Dysesthesia is when a person experiences a painful, itchy, burning, or restrictive sensation. It is caused by nerve damage and associated mostly with neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS).Dysesthesia is a combination of the Ancient Greek words "dys" and "aesthesis" and translates to "abnormal" or "sensation." In one study involving 428 people with MS, 12 out of 100 participants had experienced dysesthesia at least once in their lifetime. Contents of this article: What causes dysesthesia? Symptoms Types of dysesthesia How is dysesthesia related to MS? Other conditions that cause dysesthesia Treatment Fast facts on dysesthesia: Symptoms may be long-term or occur only intermittently. Some people with dysesthesia are not too affected while others are disabled by … [Read more...] about Dysesthesia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Unsplash As it turns out, you probably should. We asked a few registered dietitians to weigh in on a few meals that are way more fattening than you realize. While you probably don't eat like this regularly (unless you have a super big appetite), the takeaway is clear: these calories add up fast. 7 Foods Doctors Prescribe: 1) Your Game Night dinner The game’s on tonight—that means booze and bar bites. While you probably wouldn't be surprised to learn that bar mainstays like burgers and fries are bad for you, even the calories from a few beers can add up as the night goes on. Here’s an example from Elizabeth Ann Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT. Let’s say you have four 16-oz. beers (about 800 calories), a cheeseburger with bacon & BBQ sauce (1000 calories), a basket of chili cheese fries (570 calories), and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert (500). The total? 2870 calories. To make the meal healthier, Shaw recommends cutting back on condiments, as they are … [Read more...] about 4 Meals That’ll Give You a Day’s Worth of Calories in One Sitting
Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images Although her entire career could be seen as a series of marathons—she has flown from South Africa to Sochi to report breaking news and has interviewed everyone from Barack Obama to Taylor Swift— Amy Robach had never entertained actually running major miles until last spring. “I agreed to run the Shape Women’s Half-Marathon as a relay with a friend, but when I hit the seven-mile mark, I didn’t feel like stopping,” she says. (BTW, half marathons are the best distance ever.) This aha moment triggered a commitment to her health that caused her to rethink her diet and exercise routine and become an advocate for change. Back in 2013, Amy was famously diagnosed with breast cancer after an on-air mammogram. (Good news: mammograms are about to get less painful.) “I’d been giving speeches around the country about taking health seriously and being aware that cancer doesn’t discriminate,” she … [Read more...] about How Having Breast Cancer Changed the Way Amy Robach Thinks About Wellness
Psychomotor agitation is a feeling of anxious restlessness that causes a person to make movements without meaning to.Psychomotor agitation often affects people with bipolar disorder, but it is also associated with other mental health conditions. It can take many forms, some that are less serious and others that are more severe. This article explores the ways of feeling, moving, and behaving that could be symptoms of psychomotor agitation. It also looks at what mood disorders are associated with psychomotor agitation. Contents of this article: What is psychomotor agitation? Symptoms Causes Associated conditions Psychomotor agitation in bipolar disorder Management Outlook Psychomotor agitation is a feature of a number of different mental health conditions. It is a physical expression of anxiety and mental … [Read more...] about Psychomotor agitation: Symptoms, conditions, and treatment
Photo: Elizabeth Shaw/Shaw's Simple Swaps If you're in the habit of grabbing a protein bar as you head out the door, the cost can really add up. Before you know it, you've spent $10 on bars in less than a week. Not to mention, some protein bars are loaded with sugar. Solution: Keep your money in your pocket and make your own hearty, crunchy protein bars that are low in sugar and loaded with flavor. Most people still aren't meeting their daily recommended needs for dietary fiber (women need 25 grams a day, but generally speaking, most get only 15 to 18), so I decided to take a stab at making a bar that was an equal ratio of fiber to protein. This dynamic duo will satisfy your cravings and your hungry belly plus repair and replenish your hard-working muscles all in one. I used one of my new favorite grain and seed products, but you can easily swap that out for another oat-and-grain-based breakfast blend. Just shoot for an option that has at least 20 grams of … [Read more...] about Sweet and Spicy Chai Apple Protein Bars with Crunchy Pistachios
