There is a vast difference between depression in children and adults. Most of the time, parents do not notice emotional health in children. Diagnosing depression in children is also more complicated than diagnosing depression in adults. The physician needs to interview the parents to understand whether the condition can be classified as clinical depression or not. As parents are likely to be biased, diagnosis may require interviewing friends, school … full story
ADD/ADHD is a symptomatic label thats growing in popularity in epidemic proportions. The symptoms of ADD/ADHD have their roots in both medical and developmental causes. The main stream medical solutions seem to advocate drugging the individual typically with amphetamines, and amphetamine-like drugs which paradoxically slow down the brain processes. This appears to give the person added attention span while in actuality these drugs serve only to mask … full story
Believe it or not, you impart a legacy of health to your children that goes well beyond the genes you give them. You also pass along health beliefs and model health-related choices.
Here are 5 tips that will set your kids up on a path towards a healthy life.
1. Instill a sense of wonder about the body.
Many adults fear and distrust their bodies. They believe that the body is fragile, and illness is just around the corner. The myth that you will … full story
Around 2,000 new mesothelioma cases are diagnosed in the US on a yearly basis. Once the patient of mesothelioma is diagnosed, a health care provider will discuss prognosis and will give a result of the impact of cancer on your body. To get rid of poor prognosis, early detection is an absolute must. Recent study has come to the conclusion that mesothelioma symptoms may not make its presence felt until 15 to 30 years after asbestos exposure.
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Recently Thomas Kubic from the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) posted a blog entry on why people buy counterfeit drugs and other counterfeit products. He based his commentary on a Wall Street Journal article on the same subject, discussing the underlying motivation that leads people to buy counterfeit products. The WSJ article discussed efforts currently underway to help deter people from buying counterfeit products. The article also included … full story
Hair loss is a genetic/hormonal process that can affect both men and women. Hormones that bind to hair follicles can cause an imbalance in the biological processes that cause hair growth. Eventually, excess hormones on the follicle cause hair to stop growing and the follicle dies.
Shampoo, wigs, creams, pills, powders, and just about anything else you can imagine has been marketed as a hair loss product. Hair loss products, if they are at all serious, … full story
Managing your baby fat cell population is a topic you most certainly did not learn about in school. Yet, how skillfully you do this will determine if you become overweight or are able to lose extra weight. As I stated on the cover of my Leptin Diet book, the million dollar question is: How fit is your fat?
As you gain weight not only do your existing fat cells expand in size, but baby fat cells are called into duty and become mature new fat cells … full story
Dry skin is characterized by dull and rough appearance. Some individuals are born with dry skin, while others develop it over time, due to a host of factors. Dry skin tends to age faster as it lacks the necessary oil and moisture to keep skin soft and supple.
Individuals may develop dry skin due overexposure to sunlight, harsh climatic conditions like severe cold or heat, or artificial room heating or cooling. An improper skin care regimen, especially … full story
Cardiovascular training or cardio as we know it, is an aerobic solution that allows for more oxygen to be pumped through your body and hence burn more energy, muscle or fat. Latest research suggests that if you want six pack abdominals and a physique like a 100 meter sprinter, then less is actually more. So whats the best cardio for a six pack.
H.I.T.T. - High Intensity Interval Training.
What is it? Well it basically makes you work slightly harder … full story
I woke up this morning and decided..it was time. I have been neglected myself and my fitness goals for over a month now. I have been so wrapped up in all my businesses and my online product, I have really let myself go. But I made the decision, NO MORE! I need to come first, I DESERVE to come first and now is the time.
There are 15 days until Christmas and I am setting some goals and be very specific.
1. I will track all my meals on sparkspeople … full story
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