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Social Anxiety Disorder – What is Social Phobia

Social anxiety or social phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by severe and persistent anxiety when in social situations, be it when interacting with others, or even only being observed. People suffering from this phobia fear of being amongst (unfamiliar) people, because they will feel under scrutiny and anxious of behaving in a way that…

This is Not How You Cut Toenails

Do you cut your own toenails or do you have it cleaned in the salon? For some who do not afford having to go to the salon every time they need some cleaning up to do, they just do it themselves. Nevertheless, it’s not always that simple even if you have all the tools that…

Hypothyroidism and Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea is defined as the absence of menstruation. It also refers to a condition where a woman misses one or more menstrual periods. The condition is broken down into primary and secondary amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea signifies no menstrual periods by age 16. Secondary amenorrhea refers to a situation where a woman was previously menstruating, but…

Thrush in Infants

Caring for a new baby is a rewarding although sometimes nerve-wracking job. From spending half the night in a rocking chair to obsessing over diaper contents to freaking out over any sign of a health problem in your baby, being a parent to an infant is not for the weak. One potential health issue that…

The Hepatitis Virus A-B-C Explained

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and there are three main categories of infective hepatitis namely, A, B and C. Hepatitis A One of the mildest categories of hepatitis, hepatitis A is usually contracted from food or drink which has been contaminated. The condition has an incubation period of between two and six weeks…

Avoid the Risks of Food Poisoning

If you have ever experienced food poisoning, for sure you are very careful what you put in your mouth. There are a few nasties that can take down even the strongest of humans. The most common bacteria that causes food poisoning are: Salmonella (from raw eggs, poultry and vegetables that have been contaminated) Staphylococcus aureus…

Mouth Ulcers – Their Symptoms and Remedies

Mouth ulcers are very common and recent research has indicated around one in five of us contracts the condition at any one time. Ordinarily, they will disappear of their own accord within a week or so and akin to common common health conditions there are a number of old wives tales connected with them. The…