The Top 5 Mental Disorders: Symptoms and Treatment

Mental illnesses are characterized by mild to severe disturbances in the individual’s thoughts or behaviors which may result in the inability to cope with daily life. There are many forms of mental illness, approximately 200 or more. The most common mental disorders are depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and dementia. 1. Depression Depression is a mental disorder brought about by a persistent, depressed mood which causes an individual to lose interest in daily activities. Depression thereby causes some form

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The Different Types of Infections

An infection occurs when foreign organisms (pathogens) enter and cause harm to a person’s body. These infectious pathogens use the human body for sustainability and reproduction. Pathogens can initiate quick multiplication and adaptation techniques. Examples of pathogens are viruses, fungi, and bacteria. Viral infections Viral infections are brought about by viruses. Five thousand out of the possible millions of virus types existing have been identified. A virus invades the host and attaches itself to a cell. The virus releases genetic

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The Importance of Child Immunization

Antibodies are typically passed from mother to child during pregnancy. After child delivery, the antibodies are also continuously passed on through breastfeeding. Breast milk contains antibodies to protect the child from diseases; however, protection is only temporary or short-lived. This problem now brings us to another form of protection: immunization. Vaccination or immunization is a way of creating protection or immunity against some diseases. Immunity can be achieved by using specific amounts of ‘weakened or mild germs’ that cause disease

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Heart Disease: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Heart disease is a term referring to different types of heart conditions. The phrase, ‘cardiovascular disease,’ is used interchangeably with heart disease. Heart disease was listed as the number one killer in the United States of America. Heart diseases include coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects (heart defects that are generally hereditary), arrhythmias (problems with the rhythm of the heart), and also blood vessel diseases. It is also said to be a more significant cause of disability. Symptoms of heart

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What is Home Health Care Service?

Home health care service is medical care provided to patients in the comfort of their homes. Medical services are rendered at home by skilled medical professionals; these services may include physical therapy, specialized nursing care, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Also, home health care may also include skilled non-medical care such as medical/social services and daily assisted living by home health aides who are highly qualified to perform their job. Types of Home Health Care Services Non-medical care is the

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Identifying and Treating The Different Types Of Headaches

Are you aware of the kind of headaches you have? For most people, every headache is just a headache. But it’s not supposed to be treated like that. There are several kinds of headaches with their causes, symptoms, and treatments. It is thus, important that you know the type of your headache to get the right treatment. There are more than a hundred types of headaches, and they can either be primary or secondary headaches. Primary headaches are those that

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Best Flexibility Exercises You Can Do At Home

Flexibility is as important as strength. There are several life skills that you can’t pull off without a flexible body. So strength with flexibility should be your ultimate goal. Stretching exercises are a great way to enhance the flexibility of your body. These exercises can be done before and after your workout session. This would prepare your body for the grueling session and prevent soreness and pain. Here are some simple yet effective flexibility exercises that you can do at

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Common Ear, Nose and Throat Problems

ENT (ear, nose, and throat) disorders are illnesses that cover a wide range of concerns, and each condition has specific symptoms. Having some knowledge of how an ENT disorder may manifest can be advantageous. Ear infection: This is the most common ENT concern.  It occurs when germs get trapped in the ear’s inner section, namely, the Eustachian tube. The Eustachian tube is a sensitive area so if the tube gets clogged or becomes too narrow, bacteria may sneak into the

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Proptosis Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Proptosis or exophthalmos is a term to describe the protrusion or bulging of one or both eyes. Exophthalmos is a term used more in the context of bulging eyes due to Graves disease, a condition caused by hyperthyroidism. Proptosis itself could bring forth more symptoms as explained by Earth Vision Eye Care. These include dry eyes or irritated eyes because the bulging prevents the eyelids from closing correctly. Also, with proptosis, people tend to blink less or seem to stare

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All About Wavefront Technology

Imagine light traveling in the form of a bundle of rays. Drawing lines perpendicular to the tips of this bundle of beams will yield an end product known as a wavefront map. An eye with a perfect vision produces a perfectly flat wavefront. On the other hand, an imperfect eye reveals an irregular wavefront. The distortions acquired by wavefront as it travels through a patient’s eye offer valuable information about the current vision errors and how to correct them. What

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An Overview of Gallstones

Let’s start with some interesting facts about gallstones: •    The gallbladder is an organ found close to the lower side of the liver. •    Stones are the results of a chemical mix up in the gallbladder. •    People with excess weight have a higher risk of forming stones. •    Experts found that a high-fiber, low-fat diet may help prevent gallstones. •    Two common types of gallstones among sufferers — cholesterol stones (which make up a good part of gallstones) and

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Types of Diabetes and How they Differ

The two types of diabetes have one thing in common, and that is having above-normal blood sugar levels. But from here on, there is a wide range of differences.    It’s challenging to separate the two. It is not true that Type 2 people have excess weight and have no use for insulin. People with Type 1 sometimes appear overweight as well. Any doubt about the specifics of diabetes is best brought before a health specialist so that the best

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Bioengineering and Stem Cell Regeneration: The Future of Dental Implants

To paraphrase Jeff Winger (played by Joel McHale) in the cult comedy series Community, what makes us human is our ability to readily sympathize with pencils, Ben Affleck, and sharks — the latter to the point of observing a phenomenon we called “shark week.” Saying nothing about the ability to feel for sharks, there is some knowledge to be gained from observing and studying them scientifically. Unlike humans, sharks have the ability to seemingly regrow teeth multiple times whereas humans

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Excessive Screen Use and Your Child — Is It Worth It?

Despite numerous warnings that too much time in front of any screen is bad for their child, an acquaintance still allowed their five-year-old son to have a smartphone, with seemingly unfettered and unmonitored access. “It keeps him quiet and entertained,” they said, but after witnessing said son loudly demand his phone so he can play Minecraft — right after their son said he had a huge headache — their conclusion seems doubtful, to say the least. The thing is though,

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Fighting Cancer with Immunotherapy

Humans have devoted endless hours and immeasurable efforts to find a solution for cancer. Cancer has become one of the leading causes of death in many countries today. No matter how wealthy or healthy you might think you are, it always has a surprising way of taking its toll on you. However, decades of research have also produced excellent results in finding ways on how to prevent, minimize, and even survive cancer. Those researches open a new glimpse of hope

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Best Exercises for Bone Health

Getting fit is very popular today. However, not all fitness plans fit everyone. There are specific regimens that are only applicable to specific persons with specific conditions. For example, jogging may not be good for those who are suffering from arthritis because it can make their condition worse. On the other hand, there are a lot of exercises that can help improve our condition. Thus, it is best to know which exercises are good for us and which are not.

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Keeping Positive: Five Ways to Keep Your Blood Healthy

If you’d be inclined to imagine it, the bloodstream is like a national highway, making all the necessary stops along the body as it delivers nutrients and disposes of waste throughout. As the Amazon Prime-cum-street sweeper extraordinaire of the human body, it’s important to keep the blood and blood flow healthy. The idea of “keeping blood healthy” is a little vague though — no, you don’t have to inject anything in your veins and no, the objective isn’t to make

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How to Tell Colds and Allergies Apart

When the cold starts to bite, we might begin to worry because it means the cold months are here. And cold months mean more than just autumn or snow, but also endless sneezing and coughing and even sleepless nights. Of course, every time there are seasonal changes, our body adjusts too—not only in the varying temperatures but also in the presence of pollens in the air and other allergens. They could trigger cough and colds that could be affecting our

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