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What is the impact of eating too much sugar?

In the short-term, eating too much sugar may contribute to acne, weight gain, and tiredness. In the long-term, too much sugar increases the risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people in the United States consume too much added sugar. […]

What to know about bipolar disorder?

A person with bipolar disorder will experience changes in mood, energy, and activity levels that can make day-to-day living difficult. Bipolar disorder can cause severe disruption to a person’s life, but the impact varies between individuals. With appropriate treatment and support, many people with this condition live a full and productive life. According to the […]

What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It happens when blood sugar levels rise due to problems with the use or production of insulin. It can appear at any age, but it is more likely to occur after the age of 45 years. It affects over 30 million Americans, according to the […]

What is shingles?

Shingles is a viral infection that results from the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. It typically affects a single sensory nerve ganglion and the skin surface that the nerve supplies. Anyone who has had chickenpox can later develop shingles. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

Abortion

Abortion, sometimes known as a ‘termination of pregnancy,’ is the medical process of ending a pregnancy to ensure that it does not end in the birth of a baby. Women have abortions for many reasons, including personal circumstances, a risk to the mother or a high chance that the baby will have a serious genetic […]

What to know about breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. Advances in screening and treatment for breast cancer have improved survival rates dramatically since 1989. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in […]

What to know about sleep deprivation

Many people do not get enough quality sleep, and this can affect their health, well-being, and ability to do everyday activities. The right amount of sleep can vary from person to person, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that adults get at least 7 hours each night. They also estimate that […]

Anxiety disorder

Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but people with anxiety disorders experience frequent and severe worry that disrupts their normal life. What is anxiety? Feeling anxiety before a specific event, such as a test, is normal. Usually, anxiety is temporary. But someone with an anxiety disorder experiences regular, severe worry. The anxiety may be […]

smoking and vaping could increase the severity of COVID-19 due to blood vessel damage and a higher risk of stroke.

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that, as well as the respiratory symptoms of COVID-19, the disease can also cause, among others, neurological effects.” A recent report from a neurological hospital in the United Kingdom identifies cases of delirium, brain inflammation, nerve damage, and stroke in COVID-19 patients. Reports of stroke in […]

Love hormone’ oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease progressively degrades a person’s memory and cognitive abilities, often resulting in dementia. Amid efforts to find novel treatments for this disease, a recent breakthrough study by scientists from Japan shows that oxytocin―the hormone that we commonly know to induce feelings of love and well-being―can also effectively reverse some of the damage caused by […]