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Posted on August 27, 2016
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental disorder that affects 10% of school-going children. It affects children and teens and can continue till adulthood. Kids suffering from ADHD are hyperactive, impulsive, have problems with focusing and often behave without thinking. Parents of kids with ADHD are faced with many challenges but fortunately there are many effective strategies that can help them raise their kids. Here are some tips: 1. Focus on your kid’s strengths- Always remember that everyone has some weak spots and strong spots. So, instead of nagging... Continue Reading
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Posted on August 24, 2016
Panic attack is a commonly used phrase by every dramatic teenager. While we use this word very often, most of us don’t understand the seriousness of this word and everything that comes with it. It is basically the sudden urge of anxiety or overwhelming stress /fear. You start to hyperventilate, have trouble breathing and your heart starts pounding simultaneously. If panic attacks are not treated properly, they can lead to panic disorders and other problems. Here are a few symptoms of panic attacks: Shortness of breath or hyperventilation Heart palpitation or a racing heart Chest pain or... Continue Reading
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Posted on August 23, 2016
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder where a person experiences obsessive thoughts and compulsive activity. Obsessions are defined as the unreasonable thoughts that suddenly pop into the mind causing extreme distress and anxiety. Symptoms of OCD begin gradually and differ throughout life. Below are the common patterns that may indicate OCD. 1. Hand-washing- Compulsive use of sanitizer or hand washing is common in OCD patients. This urge comes from the fear of germs or the fears of making others sick. If you still have a fear of getting contaminated by germs after washing... Continue Reading
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Posted on August 20, 2016
The discovery of Insulin has come a long way since its first production in 1920s during which pancreatic tissues of cows and pigs were used to manufacture insulin. Today, insulin is produced by combining bacteria with human DNA. Also, clinical research has been going on for the production of oral insulin, which shows how advanced the medical field has become. Let us know in deep what exactly insulin is: Insulin and its roleInsulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps food turn into energy. It helps to keep our blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (... Continue Reading
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Posted on August 20, 2016
Liver is the largest and the most important organ of our body that performs many essential functions such as recycling blood cells, filtering blood, producing proteins in our blood, etc. Any liver condition could pose a serious threat to our health. Hepatitis is one such disease that inflames the liver and affect its ability to function. Mostly caused by viruses, Hepatitis is the 8th largest killer in the world. It can also be caused by drugs, toxic substances, alcohol and metabolic disorders. Here are five important facts that we should all know about Hepatitis: Hepatitis is caused by five... Continue Reading
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