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Alopecia-HealthQM

What Is Alopecia?

Alopecia is a disorder that causes the hair to fall out. It can be caused by a variety of things, including genetics, hormones, and environmental…
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What Is Monkeypox?-HealthQM

What Is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a viral disease caused by the monkeypox virus. It is an extremely rare infection that can be deadly to humans. Monkeypox is spread…
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Brain Health Assessment-HealthQM

Brain Health Assessment

A brain health assessment is the first step in restoring and preserving cognitive function. A comprehensive evaluation of your brain can identify any potential issues…
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Brain Health Tips-HealthQM

13 Brain Health Tips

The brain is the centerpiece of human intellect and the ability to think, learn, and remember. It is responsible for our emotions and overall well-being.…
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Degenerative diseases-HealthQM

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Degenerative diseases of the nervous system or neurodegenerative diseases are conditions that cause damage to the brain and spinal cord. These diseases can be caused…
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Asperger's syndrome-HealthQM

What Is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger’s syndrome is a disorder on the autistic spectrum that affects social interaction and communication. People with Asperger’s syndrome may have difficulty understanding social cues…
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Bipolar Disorder-HealthQM

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings, including episodes of mania, elevated mood, euphoria, depression, or a low mood. It affects…
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Anxiety Disorders-HealthQM

What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that cause significant problems in daily life. They can include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder,…
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What Is the Brainstem? -HealthQM

What Is the Brainstem?

The brainstem is the part of the brain that connects the front part of the brain (cerebrum) to the spinal cord and the cerebellum. It…
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What Is the Reward System of the Brain?-HealthQM

What Is the Reward System of the Brain?

The brain reward system or mesocorticolimbic circuit is a brain circuit that controls addictive behaviors, mood, feeding behaviors, positive emotions (e.g., pleasure), and learning [1].…
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What is narcolepsy?-HealthQM

What Are the Five Signs of Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the sleep-wake cycles characterized by the following symptoms: Excessive daytime sleepinessCatalepsyHallucinationsSleep paralysisAlterations in rapid eye movement sleep In…
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What Are Analgesics?-HealthQM

What Does Analgesic Do to the Body?

Analgesics or pain killers are drugs used to relieve pain without losing consciousness. They are classified into the following categories: Nonopioid AnalgesicsOpioid AnalgesicsAdjuvant Analgesics Nonopioid…
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Endocrine System Disorders-HealthQM

Are there any diseases that affect the endocrine system?

There are several diseases that affect the endocrine system, and the most common ones are: DiabetesHyperthyroidismHypothyroidismAddison’s DiseaseCushing’s DiseaseAcromegalyDwarfismGigantismHypogonadismPolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 1. What Is Diabetes?…
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Most Common Eye Diseases-HealthQM

What Are Some of the Most Common Eye Diseases?

The following diseases and conditions are the leading causes of blindness and low vision: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)CataractGlaucomaDiabetic RetinopathyStrabismusAmblyopiaRefractive Errors In the United States, more…
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Viral Encephalitis-HealthQM

What Are the Most Common Viral Infections of the Brain?

Viral infections of the brain can cause brain inflammation, known as encephalitis, associated with the following viruses [1]: Herpes Simplex VirusVaricella Zoster VirusEnterovirusesEpstein-Barr VirusCytomegalovirusAdenovirusRubellaMeaslesMumpsJapanese Encephalitis…
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What Controls Body Temperature? HealthQM

What Controls Body Temperature?

The body temperature is controlled by a small area of the brain known as the hypothalamus which maintains the body’s temperature through thermoregulation. The hypothalamus…
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Pain HealthQM

Is Pain an Emotion?

Pain is not only emotion as it is both a sensory and emotional experience. An individual can feel pain after being physically hurt (sensory) such…
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Mood Disorders HealthQM

What Is a Mood Disorder?

A mood disorder is an emotional state or mood characterized by inconsistency or swings in expressing emotions such as sadness, irritability, aggressivity, impulsivity, and excessive…
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Snoring HealthQM

What Is the Reason for Snoring?

