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If This Post-Pregnancy Diet Has You Craving Sugar You Are Not Eating Enough Of This Food

Jul 13 2017 - 9:38pm
New Moms ketogenic diet health nutrition

Low carbohydrate, ketogenic diets are leaving people, more deficient and unhealthy than ever, according to several studies. New moms are particularly cautioned to eat more of the foods that work with the body and not against it.

Here is how to boost your energy levels naturally and avoid caffeine rich drinks

Jul 12 2017 - 9:52pm
boost your energy levels naturally and avoid caffeine rich drinks

Caffeine rich drinks have been in hot waters lately, because of the death of an american teenager who consumed too many caffeine rich beverages and ended up having a heart attack, leading to his premature death. What not many people know, is that you can boost your energy levels naturally and avoid energy drinks or caffeine rich beverages. Here is how.

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The Case of Charlie Gard, and Why We Must Always Err on the Side of Compassion

Jul 6 2017 - 4:45pm
Charlie Gard Compassion

Charlie Gard, an 11-month old infant, has captured the attention of the world. He was born with an extremely rare degenerative genetic disease, and is currently unable to see, breathe, or move on his own. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital—arguably one of the best pediatric centers in the world—have treated Charlie since his diagnosis with Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome when he was just one month old. But now, his doctors say that his disease has progressed to the point that there is no hope for future survival with any quality of life. The medical team brought in doctors from Barcelona, Spain, who came to the same conclusion.

However, Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Constance Yates, disagree with the doctor’s assessment. In December, desperate to help their child, they found a pediatric neurologist and hospital in the United States who were willing to allow Charlie to undergo an experimental treatment, called nucleoside bypass therapy, which they believe could slow the progression of the disease. His parents created a GoFundMe page to raise the money needed for transportation and medical costs, and as of this writing, have raised £1,322,320 ($1,715,000) for his care. All appeared to be going as planned, until the court denied Charlie’s parents the right to remove him from the hospital and transport him to the U.S. for care.

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It's raining it's pouring: the benefits of a summer rain

Jun 21 2017 - 4:33pm
Rainbow in sky

It's June, officially summer and what do you wake up to? Rain and lots of it, but what are the benefitsof a Summer rain? Let's find out.

The best benefit of a summer rain - negative ions, negative ions are tasteless, odorless and invisible molecules that we inhale when we are in environments that contain moving water, like rain.

Here is what you need to do to end your constipation problems

Jun 7 2017 - 10:20pm

According to the American College of Gastroenterology, constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the USA and Western countries. There are at least 2.5 million doctor visits for constipation in the USA each year, and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on laxatives yearly. But, its easy and relatively cheap to end your constipation problems, when you know what to do.

Constipation is a condition in which you have fewer than three bowel movements a week, or hard, dry and small bowel movements that are painful or difficult to pass.

Could low vitamin D from sunscreen contribute to diabetes and other chronic diseases?

May 2 2017 - 1:32pm
Sunscreen linked to chronic diseases from low Vitamin D

Researchers have pinpointed a possible downside to wearing sunscreen that could be linked to the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and even Crohn's disease.

Multiple studies suggest low levels of vitamin D can be a trigger for the development or worsening of chronic health conditions.

Can Frozen Shoulder Be Fully Treated by Your Chiropractor?

Mar 26 2017 - 11:27am
frozen shoulder, chiropractor,

Going to the chiropractor isn't something intuitive, unless you're into holistic health. But did you know that a chiropractor can fully treat many conditions, one of which you may already have, without resorting to medications? One of them is frozen shoulder.

Seeing physicians and medical specialists can be costly, and the medications they prescribe can cost even more.

Sensory Integration Therapy( SIT) offers promising results for people diagnosed with autism

Mar 25 2017 - 10:25pm
Sensory Integration Therapy have shown promising outcomes in reducing autistic traits

Sensory Integration therapy was proven efficient in helping people diagnosed with autism who are dealing with sensory challenges.

In a recent study, 5 autistic boys who received SIT for 10 weeks, each session lasting up to 30 minutes, have shown improvements in certain autistic traits. It was observed that while participating in occupational therapy intervention, with emphasis on sensory integration, the five subjects made gains in goal-directed play (mastery play)and engagement, four subjects demonstrated fewer non engaged behaviour, of the five children two demonstrated interaction with adults more than 25% of the time during the intervention phase.

