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EFFECTS OF PAINKILLERS ON YOUR BODY

DO YOU KNOW THE EFFECTS OF PAINKILLERS ON YOUR BODY?

Drug abuse of painkillers can result in harmful effects on your body, and they refer to both over- the- counter and illicit drugs. The narcotic painkillers carry the highest risk of addiction. Whether the painkiller is prescribed or illicit, it can cause serious changes to the user’s body. Some damage can occur with short- term use and the dangerous changes occur with long- term use, which also increases the risk of physical dependency and addiction. The effect of painkillers is to block the brain’s perception of pain, and this interferes with the signals sent to the brain from the central nervous system . Narcotic pain relievers have a depressant effect, i.e. they decrease the feeling of pain and at the …

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HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE HANDLE STRESS

DO YOU KNOW HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE HANDLE STRESS

In this world, there are two types of people: those who believe things happen to them and those who can make things happen. The first type is convinced that the outcome of their careers and lives lies in their own hands, while the second type is pretty much like those who wait for the bus to take them somewhere. Studies have shown that people who are confident in their abilities and feel they can control the events in their lives end up doing better on almost every measure of work performance. Such “Empowered” individuals do the following: give better customer service, sell more than other employee, adjust better to new assignments and take much more annual income. According to the …

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leep apnea, know about

Do you have sleep apnea, and what do you know about it?

First, we need to know what sleep apnea is; it is actually sleep disordered breathing. If you feel tired even after 8 hours of sleep and you loudly snore, then you probably have sleep apnea. There are two main kinds of it: – Central sleep apnea, which results from the improper signals sent from the brain to the muscles controlling breathing. – Obstructive sleep apnea, which is more common, and it occurs due to the relaxed throat muscles. Actually, the symptoms of both types overlap making it difficult sometimes to determine the type exactly. Both kinds include loud snoring, which is more common in the obstructive type, breathing stops episodes during sleep witnessed by another person, awakening with sore throat …

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BIG MISTAKES PARENTS

BIG MISTAKES PARENTS SHOULD NOT MAKE

As parents, we all can say that our discipline efforts backfire on us occasionally and some battles with our kids are just not worth fighting. We need to learn how to avoid the discipline land mines. The first mistake parents usually do is lying. A mother says that her daughter fights every time she takes her to the babysitter’s house. Once, she told her daughter to choose between the babysitter’s house and the caveman’s daycare. Of course, her daughter gets scared from the daycare and thought that all daycare centers are run by cavemen. It is really a big problem if she ever has to take her daughter to a daycare. Little lies and scare tactics are tempting and can …

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CAUSES & RESULTS OF NAIL BITING AND HOW TO STOP

CAUSES & RESULTS OF NAIL BITING AND HOW TO STOP

Perhaps you occasionally find your nails between your teeth while you are in a boring class or anticipating an important job meeting or watching a horror movie. Nail biting is often a habit that starts in childhood; it is more intense in children and teenagers and less intense after 18, however it can go on to adulthood. Children and adults are often not aware they are gnawing their nails because it becomes a habit. Nail biting can range from a mild habit to a continuous serious problem. For most people, boredom and stress are the main culprits for it; this habit is just a way to ease anxiety. Loneliness and frustration can also be considered triggers, and genes play a …

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lose weight - foods lose weight

lose weight – Beware of these foods if you want to lose weight

Unfortunately, some of the best- tasting foods are of the highest calories; that is why it would be hard to avoid eating them. If you think smoothies are not bad given they are made of fruits, you are wrong; most of smoothies are made of ice- cream or milk and are crammed with sugar. These should be listed as smoothies for people seeking to gain weight; however there are low- carb ones with less fat and less sugar which you should stick to. If you are fond of the double chocolaty chip Frappuccino with whipped cream, reconsider and substitute it with a regular cup of coffee and if you cannot, at least minimize the damage and take Frappuccino light which …

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LIVE A HAPPY LIFE WITHOUT FRIENDS

CAN YOU LIVE A HAPPY LIFE WITHOUT FRIENDS?

Having good friendships can help you have more fun, broaden your perspective and grow as a person. However, if you do not have any friends, this does not mean your life is miserable, as you can do a lot of things on your own, whether trying to improve yourself or having a wonderful time all alone. Do not despair whether you have no friends because you cannot make any friendships last or because you moved to a new town. You can live a fulfilling life and have fun on your own in spite of having no friends just by following the next steps: – You can find a pen friend or write letters to your relatives; this will help you …

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KNOW FAST FOOD IS SLOWLY KILLING

DO YOU KNOW FAST FOOD IS SLOWLY KILLING YOU?

