Having a cough is so commonplace that most of us view one as more of an annoyance than anything. After all, its causes – such as having a cold or being in a smoky room – are usually pretty obvious, and a cough almost always goes away on its own within a few days. As such, we usually treat it similar to the way we would treat a sneeze or a headache. So basically other than some hot tea, cold medicine (if we know we have a cold) or throat lozenges, we really don’t do much to care for a cough. And, for most coughs, this is really about all the attention they deserve.
Malaria is said to be one of the deadliest diseases in human history. According to some reports, this disease kills a child under the age of five every two minutes.
Game of Thrones Star Emilia Clarke, who plays Khaleesi “Mother of Dragons” on the hit tv show, recently shared a personal health battle that proves she is a fighter both on and off camera.
We’ve all done it. We have cleaned our ears with a Q-tip (also called a cotton swab) and marveled at the gunk (earwax) we extracted from our ear canals.
Recently, Chris Burrous, a well-known, loved and admired television news anchor, was found dead at the age of 43. He was in the prime of his career. He died from methamphetamine toxicity. Unfortunately, he joined a long list of celebrities, politicians and business leaders who fell into methamphetamine addiction. Many victims may have believed it gave them an edge, or they simply enjoyed it as a party drug.
Some people say professional sports are a “young man’s game.” And there are reports which say that the average professional athlete’s career is over by age 33. LeBron James is 34. So in the world of basketball he’s no spring chicken! And one way LeBron maintains his competitive edge and accelerates muscle recovery is through the regular use of whole-body cryotherapy (also called WBC).
Not all health issues are life-threatening. But this doesn’t mean that these issues should not be concerning. Chronic diseases may cause much pain and discomfort. You may even feel like you are losing control of your body. It can be very frustrating, especially when you are unable to perform those activities that you enjoy.
Back in 2015, former speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, stated that we “spend more money on antacids than we do on politics.”
Hernias are probably one of the most mundane and common, but sometimes quite painful, health conditions. They were in the news recently when it was reported that Rand Paul, a well-known member of the United States Senate, would be traveling to Canada for hernia surgery. The reports didn’t give much more detail except that he developed the hernia as a result of another injury, and the hospital where he would be having surgery specializes in hernia repair.
No parent should have to bury their child. But, unfortunately, 17-year-old Samantha Davis’s parents had to lay her to rest after she collapsed from an apparent seizure during a cross-country meet. After the high school runner collapsed, she remained unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where she died of cardiac arrest.
Online symptom checkers – often referred to as “Dr. Google” – where you simply enter whatever is ailing you and get a likely long list of what may be causing the problem, are some of the most popular and most visited sites on the Internet. They are so popular that various studies estimate that over 90 percent of us have used them at one time or another to ask about everything from the common cold, stiff joints and migraines to specific diseases such as lupus, depression and cancer.
You are probably familiar with how uncomfortable it is to get salt in your eye or in an open cut on your body. So if I were to suggest you try salt therapy, you might be a bit hesitant if you do not know what it entails.
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