Suffering from arthritis? Follow these 6 hand exercises to relieve painful symptoms

Arthritis, which means ‘inflammation of the joints’, is actually a symptom that has a number of causes. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by local structural changes in specific joints; while rheumatoid arthritis, the next most common type, is a systemic disease affecting the entire body. There’s currently no cure for arthritis, but some treatments could help to reduce some of the painful symptoms. Here are some simple exercises that could help to relieve some of the arthritic joint pain: 1) Fist clenching Beginning with…

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Anxiety, depression in young people could be early symptoms of bipolar disorder

A study has recently found that early anxiety and disorders of attention or behaviour are two patterns of psychiatric symptoms that may help to identify young people at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD). According to researchers, early signs of BD can fall into a relatively characteristic “homotypic” pattern, consisting mainly of symptoms or other features associated with mood disorders; or a “heterotypic” pattern of other symptoms including anxiety and disruptive behaviour. Environmental risk factors and exposures can also contribute to BD risk. The team analysed data from 39…

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Acne – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Acne is a big concern, especially for women in their 20s. However, it would be wrong to say that men don’t suffer from acne. To many, acne is also known as blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or cysts. It is most common during puberty and adolescence. According to recent data, almost 80 per cent of people in the age group of 11 to 30 years have acne outbreak at least once. Having said that, even adults are not fully immune. The number is low, but people in their 40s and 50s also…

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Heat Stroke Symptoms & Immediate Treatment: Is the Sun Making You Feel Uneasy?

            With the rising mercury levels, stepping out in this sultry weather has its adverse effects – from an unwanted pimple on your otherwise clear skin to that annoying rash on your back. The sun comes out in full throttle, throwing you off your guard. You need to be extremely careful about everything, be it the food you eat or the clothes you wear. The tendency to fall sick is greater during this period, hence one shouldn’t exert themselves too much. Excessive physical activity and…

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ADHD Symptoms: Don’t Ignore These Subtle Signs

            Most kids, while growing up, show veered out attention or behavior at times. There are a lot of changes that happen in your body as you move from childhood to adulthood. But for some children, these instances are so rampant that it impairs their academic achievement and social functioning. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral and developmental disorder marked by erratic attention, behavior and learning regime especially among children. It first appeared in medical literature in 1902 but the term ‘Attention Deficit’ was…

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