Strategies For Dealing With Health Issues

Whether you like it or not, there may be a time in your life when you’re faced with an unwanted health issue. This can be devastating and hard to deal with initially. You may have the tendency to curl up in a ball and try to hide from it all. While this is fine to do at first, it’s not healthy or a good idea for the long term. You need to accept the fact that you’re going through a tough time and put your problem-solving hat on. This is the perfect opportunity to find the strength you’ve been … [Read more...]

Get Well Toronto, Nidhi Sachdeva

  Are food and environmental stressors affecting the quality of your life? Foods, electromagnetic fields such as radiations, negative thought processes, pollens, danders, chemicals etc., can act as stressors for our internal cellular environment. Increased exposure to these substances can disturb homeostasis – our body’s internal balance. Homeostatic Imbalance “Triggers”: Stress – physical or emotional (causes cellular vulnerability to EMF) EMF – Cell phone towers, … [Read more...]

The List Maker’s Get-Healthy Guide, 7 Pains You Should Never Ignore

7 Pains You Should Never Ignore   See which painful symptoms could indicate a health emergency     By the Editors of Prevention Pay Attention to Your Body’s Signals Usually a headache is just a headache, and heartburn is nothing more than a sign that your last meal didn’t agree with you. Except when they’re not. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t quite right. More often than not, you have some idea of what’s behind it. But when it comes … [Read more...]

Cardiovascular risk (CVD) in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

FEBRUARY is HEART AWARENESS MONTH Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, CDC is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Take your first step on the road to a healthy heart with us. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the … [Read more...]

Nicole McCance Psychology, launching new book JAN 21

I am launching my new book, 52 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally on January 21, 2013. In the book, I draw on Eastern and Western philosophies, relaxation techniques, nutritional and exercise strategies, sleep therapy, and other means of combating depression – with not a single pill in sight. Do you need a natural mood boost? I have been working in the field of depression for over 10 years, and have compiled 52 different techniques, tips, and exercises that you can do right now to start … [Read more...]

El Salvador: Innovative Education Strategy

WFP implemented the first “Integral Course on Health, Nourishment and Nutrition with Emphasis on Gender: Management and Storage of Food and their Application in Emergencies” with the aim of educating men and women in a series of key issues related to health, nourishment and nutrition that may have a positive impact in the assistance provided to vulnerable groups. This program was developed within the framework of the WFP Gender Innovation Fund. (Copyright: WFP/Deniess Chávez) SAN SALVADOR … [Read more...]

Baby Steps – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition where an individual, who has suffered a traumatic experience, continues to suffer from anxiety and fear as a result of the trauma they endured. The first step in recovery from PTSD is recognize it and be willing to do the work it takes to recover from it. Recovery is the ability to recall the events without any other cognitive, emotional or behavioral effects. A lot of patients have a dual diagnosis of post trauma stress disorder and substance … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Is Your Health on the Top Life Priority?

LIFE PRIORITIES   Life priorities are the values that drive our lives and define our spiritual essence. We all talk about our priorities in life. We can list them without a second thought. But sometimes our list of priorities falls into the same wastepaper basket as our New Year’s resolutions. We talk about them, but that’s as far as it gets. Out task is to put our life priorities into action. This is a very tough assignment. To begin this challenging task, list your top six … [Read more...]

Ban urges inclusion of persons with disabilities into society

12 September 2012 – Hundreds of advocates and experts on disability, as well as Government delegates, have gathered at UN Headquarters for the start of the Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which will have a special focus on women and children. “It is our responsibility as members of the international community and citizens of our own countries to bring about changes to more than one billion persons with … [Read more...]

Gastroparesis, Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Gastroparesis Gastroparesis is a condition that reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents, but there is no blockage (obstruction).   Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cause of gastroparesis is unknown, but it may be caused by a disruption of nerve signals to the stomach. The condition is a common complication of diabetes and can be a complication of some surgeries. Risk factors for gastroparesis include: Diabetes Gastrectomy (surgery to remove part of the … [Read more...]

10 Ways Moms Can Pamper Themselves at Home

Being a mom is a 24/7 job, and it should come as no surprise that moms are a pretty hardworking bunch that spend most of their days trying to ensure that their children and family are well taken care of and happy. It’s easy for mom’s personal well-being to get lost in the shuffle of taking care of everyone else; however you have to keep in mind that if you don’t take care of yourself it can be hard to take care of others. Instead of taking the time out of your busy schedule and spending a … [Read more...]

Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes

Chronic airway conditions affect 8 percent of the elite competitors, research shows. Aug. 2012 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness are the most common chronic conditions among Olympic athletes, affecting about 8 percent of the competitors, according to a new study. After analyzing the data of five Olympic Games that is from 2002 to 2010, it has been found that 8% of the athletes have been suffering from asthma, a breathing problem. The Australian researcher … [Read more...]

NEPAL – Better health, particularly women and children

KATHMANDU, July 2012 (IRIN) - Nepal will produce nearly half a million improved cooking stoves over the next five years to benefit rural communities and bring the chance of better health to millions of people, particularly women and children. The target of 475,000 stoves was set by the National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme, a new effort to bring all rural energy programmes under one management and funding body, and will be implemented by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) … [Read more...]

JAKARTA, ‘highest number of pre-term births’

JAKARTA, July 2012 (IRIN) - Linda Rullis sold her motorcycle and borrowed money from relatives to cover neo-natal treatment for her daughter, who was born after only 24 weeks of pregnancy, barely weeks within the threshold of survival. The baby girl is now one year old and weighs 5.1kg. “I insisted on taking her home after she had been treated for four months because I couldn’t afford the treatment anymore,” Rullis, 30, told IRIN. “When she was born she weighed only 690g, but luckily she … [Read more...]

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