Could These 7 Old Illnesses Make a Return?

As if you don’t have enough to worry about with a tumultuous economy and unprecedented political strife, a number of old-world illnesses are on the verge of a comeback. Today, we take a look at the numerous infections, diseases, and viruses that the medical community believe may make a comeback.

Are Hand Dryers as Clean as Everyone Thinks?

No one likes public toilets, especially in those situations when you’re using it after someone else and the seat is still warm. They’re often associated with unhygienic places, being dirty, smelly, and a breeding ground for diseases. Most people are glad when they see a hand dryer as they don’t have to touch one of those icky cloth towels you access via a rotary dispenser. But, what if you found out these hand dryers might not be as hygienic as you think?

5 Must Know Facts About COPD

COPD is the name for a group of diseases that affect the airflow into our lungs. It encompasses a variety of diseases, but the three most common sub-groups are chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and refractory asthma. All of these diseases are different, but have a lot of things in common, including the fact that they will all continue to get worse over time and are incurable. There are things that you can do to mitigate the damage from COPD, but you cannot reverse damage once it has occurred. If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with COPD, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some facts your doctor may not have told you.

Measles Awareness: What to Do If Your Child’s Been Exposed

If your child is exposed to the measles in any way, it’s easy to panic, but there are some key facts that you should know before you take action. Today, let’s talk about the best course of action to take if your child is exposed to the measles.

How to Best Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Being a caregiver for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease poses many challenges, but it can also be very rewarding to know you’re being helpful and offering comfort. How you handle your role in providing care and support is an important part of making the journey through Alzheimer’s as easy as possible for you and your loved one. Start with the basics of relationship, pain management, and self-care to lay the foundation for a positive experience.

Balance Your Hormones with These Tricks

From the thickness of your hair to your morning mood, your hormones have a huge impact on your daily life. If you’ve been feeling moody, ill, or just generally “off,” your hormones could be the culprit. Hormones are produced by several glands within our endocrine system, like the hypothalamus, pancreas, and pituitary. Each gland, which can be found throughout your body, produces a unique hormone which regulates a different aspect of our bodily functions.

Cut Through That Empty Feeling

If you’ve ever realized that a chronic, unpleasant feeling in your life is emptiness, you’re not alone. With the advent of globalization and open borders comes freedom, and people are moving around more than ever before. Trips across the ocean are cheaper than they’ve ever been, jobs regularly move to new cities, and families that used to live within a single block are now spread around the globe. On an individual level, it’s now easier than ever to ignore our feelings, and distract ourselves with a potent cocktail that includes but isn’t limited to work, social media, food, alcohol and drugs, and shopping.