Posts Tagged“health”

Medical devices have been around for a long time but it’s the progress that has won people over. A lot of progress has been made in recent years and it has more to do with how much money is being poured into healthcare. Whether it has to do with blood pressure, heart rates, or even glucose, there are wearable solutions that are now on the open market. For those looking to study the nuances of healthcare and medical devices, it’s important to look into the trends that are starting to pop up. Here are some of the most important trends…

Family and addiction go hand-in-hand. Studies of twins have found that genetic predisposition accounts for 50-60% of alcohol dependence, with similar numbers for misuse of other substances. Addiction isn’t just passed down through family, it rips families apart. There’s a direct link between substance abuse and divorce or separation. If you’re coping with addiction in your family, here are five tips to keep you going. 1. Rebuild Trust Addiction thrives on dishonest behaviors like theft, lies, and blaming. The first step in helping your loved one is to rebuild trust. Be trustworthy yourself and give your loved one opportunities to…

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a much more widespread condition than you might think. The NHS indicates as many one in five women may be living with PCOS, but accurate estimates are difficult as many are undiagnosed. The causes of the condition aren’t yet fully understood, with researchers exploring different possible genetic and environmental triggers, but the effects are better known. PCOS can cause weight gain, due to an excess of insulin, and this also causes your body to over-produce androgen, which leads to unwanted hair growth (known as hirsutism), skin discolouration, particularly around the back and buttocks, and…

Nowadays, receiving disturbing news about people suffering due to poverty or disasters has become a common phenomenon. It’s, therefore, not a wonder to see people sacrificing their time to work for nonprofit organizations in a bid to help underprivileged individuals. Although they’re not rewarded with monetary benefits, nonprofit workers are driven by a strong sense of moral urgency that makes it difficult for them to set a limit on their work. From seeking funding to organizing gifts and putting together school fundraisers, it’s no surprise to find that self-care isn’t a priority for most nonprofit workers. However, in order to…