Osmotic diarrhea refers to a gastrointestinal ailment characterized by an increased passage of watery stools. Normal stools are already composed of a high percentage of water, but osmotic diarrhea implies an excessive loss of water with feces. Osmotic diarrhea is thought to occur when food is not fully absorbed in the small intestine, exerting an osmotic force which draws an excessive amount of fluid into the intestine. Osmotic diarrhea can occur in any way and is especially prone in individuals intolerant to sugar and those suffering from malabsorption syndrome. The absorption of water in the digestive tract is highly dependent on the adequate absorption of solutes, the components of the food you eat. If your food simply remains in the gut and is not absorbed, water will not be absorbed either and diarrhea will likely result. Additionally, more water may be drawn away from the body into the digestive tract as well, further contributing to osmotic diarrhea. Osmotic diarrhea typically … [Read more...] about What is osmotic diarrhea? Causes, symptoms, treatment, and home remedies
Ketone is an organic compound that the body produces when fats are broken down for energy. People with diabetes may not be able to regulate the level of ketones in their blood, so ketone testing is an essential part of managing their condition.There are three types of ketone, which are collectively known as ketone bodies, or ketones. In this article, we explain when to check for ketones, the types of tests available, and how to understand the results. Contents of this article: What are ketones? Types of ketone and DKA Testing ketone levels Understanding the results Takeaway Ketones are produced when the body is forced to break down fats instead of carbohydrates for energy. The body uses a range of nutrients for energy, including carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It will use carbohydrates first, but if none are available, the body will … [Read more...] about Ketones: Tests and results
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle and is diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 months without having a period. While this time in a woman’s life does come with many biological changes, a new study finds that the brain of menopausal women uses less energy, a characteristic similarly seen with Alzheimer’s disease patients. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia that destroys a person’s memories and other important mental functions. It is often characterized by difficulty remembering places and people, and can lead to dramatic personality changes. While the exact causes of this neurodegenerative disease are not known, it is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors. “Alzheimer’s is a complex disease with many risk factors involved, the most critical being aging. There is a growing body of evidence indicating that there are differences between men and women when it … [Read more...] about Study finds that menopausal brain changes may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease
(Natural News) If you were offered poison to eat, but were assured that scientists had added lots of beneficial vitamins and minerals to it, would you grab the opportunity to try some? Likely not, and yet that is what we as a society have been conditioned to do – just think of all those boxes of sugary cereals on the shelf that are marketed as “enriched” with vital nutrients. Parents give them to their children every day, convinced they are a healthy option. Scientists at Rutgers University are applying the same principle to genetically modified corn – artificially adding a bacterial gene to it to force the plant to produce a nutrient called methionine to boost its nutritional value. While this sounds great on the surface, the safety and long-term effects of genetically modified corn have never been studied, so “boosting” its nutritional value may be just like adding vitamins to poison. According to Natural Therapy Pages, … [Read more...] about Corn, the GM poster crop, will soon be nutritionally engineered to try to increase its value
(Natural News) As technology advances, it often comes at the cost of our personal privacy, whether it’s GPS tracking technology, browsers sharing your history with advertisers, or smart TVs recording and transmitting your personal conversations. The latest major setback for those of us who are uncomfortable with so much personal information floating around comes in the form of a new fingerprint testing technology that is set to be used in courts in just a few months. Fingerprints have long been used in solving crimes, but this new technique from researchers at Sheffield Hallam University adds capabilities that most of us could barely imagine just a few years ago. It’s now possible for fingerprints to be used to identify a suspect’s gender, the food they’ve eaten, and even whether or not they’ve used a condom recently. The researchers believe fingerprints could be used to discern a person’s “state of mind” at … [Read more...] about New fingerprint technology will hint at “offender’s state of mind” – it also detects gender, recent diet and sexual activity