Most people eating fast food know it is bad for their health, yet they keep eating it. This is because the fun they find in eating fast food outweighs its long- term implications. Fast food makes you gain weight and increases your risk of diabetes, which you probably know already. The thing that you may not know is that fast food is addictive; the more you eat the more you need it. You would be astonished to know that egg sandwiches at fast food restaurants contain strange ingredients such as glycerin, which is found in soap. Research shows that obesity has doubled in children and tripled in teenagers during the last 30 years. It is found there is a strong …

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RECOGNIZE A CONTROLLING PERSON

CAN YOU RECOGNIZE A CONTROLLING PERSON?

Actually, a controlling personality belongs to someone who has deeper issues like sociopathic tendencies, sheer stubbornness or narcissism. Those who try to control other people are neither respectful nor nice; they are immature and self- centered. They would hold you back from leading an independent and fulfilling life, if you are in close proximity to them. Here, we try to help you recognize a controlling person in order to spare you getting entangled with that person and to respond accordingly. Do you have any relationship in which you feel bossed around, distressed, suffocated or fed up for being told what to do all the time? Do you know someone whom you feel you have to be super careful to not …

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BLACK PEPPER HAS INCREDIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS

DO YOU KNOW BLACK PEPPER HAS INCREDIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS

Many of us may not know that there are incredible health benefits for black pepper including relief from common cold, coughs, indigestion, constipation, muscular strains, anemia, heart disease and diarrhea. Black pepper is from the Piperaceae family; it is not only used as a spice, but also as a medicine. Since long time ago, black pepper is one of the spices most widely traded in the world. It is available throughout the year since it is not a seasonable plant. When black pepper plant is dried, it is referred to as peppercorn, then ground into powder and put on food as spice. It is used to preserve food for its antibacterial properties. It is rich in iron, manganese, potassium, dietary …

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know how our biological clocks manage our sleep

Do you know how our biological clocks manage our sleep?

Throughout the day, we experience different patterns of sleepiness, and we might ask ourselves what is regulating our sleep? Actually, sleep is governed by both sleep/wake homeostasis and the biological clock. When we are awake for a long time, sleep/wake homeostasis tells us it is time to sleep, and it also helps us get enough sleep during the night to make up for the daytime waking hours; thus sleep/wake homeostasis balances wakefulness and sleep. On the other hand, the internal biological clock dips and rises at different times throughout the day; for adults a strong sleep drive occurs between 1– 3 pm and between 2- 4 am, though this may vary depending on the person if he or she is …

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FACTS ABOUT REUSING WATER BOTTLES

ALARMING FACTS ABOUT REUSING WATER BOTTLES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Water bottles are everywhere and we use them on a relatively consistent basis. In the name of environmentalism we often reuse our water bottles, but the question is does this negatively affect our health? First, you need to know that bacteria can thrive in water bottles. It should be OK to use a disposable water bottle only once, but you push your luck if you use it again. As a matter of fact, with prolonged usage, water bottles acquire cracks and scratches that can host nasty bacteria. It is like your cutting board that must be cleaned very thoroughly to ensure all the bacteria are eliminated. Though cleaning the disposable water bottles with warm soapy water cuts down some of …

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MEDICAL CAUSES FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING

ARE THERE MEDICAL CAUSES FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING?

Some people are sweating more than others; a workout on the treadmill for five minutes leave them all wet and they may have to wipe their hands before a handshake. Of course, excessive sweating is very annoying, but it could be more than that; sometimes it is a symptom of a medical condition like diabetes or thyroid problems and it is also more common in overweight people. If you have this issue of excessive sweating, here is some information to help you know more about it. If you sweat at a greater rater than others because it is hot or you are exerting effort, more likely it is not a sign of trouble. It could be the nature of your …

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TOP PROBLEMS COUPLES FACE AFTER RETIREMENT

THE TOP PROBLEMS COUPLES FACE AFTER RETIREMENT

For a happy relationship in retirement, partners should work together to create a lifestyle that meets their emotional needs and which they both enjoy. After retirement, they can start doing volunteer work to fill their time. There are couples who are considered role models for a healthy relationship in retirement; they find balance between being together and being apart and as a result their marriage flourishes. However, that is not always the case, as not many couples live happily ever after in retirement. They may spend so much time together that they drive each other mad. Retirement can be a major stressor on relationships, since people do not think about interpersonal challenges and get so preoccupied with setting up the …

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ORGANIC FOODS THE SAFEST CHOICE FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY

ARE ORGANIC FOODS THE SAFEST CHOICE FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY?

