STARVATION MODE: RISING ABOVE A SCARY AND NEGATIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM THAT AFFECTS YOUR BODY NOW

Starvation mode is arguably nonexistent in the science world, but it happens. As mythical as the term sounds, several dieters and those fasting have entered this mode from excessive calorie cutback leading to a decreased metabolism, thereby reducing any weight loss potential. A scientific term that explains the rationale behind starvation mode is Adaptive Thermogenesis …

10 POWERFUL LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT ARE HIGHLY BENEFICIAL TO YOUR HEALTH

Lifestyle changes are one of the most challenging goals to achieve. Adopting and adjusting to these vital changes require tenacity, support, and plenty of reminders. And, neglecting them while sticking to old habits is always detrimental to your health, productivity, and interactions with both living and non-living things. George Bernard Shaw, an Irish political activist, …

5 SHOCKING HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRUITS AND WHY YOU SHOULD EAT THEM MORE

Fruits are undoubtedly beneficial to our entirety as humans in many ways, and some yet undiscovered. The eating of fresh fruits coupled with other factors kept our great grandparents healthy, increased their life span, and kept them looking fresh: these all point to the health benefits of fruits and why we should adopt this culture …

COPING WITH HOLIDAY STRESS AND AVOIDING DEPRESSION DURING THE HOLIDAYS

The possibility of stress around holiday periods skyrocket in majority of the population because of family and personal expectations, workload, and so on. Also, holiday stress has been a thing right from the beginning, but we have paid little attention to managing it because we didnโ€™t know what to name those feelings we felt around …

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Viral Hepatitis and HIV: Which is more deadly?

Hepatitis and HIV are both viral diseases that affect the liver negatively, whether big or small effects depending on the disease state. There is a general misconception that HIV is a more dreadful disease than Hepatitis, hence the intense focus on HIV and its patients, but in truth, Hepatitis and HIV are fatal diseases with …

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE: Prescription Painkillers, Misconceptions, and MOA

The abuse of prescription painkillers can somewhat be seen in every household in this generation. We never want to feel pain hence the readiness to consume an over-the-counter painkiller at any instance of pain. As understandable as this scenario might be, coupled with the fact that the majority don’t want to visit the doctor’s office every time due to so many underlying factors, the overuse of prescription painkillers does more harm than good.

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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN NIGERIA: Will this nefarious act ever end?

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or complete removal of the external sex organs (clitoris) of a female child between 0-15 years of age, also known as female circumcision. This practice is a tradition/ritual that is slowly going into extinction; however, some traditional families still uphold it. A few people practicing FGM claim that …