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  • Dependence on Technology and Mental Health

    Dependence on Technology and Mental Health

     You probably have your own view on dependence on technology and mental health, but let’s have a look. To answer this question we first need to understand what anxiety actually is.  The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” Whilst most people will…


  • Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

    Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

    What is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that can cause unusual levels of hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors. People with ADHD may also have trouble focusing their attention on a single task or sitting still for long periods of time. Many people experience inattention and changes in energy levels. For…


  • Aerophobia: Fear of flying

    Aerophobia: Fear of flying

    Aerophobia is a type of specific phobia that involves a fear of flying or air travel. While statistics suggest that air travel is actually safer than traveling by other means including car and train, flying remains a common source of fear.1 Research suggests that between 2.5% and 40% of people experience flying-related anxiety each year.2 Estimates on…


  • BENEFITS OF BCAA

    BENEFITS OF BCAA

    Supplements containing BCAAs, or branched-chain amino acids, are popular with bodybuilders and athletes for boosting muscle growth and performance. Limited research suggests that BCAAs may also have some other health benefits. BCAAs are essential amino acids. The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The body uses amino acids to make proteins, which are the…


  • FOOD AND CANCER

    FOOD AND CANCER

    Some foods and the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in them may raise or lower cancer risk. Researchers have been studying how the foods, nutrients, and eating patterns listed below are related to cancer. Plant-based foods. These foods contain naturally-occurring substances called phytonutrients. Examples include: Antioxidants. Examples include beta carotene, selenium, and vitamins C and E.…


  • Acrophobia: Fear of Heights

    Acrophobia: Fear of Heights

    Acrophobia is a persistent and intense fear of heights. People with acrophobia will experience panic and sudden anxiety in a variety of situations involving heights. These situations could include standing on a bridge, looking over a cliff, being on the top floor of a skyscraper, riding in an airplane, and more. It’s important to understand,…


  • IMMUNITY

    IMMUNITY

    What is Immunity? Immunity refers to the body’s ability to prevent the invasion of pathogens. Pathogens are foreign disease-causing substances, such as bacteria and viruses, and people are exposed to them every day. Antigens are attached to the surface of pathogens and stimulate an immune response in the body. An immune response is the body’s defense system…


  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 

    What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in…


  • Hypothalamic dysfunction

    Hypothalamic dysfunction

    Hypothalamic dysfunction is a problem with part of the brain called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus helps control the pituitary gland and regulates many body functions. Causes The hypothalamus helps keep the body’s internal functions in balance. It helps regulate: Another important function of the hypothalamus is to control the pituitary gland. The pituitary is a small…


  • Dengue Fever

    Dengue Fever

    Dengue (pronounced DENgee) fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever. An estimated 400 million dengue infections occur worldwide each year, with about 96 million resulting in illness. Most cases occur in…