Diseases & Conditions

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide and according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), there will be nearly 1,735,350 new diagnoses in the U.S. alone and 609,640 individuals may die from it. Though cancer may be one...
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be very debilitating in extreme cases, especially when untreated. On the other hand, the symptoms of ADHD may be brought under control with the help of certain medications and therapy. In many instances, individuals...
If you have often wondered why your child is unable to sit still in class or focus on homework and other activities when most of the other children in the class are mellow, you may want to consult a...
If you tend to Google your symptoms every time you feel something new and try to diagnose your condition, you may probably have a condition termed hypochondriasis. A hypochondriac is a person who constantly "Lives with the fear that they...
If you or a family member is a smoker, it is highly advisable to consider quitting, for the sake of your own health and the health of others, especially if there are children in the house. You may already be aware...
Most of us know that children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, as it is commonly known, can be impulsive, hyperactive and difficult to handle, even for the parents. ADHD is defined as, "A brain disorder marked...
Did you know that cigarette smoking alone accounts for over 480,000 deaths annually in the United States? That translates to 1 in 5 deaths and means that more than 15 per 100 individuals over the age of 18 are...
If you are a jet-setter, you'll be familiar with the effects of jet lag, but do you suffer from sleep deprivation or social jet lag when you are at home? Social jet lag is a term used to describe...
Dementia is not just one condition but a combination of symptoms that point at a decline in cognitive abilities. Though it may start off with mild forgetfulness and minor behavioral changes, it can gradually obstruct basic functioning. Data shows that...
Anxiety and stress have, unfortunately, become integral parts of our everyday lives. Children stress about their academics, sports and other activities, parents stress about work, finances and more and older adults may worry about their health. Regardless of the causes...

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