Category Archives: Health and Medicine

Medical discoveries, health-related news, anatomy and physiology, etc.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- More Than Just Washing Hands

I had always been known to be an anxious child. My adolescence was filled with therapy visits, new medications, and a constant stomach ache. Throughout the entire fourth grade, I was probably at home more than I was at school. I worried about average kid things; my little sister, elementary school, my parents. I also … Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- More Than Just Washing Hands

Are protein powders a good way to build muscle?

I chose this topic because I wanted to find out if protein supplements are an easier way to build muscles fast. Weight lifting is something that people do to gain muscle for a sport, to get stronger and other various reasons. Protein powders are known for speeding up the process for stronger muscles. But people … Continue reading Are protein powders a good way to build muscle?


Asthma Asthma is a condition where someone’s airways has become inflamed and constrict which causes, episodes of wheezing and coughing that can be anywhere from discomfort to life threatening. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, asthma affects about 7-9% of adults and about 7-10% of children. Most deaths from asthma only occur in underdeveloped countries. According to Web MD … Continue reading Asthma

Tourette’s Syndrome

  Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) causes people to make sounds or movements that they have no control over. These movements are called Tics. For example, a person with Tourette’s may blink constantly, or say something they didn’t try to say. Other ticks are shoulder shrugging, coughing, sniffing, swearing, and clearing your throat. Tourette’s can also cause problems … Continue reading Tourette’s Syndrome

The Link Between Anxiety and Depression

Depression is defined as “an uncomfortable mental state that may be characterized by such adjectives as blue, dejected, or discouraged”. Anxiety is defined as “a state of emotional and physical disturbance induced in a person by a real or imagined threat”. They are often said to be linked together, and I agree. When I was … Continue reading The Link Between Anxiety and Depression

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that could develop after someone experiences a traumatic event. PTSD can develop following an event that could threaten your safety, or that may look like it could threaten your safety. Most people associate PTSD with rape and battle-scarred soldiers—and military combat is the most common cause … Continue reading Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Multiple Personality Disorder

  Multiple personality disorder is a lack of     connection in feelings, memories, identity, etc. Also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Many people experience a very mild dissociation, causing one to daydream or “get lost” in ones own thoughts. Going beyond the mild dissociation many people experience, this where people with multiple personalities tend … Continue reading Multiple Personality Disorder