Category archives for: Health

McDonald’s Faces Happy Meal Lawsuit

McDonald’s Faces Happy Meal Lawsuit

Do you remember opening your own Happy Meal box? Excited to play with the toy inside more than eating your burger and greasy fries? Well, non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest thinks of McDonald’s as the “stranger in the playground handing out candy to children.” They accuse McDonald’s of using irresponsible advertising by [...]

Record Breaking Heat Wave Scorches the Northeast

Record Breaking Heat Wave Scorches the Northeast

The National Weather Service issues a warning that the triple-digit temperatures could make the situation very dangerous, as the heat wave that just hit the northeastern U.S. will continue to scorch until Wednesday. A heat advisory has been announced for cities in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and northeastern Maryland. Additional advisories are expected [...]

What is Coeliac Disease?

What is Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy onward. Symptoms include chronic diarrhoea, failure to thrive (in children), and fatigue, but these may be absent, and symptoms in other organ systems have been described. Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction [...]

What is Prader Willi Syndrome or PWS?

What is Prader Willi Syndrome or PWS?

This month is Prader Willi Syndrome awareness month. The world has to know that this disease is an uncommon genetic disorder that can be present since birth. Prader Willi Syndrome, or PWS, is a rare chronic disease.  Very little information is known about PWS, except that symptoms include muscle weakness and behavioral problems, and overeating [...]

National Nurses Week 2010 : Nurses day

National Nurses Week 2010 : Nurses day

National Nurses Week 2010 : Nurses day - National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. National Student Nurses Day is celebrated each year on May 8th. The Wednesday within National Nurses Week is National [...]

What is Bartholin abscess?

What is Bartholin abscess?

What is Bartholin abscess? The abscess is the result of an infected Bartholin cyst. A Bartholin’s cyst, also called a Bartholin’s duct cyst, is a small growth just inside the opening of a woman’s vagina. The Bartholin’s glands secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina. They are located on each side of the vaginal opening. [...]

Martina Navratilova has breast cancer

Martina Navratilova has breast cancer

“I cried,” Tennis legend Martina Navratilova told People upon learning that she had a cluster in her left breast. Her biopsy came back positive after a routine mammogram in February. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. “It knocked me on my ass, really. I feel so in control of my life and my body, and [...]

Synthetic marijuana increasingly popular among teens

Synthetic marijuana increasingly popular among teens

There is a new product becoming increasingly popular in teen parties nowadays. And it’s not beer nor prescription medicines. It’s an herb-based product that is getting teens high, and what’s worse, it’s completely legal. The product is known as K2 or Spice, a sort-of synthetic marijuana that, when smoked, gives the same high one gets [...]