1. Stay informed about hepatitis If you have been diagnosed with hepatitis, it is important to be educated about your condition. Researchers are always conducting studies and bringing out new discoveries, so it is important that you stay informed about what new breakthroughs have come in the treatment of hepatitis. Do some research on the type of hepatitis you have and also ask your doctor about it so that you can learn more about your condition and can help yourself manage your hepatitis symptoms. … [Read more...] about 8 Ways To Live A Quality Life With Hepatitis
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But there’s another condition that adds to our story. Another (also rare) mutation results in the adrenal glands, which normally don’t secrete much testosterone, producing a very large amount. This happens in the womb, though later than the normal surge of testosterone. Boys are unaffected, though they may need treatment to compensate for their abnormal adrenal glands. Females, however, may have male-like genitals, but to a varying degree. These can be altered surgically if necessary. What happens when they grow up? Interestingly, a proportion (more than would be expected) are uncertain about their gender identity, and this is more marked in those who have more male-like genitals. There is also an increased likelihood of their being gay. It looks as if early testosterone has affected their sexuality. Some investigators think that scanning can detect gender differences in the brain, but this is not the case. So there is no information on their brains. … [Read more...] about Sex Differences in the Brain: Do They Exist or Matter?
Zoom is on the rise. Users of the video conferencing app increased from 10 million in 2019 to 200 million by April of 2020. That’s nearly a 2000% increase. And that was four months ago. By now, there are probably five more users on top of that – at least. Maybe ten, I don’t know. I’m not good at math. My point is, for many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Zoom meetings into our normal routine – whether we like it or not. … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Manage Zoom Anxiety
7. Capitalize On Technology. Wearable devices, digital platforms and technologies like smartphones and tablets can provide viable routes for the delivery of mental healthcare, especially under isolation measures and during limited access to health services. Activity trackers personalize interventions by monitoring a patient’s cognition, heart rate, sleep patterns and mood in real-time, indicating when the wearer may benefit from activities such as meditation, exercise or extra sleep. Guided meditation apps also can help patients reduce stress levels themselves. Computer technology designed for fun is being used to reverse the extent of harm the pandemic is doing to offset brain stress. Gamified cognitive training, for example, has been shown to improve attention, memory function and increase motivation. Research on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) based computer games—multi-level games that are designed to challenge users to confront challenges, progress through milestones … [Read more...] about The Pandemic Changes Your Brain Even If You Don’t Have It
Imagine I am sitting down across from you, looking straight into your eyes, kindly but firmly inquiring: Why not you? In other words, I believe in you. Identify the barriers. What are your perceived physical, logistical, and psychological limitations? Are there any others standing in your way? Is this limiting belief a thought or a fact? Decide how you will address or work around each of them. It may be helpful to enlist a trusted friend to assist you. Consider what your dream or goal might look like if it were easy. Hang on to that vision of possibility in moments of struggle. What would you do if you knew you would succeed? What’s the worst that can happen if you try? What’s the best-case scenario? What about something in between? When we learn to expect resistance and obstacles on the way to reaching our goals, we can outsmart our own limiting beliefs, potential distractions, overwhelm, and fear of failure (or of success). The self-doubt and fear … [Read more...] about 3 Barriers That May Be Getting in the Way of Your Dreams