Image courtesy of Philips Sonicare Yep, that's still a lot to spend on a toothbrush. But Dan says even at full price, the DiamondClean was worth every penny. Here's what he said in his review: "It’s hard to explain why the Sonicare brushes feel so great, especially because there’s no scrubbing, just guiding the brush over your teeth like you’re polishing a floor. The short answer is technology. There’s more tech crammed into these little brushes than any other grooming tool you’re likely to use. And there’s no sign of turning back. The most recent generation of this brush, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart, has a built-in sensor that disrupts the sonic vibrations when you push too hard, saving you from dreaded receding gums. It also pauses the vibrations slightly when it’s time to move to the next section of teeth. There are different modes, and in some cases brush heads, for deep cleaning, whitening, and plaque removal, among … [Read more...] about Amazon Has a Monster Deal of the Day on the Best Electric Toothbrush
(Natural News) It may have been one option once upon a time for the country of England, but as its population has grown over the years — and aged, and gotten more unhealthy — costs of running the National Health Service have skyrocketed past the point where the government can adequately fund its needs. And now, because the NHS is so chronically underfunded yet still required to provide essentially free care to some 54 million Brits, family practice doctors have become so overwhelmed they are dropping out of the system in droves. What’s more, no one is replacing them. As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail, tradition family practitioners are actually at risk of becoming extinct — at least within the NHS — because so many are leaving, warned Britain’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt. Noting that doctors who know every one of their patients are the “best things about the NHS,” he nevertheless said that it … [Read more...] about Britain’s socialized care continues to collapse as health secretary warns too many family doctors are leaving the system
(Natural News) Many of the nation’s top lawmakers appear to be pharmaceutical drug addicts who rely on a steady stream of pharma pills being covertly shipped into them daily at Capitol Hill via a local pharmacy in D.C. known as Grubb’s. It’s a quaint little place that a recent article published by STATNews.com featured in an almost sentimental light, while also admitting that many members of Congress who utilize its services likely “aren’t all there” in terms of their brain function. Mike Kim, the head pharmacist and owner of Grubb’s, should know; he’s the one who’s responsible for filling prescriptions for members of Congress. And he says that what he sees are plenty of prescriptions for things like diabetes and circulation issues, as well as for more serious conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This, he says, is somewhat concerning because it calls into question … [Read more...] about Pharmacist who shuttles carloads of pharma drugs to Congress admits they’re senile, brain-damaged patients who “might not even remember what happened yesterday”
(Natural News) Like the rest of the far-Left “establishment” media, The Associated Press did a story attempting to link the series of unusually strong hurricanes this season with human-caused “climate change” and “global warming.” And like most of its establishment media colleagues pushing this garbage, the AP’s story wound up doing the same thing, primarily by omitting quotes from a University of Colorado professor and expert who didn’t echo the lie. As reported by The Daily Caller, the AP’s angle on the story was that the severe storms 1) are caused by “climate change” that is tied to human activity; and 2) that is leading to storms that cause more damage and impose higher costs on communities and the country in general. For the story, which can be seen here, the AP reporter, Seth Borenstein, only quoted one expert — Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University — and though he … [Read more...] about Fake News: Associated Press omits quotes from a professor who doesn’t buy into the human-caused “climate change” hoax
(Natural News) As you may recall, many mainstream leftists had a field day when the infamous Access Hollywood “Trump Tape” was released, which contained audio of the President engaging in off-the-cuff locker room talk with Billy Bush more than a decade prior to his election. But all of a sudden evidence is emerging to show that many of these same anti-Trumpers have engaged in similar crude talk – and actually far worse, such as in the case of late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who back during his days on The Man Show actually petitioned women on the street to feel his crotch and “guess what’s in his pants” for a laugh. Video footage from way back when of Kimmel standing on a street corner embarrassing women by making lewd references to his private parts and even asking them to “put their mouths on it” are a far cry from his sanctimonious posture today now that Donald Trump is president. Kimmel has … [Read more...] about Jimmy Kimmel tells women to feel his crotch and guess what’s in his pants… street video surfaces… is Kimmel the next Weinstein?
Cribriform breast cancer is a rare form of breast cancer that is often combined with another form of breast cancer. It is typically a low-grade and slow-growing cancer with a better outlook than most other types of invasive breast cancer.In this article, learn about the grading and types of cribriform breast cancer, as well as how it is diagnosed. Contents of this article: What is cribriform breast cancer? Cribriform breast cancer grading Cribriform breast cancer staging Treatment for cribriform breast cancer Diagnosis Outlook Cribriform breast cancer is one of the less common forms of breast cancer, and has a generally good outlook in comparison to others. According to one study, an estimated 0.3 to 3.5 percent of people with breast cancer have cribriform breast cancer. This type of cancer is characterized by breast … [Read more...] about Cribriform breast cancer: Grading and types
If you have diabetes, then you may have been told to steer clear of many common types of noodles and pasta, as they can cause spikes and drops in your blood sugar levels. Well, thanks to Singapore researchers, you no longer have to fear a plate of pasta. The researchers developed a wholegrain yellow noodle made with beta-glucan, which is soluble fiber, along with rice noodles made with a resistant starch. The researchers are currently working on prototypes so the noodles can start to be available in local commercial markets. These new noodles have a low glycemic index, which means that the carbohydrates are broken down into sugar at a much slower rate. Traditional noodles break down into sugar much quicker, causing spikes in blood sugar levels followed by sudden drops. But there seems to be another benefit to these diabetic-friendly noodles. Beta-glucan has been found to reduce LDL cholesterol—or bad cholesterol. When LDL cholesterol levels are high, it can begin to form plaque … [Read more...] about Could noodles help lower your cholesterol?
The tongue is a muscular organ in the mouth that is important for eating, swallowing, and speaking.A sore or painful tongue may be alarming but is usually not a cause for concern. Most instances of a sore tongue are minor problems that go away on their own or need minimal treatment. Contents of this article: Bites or injuries Oral thrush Canker sores Cold sores Burning mouth syndrome Glossitis Tongue tumors Good oral health habits and tongue care Outlook A common cause of a sore tongue is accidentally biting the tongue when chewing food, or biting down suddenly. Most people have experienced the sharp pain that comes from accidentally biting their tongue. Because the tongue shares mouth space with the teeth, it is not uncommon for a person to bite it while chewing. The … [Read more...] about Sore tongue: Why does it hurt?
Another week has gone by in the world of medical news, and we have compiled some of best articles in our weekly health news round up. You will find information on arterial embolism and what causes them, what is an enlarged ovary and how they can be treatment, as well as why you may be experiencing carpopedal spasm and how to relieve it. We also discussed uterine polyps (endometrial polyps), which are growths that can form in the uterus of women. Finally, you will find an informative article on the causes of contracted gallbladder. An arterial embolism is a blood clot that has become lodged in the arterial blood system, the main circulatory system for delivering oxygenated blood. This can restrict vital blood flow in tissues and organs virtually anywhere in the body. However, blood clots in the arterial circulatory system tend to affect the arms, legs, or feet in the majority of cases. If cellular tissue is devoid of oxygen for a long period of time, it will lead to tissue damage and … [Read more...] about Weekly Health News: Arterial embolism, enlarged ovary, carpopedal spasm, uterine polyps, contracted gallbladder
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by skin that grows new cells too quickly. Psoriatic skin tends to be very sensitive and prone to dryness, cracking, and bleeding.People living with psoriasis often use lotions as part of their treatment routines and self-care regimens. Picking the best lotion or knowing what to look for in a lotion can help a person make an informed decision about what may work best for them. Fast facts on lotion for psoriasis: There are several different types of psoriasis that a person can develop. Almost all types of psoriasis can benefit from regular use of certain creams and lotions. It is difficult to determine which lotion, cream, or topical treatment is going to be the most effective. Moisturizers are available without a prescription. Contents of this article: Why are lotions good for … [Read more...] about Choosing the best lotion for psoriasis