Mental health has been an underrated cause of various conditions that hamper one’s daily life. It can contribute to and increase the risks of acquiring systemic diseases. Often, booking a psychological consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist is something people are shy about or afraid of being labeled mentally unstable. Many have reservations about seeking
Have you been experiencing repeated bouts of allergic symptoms but cannot figure out a cause? There’s a good chance your air filter is the culprit. A home air filter installed in AC systems and furnaces traps dust particles and other contaminants from the surrounding air and vents. However, a dirty or clogged filter can cause
Living with dyslexia can be overwhelming, the reason early diagnosis of this learning disability is critical. At the least, it will allow those afflicted by it to better understand why they struggle with language and comprehension differently from some of their peers. As a parent or child with dyslexia, you will be well aware that
As we get older, it is thought physical activity helps prevent pathological aging and dementia. Animal models suggest that physical activity promotes growth of new neurons (through the expression of growth factors), cell survival, and synaptic plasticity, while human studies propose a more indirect method where physical activity is reducing cardiovascular risk factors. It has
The pandemic may not have brought many positive developments, but there are a few bright spots. Telehealth, for example, has grown by leaps and bounds over the past couple of years, and this has been directly related to the unique situation caused by COVID-19. Now that restrictions are easing up, though, telehealth is continuing to
In today’s world, our eyes are more vulnerable than ever before. We do not protect them and because of this, we have different diseases. One of the most common is cataracts. This is a partial or complete clouding of the lens of the eye, located inside the eyeball. It is naturally transparent. The lens refracts
A new study investigates whether taking a one week break from social media platforms can improve well-being. Social media use is quite common nowadays, as 4.65 billion people globally use at least one platform.1,2 Within society, it has revolutionized communication in a variety of ways. Social media serves as an outlet to learn, share, and
A new study investigated whether the COVID-19 pandemic influenced creativity changes in a population of French-speaking individuals. What is creativity? The concept of creativity is multifaceted, and people perceive it in different ways. For example, one source describes it as the ability to come up with and recognize useful ideas and alternatives.1 According to another source,
A recent study has reported insignificant impact of e-cigarette use on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.1 The study was published in the American Heart & Stroke Foundation’s journal, Circulation. Specifically, for those who have supplemented some of their conventional (or combustible) cigarette use with e-cigarette use, and now “dual use”, their risk for developing CVD
If you suspect you might have COVID-19, you need to have a check to ensure your good health. There are numerous tests available in the market such as molecular tests, PCR tests, and Antigen tests; often known as Lateral flow tests. All the tests have equal significance. However Lateral flow test is the fastest method
Neck pain has become a very common problem over the past few decades. The number of people complaining of sleep disturbances has also been on the rise. Your pillow has a direct impact on your head, neck, and shoulders; so it is important to consider the best type of pillows to use for neck pain.
Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive treatment method that has helped countless people recover from injuries, reduce the effects of lingering pain, and get back to optimal health. However, many individuals who are eligible to see a chiropractor may not even know that this form of care is an option. Treatment methods are usually personalized
Registered Nurses (RNs) can pursue many different routes that can help them further advance their careers. Nurses can specialize, earn certifications, or pursue further education to increase their knowledge and earning power. For RNs who are interested in pursuing career development, earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and becoming a Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Stigma has long since hindered the cosmetic surgery industry. Those who have received these procedures have been seen as artificial and plastic-looking and certain Hollywood voices have been vocal in expressing their apprehension regarding plastic surgery. Not only that, but family and friends can pass judgment on those who are contemplating cosmetic surgeries and encourage
Nostalgia is that warm, sentimental feeling you get from reflecting on the past… but it may offer more than a happy feeling. Through brain imaging technology, a new study suggests that nostalgia may also act as an analgesic – an agent that can reduce the perception of pain.1 Nostalgia decreased perception of low intensity pain
Too much sitting is the new smoking Ever since the pandemic started, we’ve all been forced to work and study at home. We’ve unconsciously spent most of our day sitting without the daily commute to school and office. We spend more than 10 hours a day sitting in front of our computers without realizing it!