During sleep, the whole body relaxes, including the mouth, tongue, and airways (nose and throat) which make them vibrate when we breathe causing snoring. It…
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Vitamins HealthQM

What Are Vitamins Needed For?

Vitamins are essential for the maintenance and function of cells, tissues, and organs of our body through their roles in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins,…
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Hunger HealthQM

Why Am I Always Hungry?

Being hungry is natural and can be due to increased physical activity or pregnancy. However, an increased appetite over a long period of time could…
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Sleep Apnea HealthQM

Does Sleep Apnea Cause Cardiovascular Diseases?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause cardiovascular diseases through the following mechanisms: Sympathetic activationIntrathoracic pressure changesOxidative stressAbnormalities in coagulation factorsEndothelial damageInflammatory mediators Approximately 34% of…
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Borderline Personality Disorder HealthQM

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Emotionally unstable personality disorder or borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder that affects impulse control, interpersonal relationships, and self-image. BPD is characterized by…
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Dizziness

Why Am I feeling dizzy all the time?

Dizziness is a common feeling of being light-headed and unsteady that is not generally associated with a serious condition. Large population-based studies reported that dizziness…
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Seasonal Affective Disorder

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of seasonal depression characterized by major depressive episodes in the fall/winter and remissions in spring/summer. The symptoms include…
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Athlete's Heart Syndrome

Can an Athlete Have Heart Failure?

Although non-pathological and often asymptomatic, high-intensity exercise and training can lead to structural, functional, and electrical transformations of the athlete’s heart. This exercise-adaptative physiological remodeling is…
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Hair Loss

Why I Am Losing My Hair?

Hair loss or alopecia is a temporary or permanent loss of hair that mainly affects men but is also observed in women. Hear loss is…
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Is GDF11 a Rejuvenating Factor

Is GDF11 a Rejuvenating Factor?

The growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) or bone morphogenetic protein 11 (BMP-11) is a protein that belongs to the transforming growth factor-beta family (TGF-b) that…
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is an illness characterized by profound disabling tiredness, a diminished capacity to perform routine tasks, and sleep…
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Short term memory loss

Slowing Down Short-Term Memory Loss

Short-term memory (STM) is the ability of the mind to consciously store, maintain, and manipulate phonological (speech sound), spatial, and visual information for limited periods…
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Depression and BDNF

How to Naturally Alleviate Depression

Depression is a mental state characterized by psychological symptoms such as low mood and self-esteem, irritability and intolerance to others, difficulty in making decisions, anxiety,…
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Chronic stress and infections

Low-Stress For A Low Risk of Infections

Prolonged stress or chronic stress promotes susceptibility to diseases and infections such as sepsis, endocarditis, respiratory viral infections, meningitis, and other central nervous system infections.…
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Genes and Obesity HealthQM

How Genes Affect Human Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an excessive accumulation of fat that can lead to negative effects on health [1]. Medically, it is measured…
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Neurons

Exercise and Cognitive Deficits

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as aging-related neurodegenerative diseases and brain injuries result in severe cognitive deficits that are associated with atrophy of the hippocampus, a brain structure involved…
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Neurons and Brain

Does the Brain Produce New Cells?

For a long time, the brain was thought to exclusively contain finally differentiated cells, such as neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes. These highly specialized cells are…
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Gut Flora

The Gut Flora and Long Lifespan

The gut flora is a heterogeneous population of micro-organisms that includes bacteria, fungi, and archaea, and that plays important role in the digestion and absorbance…
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Epigenetic Diet HealthQM

Epigenetic Diet and Longer Lifespan

Epigenetic mechanisms, including DNA methylation, histone modification, and RNA interference, have been shown to play crucial roles in regulating the expression of genes that are…
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Chronic Inflammation and Longevity

Chronic inflammation and longevity

Several studies have identified a link between chronic inflammation and longevity [1]. Although inflammation, such as acute inflammation is an essential event in immune response…
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