Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

All you need to know about ADHD

Although every person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presents differently, there are some common signs and symptoms associated with each of the three main types of ADHD

All you need to know about ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder is considered a neurobehavioral condition, which involves regular episodes of impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, or difficulties sustaining attention. In some cases, it is a combination of all the above. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 10.2 percent of children in the United States aged between 4 and […]

4 signs of thyroid cancer you should never ignore

If you have any of these potential thyroid cancer symptoms, ask your doctor if you should get a fine needle aspiration to test for cancer

4 signs of thyroid cancer you should never ignoreThe importance of thyroid symptoms you can see Doctors usually find thyroid cancer when patients are getting ultrasounds, CT scans, or MRIs for an unrelated reason, but the nodules will rarely cause problems, says Michael Tuttle, MD, an endocrinologist with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Patients can usually choose to keep an eye on the […]

4 common causes of eye pain

Eye pain can be attributed to a variety of causes. It is typically divided into conditions that affect the cornea, conditions that affect other parts of the eye, and conditions involving other areas of the body that cause pain to be felt in the eye area

4 common causes of eye painCommon causes of eye pain typically center around particular parts of the eye. These include the cornea, the white of the eye (sclera), and a thin layer that covers it called the conjunctiva. The colored part of the eye is the iris. The muscles that control the eye, the nerves, and the eyelids can also […]

Here are 5 ways to treat heartburn without medications

Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Some of the symptoms, however, are similar to those of a heart attack or heart disease. Heartburn is an irritation of the oesophagus -- the tube that connects your throat and stomach. It's caused by stomach acid. Here’s how to find relief

Here are 5 ways to treat heartburn without medicationsMaybe you hadn’t planned on getting your total caloric intake for the day within the space of an hour, but now here you are: empty plate, super-full belly—and that burning has just begun. The holidays are notorious for scuttling moderation, thanks to jumbo family dinners, ample party buffets, and cheese-laden potlucks. But all of that […]

Self-checks most reliable way to detect recurrent skin cancer

In a study including 581 patients with stage II melanoma and a one-year follow-up, around 40% patients detected signs of recurrence, either from a physical change on skin or through known symptoms like coughing blood

Self-checks most reliable way to detect recurrent skin cancerSelf-checks are the number one way to detect recurrent melanoma, outperforming technology and routine imaging tests, says a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. While melanoma is attributed to less than one percent of skin cancer diagnoses, it is the cause of most skin cancer deaths, according to SkinCancer.org. […]

Is your liver damaged? Here are key signs and symptoms to watch out for

Once a person progresses beyond early symptoms, damage to liver and its side effects become more serious. The American Liver Foundation explains people may have blood vessels leading livers to burst; toxins could build up in the brains and interfere with mental function

Is your liver damaged? Here are key signs and symptoms to watch out forWhen a liver is working well, it cleans the blood, helps digest food and fights infection. It is also a bit of a bodily superhero — much like Wolverine and Deadpool, it has the power to regenerate when it has been damaged, replacing old tissue with new cells. “Anything that keeps your liver from doing […]

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms

Many parents fail to understand how serious these four symptoms can be. They know that high fevers, cuts that bleed badly, lots of vomiting or diarrhea, bad injuries, or bad coughs need attention, but they don’t always understand the seriousness of these ones

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptomsAs a pediatrician, I’ve talked on the phone with lots of parents of sick children. As I ask my questions and try to understand what’s going on and how I can help, there are a few symptoms in particular that I listen for. I don’t hear them often. Most of the time, it’s not serious […]

Not just a lump, even backache could be a hidden symptom of breast cancer

Researchers say too many women unaware of other breast cancer symptoms, which include breathlessness and weight loss

Not just a lump, even backache could be a hidden symptom of breast cancer  One in six women with breast cancer has symptoms other than a lump, a study has found. These include back pain, a swollen arm, breathlessness or weight loss. But these women are far more likely to wait three months or more before seeing their GP than those with a lump. Researchers from University College […]

Symptoms to watch out for regarding kids’ health

There are many reasons your child will need to go to the doctor throughout their growing years. While doctor’s visits are usually routine, some are not. When you and your child are aware of possibly serious health symptoms, illnesses can be caught early and treated before complications arise

Symptoms to watch out for regarding kids’ healthSymptoms in children When children experience unusual symptoms, they are most often normal and not a cause for concern. However, some signs point to a larger issue. For a little extra help, add the following symptoms to your parental radar. You might need to bring your child to the doctor if they persist. Lack of […]
1 2 3