rate

Prime rate is defined as the lowest interest rate offered by a bank to their best customers for commercial loans. It is considered as a base from where other interest rates come. It is also known as prime loan rate. This rate is used by retail banks and credit unions to mark the minimum pricing for short term loans.…

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What is Phosphorus

Phosphorus is an element in the periodic table with atomic number 15 and it is generally found in the form of oxides in nature. The symbol, used for phosphorus is P. It is a highly reactive element and this can be said to be the reason as to why it is not found freely in the nature.…

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What is a Limit Order

A limit order is an order to establish a deadline of amount of money to purchase or sell stock. It is an order to buy or sold out any particular share stock at a predetermined price. There are two types of limit orders.…

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What Is DHEA

DHEA is the abbreviation for a steroid hormone called Dehydroepiandrosterone. This steroid hormone is the most abundantly found hormone in the human body. These steroid hormones are produced by the adrenal glands which are located above the kidneys. These glands produce up to 150 hormones, and among the produced hormones DHEA hormone is the most abundant.…

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What is a Continent

‘Continent’, is the term used to refer to the large mass of land that is separated from other landmasses by water bodies. This term derives its origin from the Latin word, ‘terra continens’, which means connected land. There are a total of 7 continents namely, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia.…

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What Is an eBook

E-books have made the process of reading book easy as the bookmark facility provided with these e-books enables the reader to jump over to the required topic instead turning over the pages to reach there. These books need much less amount of money to get them published as compared to the traditional books and similarly they are much cheaper than binded books, if you go to buy them.…

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What Is Sclerodactyly

A condition in the human body where the skin around the hands and the fingers gradually hardens and it becomes rigid. This skin condition that occurs in the human body is called Sclerodactyly. The cause of this skin condition is due to a rare disorder called Scleroderma.…

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What is Fascism

The term, ‘Fascism’, is derived from the word ‘fasces’ which literally means a bundle of rods tightly wound around an axe. In this kind of political setup, the power lies in the hands of one dominant party that is constituted by the ‘superior race’.…

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What Causes Inflation

Inflation refers for the undesired increment in the standard price of products and goods. It is a representation of unnecessary price rise over a particular time period. This problem consequently results in down marketing. It inversely influences the commerce and trade world.…

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What is a Nucleus

All elements are made up of atoms. The word atom comes from the Greek word atomos which means indivisible. The particles which make up atoms are protons neutrons and electrons. Protons and neutrons have equal mass, and together make up the mass of the nucleus.…

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What is a Noob

Everyone likes to play games on computers, game consoles and other devices as well. This is because people will play games with good graphics or with some mind-blowing action and special effects as well. They can also play some sports like tennis and soccer in the games.…

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What is Ozone

Ozone and numerous reactive organic compounds are formed as a result of chemical reaction between nitrogen oxides and volatile organic carbons. Because sunlight provides the energy necessary to propel the reactions, these products are also known as photochemical oxidants. In preindustrial times, ozone concentration ranged from 10 to 15 parts per billion (ppb), well below harmful levels.…

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What is a Money Order

Money order is an official order for the payment of a particular amount of money to the receiver whose name is mentioned in the form. This service is usually run by regional post office. In other words, it is a postal order to make payment of money through the post.…

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What is Biodiversity

Biodiversity is defined simply as the variety of life on Earth. The dimensions of biodiversity include the genetic diversity within a species and the variety of species as well as the range of communities and ecosystems. Of the total number of species in a trophic component, or in a community as a whole, often relatively small percentages are abundant or dominant.…

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What Is an Internist

Internist plays a major role in providing a adult health treatment and care. Besides this an Internist also helps in diagnosing the disease, prevent and treat a broader range of illness suffered by the adults. It is for this reason that besides choosing their family medical practitioner, many people prefer choosing internist to take care of their primary health needs. 

