Is there any hope for eczema sufferers?

Eczema is a skin condition that affects many people across the globe. I myself am a long time sufferer and while it’s improved as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that it’s one of those things that doesn’t necessarily go away even with treatment.

There is no cure for eczema and finding one is difficult due to its varying nature.

I have always been interested in the medical developments of widespread conditions like eczema, particularly because it mostly affects children and also because of it’s potential to flare up later in life.

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Sleep is for the weak

 

Sleep is for the weak, or so they say.

In this modern age of technology, many are no stranger to sleepless nights. This is not a new phenomenon, however it has been affected by technology changing the way we approach bedtime. With readily available internet and entertainment by the way of reruns and on-demand services, it’s easy to let sleep pass you by,

Increased caffeine consumption during the day and evenings, worsening mental health, poor diets and stress also contribute to lack of sleep.

In more severe cases, chronic insomnia can develop. Continue reading “Sleep is for the weak”

Why Diabetes Is Becoming More Common

 

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Why is Type 2 Diabetes becoming more prevalent in the developed world and what can we do to combat it?

Nowadays, it seems that the potential risk factors for diabetes seem to be increasing, but that only tells part of the story. It’s become apparent that the rate of Type 2 Diabetes is rising at a fast rate. This is most likely due to the change in lifestyle over the years. People are now less active due to the increase in desk-based jobs and increased hours spent watching television, gaming and using the internet.

Some scientists have been speculating whether diabetes will become the biggest epidemic of the century. Up to 18 million people die each year due to cardiovascular diseases (which diabetes is often a precursor to). Obesity rates are rapidly increasing, as is the level of individuals who are overweight. It is said that there are now 155 million overweight and obese children across the world. This is an alarming figure hence the need to raise awareness and promote healthy living. Continue reading “Why Diabetes Is Becoming More Common”