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.
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.
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.
It’s red, it aches and it’s next to impossible to hide. Living with rosacea can be a real pain. For the unaware, rosacea is a chronic skin malady that causes redness and swelling in an individual’s chin, cheeks, nose and forehead
While a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s means that the patient will eventually succumb to the full effects of the disease, there are things that we can do to reduce our risk of being diagnosed.
Although baldness is most commonly associated with men, 40 percent of women begin to lose hair by middle age. Because long, healthy hair is often associated with beauty and femininity, female hair loss can be especially damaging to a woman’s confidence.
Menstruation is heralded by women everywhere as a “coming of age” in which a girl becomes a woman. While this may sound like it’s supposed to be a wonderful, exciting time in a young girl’s life, it can be scary or overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect or have the proper supplies.
There are plenty of delicious, lactose-free alternatives to popular foodstuffs and plenty of treatment options. Today on Healthversed, we’re going to dunk our proverbial cookies in to some lactose-free milk and hopefully learn a little along the way.
You’ve likely suffered from the flu at least once in your life. It isn’t fun, is it? Maybe you’re a new parent and you’re worried about your child getting the flu. If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place. Many parents have doubts about the flu shot, but we’ve come up with 10 great reasons why you should vaccinate your kids.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the brain and causes seizures. People with epilepsy often face stigma from society at large, simply because the general public isn’t educated about what epilepsy is and how easily it can be managed.
Most people have the notion that the more skincare products you use, the better your skin will be. However, this is generally the opposite of the truth. Using too many products can actually dry out or irritate your skin.
If you have diabetes, you have levels of blood glucose that are too high because of problems with a hormone called insulin, which is secreted by the pancreas. Insulin is used by your cells to take glucose in so that it can be used for energy.
Sleep is something that we often take for granted. For some people, going to sleep is just a matter of lying down and closing their eyes, but for others, it takes a lot more work and effort. Then there are those who suffer from sleep disorders and whose life revolves around trying to get to sleep.
Just because it makes you look beautiful doesn’t mean that it’ll make you feel beautiful, too. Beauty products contain a lot of synthetic, complex, and downright strange ingredients. Some can cause cancer. Some are terrible for the environment.
To spark your curiosity, here’s a list of some of the rarest diseases in the world. Hopefully, if you’re lucky, you’ll go your entire life without having to deal with one of these conditions up close and personal. Check it out and see if any of your obscure symptoms match a syndrome listed.