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.
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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.
Male fish are displaying feminine qualities and even producing eggs. What can we learn about these transgender fish?
A new shocking discovery is the feminine qualities recently discovered in male fish.
Body Integrity Identity Disorder: The strange phenomenon of hating your own own body part.
I stumbled upon the intriguing subject of Body Integrity Identity Disorder many years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists seem to have developed a way to create artificial blood that may work as well as real blood from donors.
The Importance of Blood Donations for the Future
Scientists may have figured out how to use spinach to directly repair your heart!
Spinach Is a Holistic Superfood You Should Be Eating Everyday
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 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
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.
Half of the Nation's doctors have come together to issue a stark and in depth report highlighting how climate change is ruining our health that can no longer be ignored.
The report, titled Medical Alert!
Listening to your body isn't always easy. Here are a few common symptoms you might not notice, and what they could mean.
If you're always living a busy lifestyle, sometimes you don't have the privilege of listening to your body.
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.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a painful condition caused by blood clots. Here are some natural remedies that may alleviate DVT.
Your legs have the toughest time, in terms of circulation, out of the rest of your body. Blood has to work against gravity when traveling from your legs back up to your heart.
Did you know that liposuction is used for more than just cosmetics? It can treat various disorders. One disease it can treat is Fox-Fordyce disease.
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 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.
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.
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.
Recent studies show that employees aren't getting enough sleep - and it's affecting their corporation's income! Are you getting enough sleep, and is it affecting your money making?
Sometimes work piles up and you have to work overtime – but then it starts happening every month, then every week.
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.
Researchers have determined the appendix may serve an important function.
There has been a general conception that the appendix is a useless organ and when in doubt about a possible appendicitis why not just remove it surgically.
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.
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?