Health

“Why do we Ignore pain until it can no longer be Ignored”

"Why do we Ignore pain until it can no longer be Ignored"

Pain is the opposite of relief, people tend to pacify it with simple ineffective solutions that subsequently compound the problem. it is our human nature to shine it off, unconcerned with the potential ramifications of allowing it to remain untreated, slowly progressing in its intensity pain forces you to take action at this point your nerve endings are on fire, your discomfort can no longer be ignored. your mobility is compromised, eclipsed is your effectiveness, and your ability to complete day-to day simple tasks...

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AASM Issues New Guidelines for How Much Kids Should Sleep

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has issued new recommendations for how much sleep babies, children and teenagers should be getting per night in order to avoid the negative health effects of sleep deprivation. “Sleep is essential for a healthy life, and it is important to promote healthy sleep …

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California Smoking Age Raised to 21

California Smoking Age Raised to 21

California changed the age limit to purchase tobacco products to 21 on Thursday, replacing the 144-year-old age limit of 18. In addition, a new law effective the same day officially re-classifies e-cigarettes, as well as all vaping accessories, as tobacco products. Laws are cracking down more and more on the harmful …

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New Study Finds Obesity Rates in US Rise for Women, But Not for Men

New Study Finds Obesity Rates in US Rise for Women, But Not for Men

There was good news and bad news on Tuesday, about a study on obesity rates in the U.S. The good news is for men, the bad news is for women. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explained the rate of obesity in men has leveled off, but there remains a very …

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More Weight Loss Occurs on Mediterranean Diet Than on Low-Fat Diet, Study Shows

More Weight Loss Occurs on Mediterranean Diet Than on Low-Fat Diet, Study Shows

You don’t need to be afraid of fat in food anymore, at least if it comes in the form of extra-virgin olive oil and other items from the Mediterranean diet. Fat is back, new research shows. This latest study, released Monday in the new edition of Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, …

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Brave Teenager With Crohn’s Disease Shares Photos Of Her Scars, Ileostomy Bag to Inspire Other Patients

Brave Teenager With Crohn’s Disease Shares Photos Of Her Scars, Ileostomy Bag to Inspire Other Patients

In a world in which we’re constantly inundated with images of what the perfect body “should” look like, it’s hard to feel great about your body unless it meshes with what you see in movies and magazines. That’s why body positivity — the movement of celebrating the body you’re in — is so important. But while body positivity …

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Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Linked to Brain Fighting Infections, Study Says

Alzheimer's Disease May Be Linked to Brain Fighting Infections, Study Says

A provocative new study suggests Alzheimer’s disease may stem from the brain fighting off infections Alzheimer’s disease may be the result of byproduct that builds up in the brain when it fights infections, according to a new study. The new study, if proven, could change the way the medical community thinks …

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Doctors Urge Officials to Delay or Relocate Rio Olympics Over Zika Virus

More than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization that the 2016 Summer Olympics, set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, should be delayed or relocated due to the Zika virus outbreak. “We make this call despite the widespread fatalism …

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