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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – How it Tires Patients

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term complicated disorder characterized by severe mental and physical exhaustion which cannot be explained by any underlying medical condition. The extreme fatigue may worsen with mental or physical activity, but does not get better with rest. The condition makes it difficult or impossible to perform one’s day-to-day activities. source The exact causative factor of CFS is still unknown, though …

Don’t Blame Doctors For Medication Non-Adherence, Enlighten Patients!

Non-adherence to prescribed medications is ‘an out-of-control epidemic’ in the United States, says an article published in the New York Times. This article which discusses a review in Annals of Internal Medicine, says that 125,000 people die each year in the country due to non-adherence. If medication non-adherence in tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it would rank as the sixth leading …

How People Succumb to Heat Strokes

In a recent tragic incident, undocumented immigrants who were travelling from Mexico to Texas, stuffed in the back of a steaming metal tractor-trailer, were found either injured, dying or dead. Even the surviving human trafficking victims will have “irreversible brain damage” says the San Antonio fire chief. Read on to find more about heat stroke and how it kills. What is heat stroke? Heat stroke, …

Too Much Sitting May Harm Our Brains, Says Studies

Often times when we need to use the power of our brain, we also tend to sit down. This happens at work, at schools, at exams, while calculating monthly expenses, while working on puzzles, etc. A new research has explored how too much sitting can affect the fuel supply to your brain, and thus negatively affect your brain health. The brain constantly requires glucose for …

Better Education Leads to a Better Heart

Healthy Heart

If you did better and stayed longer in school, the chances are that you will do much better with your heart and its good health. There have been a couple of studies over the years that have linked higher education with reduced chances of heart risks. source In 2010, Dr Abhinav Goyal and his colleagues from Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia assessed 61,332 …

Obesity Screening for Kids Should Start Earlier

Obesity Screening for Kids

When looking at a child it’s not always obvious if that child is obese. As eating habits and lifestyle changes take root, extra weight is becoming the new normal and parents might not detect when their child’s weight hits the wrong side of the scale. In the US, obesity is fairly common among children and adolescents. Obesity is associated with a number of negative health …

Identifying and Dealing with Obesity in Children and Adolescents

child obesity

According to the year 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts, among children and adolescents in the age group of 2 to 19 years in the US, about 17% of them are obese, and approximately 32% of them were obese or overweight. source The current study was carried out with the aim of updating the 2010 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation …

Sepsis- A Life Threatening Condition Arising Due to the Body’s Response to Infection

Sepsis- A Life Threatening

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to fight an infection leads to widespread inflammation. Medical practitioners are the last line of defense for patients affected with Sepsis. If these patients are not keenly monitored and treated, their condition might get worse, leading to organ failure within a short span of time. source A nationwide advocacy group called Sepsis Alliance, which …

Are The kids Suffering Because of Parents’ Technology Obsession?

In an office meeting, at a dinner date, or a get-together with friends, you would inevitably feel snubbed when the person opposite you gets engrossed in their smart phones. However, certain settings now require technology etiquette where you would not plunge into your personal digital world out of respect and deference. Now, imagine this scenario with your children who need more attention and validation in …

The Risks of Bladder and Kidney Cancer: Time to Leave the Couch and Start Exercising.

Sedentary Lifestyle

If the scare of obesity and bad posture related health issues wasn’t enough, the latest finding connecting an inactive sedentary lifestyle with cancer risk is surely alarming enough for you to leave that couch and stand up to take notice. According to a 2017 study by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, couch potatoes who are the epitome of recreational inactivity stand at a greater risk …

Zika: The New Apocalyptic Threat From Mosquitoes

Zika Virus

‘When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close,’ said Bill Gates in a blog post once and the truth of this statement still resonates the world over. These messengers of death kill about 700,000 humans annually and cause several million cases of disabling diseases. The diseases borne by mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history taken together. …