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Hold Your Liquor: 4 Tips To Stay Sober Longer.

With the holiday season drawing nearer, it's safe to assume that alcohol consumption will be on the rise, too. Alcohol is one of the most abused substances, but in most states it is not illegal to drink, as long as the age requirement is met and you don't break laws related to drinking. Excessive alcohol consumption has adverse effects on the physical health and mental acuity of the heavy drinker, aside from the social blunders and legal troubles that you may get into from being intoxicated. There are countless horror stories of the effects of getting drunk, from vomiting on your date's dress to getting handcuffed for overly rowdy behavior. That is why it is imperative for men and women who drink beer, wine or liquor to learn how to hold their alcohol. Holding your liquor means not losing control of yourself when drinking. Read More »

Overview Of Traditional Medicine – By Dr Muzammil Irshad.

Introduction Hi, I am Dr. Muzammil Irshad (MBBS, Punjab, Pakistan), working as a house officer at Nishtar Medical College and Hospital Multan. I am a medical writer and I have been writing medical papers, original articles, proposals, theses/dissertations, case studies, review articles, meta-analyses, systematic reviews and brief communications for the last two years. From my point of view, I must say that “Nothing is better than the Nature or something natural”. In the same way, natural medicine or food offers the best treatment to our illnesses. Moreover, an axiom “Food is the best Medicine” demonstrates everything I mean. I would like to go through a little introduction to traditional medicine or ethnomedicine and its importance in our lives here. Traditional Medicine or Ethnomedicine Read More »

Yoga Vs Standard Exercise.

Running, jogging, cross-training – all of these and more are often strenuous exercises that people will take on during the holiday season. As cold weather seems to make your blood thicken, the urge to get out and increase your blood flow is undeniable. But, what few people seem to realize is that this kind of strenuous exercise is not your only option. You can do yoga, and stay in shape just as well as with exercise regimens that are hard to maintain in the winter. Read More »

Understanding Incontinence.

With incontinence a large part of living in confidence is first understanding the condition and then taking positive steps to manage it. An important point to remember is that everyone with bladder and incontinence problems can be helped and in many cases the cured. It is worth talking to a doctor or surgery practice nurse if a leak noticed during exercise or even when coughing or laughing. There are a wide variety of reasons why bladder weakness or faecal incontinence is experienced. Normally, when the bladder is full it sends a signal to the brain. The brain then tells the pelvic floor muscles to relax and the opening at the neck of the bladder to open. The bladder muscle contracts and pushes the urine out. With urinary incontinence this function is impeded be due to a number of factors Factors causing urinary incontinence Read More »

Fortify Your Immune System with Antioxidants.

Antioxidants are one of the food industry's most popular products right now. Antioxidants found every a variety of foods, from garlic to goji berry, green tea and a host of other fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Producing foods that are rich in antioxidants has become a billion dollar industry, but the ingredients aren't just for food products, although there are a number of antioxidant juice varieties available. Antioxidants are found in a number of skincare and animal food products as well. In fact, antioxidant-rich animal feed accounted for more than two million dollars in 2011. What Exactly Are Antioxidants? Read More »

What Could Be Worse Than Diabetes?

What’s worse than being afflicted by a life-changing disease like diabetes? It is to be afflicted with another life-threatening disease as a result of taking medicines that you were told could help you control and manage your diabetes! Unfortunately, that’s what people who have made the mistake of taking Actos to manage their diabetes are going through right now. That, for me, is really the biggest suffering anyone can make. It is like being bitten by a dog that you have fed your whole life by hand! It’s an unforgivable betrayal, I’d say. The good thing is, one can always go to Court and file a lawsuit against the makers of this drug. But what are the grounds or legal basis for filing such a case? Read More »

Worse Than Man Flu? 3 Common Illnesses That Justify A Day Off.

What’s worse than a cold? A summer cold? And what’s worse than a summer cold? Man flu. And what’s worse than man flu? Nothing, if you ask men. But there are plenty of common illnesses, diseases, disorders, and complaints that have the capacity to knock you for a loop. They may sound silly, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be serious. We look at three common illnesses that can be more taxing on your body than you think. Read More »

Tips For Coping With Hearing Loss.

Living with any kind of a disability makes everyday activities much more challenging not only for you but also for those around you. Simple tasks you took for granted you can no longer do independently and that takes some getting used to. Hearing loss is more common than you might think it is and can happen to any one at any age. Here are a few small changes you can make in your life to deal with your disability. Read More »

Soothing Your Baby – The Science Behind Rocking.

Mothers have been instinctively picking up their crying babies and rocking them since the beginning of recorded history. However, until recently, there was no scientific basis behind this practice. Fortunately, a team of scientists in Japan have recently studied this phenomenon, and they have discovered that rocking a baby reduces their heart rate, and this can provide them with an important sense of comfort. The study also indicated that babies do not receive this positive benefit if they are simply being held in a stationary position. Therefore, it is always best to rock a crying child in order to help soothe them. Read More »

4 Mental Illnesses Related To Sleep.

The right amount of sleep for each day is around 7 to 8 hours. However, some people can’t sleep this much because of a mental illness. Here are the 4 most common mental illnesses associated with sleep: Read More »

How To Live To A Ripe Old Age.

The answer to 'why are we here' has been asked so many times that it is simply becoming a mute point amongst most of us and from health, wealth and happiness surely, in the main, we can answer pretty much along the same lines. Of course, once we can come up with some kind of rationale with regards to our life on earth then it's up to us to get on with it and if you want to know the secret to living a long and happy life then you won't be surprised to learn that money probably ain't it. Once we can move on from material goods and learn to accept other people for all their faults as well as understanding our own little idiosyncrasies then all that's left to do is live our life and the ten points below certainly won't do you any harm. Read More »

Why Anxiety and depression never occur alone.

Anxiety and depression never occur alone because, as we know, in almost every case we see both of them in anyone who indicates he or she is experiencing either depression or anxiety. They are what I call “the ugly twins.” Who could say that either of these emotions would be something that anyone would want to experience, whether occasionally or on an ongoing basis? Undoubtedly, they cause more problems than we can adequately assess with our clinical tools. Anxiety and depression bring each of us our own personal level of pain, whether physical or emotional, and no scale or clinical evaluation may effectively capture the degree to which we suffer. They are as personal as physical pain; they are totally subjective. Read More »

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