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The difference between Mental Health and Aging

According to the “Mental Health Action Plan 2013–2020” (WHO, 2013), mental health is an integral part of health and well-being and includes not only individual characteristics but also social, cultural, economic political, and environmental factors. The report recognizes that depending on the context certain groups, such as older people, are at higher risk of having […]

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NON VERBAL COMMUNICATION

Scientific research on nonverbal communication and behavior began with the 1872 publication of Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Since that time, abundant research on the types, effects, and expressions of unspoken communication and behavior. While these signals are often so subtle that we are not consciously aware of them, […]

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen attend the UCLA IoES honors Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bundchen at the 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala on February 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability)

The Art of Dealing With Difficult People

By ‘difficult’ people we mean people with certain personality traits or emotionalcharacteristics that make it difficult for you to communicate with them. The abilityto effectively cope with such people while maintaining a healthy work environmentis known as the skill of dealing with difficult people. It is inevitable for you to come across a difficult person […]

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Lavender Oil for Anxiety coping mechanisms

Lavender Oil for Anxiety and Depression Review of the literature on the safety and efficacy of lavender By Jeremy Appleton, NDPrinter Friendly Page Abstract Lavender flower and its extracts have been used, both internally and by olfaction, for centuries as a treatment for anxiety and depression. Modern analytical research has identified the main active constituents […]

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How to Cope with Anxiety

Do You Live with Anxiety? Here Are 11 Ways to Cope Intro Quick coping methods Long-term strategies Anxiety red flags When to see a professional Breathe: There are ways to calm your anxiety Know that feeling of your heart beating faster in response to a stressful situation? Or perhaps, instead, your palms get sweaty when […]

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Taking the next step for your ASMTHA

Everything You Need to Know About High Cholesterol LDL cholesterol HDL cholesterol Triglycerides Cholesterol level check Normal levels Cholesterol chart Symptoms Causes Risk factors Complications Diagnosis Treatment Low-cholesterol diet High-cholesterol foods Medications Natural remedies Prevention Outlook What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of lipid. It’s a waxy, fat-like substance that your liver produces naturally. It’s […]

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Everything you need to know about High Cholesterol

Everything You Need to Know About High Cholesterol LDL cholesterol HDL cholesterol Triglycerides Cholesterol level check Normal levels Cholesterol chart Symptoms Causes Risk factors Complications Diagnosis Treatment Low-cholesterol diet High-cholesterol foods Medications Natural remedies Prevention Outlook What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of lipid. It’s a waxy, fat-like substance that your liver produces naturally. It’s […]

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What causes Chronic Pain?

Everyone experiences occasional aches and pains. In fact, sudden pain is an important reaction of the nervous system that helps alert you to possible injury. When an injury occurs, pain signals travel from the injured area up your spinal cord and to your brain. Pain will usually become less severe as the injury heals. However, […]

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

What is multiple sclerosis (MS)? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic illness involving your central nervous system (CNS). The immune system attacks myelin, which is the protective layer around nerve fibers. This causes inflammation and scar tissue, or lesions. This can make it hard for your brain to send signals to the rest of your body. See illustrations that […]

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OBAMA CARE aka The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was signed into law in 2010. The act aimed to provide affordable health insurance coverage for all Americans. The ACA was also designed to protect consumers from insurance company tactics that might drive up patient costs or restrict care. Millions of Americans […]

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If you or a loved one have bipolar disorder.. read on.

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood. Symptoms can include an extremely elevated mood called mania. They can also include episodes of depression. Bipolar disorder is also known as bipolar disease or manic depression. People with bipolar disorder may have trouble managing everyday life tasks at […]

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Everything You should know about Allergies

Everything You Need to Know About Allergies Symptoms Skin allergies Causes Treatments Natural remedies Diagnosis Blood test Prevention Complications Asthma Cold Cough Bronchitis Babies Takeaway Allergies An allergy is an immune system response to a foreign substance that’s not typically harmful to your body. These foreign substances are called allergens. They can include certain foods, […]

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Everything You need to know about Acid Reflux and Gerd

What’s acid reflux and GERD? Acid reflux happens when contents from your stomach move up into your esophagus. It’s also called acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux. If you have symptoms of acid reflux more than twice a week, you might have a condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). According to the National Institute of Diabetes and […]

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Men also get fibromyalgia. Yet, they may remain undiagnosed because this is seen as a woman’s disease. However, current statistics show that as the 2016 diagnostic protocol is more readily applied, more men are being diagnosed. Men also have severe pain and emotional symptoms from fibromyalgia. The condition affects their quality of life, career, and […]

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What is COPD?

What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases. The most common are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Many people with COPD have both of these conditions. Emphysema slowly destroys air sacs in your lungs, which interferes with outward air flow. Bronchitis causes inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial […]

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Eating Disorders Affect Boys as well

More than 10 million men are affected by eating disorders in the United States alone. Yet, we aren’t doing enough about it. Leonie Holt of Australia has battled anorexia her entire life. Her health was at its worst her first year of marriage, when she weighed 97 pounds at 5 feet, 4 inches tall. It’s […]

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Eating Disorders Aren’t What You Think: 9 Things You Should Know Experts say eating disorders can affect anyone, so it’s important to dispel any myths surrounding the ailments. Getty Images The Academy of Eating Disorders has released a list of “9 truths” they say people should know about eating disorders. They say the truths dispel myths that people with eating disorders are either overly skinny or noticeably overweight. Among the truths are eating disorders aren’t choices, families aren’t to blame for them, and eating disorders can affect anyone. If you or a loved one had an eating disorder, would you be able to recognize it? While stereotypes might indicate that people with eating disorders are malnourished and skinny, the full spectrum of eating disorders goes far beyond these preconceived notions. The Academy for Eating Disorders is trying to bust the stigma and improve knowledge of this disease. The advocacy group has released a new document titled Nine Truths about Eating Disorders. People can look healthy Many people may think a person with an eating disorder would be someone all “skin and bones” or someone who carries a lot of extra weight. But experts say this doesn’t reflect reality. Dr. Dina Hirsch, a senior psychologist at Syosset Hospital’s Center for Weight Management on Long Island in New York, told Healthline it’s important for physicians to recognize this truth. “Normal weight patients with eating disorders such as atypical anorexia or bulimia nervosa are often commended for their weight loss without discussion of how it was accomplished,” she said. “Both of these illnesses have physical and mental health consequences just as serious as anorexia nervosa but are frequently missed by medical professionals who are overly focused on praising them for weight loss,” she added. Families are not to blame The Academy for Eating Disorders’ document points out that families can be a source of strength for people dealing with an eating disorder. They can also serve as an ally for both the person and doctors alike. According to Dr. Shawna Newman, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, family members may feel overwhelmed when a loved one is dealing with an eating disorder. “It’s really tough when parents are scared,” she told Healthline. “It’s tough to reel in the emotion.” But the same familial closeness that can cause anxiety can also help identify problems, assisting doctors in working toward a solution. “The great thing is that people can go to a doctor and have a relatively nonjudgmental assessment and feedback,” explained Newman. “You can easily accompany a family member to their appointment and speak to the doctor about staying on the right track with nutrition.” An eating disorder is a health crisis To some, an eating disorder may seem like a minor roadblock, one that’s easy to get over. But because these disorders affect a person’s psychological well-being, it isn’t that simple. Dr. S. Bryn Austin, president of the Academy of Eating Disorders, said in a release that the messaging in pop culture and society at large can often spur an eating disorder that can be tough to beat. “In addition, frank discrimination in healthcare against people living in larger bodies takes a direct and sometimes devastating toll on health and well-being regardless of whether or not a person believes the stigmatizing messages,” she said. Eating disorders aren’t choices An eating disorder may start off as someone choosing to starve themselves so they can fit into smaller clothes. But once the disorder has taken hold, it’s no longer a choice. “It’s so challenging when you have an eating disorder because food is necessary. We don’t get away from it. We’ve got to eat to live,” said Newman. Newman said that when a person has gotten themselves to a point where their brain is effectively rewired to think differently about how they look, it’s similar to trauma. Eating disorders can affect anyone “Eating disorders come in more than one flavor. The calorie restriction type in which people seriously restrict their intake is very common in teenage girls. But boys can be affected too,” said Newman. There’s truth to the notion that young women are the highest-risk group for developing eating disorders, but that doesn’t mean that men — or any other demographic group — are immune. According to statistics, about 2 percent of men will deal with a binge eating disorder at some point in their lives. There’s an increased risk for suicide There’s no shortage to the health risks that eating disorders can carry. The Academy of Eating Disorders released notes that the mortality rate for eating disorders is second only to opioid use disorder when it comes to psychiatric illnesses. According to a 2014 studyTrusted Source of 1,436 people with eating disorders, almost 12 percent had attempted suicide at some point while 43 percent had a history of suicidal ideation. Genes and environment play a role Various benchmarks, such as body mass index, give us a rough idea of what we need to do in order to be healthy. But the social and physiological determinants of health are tricky to pin down. “There are many factors that go into it,” said Newman. “Different people have different genetics. Biology isn’t just what you’re consuming, but it’s also that every person in every family has different strengths that can cause different kinds of weight.” “Weight is very much influenced by genetics, but it can also be influenced by cultural factors, as diets are different in different cultures, and there are different kinds of access to food,” she explained. Genes alone can’t predict While the influence of genetics on health and eating disorders can’t be denied, genes are hardly the end-all in terms of prediction. Eating disorders can be spurred by a person’s perception of what their body should look like — often influenced by images on social media or television. Sometimes things can be exacerbated by preconceptions from peers or even doctors, said Hirsch. “It’s imperative that we address weight bias by educating physicians on the nine truths — teaching them that eating disorders affect people of all shapes and sizes, that positive body image promotes health rather than the contrary, and that dietary restriction strategies can increase the risk of developing eating disorders,” she said. “Physicians also need to stop judging and blaming patients for their weight,” she added. Full recovery is possible Anyone who’s tried to change their eating habits knows that it isn’t as simple as just flipping a switch. The same goes for people with eating disorders who are trying to revert to healthier eating habits. “The idea that there’s something wrong about your body is very tough to get past,” said Newman. “It can take a long time. You can change your behaviors and re-train, but to change your core belief is very challenging.” While it may be a challenge for someone to lose their eating disorder, it’s certainly not impossible — particularly when the person, health professionals, and loved ones are all pulling in the right direction. “Weight-related issues should be treated like any other health issue — with compassion, sensitivity, and concern — and not judgment, blame, or oversimplification,” said Hirsch. “Only then will we be able to address one of the nation’s leading health problems — obesity — and decrease the rate of eating disorders.” Written by Dan Gray on January 14, 2020 New.

