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 […]

Signs to identify leukemia every woman needs to be aware about

For adults, the typical age for leukemia onset is anywhere from 50 to 70, There are several "subtypes" of leukemia, which are defined by the kind of blood cells that mutate, and also by how early in the cell production process that mutation takes place

Signs to identify leukemia every woman needs to be aware aboutBelieve it or not, most of the new blood cells your body produces come from your bone marrow—a fatty substance found in large quantities in the bulbous, bulky ends of your bones. For those suffering from leukemia, one of these new blood cells mutates and becomes cancerous. It then starts to clone—or make copies of […]

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 […]

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. […]

Attention men: Osteoporosis no more common just among women

Brittle bones and its chances of breaking is not just common among women any more as the doctors have observed a steady rise osteoporosis among men too

Attention men: Osteoporosis no more common just among womenOsteoporosis is common in men, too, but it is a highly ignored health issue, say orthopaedic surgeons, who are seeing a rise in number of men with osteoporotic fractures. The surgeons say though the ratio of osteoporosis in men and women stands at 6:4, negligence and poor awareness among men has led to the late […]

Blood pressure above normal in youngsters linked to brain shrinkage, finds study  

For people in their 20s and 30s, having blood pressure above normal but below the level considered to be high blood pressure, may be linked to loss of brain volume, according to a study published in the January 23, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Blood pressure above normal in youngsters linked to brain shrinkage, finds study  People with blood pressure above normal were more likely to have a loss of volume in the grey matter in certain areas of the brain than people with normal blood pressure. Healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80 millimetres of mercury (mmHg). For this study, high blood pressure was defined as above 140/90 mmHg. “Previously […]

Women’s health: Hot flashes can be triggered by other factors apart from menopause

By definition, the flashes are a feeling of warmth that engulfs the face, neck, and chest. This is also accompanied by excessive sweating, reddening of the skin, an increased heart rate, and eventually, a chilled feeling. Here are a few possible triggers (besides menopause) including tips on how you can deal with them

Women’s health: Hot flashes can be triggered by other factors apart from menopauseHot flashes are regarded as one of the common symptoms women experience as a part of menopause and perimenopause. However, this is not the only possible cause. In fact, they can actually occur at any age and even affect men. Excess body weight Have you gained a lot of weight recently? Experts suggest those with […]

Canadian man loses ability to pee after being bite by a black widow spider

Spider bites are unpleasant and you’d want to do your best to avoid being bit by a spider. Several things can happen to you when a spider bites you, such as swelling and redness, but never in your wildest dreams would you imagine that a spider bite would make you lose your ability to pee

Canadian man loses ability to pee after being bite by a black widow spiderBut that’s exactly what may have happened to a man in Canada. After he got a suspected black widow bite on his foot, he developed a condition called acute urinary retention, which means he couldn’t pee despite having a very full bladder, according to a recent report of this case study. The 50-year-old encountered the […]

How to take care of unexpected heel pain and its causes

A tough band of tissue, called your plantar fascia, connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is when this tissue is irritated. A stabbing pain at the bottom of your foot near your heel is the most obvious symptom, but that pain could start off dull and get worse over time

How to take care of unexpected heel pain and its causesDo your feet hurt when you take those first steps in the morning? Does the sharp pain come back after you sit or stand for a while? You could have plantar fasciitis — and if so, it’s a good idea to treat it ASAP. If you ignore it, it can change the way you walk […]

A punch to his face left this man with a ‘star-shaped’ cataract in his left eye

Cataracts are more common in older adults, because as people age, proteins found in the lens of the eye can clump together and blur vision, according to the National Eye Institute. But when a younger person develops a cataract, it’s typically because the person experienced some sort of physical injury to the eye or head

A punch to his face left this man with a ‘star-shaped’ cataract in his left eyeWhen a man in India took a fist to the left side of his face during a fight, he may have temporarily seen stars. But when the 36-year-old sought medical care two days after the brawl, it was his eye doctors who saw stars — namely, a star-shaped cataract in the man’s left eye, according […]
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