Insomnia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Do you often find it difficult to enjoy a good sleep at night? Well, you may be suffering from insomnia, a sleep disorder which causes acute sleeplessness that affects a lot of people all over the world. What are the primary causes of insomnia? How will you know you are experiencing it? And what are the possible treatments for this common ailment that sometimes robs people of a peaceful, night rest?

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What the Color and Odor of Your Urine Say about Your Health

It is interesting to know that the color and odor of our urine, and how frequently we urinate can provide some great insights into our health status. Urine is the liquid waste released by the human body, and it mostly consists of water, salt, some chemicals known as uric acid and urea. Our kidneys make the urine by filtering a lot of toxic wastes and impurities from our blood. So, how does your urine give out some hidden symptoms in your body, if any?

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Dry Eyes: Can I Go Blind?

Dry eye syndrome (DES), which is also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is the condition of having dry eyes. It simply means that your eyes do not have enough tears required to moisturize or lubricate them. There are different causes of dry eyes, from starring unceasingly at digital devices such as computers, smartphones, or iPads to other natural causes. So, can I go blind if I leave my dry eye untreated?

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The Flu: The Best Way to Protect Yourself

In 2017, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that there were between 291,000 and 646,000 people who died from seasonal influenza (the Flu) all over the world. This indicates that a wide range of demographics is at risk, from children, pregnant women to the elderly. However, there are steps you can take to best protect yourself from the Flu.

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What Alcohol Does to Your Body

 Less than 1 minute of sipping alcohol, your body will react spontaneously to its intoxicating power. The experience is comparable to a mild electric discharge journeying up to your brain. And once it reaches up there, it will immediately disconnect the processes going on in your brain by slowing down the pathways and chemicals that are required by brains cells for sending out coherent messages. You may become drowsy, experience slow reflexes or lose your mindfulness altogether. There is every possibility that you may become moody, unbalanced, and drunk!

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The War on Opioids: Some Important Facts You Should Know

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared opioid addiction in the United States as a “public health emergency.” This scourge of drug addiction and abuse has had significant impacts on people’s lives, their finances, and the public healthcare system. It is reported that about 60,000 people lost their lives in 2016 due to opioid addiction. Highlighted in this article are some important facts everyone should know about this epidemic.

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