While most of us have heard of the winter blues, don’t immediately assume everyone feels better because the summer months are here. As this article notes, weather conditions can affect people in any season. Heat makes many people feel sad, grouchy, or more aggressive. Likewise, high humidity can cause more than just a bad hair day; studies show it can reduce concentration and increase tiredness.
Most people think of cataracts as something afflicting senior citizens. While it is true that by the age of 80 more than half of Americans either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them, people in their 40s and 50s may begin to develop them. At this point, however, the cataracts are usually small enough to not affect vision. Diabetes, smoking, excessive drinking, and prolonged exposure to sunlight can increase the chances of a person developing cataracts.
Perhaps nothing slows more workers down than a headache, so figuring out the cause and eliminating the pain is vital to getting back to business. In honor of National Headache Awareness Week (June 2-8), here’s a look at some types of headaches:
Though more than 40 percent of all workers say they have gained weight while at their present job, people in some careers seem more prone to adding unwanted pounds. With more than two-thirds of administrative assistants reporting weight gain, the profession topped the list compiled by CareerBuilder.
Witnessing someone having a panic attack can be a scary experience. Symptoms sometimes resemble those of a heart attack – sweating, trembling, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath -- as the sufferer’s body releases chemicals in response to a perceived threat. While you may not be able to see any danger, the fear is very real to the person experiencing it, and prompt attention is needed.
Lupus is a disease many people have heard of but may not understand. Some think it is a type of cancer, but it is not. In honor of today (May 10) being World Lupus Day, here is some information that can be helpful: