Health

Body Image Issues in Young People

When we talk about body image, we refer to the mental and subjective representation of our appearance. Sometimes this perception is close to reality, but there are times when it couldn’t be further from the truth. Thus, body image issues…

Tics in Childhood: Characteristics and Treatment

Tics are involuntary, recurrent, unpredictable, non-rhythmic muscle movements that can be temporarily controlled by willpower. Tics in childhood tend to worsen due to stress or anger and can be reduced by distraction or concentration. In reality, tics are one of…

Conscious Eating – Befriending Your Food

Interestingly, most of the good times often take place around a table. Unfortunately, for many people, this poses the eternal dilemma of breaking or following their diet, which leads to anxiety. Conscious eating may help you manage it because it’s…

Psychological Treatments for Alcoholism

Most of the psychological treatments for alcoholism have the cognitive behavioral model as a foundation. This model treats this substance as a powerful reinforcement mechanism that maintains a person’s habit of using it for self-treatment. The cognitive behavioral model offers…

Extrapyramidal Symptoms: What Are They?

Extrapyramidal symptoms are all motor problems produced most often as a result of antipsychotic medications. It’s essentially an illness of the motor functions that happens because of damage to the extrapyramidal system. That system is basically the brain’s basal ganglia and…

5G Networks: What Everyone Should Know

Several experts have drawn our attention to the new 5G networks, which are currently on the brink of worldwide implementation. Many researchers claim that this technology will cause serious health consequences and electromagnetic pollution. For some time, people have been…

Erectile Dysfunction: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to get and maintain an erection that allows for satisfactory sexual performance. Although it’s not a severe condition, it can affect a patient’s social and personal life, as well as their partner’s. It…

Weight Gain Associated with Psychoactive Drugs

Weight gain associated with psychoactive drugs is one of the side effects that worries patients the most. Consequently, it’s a delicate subject that should be given special attention. Weight fluctuations vary from patient to patient and depend on the type…

Sleep Apnea in Women

Sleep apnea in women is underdiagnosed. In fact, when people think of sleep apnea, they usually think of a middle-aged or elderly man snoring. This stereotypical image only tells a small part of the story. First of all, young people…

Nitric Oxide: The Amazing Gaseous Neurotransmitter

Nitric oxide is a neurotransmitter with amazing functions. For example, it aids our memory, conditions the quality of our sleep, and can even boost our sexual relationships. In this article, we’ll explore in detail how it works. Millions of substances…

Learn All about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Living with polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t always easy. This condition is a reality for many women, even though we seldom hear of it. It manifests with pain, menstrual irregularities, infertility, and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart…

Psychological Aspects of Diabetes

Experts have largely ignored the psychological aspects of diabetes since the illness was first discovered. However, those who suffer from this disease often experience stress, anguish, and even depression. Thankfully, now there’s a new approach that takes all these multiple…

Destigmatizing Mental Illness

Psychological well-being is often associated to very negative myths. That’s why destigmatizing mental illness isn’t an easy task. You should first start by questioning your own thoughts about mental health. Then, once you overcome the stigmas and the myths linked…

Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)

Of all the human senses, vision might be the most dominant one. We rely on this capacity to perceive environmental images. Therefore, health-related conditions (such as Charles Bonnet syndrome) that affect vision are particularly threatening. For this reason, there’s a…

What Happens When You Sleep

What happens when you sleep? Your body gets its basic needs met and this promotes and maintains a healthy metabolic-organic balance. If the proper schedule for quality sleeping isn’t respected, it can lead to serious health problems in the long…

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States

Since 2012, a drug epidemic has exploded in the United States. The U.S. now has the highest number of opioid users in the world. According to a report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2017 approximately 72,000 people…

4 Benefits of Physical Activity for the Elderly

It’s important for us to stay fit and healthy, taking into account that all of us are continually getting older. Because of this, in this article, we’re going to tell you all about the benefits of physical activity for the…