Psoriasis Basics, Types And Causes

One of the skin disorders that is irritating, unpredictable, persistent and baffling is psoriasis. It is a condition that causes the skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. The underlying cells reach the skin surface and die. Their sheer volume results in red raised plaques usually covered with white scales. This skin condition occurs typically on the knees, scalp and elbows. It can also effect the palms, soles of the feet and torso. Depending on the type you have, the psori...

Walnuts Promote Health By Changing Gut Bacteria

A new study suggests a new way in which walnuts can contribute for our better health. According to this study, including walnuts in the diet helps to change the makeup of bacteria in the gut thereby promoting better health. The research was led by Lauri Byerley, research associate professor of physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. The findings are available online in "The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry". Super Food - Walnuts Dr. Byerley states that "walnuts are indeed s...

Understanding Heartburn Symptoms

Heartburn symptoms
When stomach acid seeps from stomach up into the esophagus, it results in acid reflux causing heartburn. The triggers for heartburn varies from person to person. But most of the people experience similar heartburn symptoms. Heartburn Symptoms Symptoms of heartburn include the following: Feeling of burning sensation in the chest behind the breastbone which occurs after eating. It lasts from a few minutes to several hours. Difficulty in swallowing Burning feeling in the throat or expe...

Understanding Heartburn And Its Causes

Heartburn has got nothing to do with your heart. But some symptoms are similar to those of heart disease or heart attack. It is actually an irritation of the esophagus. Esophagus is the tube which joins your throat and stomach. The cause of heartburn is stomach acid. You will experience some kind of burning sensation in your upper belly or just below your breast bone. What Causes Heartburn? Symptoms of heartburn may be due to a problem with a muscular valve known as the lower esophageal sphinc...

ADHD Treatment & Strategies

ADHD treatment
Get to know the various ADHD treatment options and strategies available which may help your child to manage and work around the symptoms of ADHD. Your choice of treatment depends on the child's age & symptoms, your personal views, any other health issues and your experience with any previous treatments. No need to panic if your first strategy wasn't effective. There are several approaches you can try and find the best that fits your child. Below are the ADHD treatments and approaches whic...

Step By Step Guide On ADHD Diagnosis

ADHD Diagnosis
ADHD diagnosis is not always easy since many ADHD symptoms are to some extent typical of child behavior. It requires a collaborative effort. It starts with you keeping track of your child's behavior & symptoms and sharing them with the child's doctor. In order to diagnose a kid with ADHD, the kid needs to have several ADHD symptoms for at least 6 months before the age of 12. This helps to streamline the diagnostic process if you can show that the behavior has been ongoing. Also that this ...

ADHD Symptoms & Causes

ADHD symptoms
Are you concerned about your child's behavior? But once you are able to recognize the ADHD symptoms, you are in a better position to help the child. Observe your child's behavior and note down any differences you see. Share this with your child's doctor as well as teacher. This helps to find the best strategy, treatment and support for your child. If in turn your child's teacher mentions any concerns and observations, then do not ignore them. ADHD Symptoms We can classify symptoms of ADHD into...

What is ADHD? How common is ADHD?

The best way to understand ADHD is to establish what it is not. First up it is not because of your child's laziness or disobedience or even due to bad parenting. Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder is a biological condition due to which the children are unable to sit still and concentrate. Many areas of the brain control the child's ability to concentrate. In a child with ADHD, these areas may be less active and develop more slowly or lately. The best evidence for this occurs in the fron...

Discovery of Brain Like Activity in Immune System

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A research team from Australian National University (ANU) has discovered brain like activity in the immune system. This means better treatment for certain disorders like autoimmune diseases, lymphoma and immunodeficiency disorders. These disorders collectively claim millions of lives of people globally. Neuron Like Particles in Immune System Ilenia Papa the lead researcher from ANU said that " the research confirms for the first time the presence of certain particles in the immune system which...

Generous People Live Happier Lives

generous people
Generosity makes people happy. You will lead a happier life even if you are only a little generous. People who act only for their self-interest are likely to be less happy. Just promising oneself to be generous is enough to cause a change in our brains that makes us happier. A recent study by UHZ neuroeconomists suggests that generous people live happier lives. People who are concerned about others are more happier than those who focus on their own interests. According to the behavioral econo...