Internists are more specifically imparted study and training to diagnose and provide treatment for all kinds of long term and short-term diseases.…

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What Is Inductive Reasoning

Inductive reasoning or inductive logic as it is called otherwise is the reasoning that is derived from a specific case or certain cases and then generalized. This means that at times when a person sees, observes or notices something he would conclude that that is how it always happens.…

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What is Internationalization

The process of involving enterprises into international markets and bringing an increase in their number is known as internationalization. In economics, even though it doesn’t have a precise definition, the term can also be called as international entrepreneurship. This term is quite explanatory.…

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What Are Chiggers

Chiggers are the larvae form of a type of insect mite that comes from the family of trombiculidae. Mites are similar to spiders and the ticks, which we see, in our everyday life. This is a type of mite, which is found all over the world.…

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What is Graves

In very simple terms, Graves’ disease is caused due to the generalized excess activity of the entire thyroid gland, which is also known as hyperthyroidism in medical terms. The disease was self named by an Irish physician named Robert Graves who described this particular type of hyperthyroidism about 150 years ago.…

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What is Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a very frequent condition that occurs in the sole of the foot. Most of the times, the patients and the doctors alike get confused and mistake the plantar fasciitis to be foot spurs. There is a tissue, which runs along the tip of heal to the arch of the sole.…

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What Is AED

AED is the abbreviation for Automated External Defibrillator and it is a portable device that helps you check your heart rhythm. It is also capable of sending shocks to your heart in order to get your heart rhythm back to normal.…

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What is Spina Bifida

When the egg fertilizes to form the embryo, the development of the brain and the spinal cord happens within 28 days of the pregnancy. However, due to some problems, this development is not complete and this causes brain disorders as well as spinal disorders, which is known as Spina Bifida.…

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What is CHF

CHF is the abbreviation for Congestive Heart Failure and it is a very acute problem faced by thousands and thousands of people all over the world nowadays. The symptoms to this grave disease typically begin very slowly and may only be recognized when you put yourself through some kind of physical activity.…

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What is Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is the condition when the blood sugar in the person becomes abnormally low. For the body to function well it is necessary that the right amount of blood sugar is needed. This amount should not be too low nor too high.…

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What is DDS

Times have changed tremendously because of the rapid change in technology that we see in today’s times. Everything has become so compact and efficient due to the development of computers and computer related technologies. In the 20th century we used bank safes and other such items to preserve our important and secret documents.…

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What is Walking Pneumonia

Walking pneumonia is the mildest form of pneumonia known. It is different from the traditional forms of pneumonia in many ways. The causes that cause walking pneumonia to occur are different from that of the traditional pneumonia. Walking pneumonia is not a very dangerous disease.…

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What is an Annuity

Annuity is a fixed amount of money paid over fixed period of time. It is a type of financial product. In the US, it is a financial product where insured person pays a single premium to Life Insurance Company. This premium amount is paid back to insured party after a specified period, say after 10 years in small amounts for a fixed period, mostly monthly or annually.…

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What is Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes a person to sleep anytime in the day time even when they are in between of any activity. This can happen while talking, eating or doing any other work. The person might just fall asleep without realizing that they are sleeping.…

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What is Liability Insurance

Liability insurance is the type of general insurance availed by companies to protect themselves from unforeseen risks related to the probability of being sued by public, in case of  any damage caused due to any project of the company. It covers risks involving legal matters related to launch of any product or service.…

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What is Ketosis

Ketosis is a condition when the ketones bodies in the body rise too much.  Ketones are carbon fragments that are formed during the break up of fats for energy. They are used for energy. They are generally formed when the glycogen level in the liver comes down.…

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What is Taxable Income

Taxable income is gross income minus standard deductions. The taxable income attracts tax at different rates depending upon the source. Standard deductions are fixed for a particular tax year. Salaried employees and income from other sources are two main categories which require different tax structure.…

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What is Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease in which the plaques and other elements block the arteries. These plaques can have a serious effect on the health of the person. These plaques can be in the form of cholesterol, lipids, calcium and other inflammatory cells.…

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What is Income Tax

By definition, income tax is a tax levied by the government on the income of individuals, salaried or self employed and businesses. It is levied on an individuals earning and this is what keeps the country running smoothly.