Recently, many questions have been raised such as: Is organic food really the best for our health? Do pesticides and GMOs cause diseases? Here, we are trying to help you make better choices. A commitment to healthy eating is considered a step towards a healthier life. It is not only about eating more fruits, vegetables, good fats and whole grains, but also about the food safety; the way foods are raised or grown can affect your health as well as the environment. First, you need to know that there are certain requirements for the products to be labeled “organic”. A safe soil is required for growing organic crops with no modifications, synthetic pesticides, GMOs, sewage sludge-based fertilizers or petroleum-based fertilizers. …

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OVERVIEW OF THE THINGS TRULY HAPPY PEOPLE DO NOT DO

AN OVERVIEW OF THE THINGS TRULY HAPPY PEOPLE DO NOT DO

We all seek happiness at some level, and among the things happy people do not do are: – They do not stop dreaming – happy people believe in themselves and that their dreams are reachable and possible. They do not forget to dream and make plans for their lives. – They do not act selfish – happy people are giving people who do not like being selfish. They are compassionate and they like giving others with their time and love. – They do not forget to make their lives matter – they take action on dreams and goals to improve their lives. – They do not buy stuff to feel happy – happy people do not have to buy materialist …

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OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FOR MEN

AN OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FOR MEN

There are some unrealistic expectations women have of men that have been gradually shaped through the romantic movies and novels. We get caught up with these high expectations and forget that such ideal men do not really exist. One of women’s unrealistic expectations for men is that a man should know exactly what to say and how to say it so that the girl falls for him as in romantic movies where the hero and heroine live happily ever after. Unluckily, in reality this does not happen; it is more likely that men say exactly the opposite of what women want to hear. When women use fictional characters as a guide to choose a partner, they set themselves for disappointment. …

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ECZEMA - OVERVIEW TO HELP YOU KNOW ABOUT ECZEMA

ECZEMA – OVERVIEW TO HELP YOU KNOW ABOUT ECZEMA

It is a skin condition making the skin dry (even cracked), red and itchy, and it is caused by inflammation of the skin. It is a chronic problem and most common in infants. Persons with eczema are more prone to allergic conditions like hay fever and asthma. Some people have extra sensitive skin due to certain genes. Another factor is an overactive immune system. Defects in the skin barrier are also thought to contribute to eczema; these defects allow moisture out the skin and permit germs in. The factors triggering eczema include contact with irritating substances like synthetic fabrics, dry & cold climates, stress, heat and sweat. Eczema makes the skin itch before rash appearance. The symptoms of eczema are …

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BEWARE OF THE DEADLY FOODS YOU MIGHT COME ACROSS

BEWARE OF THE DEADLY FOODS YOU MIGHT COME ACROSS, PART II

As we talked in the first part about the deadly foods we might come across, we are going here to continue with these foods so we can avoid eating them and save ourselves. We should be careful with nutmeg; if you take more than 0.2 oz., you could get convulsions or seizures and even a sense of impending doom. Glycoalkaloids can build up in the potato if left too long particularly in the light; eating it causes diarrhea, cramping or even death, so you better stay away from potatoes with greenish tinge. Raw honey does not go through pasteurization which kills all harmful toxins; consequently consuming a small amount of unpasteurized honey containing grayanotoxin can cause nausea, excessive sweating, vomiting …

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AUTISM - AN OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AUTISM

AUTISM – AN OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AUTISM

Early diagnosis and treatment is very important, so that children would develop to their full potential and better overall ability to function. Symptoms of autism can vary in severity and often change over time; that is why strategies for treatment are tailored according to individual needs. Generally, children with ASD respond best to specialized treatment with a program that addresses improving communication, behavioral, social, learning and adaptive aspects of the kid’s life. Behavioral training uses self- help, social skills training and positive reinforcement to improve communication and behavior. There are many types of treatment including Treatment & Education of Autistic Children, Sensory Integration and Applied Behavioral Analysis. Specialized therapies include physical, speech and occupational therapy, and these therapies are very …

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