The human heart is a fascinating organ which is vital for the proper functioning of your entire body, including your brain. A proper understanding of the pathophysiology of the human body leads to a recognition that without proper oxygenation from your heart your brain can not develop and function properly. This leads to an understanding that generally what is good for your heart is good for your brain. In fact new research shows heart health as a young adult has an effect on brain health later in life.
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There has been a great deal of conjecture over the years about the health benefits of chocolate. With it's delicious taste chocolate has an addicting like quality for a lot of people. Good news is that something that tastes this good really may be good for your health in many ways. Recent research shows that chocolate may actually help prevent obesity and diabetes.
Today is World Autism Awareness Day, wherein we spread awareness about life on the spectrum and celebrate the little quirks that make us and our autistic children so special. Today all the proud mamas and papas put up pictures of their autistic little ones, knowing the strength of will it takes to fight against a world that doesn't understand why they are so different. For me, it is a day to celebrate the genius that can be born out of autism. After all, just like a popular meme now depicts, if it weren't for autistics like Einstein, we might still be living in caves and lighting fires for warmth.
There is a clear association between discrimination and health status. People generally appear to suffer from more mental health problems and physical problems when they are victims of discrimination. New research shows that people hit with multiple forms of discrimination suffer even more than others.
It is possible to prevent depression with lifestyle interventions. Depression can cause catastrophic problems in a person's life due to adverse effects which it can have on your ability to work well and to socialize. Serious depressions can even lead to suicide. Drug therapy to treat depression has come under attack in recent years due to the serious side effects which are often associated with psychiatric drugs. Therefore natural interventions to prevent depression are important.
Whereas most children are diagnosed on the spectrum from the age of 24 months and older, certain tools exist that allow specialists to identify autism in children as young as 12 months old. Many parents would love to know from such a young age instead of fretting about their little ones not reaching their milestones. Is it really worth it however?
There are Americans who are so poor that they often can not afford needed medications. These Americans are often actually living in fear of not having enough food to eat if they buy certain needed medications. It appears in such cases these people either do not understand the possible welfare programs which could help them, or welfare programs which could benefit them in such a crisis situation are simply not available where they are living.