A person of any age can be liable for income tax, if he has income from pension or savings.…

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What is a Staph Infection

Staphylococcus is a set of bacteria that is the cause of a few diseases. This is because of the infection of these bacteria in the tissues of the human body. A more familiar name for the staphylococcus is staph. Staph can cause illnesses that range from mild colds and flu to fatal problems that lead to death.…

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What is Wall Street

Wall Street is the financial capital of USA. It is an 8-block street situated in Manhattan. New York Stock Exchange operates from here. Wall Street in 17th century was literally a wall. In 18th century, profiteers and traders used to assemble here informally to trade which later took a formal pattern under the aegis of Buttonwood agreement.…

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What is Anthrax

Anthrax is a very dangerous disease that can be fatal in some cases. This is an infection which is got from the animals like goat, sheep, cattle and horses. The anthrax is infected only from the animals and their products, which humans consume.…

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Why Do Men Have Nipples

There is certain “why” questions which might not have a proper answer. Why do men have nipples is also a question like that. There may be certain factors involved in the making of the human fetus. These factors are historical, generic and sometimes by chance.…

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What is the Human Genome Project

Human Genome Project is a scientific research project which took its form in the year 1990. This international project was started with a sole purpose of finding the sequence of chemical base pairs which constitute to form a DNA. DNA is considered to be the structural and functional unit of a living organism.…

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What is Bursitis

Bursitis is a condition when the bursa in the body is inflamed. It causes pain in movement of the joints. Bursae are the plural word that is used for bursa. Bursae are small particles that are spread all over the human body which help in reducing the friction in the body during movement when the different parts of the body move in different directions.…

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What is SIDS

SIDS is the abbreviation of the syndrome known as sudden infant death syndrome. There is a sudden and unexpected death of an infant in this syndrome. The infant in this case is less than one year. The death can be called as the SIDS then it should have no explanation of the death after all the medical tests like autopsy, examination of the infant body and other formal investigations.…

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What is Hernia

A hernia is noticeable in the form of a tear or a bulge caused due to the weakening of inner layer of the abdominal walls. The inner layers generally tend to push out of the weakened surface to form a balloon like sac.…

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What is Tendonitis

Before understanding the meaning of tendonitis we first need to understand the meaning of tendons. Tendons are the connecting tissues that connect the bone to the muscles. This tissue is present in every joint of the human body. They are responsible for the movement of the human body.…

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What is Social Security

This term is very much prevalent in the United States of America; it refers to the mandatory voluntary retirement system. In general terms is it defined as the system that uses the funds of the public to provide a sense of security for the people.…

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What is Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps to restore the optimal functioning of the body by minimizing several impairments and disabilities caused due to congenital conditions. The therapists who conduct a physical therapy help the patients to not only prevent from future deterioration but also in maintaining their regular and healthy health.…

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What Is Epidemiology

Epidemiology refers to the study of the pattern of the health events, characteristics and the determinants in a particular population. In simpler words it is the study that makes the researchers research about the general health standing of the people in the population.…

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What Are Fixed Expenses

These are costs or expenses that are fixed and that which does not change. Even if sales increases or decreases these costs remain constant. Example being rent of office building, salaries of employees who are permanent, depreciation on assets etc.  There are two components in the company’s overhead costs, one being variable expenses and the other fixed expenses.…

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What was the Manhattan Project

The term, ‘Manhattan Project’, was the codename used to refer to the secret project of the United States of America that led to the development of the first nuclear bomb that was used in Second World War. The project was initiated in the year 1939 and the other allies of USA, United Kingdom and Canada also actively participated in the project.…

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What is Phlebotomy

In general terms phlebotomy is the art of removing blood from the body of a human being or an animal. This includes the art of making incision in a vein for the purpose of the blood removal. Phlebotomy can be done only by a certified phlebotomist.…

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What Is Operant Conditioning

Operant Conditioning is a behavior modification technique that is used for controlling the occurrence or the intensity of a particular kind of behavior. It is often used for reducing the incidence of certain kind of upsetting behaviors. Operant Conditioning uses the most established types of mind conditioning principles.…

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What Are Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Stem cells are undifferentiated cell found in our body which has the ability to differentiate itself into any type of cell with their specialized function. The hematopoietic stem cells are found in the bone marrow of humans. It is also obtained from the cord blood found in the cord which connects the fetus with the mother.…

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What Is Netflix

Netflix has been in operation since 1997 with its headquarters in California.  It is a rent-by-mail video company. It is the number one rating site of both films and videos, where customers choose and rent videos of their choice.  It was started by Reed Hastings and his two friends Mitch Lowe and Marc Randolph.…

