Is Prevalence of ADD/ADHD the Same in the U.S., Europe, and Japan?

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are increasingly common diagnoses among school-aged children. This poses the question is our society more aware of the condition or are children being over diagnosed or misdiagnosed? The diagnosis of ADD/ADHD also results in the prescription of ADHD medications to better manage the condition. Is…

CDC Testing Recommendation to Fall on Deaf Ears

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Prevention has sounded the alarm on what can only be described as a potential epidemic of hepatitis C. At risk, according to the CDC, is an entire generation. It recommends that every baby boomer, persons born between 1945 and 1965, be tested for potentially fatal the virus.…

Childhood Obesity Dangers

Childhood obesity is a serious medical problem. Children, who are obese, often end up developing major health problems later in life. In addition, they usually have low self-esteem, body image issues, and suffer from depression. Symptoms Of Childhood Obesity It is important to realize that not all children who have a few extra pounds are…

The African Lion and Pride Dynamics

Easily the most majestic mammal in the animal kingdom, the African lion has been considered the king of beasts since antiquity; the feline even holds a spot in the Holy Bible as a premier animal. Framed by a golden mane and harboring a ferocity and bravery unmatched by most other animals, the lion is also…

Skin Health and You

Skin health awareness is particularly important for massage therapists due to the close contact nature of their profession. Many times, skin abnormalities go unnoticed and untreated simply because they're in a visually inaccessible location of the body. Massage therapists can play a vital role in the prevention of skin cancer, simply because they have access…

How To Overcome Phobias Fast

How to access phobias fast? Unreasonable fear not relevant to a given situation or about objects is a phobia, which can be overcome fast if the root of the reason is found out. The mind intensifies the situation to an unreasonable level. By analyzing the cause for such a development in the initial stage of…

Gestational Diabetes – Cause for Concern?

Gestational diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels first recognized during pregnancy in other non-diabetic women. Normally the disease appears around 24th week of pregnancy. Since the disease does not show any significant symptoms, it remains undiagnosed in a large percentage of women in India – so adding to a huge load of diabetics…

Cat Eye Disorders

EYE TUMORS Seventy-five percent of eye tumors in the cat are malignant, aggressive forms of cancer (in dogs the ratio is reversed, 75 percent of tumors are benign and do not spread or become life-threatening). An Iris melanoma is the most common type of tumor affecting cat's eyes. Older cats may develop a visible brown…

Uncovering Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most frequent STDs. The disease is spread through a bacterium bearing the same name, Chlamydia and it can emerge more often in the case of teenagers who are active from the sexual point of view and in the case of young adults. The disease can be severe, but it can…