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Epinephrine Treatment for Severe Allergic Reactions Effective But Under-Utilized

Epinephrine Treatment for Severe Allergic Reactions Effective But Under-Utilized<p>The Definition of Anaphylaxis<p>The American College of Allergy, Asthma, …

How Christians Should Handle Destructive Criticism

How Christians Should Handle Destructive Criticism<p>As Christians, we are taught that we should accept criticism and learn from it (Proverbs 10:8, …

Why Christians Should Not Use The Phrase ‘Spiritual Schizophrenia’

Why Christians Should Not Use The Phrase ‘Spiritual Schizophrenia’<p>As both a mental health and Christian writer, I have noticed that the term …

How Parents with PTSD Can Talk to Their Children About Their Symptoms

How Parents with PTSD Can Talk to Their Children About Their Symptoms<p>A Definition of PTSD<p>The National Institute of Mental Health defines post …

Do Disability Simulation Experiences Work?

Do Disability Simulation Experiences Work?<p>Some organizations offer people an experience that is supposed to simulate what is like to live with a …

Basing self-esteem on having money is bad for your mental health

Accumulating money is not a bad thing in itself. If people is driven to pursuing wealth in order to boost their self-esteem, however, they may have a …

Depression

Ignorance about mental health issues is widespread

Americans do not know much about mental health and prescription drug abuse issues or how to handle them, says research by Michigan State University. …

Depression

Why Self-Pity Is Harmful

Why Self-Pity Is Harmful<p>When I was in my twenties, I was an expert on self-pity. After all, I had suffered emotional and physical abuse in my …

Brains of the blind can enhance other senses

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scannerPhoto Credit: courtesy Boston University Medical School Center for Biomedical Imaging<p>The brains of people …

The Brain

Why Christians Should Not Make Comparisons

Why Christians Should Not Make Comparisons<p><i>We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure</i> …

Stigma prevents patients with mental illness from seeking help

Photo Credit: Max Pixel<p>In spite of the availability of effective treatments for mental illness, approximately 40 percent of mentally ill people do …

Mental Disorders

How penguins manage to stay ice-free

Penguins are able to hop in and out of water despite sub-freezing temperatures that can drop below -40 C and winds blowing at 40 meters a second. …

Painting

How birds navigate without ears

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>Birds do not have external ears, yet they can identify the sources of sounds that are above, below, or on the same …

Vitamins

Scientists say that climate change has greater impact than previously thought

The mountain gorilla, one of the species that is affected by climate change.<p>Photo Credit: Liana Joseph (courtesy University of …

Climate Change

The reasons Pandas are black and white

Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Stankowich/CSU Long Beach<p>Ever wonder why pandas are black and white? Researchers at UC Davis and California State …

UC Davis

How beetroot juice benefits athletes

Photo Credit: Wikimedia<p>Does beetroot juice actually improve athletic performance and increase blood flow before exercise? Researchers at Penn State’s …

Vitamins

Children with intellectual disabilities are credible in court

Knox County Courthouse, NebraskaPhoto credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>Children with intellectual disabilities can be competent witnesses but in many cases, …

Sleep deprivation impacts long-term physical health

Photo credit: Mic445, Flickr<p>A lack of sleep can have a negative effect on our future health such as an increased risk of heart attacks and stroke, …

Many people do not know symptoms of a stroke

Photo Credit: Wikimedia<p>Research by UCLA shows some disturbing statistics regarding how aware people age 45 are about the warning signs of a …

Exercise can lower the risk for cardiovascular disease

Photo Credit: Wikimedia<p>Exercise greatly reduces the risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease. The American College of Cardiology Sports and …

Popular sleep aid should not be given to kids

Photo Credit: Wikimedia<p>Various experts such as Boston Children’s Hospital and researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have concluded …

Helping obese children to overcome the effects of bullying

According to HT Health, obesity is the most common reason that children are bullied. Bullying can have devastating effects on children such as …

Anxiety, homework trouble, and anger may signal medical problems in kids

Photo Credit: Pixabay<p>Parents may notice physical symptoms of illness in their kids, but may not connect their children’s anxiety or temper tantrums …

Man undergoes successful facial transplant

Photo Credit: Max Pixel<p>The Mayo Clinic has announced that they have finished a near-total face transplant on a Wyoming man. The recipient is Andrew …

Early exposure to peanuts may prevent allergies

Photo Credit: Pixabay<p>Exposing children to peanuts as soon as they begin solid foods can prevent them from having nut allergies later in life, says …

Health

Living With an Over-Sensitivity to Sounds - Misophonia

Living With an Over-Sensitivity to Sounds - Misophonia<p>What Is Misophonia?<p>Misophonia is a condition in which people overreact with anger to certain …

People with autism do not learn skills through repetition

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>When training people with autism spectrum disorder, repetition can actually prevent them from learning, say …

Painting

Codeine can be dangerous for children

Photo Credit: frankieleon, Flickr<p>Codeine can have harmful effects on kids and should not be prescribed to children, according to the UCSF Benioff …

Depression

Rare deer has fangs

Photo: A Siberian musk deer similar to the Kashmir musk deerCredit: Courtesy Julie Larsen Maher © WCS<p>Kashmir musk deer, a rare and endangered species …

Vitamins

The benefits of mushrooms

Photo Credit: Pixabay<p>Here are some facts people may not know about mushrooms:<p>• Some mushrooms contained vitamin D if exposed to sunlight. Most …

Vitamins