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Are we ignoring the psychological impact of skin conditions?

If you had acne as a teenager, you’ll likely know that skin problems aren’t just a cosmetic issue, they can also massively affect your self-esteem. And chronic dermatological conditions, from psoriasis to eczema can have a huge impact on psychological health. But until recently, this hasn’t been talked about much. The British Association of Dermatologists considers the need for more psychological support for dermatology patients to be pressing. But with many trusts facing significant budget cuts, this is proving a tricky prospect. There’s a lot of stigma around certain skin…

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Myth busted! Bad weather conditions are not the reason behind your joint ache

The common belief that weather impacts your joints directly may not be true. So you may want to rethink the next time you’re about to blame the rain or cold when your arthritis starts playing up. According to a recent study, bad weather making your joints ache is a myth. The research found that weather conditions in 45 US cities are indeed associated with Google searches about joint pain. But it might not be the association you’d expect. As temperatures rose within the study’s focus span of 23 degrees to 86…

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5 nasty skin conditions you can pick up at the gym

Next time you hunker down on that bench, consider all the other guys who sweated their way through their workouts there, too. Along with that pool of perspiration, the other guys could be leaving a host of other nasty things behind. Things like viruses, bacteria, and fungi that can cause some gross, uncomfortable, or even serious skin conditions if they make their way into your body. Here, 5 nasty skin conditions you can pick up at the gym—and what you need to do to cure them, stat. (For the ultimate…

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Binge Eating May Up Various Health Conditions

Individuals with binge-eating disorder (BED) may be at high risk of getting diagnosed with illnesses associated with the endocrine and circulatory systems, a study suggests. Binge-eating disorder is a serious eating disorder in which an individual frequently consumes unusually large amounts of food and is unable to stop craving for more. Individuals with BED could be at an increased risk of 2.5-times of having an endocrine disorder and at 1.9-times of having a circulatory system disorder. The endocrine system influences heart, bones and tissues growth, and even fertility. It plays…

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Yoga can Boost Immunity, Tackle Health Conditions: Doctors

As the world celebrated the second International Yoga Day on Tuesday, health experts have urged people to make Yoga an integral part of their life as it can boost their immunity and help tackle several health conditions.They said that if one performs Yoga regularly then there is no need for extra efforts through artificial means such as surgeries.”Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental well-being. It builds immunity. Reduction in weight, a strong and flexible body, glowing skin,…

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