Common Misconceptions about Autism Deconstructed

Since autism is so misunderstood, we’re here today to clarify some common misconceptions which should set you on the road to being a better and more understanding person when conversing with a person affected by autism.

Heavy Drinking and the Toll It Takes

Most of us are guilty of not always treating our body like the temple it is. Sadly, a lot of the best things in life aren’t good for us in large amounts and alcohol is no different. While the short-term affects of relaxation, euphoria, and lowered inhibitions might sound fun, the long-term affects of heavy alcohol use are quite damaging and could significantly shorten your lifespan.

History’s Deadliest Plagues and Pandemics

Today, we explore some of the deadliest plagues and pandemics of all time. The grim details are shocking, the death tolls are near incomprehensible, and the threat is far from over. Doctors continue to stave off potential threats to this day.

Combating Prediabetes with Awareness

Type 1 diabetes does not yet have a discoverable cause, but Type 2 is known to be caused by a lack of exercise and poor diet. Prediabetes is the body’s state before a full diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is confirmed, but there are ways to prevent it from occurring. Read on!

Written on Our Skin: A Brief History of Tattoos

At its heart, tattooing is simply the art of making marks on our skin, either permanently or not. It can represent something as meaningful as religious beliefs, ancestry, or status, but it can also be a way to celebrate your individuality and artistic taste.

It’s In You to Give: Beginner’s Guide to Giving Blood

Every single day, all over the world, there are patients in need of blood. According to statistics provided by the Red Cross, someone in the United States requires blood every two seconds and about 36,000 red blood cell units are needed on a daily basis. The demand is constant, and the donation process easy.

Common Mutations We Inherit from Our Parents

Germ-line mutations are inherited from our parents, and they help decide a lot of things about us before we’re born. There are some mutations that are negative, while others can have a positive or neutral impact on our lives. Read on to find out which mutations you may be vulnerable to.

10 Strangest Medicine Side Effects

Medicine can do some strange things to a human body. These off-putting side effects are rare enough that they often don’t make it into the commercial. However, despite their rarity, occasionally a person is unfortunate enough to discover these unsettling results.

12 Reasons We Should All Cut Back on Sugar

You can plug your ears and bury your head in the sand, but eventually, the truth about sugar will catch up to you. Though sugar is everywhere and in everything, here at Healthversed, we’re hoping that the truth about sugar shall set you and your diet free.

Hear Us Out: Prevent Hearing Loss before It Sets In

As we age, many of our functions gradually decline. Unfortunately, one of those functions is our hearing. Being able to hear sounds is crucial; it warns us of danger, enables us to maintain social relationships, and allows us to enjoy music. Currently, 15% of people in America ages 20 and up suffer from “moderate or greater” hearing loss. This number is expected to rise as the population ages.

Common Misconceptions about Cancer That Need to Be Squashed

It’s in our movies, books, and reality TV shows. It touches our lives, and the lives of our loved ones in tragic, life changing ways. And yet, in spite of unfettered access to decades of in-depth research, cancer remains shrouded in mystery and misconceptions.

The Many Health Benefits of Turmeric

Ahh turmeric. It’s been adding color, bite, and depth to Eastern inspired foodstuffs for centuries. South Africans cook rice with it. The Vietnamese add it to their traditional crepe-like dish banh xeo. And your favorite curry just wouldn’t quite taste the same without it.

Beat the Heat Without AC

With the dog days of summer fast approaching, it seems like forever before we’ll feel cool again. If you don’t have an air conditioning unit or central air in your home, you could spend your days (and even nights) feeling miserable unless you’re able to cool down your home.

13 Ways to Speed up Recovery Post-Workout

A well-rounded gym routine ensures that you’ll always have enough energy for your workout, and that you finish strong without having to deal with aching muscles the next day. Here are a few tips to help speed up your post-workout recovery.

The Psychology of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are on the rise in North America. While many people think they are the result of a conscious choice influenced by culture alone, this is not the case. Recent research demonstrates that eating disorders are illnesses with psychological and neurobiological roots.