If you or a loved one had an eating disorder, would you be able to recognize it? While stereotypes might indicate that people with eating disorders are malnourished and skinny, the full spectrum of eating disorders goes far beyond these preconceived notions. The Academy for Eating Disorders is trying to bust the stigma and improve knowledge of this […]

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What is Congestive Heart Failure?

PRINT  An Overview of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Coping By James Myhre and Dennis Sifris, MD  Medically reviewed by Richard N. Fogoros, MD Updated on December 02, 2019Heart Failure Overview Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Treatment Coping In This Article Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Treatment Coping Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the term used to describe what […]

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How Vascular Tone Affects The Heart

Tone, also known as vascular tone, refers to the amount of constriction present in blood vessels. Higher tone means more constriction, which indicates more resistance to blood flow, and thus, means the heart has to work harder to pump blood. The Vascular tone varies among different organs. The vascular tone of the pulmonary system may […]

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When do see a docotor if hypertension persists.

Complications When to See a Doctor Hypertension does not usually cause any noticeable symptoms. When it does, you might experience dizziness, shortness of breath, headaches, and nosebleeds, which could indicate that your blood pressure is high.1 Complications such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure can occur if long-term hypertension is not adequately treated. A hypertensive emergency, which is an uncommon […]

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The number one cause of death in young children is actually hypertension and or blood clotting.

