Diseases & Conditions

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...
The immune system is our body's defense system against invading pathogens, but what happens when the immune system turns around and starts attacking the body? We succumb to autoimmune diseases. What Are Autoimmune Diseases? An autoimmune disease is defined as, "A condition...
Did you know that in the U.S. alone, nearly 790,000 people have a heart attack and close to 795,000 have a stroke annually? That is a scary number, especially when you consider the fact that our population comprises nearly...
Consider yourself lucky if you've managed to cruise through your life without having any vision troubles and the need for glasses or contacts. Unfortunately, good eye health in your younger years does not guarantee healthy vision as you age — there...
Have you ever wondered why you and your sibling(s) have some common problems like acne, tendency to gain weight, a gluten allergy or even rosacea? You can thank one or both of your parents for that because these and some...
Did you know that one in eight women have a risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer? That is a large number considering the advancement we have made in the field of cancer detection, treatment and cancer awareness. A possible consolation, though,...

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