Researchers have found that obesity can be a challenge for girls who have autism. Although parents often complain about their autistic children being underweight and having issues with food, scientists have discovered a growing number of children are actually dealing with obesity and autism at the same time. This is an overlooked demographic, but it deserves attention.
It is common for some jobs to have mandatory drug testing, but what happens when you are managing health problems with medical marijuana? Although medical marijuana is legal in 23 states as well as Washington, D.C., marijuana remains illegal on a federal level. This creates significant problems for those who depend on the product to control the numerous health issues THC seems to benefit. Can employers require information about medical marijuana use, and does HIPAA offer any protections?
I started taking supplements when I was 18. I’m not counting the Flintstone or Chock’s chewable vitamins my mother gave me as a kid which was a probably a colossal waste of money as are most supplements. Yet the supplement industry is estimated at approximately 27 billion dollars in revenue.
The number of people with multiple sclerosis who experience taste problems (aka, taste deficits) is unclear, although some experts believe it ranges from 5 to 20 percent of individuals with MS. A new study from a team at the University of Pennsylvania’s Smell and Taste Center decided to explore this issue further.
For parents expecting their first child, an ultrasound is one of the most exciting parts of the pregnancy. It gives you the opportunity to see your child’s heartbeat and movement. However, it can also cause anxiety and concern if you do not know what to expect. Before you get an ultrasound, you may want to consider the following points.
Although men are notorious for not wanting to go to a doctor, there are several common health problems that put them at risk. It is important that men pay attention to their health and discuss their concerns with a doctor. The following three health conditions can put their life at risk and cause serious complications.
Individuals who work in industries that produce a lot of particulate byproducts are more susceptible than others to potential problems with their lungs. Indoor air quality can drastically affect workers’ health, productivity and quality of life. Problems can extend beyond the workplace. One common health problem is asthma.
Your BMI may not be such a good indicator or your health, says a new study that warns labeling someone as overweight or obese based on their BMI is a deeply flawed measure of health that may unfairly cost many Americans more for their healthcare coverage than they should have to pay otherwise.
Thousands of car accidents happen every day, and both drivers and passengers can suffer extreme injuries. In some cases, the people involved in the crash can walk away without a scratch while others end up in the hospital in critical condition. It is estimated that the medical bills associated with car accidents are $277 billion per year, and the long-term impact of the crashes can be devastating.
Gastrointestinal symptoms affect approximately one in five people and are often treated with a variety of over-the-counter medications that vary in their effectiveness and can cause side effects. A natural remedy called perilla has recently been found to provide significant relief in several studies.
It may seem innocent enough, but bringing something as innocuous as an over-the-counter med bought in a non-U.S. pharmacy into the U.S. while traveling can essentially be as illegal as being a narcotics mule. Here are the answers to a few common questions the FDA recently provided for U.S. and visiting foreigners about bringing over-the-counter and prescription medications into the U.S.
Abuse of any illicit drug is dangerous and unhealthy, but few are as destructive as heroin. Whether you have tried it once, or it is an addiction you cannot seem to escape, it is crucial that you seek help immediately. This addiction can destroy your relationships and your life.