Treatment Coping Hypertension, which is chronically high blood pressure, is one of the most common medical problems.1 Hypertension does not usually cause any symptoms, and it is not always diagnosed in the early stages. It is a leading cause of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and other serious medical problems. Because hypertension is so common and consequential, it […]

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The Leading cause of Death in Young Adults

The causes of death among people ages 15 to 24 in the United States are either largely preventable or congenital. Regardless of this, far too many young people die prematurely. These are the top causes of death for people in the ages where they are in high school, college, or entering the workforce. See how each cause may […]

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Infectious Diseases- A-Z

Category:Infectious diseasesThe main article for this category is Infectious disease.Infectious disease and microbiologyDisciplines(pathogens)Major diseasesBacteriology (bacteria)Cholera · Diphtheria · Leprosy · Syphilis ·TuberculosisVirology (viruses, prions) AIDS · Influenza · Measles · Polio · SmallpoxMycology (fungi) Aspergillosis · Candidiasis · TineaParasitology (protozoa, helminths)Amoebic dysentery · Hookworm · Malaria ·SchistosomiasisEntomology (ectoparasites) Lice · ScabiesPeopleAlexander Fleming · Edward Jenner […]

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How to Spot A Psychopath

How to Spot a Successful Psychopath A 2010 study published in the Journal of Research and Personality titled “The Search of the Successful Psychopath” examined what separates psychopaths who become criminals from psychopaths who succeed in business. Researchers concluded that successful psychopaths share the same core features as other psychopaths. They’re arrogant, dishonest, and callous. They experience little remorse, […]

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CANCER SUCKS

In 2017, 9.6 million people are estimated to have died from the various forms of cancer. Every sixth death in the world is due to cancer, making it the second leading cause of death – second only to cardiovascular diseases.1 Progress against many other causes of deaths and demographic drivers of increasing population size, life expectancy and — particularly in […]

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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term used to refer to the range of diseases which affect the heart and blood vessels. These include hypertension (high blood pressure); coronary heart disease (heart attack); cerebrovascular disease (stroke); heart failure; and other heart diseases. Cardiovascular disease is the top cause of death globally. In the map we see […]

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Dissociative Disorders

Dementia Dementia comprises several forms — the most common being Alzheimer’s disease — is an illness which results in a deterioration of cognitive capacity and function beyond what is expect from the normal ageing process. It can occur either in a chronic or progressive form. It affects several cognitive functions including memory, comprehension, judgement, language and learning capacity. In […]

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HERE IT IS : STATISTICS TO SHOW DEATH.

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH Of the 56.9 million deaths worldwide in 2016, more than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last […]

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Depression

Depressive disorder, frequently referred to simply as depression, is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding and medical care. Left untreated, depression can be devastating for those who have it and their families. Fortunately, with early detection, diagnosis and a treatment plan […]

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Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders are characterized by an involuntary escape from reality characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, identity, consciousness and memory. People from all age groups and racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds can experience a dissociative disorder. Its estimated that 2% of people experience dissociative disorders, with women being more likely than men to be diagnosed. […]

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Eating Disorders

When you become so preoccupied with food and weight issues that you find it harder and harder to focus on other aspects of your life, it may be an early sign of an eating disorder. Studies suggest that 1 in 20 people will be affected at some point in their lives. Ultimately without treatment, eating […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also known as OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions (compulsions). Although people with OCD may know that their thoughts and behavior don’t make sense, they are often unable to stop them. Symptoms typically begin during childhood, the teenage years or young adulthood, although males often […]

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Early Psychosis and Psychosis

Most people think of psychosis as a break with reality. In a way it is. Psychosis is characterized as disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real and what isn’t. These disruptions are often experienced as seeing, hearing and believing things that aren’t real or […]

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SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER

Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental health condition characterized primarily by symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations or delusions, and symptoms of a mood disorder, such as mania and depression. Reading NAMI’s content on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder will offer many overlapping resources for schizoaffective disorder. Because schizoaffective disorder is less well-studied than the other […]

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. It is a complex, long-term medical illness, affecting about 1% of Americans. Although schizophrenia can occur at any age, the average age of onset tends to be in the late teens to […]

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BIPOLAR DISORDER, and how to deal with it when someone you love has it. If you have it, this will help you.

Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness that affects about 2.6 percent of Americans each year. It is characterized by episodes of energetic, manic highs and extreme, sometimes depressive lows. These can affect a person’s energy level and ability to think reasonably. Mood swings caused by bipolar disorder are much more severe than […]

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