Health

Keeping it Clean and Sane

College is great time for students, but sometimes amid classes, homework, extracurricular activities and maintaining a social life; students sometimes forget to maintain their mental and sexual health. Although some students think they do not need to worry about their health, educating yourself and developing healthy habits now will be a critical part of being a successful college student. Here are some tips on staying STD-free and mentally healthy in college.   When having conversations about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), many students are not aware of the dangers of STDs. Many students are also not aware that one in five […]

Why Thanksgiving is Famous for the Food Coma

sciencedump.com First, comes the “beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, lamb, rams, hogs, dogs, chicken, turkeys, rabbits… you name it”; then, comes a slumber.   We can thank the centerpiece of the feast for that, whether it is deep-fried, stuffed, or roasted with veggies. The turkey, a native-American bird, contains a sleep-inducing amino acid called tryptophan. Though it is 1 of 22 amino acids humans need to survive, it is not produced by the body alone and instead, must be ingested via fish or poultries. It does not end there. Dairy products, fruits, breads, beans, starchy potatoes, and sugary desserts are all […]

Go Pee!

http://www.allhealthynews.com/ People have a tendency to hold onto things that aren’t necessarily good for them. Urine happens to be one.  Surely, I’m not the only one who has sprinted to the bathroom. Other than inconveniencing yourself, your bladder’s health could be at risk. Making a habit of ignoring nature’s call can eventually lead to something called urinary retention, a real pain in the renal system. It is characterized by the inability to urinate while feeling like your bladder will erupt. It is one of the signs of urinary tract infections (UTIs) or bladder infections or worse cases, sexually transmitted infections […]

So, What Is ZIKA?

Like it’s predecessors—Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Influenza, and the Ebola Outbreak of 2014—the ZIKA virus has joined a host of diseases and outbreaks that has put the world on its toes and sparked a sense of unrest. To date, the virus has been linked to instances of microcephaly in newborns born to mothers infected with the ZIKA virus. The World Health Organization, as well as the Center for Disease Control, have addressed the disease’s capability to cause arthritic-like pain in the ankles, hands, feet, hips, and shoulders; as well as, fever, eye problems, premature birth, and neurological complications in newborns. […]