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What is an iPod

iPod was created and marketed by Apple inc. It is a portable media player which can play many digital media files. There are many versions of iPod available in the market which has functions like just playing the music using a headphone and are small in size, one with video screen which allows playing of movie media files, some are touchscreen and others can allow use of internet using wireless technology.…

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Does Medicaid Cover Dental

The healthcare niche in the United States consists of many types of healthcare insurance coverage, including the federal, state and private sector. Medicaid is one of the most accessed government healthcare programs, aimed at providing medical services to the low-income citizens.…

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What Is WiMax

At a time when most communication settings are based on broadband connection, WiMax is not entirely limited to the broadband connection.  It offers both fixed and portable communication services to a higher scale than is normal. It covers a wide range of operation.  It is important to understand that WiMax offers two types of Wimax base stations.  They have the fixed station and the wireless stations.…

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What Is an iPhone

IPhone was developed and marketed by Apple for the first time in June 2007. It is a device which has integrated phone and media player. It is a multifunctional device which along with working as cellular telephone can be used as digital camera, music and video player, PDA.…

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What is Tramadol

Sold under brand names like Ultram and Tramal, Tramadol or Tramadol hydrochloride is one of the most commonly prescribed analgesics or pain-relieving medications. It is recommended in cases of acute pain like arthritic or gout attack. Tramadol hydrochloride is a synthetic opioid that is also prescribed for associated conditions like Restless Leg Syndrome.…

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What is Angina

Angina is the chest pain that is caused when your heart does not get enough oxygen. It can cause severe discomfort to the patient. Angina is not a disease. It is an indication that you have some heart problem. It is usually a symptom of CHD i.e.…

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is also known as CBT. It is a psychotherapeutic approach to treatment where the importance of your thoughts, emotions and behaviors are taken into consideration.

The premise of Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is that our thoughts influence our behavior and feelings without the impact of any external factors.…

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What is Twitter

Socializing today has a new definition in the form of social networking sites like orkut, facebook and twitter. Twitter is a social networking and microblogging sites which allows its user to send messages in short of almost 140 characters and they are called as tweets.…

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What is Chromium

Chromium is defined as a trace element that is found in few of the common dietary sources and is required in very minimal amounts in our body. However, dietary chromium is vital for ensuring complete nourishment to the body whereas environmental chromium, i.e.…

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What is Arthritis

The word arthritis comes from a Greek word Arthron which means Joint and the Latin word Itis which means inflammation. So arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Arthritis affects the joints in your body. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of the arthritis which is mostly seen in the elderly people.

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What is Prozac

Prozac is fluoxetine basically used as an antidepressant. Prozac is a prescription drug used to treat depression. Prozac should be consumed exactly as prescribed by the health care professional. It is used to treat major depressive disorders, eating disorder bulimia nervosa, OCD obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and Panic Disorder.…

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What Are Opiates

Opiates are essentially a type of narcotic drug. They are used as primary CNS depressants, i.e. for suppressing activity across the Central Nervous System. All opiates are derivatives of opium. They are produced from poppy plants and other synthetic substances that have a chemical structure similar to that of opium.…

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What is Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a disease of the skin which is caused by bacteria. The bacteria which are responsible for this disease are most commonly known as streptococci or staphylococci. Cellulitis and cellulite are not same. Both are different from each other. Cellulitis is a bacterial infection but cellulite is the deposit of fats under the skin which can give the skin an orange or cottage cheesy look.…

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What is Xanax

Xanax is medical prescription which acts as an addictive medicine specifically for people with confirmed disorders relating to anxiety or panic. This medicine belongs to the family of drugs widely known by the name benzodiazepines. A medication prescribed from this group of medicines is given in cases of certain unbalance created in the chemicals of the brain which results in panic and anxiety in the patient.…

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What is Hospice

Hospice represents a specific niche within healthcare services that is not aimed at treating patients or management of health problems but helps to improve the everyday quality of life of patients. Rather than stressing upon medications and alternative treatment therapies, Hospice is concerned with ensuring sufficient psychological and physical support to patients and their families.…

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