Secondhand and parental smoking: Saving the kids and the unborn.

Introduction Most people who are not active smoker,s but resides with a smoker, will end up having almost equal risks as the active smoker. Secondhand smoking is explained in simple terms as the inhalation of the smoke from a burning end of a cigarette, and/or the smoke expelled by someone who is actively smoking. About 14 million American kids are subjected to secondhand smoking, many of whom are aged 3-11 years. Before now, many people believed that the harms that come with smoking were limited to the smoker, but recent…

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Geriatrics: Improving health care for the aged.

Geriatrics is a medical sub specialty that deals with the welfare and pathologies of old age, the medical care and management of aging people, and the maintenance of their quality of life. Though relatively new, this field is a very important aspect of healthcare due to the delicacy and sensitiveness of the aging phase of human life, and the apparent scientific neglect of the challenges faced by people living in this phase. The word geriatrics was derived from “geron”, a Greek word meaning “old man”, and was made popular by…

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Sleep Paralysis: What you need to know about night hags.

Introduction Your eyes are open, you are sure you are awake, yet your body (except probably your extremities of fingers and toes) remains unmoved even when you wished to. This is sleep paralysis, a rare sleep disorder that occurs when the brain temporary paralysis your muscles to prevent you from acting out your dream and the sleeper wakes up, at the transitional moments- verge of falling asleep or while about to wake up. It more commonly happens when you sleep in a supine position and can be accompanied by hallucinations,…

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How to deal with your phobia

Phobia is a specific and profound abnormal fear of a particular place, thing or event. This should not be confused with our natural human safety instinct, which is an inherent fear and avoidance of detrimental situations or some anxiety disorders which rather comes as a generalized aversion. Phobia can have a lot of triggers, mostly past personal experiences or by past experiences of people around us (by witnessing or by hearing). It has also been demonstrated in other animals, and in most cases, it is acquired. In phobias nomenclature, the…

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How hormonal changes affect you at menopause

General overview Menopause, otherwise climacteric, in simple terms, is a special phenomenon occurring in women and signifying the ultimate end of menstruation, just the opposite of menarche, which is the beginning of menstruation. In most cases, it is also the natural end of reproductive life. The age of menopause varies substantially among several populations and can be affected by genetic and environmental factors. However, menopause will usually occur between the ages of 45 to 55 years. What happens at menopause? During a woman’s lifetime, she is expected to shed about…

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Penis captivus- Can a couple get stuck during sex?

General Overview This is a rare but disturbing occurrence that is still a mystery to a lot of people. How can two partners get stuck during intercourse, a supernatural act or just mere science? Just as the name implies, penis captivus is a rare or rather, poorly reported, awkward experience during sexual intercourse where the man is unable to free himself at the supposed end of sex. Though most documented cases are hearsay, there are still enough publications with evidence to prove the reality of penis captivation. How it usually…

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Recognize Stress and Follow These 4 Easy Methods to Manage it

What Causes Stress? Different things in our daily routines can be responsible for stress, such as a chronic disease, an argument, or a demanding job, and being in quarantine is another major factor. Stress can cause a heavy burden to your health or emotional state, even if it is from positive events like planning a dinner, most likely if you are an older adult. “As we age, our immune systems are less efficient, and adding stress to that can lead to disease progression or the onset of disease,” says Dr.…

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What Would Happen If You Stopped Eating Fats and Oils for 7 Days?

How Do Oils and Fats Work in Our Body? There are several benefits of fats, such as keeping the metabolism strong, having your body work properly and making you fuller longer. It tastes great as well. It is important that we keep bad fats like fried or baked foods at bay. Healthy fats such as oily fish, or those in avocados are fantastic at filling in those fat needs and fueling the body. What would happen if you gave up on fats and oils for a week? Here is a…

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8 Common Questions About Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin then you know that you have to be extra careful about everything. There are many questions that are Googled every day by several people that have sensitive skin – and we’re here to answer the 8 most common questions! Q#1. How do I recognize sensitive skin? Get your skin checked out by a dermatologist. It’s the best and the most reliable way to check if you have sensitive skin or any other type of skin condition. Q#2. How is acne caused? An access of sebum…

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How To Stay Fit At Home Due To Coronavirus Lockdown

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As the global coronavirus pandemic is on full-swing infecting thousands with millions on the verge of getting the disease—going to the gym is the last thing on people’s minds right now. Regular gym-goers are disappointed that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended even more aggressive social-distancing measures, which means that many gyms and fitness centers have to close their doors to stop the spread of COVID-19. Health experts are now suggesting people improvise and do exercises that can be done at home or workout outdoors while…

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