The subjects who underwent the Sensory Integration Therapy in this study, were exposed to three types of sensory stimulation:

Auditory integration training (AIT) decreases hearing sensitivity and improves behavioural issues in people diagnosed with autism

Mar 20 2017 - 3:20am
Auditory integration Training reduces autistic sound sensitivities!

People diagnosed with autism have been shown to have two hearing related impairments. The first is called hyperacusis, which an increased sensitivity to certain frequency and volume ranges of sound. The second impairment is called tinnitus, which is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. Both conditions are debilitating leading to peer isolation and sound avoidance. But, Auditory integration training, which aims to re- educate the hearing process has been proven to reduce hypersensitity to sounds in autistic patients.

The hearing hypersensitiveness has been linked to an auditory input abnormality seen in people diagnosed with autism, which may b

Wearable sensors of the future could tell you if you are sick before you even have symptoms

Mar 11 2017 - 12:54pm
A simple fitness sensor could tell if your sick before you know you are

Wearing a device similar to a FitBit or Apple watch could tell you if you're sick. Wearable technology of the future could make medical care more individualized and even alert you and your doctor that something's brewing before you have symptoms.

Findings published Jan. 12, 2017, in PLoS Biology, have major implications for knowing when to seek medical help before anything becomes worse.

Trump's travel ban makes us all suffer, group says

Feb 1 2017 - 12:52pm
Endocrine Society opposes Trump's travel ban order

The Endocrine Society has released a position statement highlighting why Donald Trump's temporary travel ban negatively impacts everyone's health.

The group of physicians says such restrictions will have an impact on informaiton sharing that will impact patient care negatively. It will also have a negative impact on research.

Trump Cancels Important CDC Conference on Health Effects of Climate Change

Jan 29 2017 - 2:08pm
Trump, global warming

Trump doesn't believe in global warming caused by industrial processes, but now his beliefs are turning into governmental actions. One of the first things he's done to further his beliefs is cancel a meeting of scientists on the potential adverse health side effects of climate change.

An important conference this February 14 was supposed to be held by the CDC on the frightening health effects caused by climate change has been put on hold.

This is why you could be one of the millions who needs more vitamin E

Jan 19 2017 - 11:45am
Millions of people may need more vitamin E, study finds

Researchers have discovered millions of people may be low in the antioxidant vitamin E. The vitamin is difficult to measure in the bloodstream for millions of people with metabolic syndrome. Are you one of the millions of people who needs more of the antioxidant for better health?

Metabolic syndrome affects approximately tweny-five percent of the world's population.

Adult Stem Cells: Nothing to Do with Age, Everything to Do With Healing

Jan 15 2017 - 7:56pm
Adult stem cells

Stem cell research has been a moral debate for decades. But some innocent research with very promising applications is getting discriminated against without doing any inherent harm. Adult stem cell research has nothing to do with fetuses -- these cells come from people who are already born.

It wasn't too long ago that the U.S. was embroiled in a bitter debate over whether there was a place for embryonic stem cell research and therapy.

An Afternoon Nap May Give You a Mental Boost

Jan 10 2017 - 4:21pm

What did Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison all have in common? They were known to enjoy a daily afternoon nap, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Humans are among the only mammals known as monophasic sleepers - meaning that our days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wake.

How Getting a Massage Regularly Helps Your Digestion

Jan 3 2017 - 7:09pm
Getting a Massage

Recent news announces that scientists now know a little more about your gut. They've learned more about the membrane surrounding your gastrointestinal tract, which is called the mesentery. Here's what they found and why getting a massage can help your gastrointestinal health.

The wonders of your gastrointestinal tract are only starting to be unraveled.

New Medical Assistant Positions Are Allowing Doctors to Spend More Time With Patients

Dec 31 2016 - 1:18pm
Medical Assistant Positions

Medical assistants can drastically reduce the time it takes doctors to document patient exams so they can actually spend more time with patients.

How many times have you gone to see the doctor only to see him typing away at the computer through the majority of your appointment?