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From PMS To Brain Cancer

From PMS To Brain Cancer

Growing up, I had the stereotypical image of what a seizure was. A person has to collapse, convulse, and practically lose all consciousness, right? Wrong. I started experiencing odd sensations in my mid-teens. For a few minutes, I wouldn’t be able to speak, and a feeling of inexplicable terror would wash over me. I couldn’t read or […]

Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements

Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements

You may have seen a concerning headline recently about dietary supplements. Research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting suggested that taking supplements doesn’t curb cancer, and taking more than needed may actually drive up cancer risk. Specifically, researchers concluded that “taking more than the recommended daily allowance of folic acid, Vitamin E and beta-carotene were […]

Fibromyalgia And Its Signs

Fibromyalgia And Its Signs

What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder with often debilitating symptoms such as muscle, tendon, and joint pain, in addition to fatigue. Because symptoms often overlap with other diseases and the condition is not well understood, it can take years for fibromyalgia to be diagnosed. Where does it hurt? Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be tough. Pain […]

Your Walking Speed Can Tell You How Fast You’re Ageing

Your Walking Speed Can Tell You How Fast You’re Ageing

If your stride has slowed down in your forties, you may be ageing faster than you realize. That’s the result of a new study, which found that your walking speed at age 45 can be an indicator of your physical and neurological ageing. While previous research has already found a link between an older person’s gait and their health, the new […]

No Topic Is Off Limits – Ali Wong

No Topic Is Off Limits – Ali Wong

“I don’t want to lean in, OK? I want to lie down. I want to lie the f— down.” This is something Ali Wong laments during her first Netflix special, 2016’s Baby Cobra. That joke might be even more hilarious today because Ali hasn’t stopped working since then. Not only has she given birth to two babies but she […]

Diagnostic Errors Make Up One-Third of Serious Malpractice

Diagnostic Errors Make Up One-Third of Serious Malpractice

Being misdiagnosed is even more of a problem then we thought. According to an alarming new study, misdiagnosis is to blame in roughly one-third (34%) of malpractice cases where death or permanent disability has occurred. Misdiagnosis is not only the most common medical error, but the most costly and most dangerous, the study also found. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University analyzed more than […]

Dealing With Negative Body Image? – Learn How To Love Yourself

Dealing With Negative Body Image? – Learn How To Love Yourself

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that body positivity is a hot topic. From curvy influencers embracing their physiques on social media to brands like Nike introducing fuller-figured mannequins, there have been major cultural strides in accepting women of all shapes and sizes. This is a really good thing. But it […]

There Is Tendency To Get Chemical Pneumonia From Vaping

There Is Tendency To Get Chemical Pneumonia From Vaping

There’s no way around it: The dangers of vaping are showing up everywhere—and now, the city of Milwaukee is urging its residents to immediately stop any use of vaping or e-cigarette devices. On Wednesday, the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) released a statement warning residents that 16 people had recently been hospitalized after developing chemical pneumonia (aka, […]

How Healthy Is Zero Carb Diet?

How Healthy Is Zero Carb Diet?

Low carb diets have been popular for years. But lately I’ve been hearing about a zero carb diet, and it has me worried. Depending on what you choose to eat, a no-carb diet may be even more restrictive than a keto diet. While there’s no precise limit to the grams allowed per day, this approach essentially […]

Stop Practising Google Medicine

Stop Practising Google Medicine

I always considered myself to be in relatively good health. I had annual checkups, maintained a healthy diet, and tried to exercise. Overall, I was happy to be completely average. True, I had very heavy and lengthy periods, along with bad cramps. But so did my mom. So does my daughter. I thought that’s just […]

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