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    ADHD Does Not Exist: Why French Children Don’t Have ADHD

    In the United States alone, at least 9 percent of kids are diagnosed with ADHD and are being treated with different kinds of pharmaceutical medications. The design of our school system is horribly outdated and provides little benefit in comparison to how transformative it could truly be.Treatment Imagine schools like this, which funnily enough James cameron created; that allow you to create whatever you want. Your teachers should be in support of what you want to do in life. Classrooms should be outside or at least in different, stimulating places. Children should not be forced to sit in class rooms every day – it is completely keeping them from understanding their full…

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    Will Jakinibs Change Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment? –

    An emerging class of medications called janus kinase inhibitors (JAK inhibitors, or jakinibs) is offering new hope to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who don’t find relief with other treatments. What are Jakinibs? Jakinibs are a new class of medication, sometimes called oral biologics. The word “biologic” is misleading, however, because jakinibs work in an entirely different way than the biologics that have been used to date. Jakinibs are small molecules that work inside cells. Traditional biologics such as etanercept (Enbrel), adalimumab (Humira), abatacept (Orencia) and Infliximab (Remicade) block pro-inflammatory cytokines from outside. Jakinibs are taken by mouth. Traditional biologics are given through infusions or injections. How do Jakinibs Work? Jakinibs block the enzymes JAK1, JAK2, JAK3, and tyrosine kinase…

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    Supplements, OTCs May Hurt Your Kidneys

    How well are your kidneys working? Unless you’ve had problems in the past, you probably take for granted that your kidneys are working as they should. But more than one in 10 adults in the United States has kidney disease, and most people who have it don’t know it. Even more alarmingly, over-the-counter medicines, common prescriptions, and nutritional supplements can have serious effects on kidney function, especially if your kidneys aren’t completely healthy to begin with, says Robert Heyka, MD, Interim Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Nephrology & Hypertension. Only your doctor can determine whether your kidneys are healthy. However, there are certain other health problems that make a…

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    How I Reversed Hashimoto’s (a Thyroid Autoimmune) Disease with Food

    In 2008 I suddenly became very sick, and for nine months, I couldn’t find a doctor who would really listen or run any tests. They most often told me I had dry skin, handed me a tube of steroid cream and moved on to the next patient. I had hives from the neck up, all the skin on my face and neck peeled off twice a day, my hair was falling out, and I was depressed. I spent my days and nights with ice packs on my face because my skin felt like it was burning. I cried a lot. I stopped outside activities and just stayed home. After nine…

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    Diabetes Patients Are Hacking Their Way Toward a Bionic Pancreas

    When 4-year-old Evan Costik was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, his father began sleeping on the floor beside his bed. Every hour or two, John woke up to test the preschooler’s blood-sugar level by pricking his finger and squeezing a drop of blood onto a test strip he’d slipped into a meter. A level between 80 and 120 milligrams per deciliter was good. Below that, bad. Potentially very very bad. One night, it was 36. Any lower and Evan could have fallen into a coma. He could have died. John and Evan Costik at home. Click to Open Overlay Gallery John and Evan Costik at home. Mike Bradley Waking up…

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    Living with MS-Medication Side Effects: How Easily We Can Miss and Dismiss Them

    By Kim Dolce— Often it seems that our daily lives are ruled by the means we use to responsibly manage our disease. We know the value of sticking to our medication schedules, and just as important, consistently employing preventative measures to minimize pain, muscle spasms and spasticity by using tried and true methods such as resistance/cardio exercise, yoga, and stretching. But no matter how disciplined we are, we inevitably wind up firefighting problems that arise when being proactive doesn’t quite cover it all. In fact, being proactive and responsible can sometimes create unpleasant circumstances. Here’s a recent example of my own. I had noticed an increasing sensation of burning in…

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    15 Secrets of Most Poular People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an “unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system” thought to affect 2.3 million people worldwide, according to the National MS Society. The condition presents itself in a variety of ways, so much so that you may not realize a loved one has it. To learn more, The Mighty asked its Facebook readers and contributing writers to tell us the one thing they wish others could understand about MS. Here’s what they had to say: 1. “It’s a disease most people wouldn’t recognize.” — Jason Tanner 2. “For me, MS means facing the unknown every day, wondering and worrying if a new feeling or sensation is…

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    Crohn's Disease,Causes,symptoms,Diagnosis and Treatment

    Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease is one of the diseases called inflammatory bowel disease / IBD. In Crohn’s disease, swelling and irritation can be found in the lining of the intestine. It can also involve the whole thickness of the bowel wall. Crohn’s disease is usually in the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum. However, it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from where food is taken in (the mouth) to where food comes out (the anus). Some patients with Crohn’s disease have long periods of remission (when symptoms disappear). This may last months or years. However, there is no way to tell when a remission…

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    15 Fascinating Facts About Epilepsy

    BY NIC SWANER  Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is a serious condition in which a person experiences a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, affecting how they act or feel. There are many portrayals of this disorder in television (all of which are wholly inaccurate and for plot reasons only). Being personally afflicted with the most commercially patchable form of this disease, the most accurate description I could describe you with would be to tighten all your muscles as hard as you can, past the point of discomfort. You’re starting to cramp, aren’t you? Now conceptualize this: while your muscles are tensing, you are repeatedly bashing your…

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    Cerebral Palsy: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

    Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect control of movement and posture. Because of damage to areas of the brain that control movement, an affected child cannot move his or her muscles normally. While symptoms range from mild to severe, the condition does not get worse as the child gets older. With treatment, most children can significantly improve their abilities. Many children with cerebral palsy have other problems that require treatment. These include mental retardation, learning disabilities, seizures, vision, hearing and speech problems. How common is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy usually is not diagnosed until a child is about 2 to 3 years of age. Approximately 2…