‘Uncertainty is the only certainty’, observes Irrfan, as he gives us a glimpse into his ongoing journey – from the shock of the diagnosis to the calmness of the realisation that ‘the cork doesn’t need to control the current it’s floating in’
Indonesia trumped Male's bid for the Asia-Pacific seat by an overwhelming margin. The Maldives got support from only 46 countries in the secret ballot voting on June 8 against the 144 which voted for Indonesia.
Pakistan now has 140-150 nuclear warheads compared to India's 130-140, with China hovering around 280, as per the latest assessment of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), released on Monday.
(Natural News) There is a fundamental and unavoidable problem with pharmaceutical drugs: Not only do they not treat the underlying cause of most health issues, they inevitably cause multiple side effects, leading to other long-term problems. The United States has experienced an explosion in the number of people diagnosed with depression in the past few... […]
(Natural News) New legislation was recently signed into law by Hawaii Governor David Ige that prohibits the use of pesticides containing a toxic chemical known as chlorpyrifos, which has been shown to lower IQ levels in children. Senate Bill 3095 is the first of its kind in all 50 states to take direct action against... […]
(Natural News) In what can only be described by reasonable people as pathetic political manipulation, seven Democratic lawmakers showed up at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility over the weekend and demanded access. The group of seven — New Jersey Reps. Bill Pascrell, Frank Pallone and Albio Sires, as well as fellow New York... […]
(Natural News) Another tragedy involving illegal aliens has occurred in Texas that not only serves to highlight the inadequacies of our current level of border security but also how dangerous it can be for American citizens caught up in the political posturing over the issue. As reported by News4 San Antonio, an SUV packed with... […]
(Natural News) No doubt the billionaire founder of PayPal, Elon Musk, is enjoying the fruits of his labor, that being the development of the world’s first real interactive online service accommodating the online interaction between merchant and buyer. It’s not like he’s living in poverty or anything, nor would we expect him to. He devised... […]
(Natural News) The Mediterranean diet is known to be among the healthiest of diets with a lower incidence of chronic disease and greater longevity. It is considered a “gold standard” in healthy eating. Traditional Mediterranean diets (MedDiet) are associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, a condition that overlaps with depression. The following […]
(Natural News) The universe’s brightest signals are extraterrestrial in origin, Australian scientists have confirmed. Their report, published in Monthly Notices at the Royal Astronomical Society, was able to detect three specific radio emissions which definitely came from space. Fast radio bursts (FRBs) were first recorded a decade ago. These are pulses of l […]
(Natural News) A study published in Clinical Nutrition has touted the anti-inflammatory benefits of aged garlic extract, providing evidence that its supplementation can decrease inflammatory markers among obese individuals. The double-blind, randomized study involved 51 healthy adults. Their mean age was at 45.6 years while their mean body mass index (BMI) w […]
(Natural News) Researchers have found that a combination of bitter kola (Garcinia kola) and garlic (Allium sativum) extracts may contain antimicrobial properties. The study, which was published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, was conducted to investigate the effects of the plants’ extracts on known respiratory pa […]
(Natural News) If the U.S. wants to completely rely on solar power, it will need to set aside a lot of land. But solar energy can fulfill the world’s power needs, and an article on Inverse states that the average nation can set aside a relatively small percentage of its land area for solar farms.... […]
Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also available.
As a person ages, their skin naturally becomes thinner, less elastic, or papery. While there is no specific way to treat thin skin or to thicken the skin, a person can prevent skin from getting thinner by using retinol creams and avoiding risk factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and spending time in the sun.
Varicose veins affect around 20 percent of the population. In some people, they may be very uncomfortable and even painful. In this article, we look at some home remedies and natural treatments that can relieve the swelling and pain associated with varicose veins. We also discuss treatment options for varicose veins.
While most women lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day, this hair is usually quickly replaced by new growth. When bald patches or thinning occurs, however, it may be a sign of female pattern baldness. In this article, learn more about the common causes and treatment of hair loss in women.
Ovarian cancer is a condition that can be detected and treated, the key is knowing the symptoms. The earlier these are detected and diagnosed, the better the outcome is likely to be. Symptoms include bloating, pelvic pain, and painful sex. Learn more about early signs of ovarian cancer, and when to see a doctor, here.
A person can miss a period while taking birth control pills for many reasons. The pills contain several hormones that affect the menstrual cycle, and stress levels and other issues can play a role. In this article, learn about how the pills work, and seven factors that can cause a person on the pill to miss a period.
Many women are concerned about the seafood they eat during pregnancy due to the risk of food poisoning and high mercury content. Fortunately, cooked crab, imitation crab, and lobster are safe to eat when they are correctly prepared. Learn more about which fish to eat or avoid and all about the safety of fish products.
The use of birth control pills, or hormonal contraceptives, can mask some of the symptoms of menopause. This can make it difficult for a person to know if they are going through menopause. In this article, we answer some common questions about how birth control pills can affect the symptoms of menopause.
Lower back pain and vaginal discharge are common on their own. When they occur together, this can point to specific medical issues. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of both lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also describe risk factors, diagnostic methods, and treatment options.
Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms.
One test for vaginitis is called a wet mount. Vaginitis is a term for several issues that involve infection or inflammation of the vagina or vulva. A wet mount checks for signs of bacteria and other microorganisms. Results can help to determine the type of vaginitis and the appropriate treatment. Learn more here.
Some pregnant people may experience lightning crotch, which is a shooting pain in the vagina, rectum, or pelvis. Doctors do not fully understand its causes, but there are several home remedies that can help to ease the symptoms. Here, we look at the possible causes of lightning crotch and explain when to see a doctor.
Menstruation, endometriosis, and infections are all possible causes of cramps and discharge. For most people, the discomfort will pass, but severe or lasting symptoms could be more of a cause for concern. This article looks at reasons for cramps and discharge along with treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor.
There are different treatments available for menopause symptoms. Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming a more popular alternative treatment, however, there is some dispute over how effective it is. Also, its legal status means that it is not available everywhere. Learn more about the potential use of CBD for menopause here.
A pelvic exam involves visually and physically checking the female reproductive system and sexual organs. These exams may be part of an annual checkup, and they are performed regularly during pregnancy. They can also help to diagnose infections and other issues. Here, learn what to expect and what the results may mean.
While a mild vaginal odor is healthy and all vaginas have a different smell, a strong scent of onions may indicate a problem. In this article, we explore the causes of a vagina that smells like onions. These include specific foods, bacterial vaginosis, and poor hygiene. We also cover treatment and prevention methods.
Perimenopause is the time when the body is preparing for menopause, and it can last several years. During this time, hormones levels fluctuate. This can cause irregular menstruation that may be more painful than usual. Read on to learn what causes perimenopause ovary pain, in particular, and how to treat the symptoms.
Vulvovaginitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the vulva and vagina. There are many potential causes, including yeast and bacterial infections, and sexually transmitted infections. The treatment depends on the cause, and there are some potential home remedies to try. Learn more about vulvovaginitis here.
It is possible, though rare, to develop breast cancer while breast-feeding. However, there are many other possible causes of breast lumps in lactating women. In this article, we look at the link between breast cancer and lactation. We also explain what to do if you find a breast lump while breast-feeding.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is an uncommon condition that affects people during their menstrual cycle and can cause symptoms such as irritability and anxiety. Natural treatments, including meditation and exercise, can help to alleviate symptoms of the disorder. Learn more about natural treatments here.