December Monthly Archives

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Patients to Cope with Chronic Pain

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a psycho-social interventional practice, is used for improving mental health. Initially, it was used for eating disorders, but now a range of issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and anger problems are dealt using it. VIA An article published by Wolters Kluwer in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice talks of how CBT is a priceless …

HPV Vaccination Offers Long Term Protection Against The Most Virulent Strains of the Virus

Researchers have reported in the Pediatrics journal that boys and girls who received the HPV vaccine enjoy its long term protection against the most virulent strains of the virus. Their conclusions are based on decade of data. These findings have led them to recommend more widespread and early administration of the HPV vaccine even before the exposure of adolescents and preadolescences to the virus. VIA …

How to Remain Healthy During the Holidays?

Holidays are times of celebration and fun. Yet these can take a toll on one’s emotional and physical health if proper care is not taken. Here are eight useful tips from Leana Wen, M.D., the Health Commissioner of Baltimore City, who is also an Emergency Physician, for staying healthy while having fun during the holiday season. 1.Know what to eat VIA Holidays present you with …

Keep Your Immune System Strong with Sixteen Super Foods

VIA To keep immune system strong you need to rightly feed your body. This will prevent you from catching flu and cold in this winter season. Here are 16 powerful immune boosters with surprising nutrients that you should include in your meals. Elderberry: This old folk remedy is packed with loads of antioxidants. It also is known to help fight inflammation. Research says that these …

Tips to Avoid the Harmful Effects of the Sun on Your Skin

Medical science says that over 90% of skin cancers are due to sun exposure. It is true that exposure to sun’s UV light causes premature skin aging, sunburn, skin cancer and skin damage. Skin cancer and skin damage risk are associated with the number of sunburns an individual experiences during his or her life time. Physical characteristics such as freckles, blond or red hair, green …

Seniors with Hypertension Should Aim for Lower Blood Pressure than the Commonly Recommended Level

One of the major public health issues is hypertension, which is high blood pressure. One in every three American adults, and three in every four in the above- 75- age- group are affected by it. Although it produces no symptoms, it is a main risk factor for serious health issues including cognitive function decline, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, and heart attack. businessdayonline Blood pressure …

9 Tips on Preventing Winter Heart Attacks

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It is commonly known that winters are not only times of celebration and merry making, but also some general infections such as flu and cold. However, not everyone is aware of the fact that winter also increases one’s risk of a heart attack. This is because, with lower temperatures, the arteries that arise from the aorta become shrunken, and so, the heart has to apply …

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Diminishes with Increased Antioxidant Consumption

A paper published by an Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) research group in the journal Diabetologia, reveals a lower risk of type 2 diabetes among individuals consuming antioxidant-rich foods. This effect was observed to be contributed largely by vegetables, fruits, hot beverages like tea, and moderate intake of alcohol. psychologicalscience Previous and current research Many previous studies have found an association …

Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases Due to Climate Change

A new study by researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, says that apart from causing devastating natural disasters on helpless communities, climate change can also provoke the outbreaks of infectious diseases such as malaria, Zika, and dengue fever. healthgenie The lead author of the study, Cecilia Sorensen, MD, who is also the Living Closer Foundation Fellow in Climate and Health Policy at …