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Causes and Treatment of Iron-Deficiency Anemia

By Anand Kumar Anemia is a body condition characterized by low-level of hemoglobin in the red blood cells. Iron-deficiency anemia occurs when your body does not have enough iron and since iron is responsible for producing hemoglobin, the rest of your body will not be able to get the required oxygen for daily activities.There are many signs to suggests that you have an iron-deficiency anemia; shortness of breath, general fatigue, pale skin, dizziness, cold hands and feet, headaches, tingling feeling in the legs, just to mention a few. Many people may not be aware of this condition until they actually go for a medical test.CausesIf you consume too little iron over a long period of time, it may lead to a deficiency in your body. Menstruating and pregnant women are also at a high risk of shortage due to blood loss during menstruation and childbirth. Internal bleeding caused by stomach ulcer, polyps in colon or intestines, regular intake of pain relievers like aspirin, can also put you at…

How You Can Prevent Vitamin D Deficiency

By Anand Kumar Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which is produced when your skin is exposed to the sun. It can also be found in some foods and it is notorious for helping the body to absorb calcium from foods in order to maintain healthy bone cells. It also sustains muscle health, boosts cell growth, curtail inflammation, enhances immune system and regulates blood pressure.Vitamin D deficiency is caused when your serum vitamin D level is below 20 nanograms/millimeter (ng/ml). It can also occur when there is an insufficiency of the vitamin in your diet or your body cannot absorb and metabolize the ones you consume.Furthermore, if you live in a place with a high latitude, you may be at more risk of vitamin D deficiency because you may have less access to the sun's ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays. Staying too much indoors is also a contributing factor and if you live in a highly-polluted territory, you may have a lesser access to sun's rays. The use of excessive sunscreen on your ski…

Ways to Treat Piles With Herbal Remedies and Natural Solutions

By Ajit Kumar Piles are also termed as Hemorrhoids in medical science. The condition arises when the veins in the anal get swollen. These swollen veins obstruct the normal functioning of the defecation. As a result, there is bleeding and pain at the time of discharge of prolapses. Piles are such a condition in the human being which is not just painful but also embarrassing. Both women and men get diagnosed with this disease owing to several causes. Many people feel ashamed to visit the doctor when such a situation arises. However, there is no point in neglecting the condition as it can lead to worsening the situation even more.Classification of Piles:

Internal Piles: This type of pile is quite commonly seen in human beings. It is less painful as compared to the external one.External piles: This is immensely painful as lots of nerve fibres are involved in the anus.Some Common Signs of Piles:

Bleeding at the time of defecationProlapse of the pile massItching and pain in the anal regionDi…

Science or Arts?

By Awele Danielle AsianahIn my third year in junior school, just like my fellow Nigerian school mates, stereotypes made me believe that I had to be a science student to be considered a person who would most likely be successful in the future. A science student offers the core science subjects, therefore such a person would most likely be an engineer or medical doctor. Those two professions are also considered the only good ones in Nigeria. So, I had to tell myself that I would be a doctor. I mean that was what my father loved to hear.Now, I had moved onto the next stage, first year in senior school as a science student. My new best friends became my physics, biology and chemistry textbooks. It was no longer a joke seeing as one's high school grades make up the most important part of your transcript for university admissions. Lo and behold, I found myself forcefully studying hard to get good grades in these subjects yet I had lost interest in the sciences. At this point, I asked m…

Sneak Peak Into the Lives of a PhD Scholar: The Truth Bombs Revealed

By Mehwish Majeed Since childhood, I had this innocent wish to have the title of a doctor with my name. Little did I know that earning this title needs a lot of sacrifices. The first and the foremost sacrifice is giving up your youth. Looking at the Facebook profiles of your age fellows getting married, traveling, and doing stuff normal people do is always the difficult part but then again we, the Ph.D. scholars have our own definition of happiness which others may not understand. So, are you ready to dive deeper into the lives of Ph.D. scholars? Let's get going then.Finding that Special OneIt is believed that your adult life depends on that special person that enters in your life. Well, it is fully true for Ph.D.'s as well, except that for us that special person is our supervisor. When people of our age spend time praying to get their dream partner, we are praying to get a good supervisor. Yes, not only our Ph.D. but our life after this degree highly depends on the superviso…

Outsourcing Contributed to Counterfeiting of American Brands

By Catherine Salomone I'm not any kind of a genius, but as an American female 'shopper', I most certainly qualify as an expert. Us American girls have this shopping thing down pat, especially when it comes to saving money on our favorite brands. There are certain brands that are must haves for most of us, and for me, blue jeans and leather are two things that I do have favorite brands for. Don't most of us? Some will say they will only wear Wrangler jeans, others prefer Levis. This has been an age old debate, kind of like Coke and Pepsi.As it turns out, my two favorite brands for leather and jeans, have always been Coach Leather Ware and Levis jeans. I have been buying these products my entire life. When it comes to leather, there are many choices. Some will only buy Wilson's leathers, others insist on Harley Davidson Leather, and the list goes on. All of these name brands I have mentioned, originated in the United States and were manufactured in the USA for decad…

Relationships: Do Some People's Childhood Set Them Up To Feel Safe With Abuse?

By Oliver JR Cooper While there are people in the world who are in healthy relationships, there are others who aren't. As a result of this, some people are going to be with people who have a negative effect on them.Zero ToleranceIf someone is in a healthy relationship, or if they have had them in the past, they might find it hard to understand why anyone would stay with someone who treats them badly. One could even look back on their life and see that they have walked away from at least one person who treated them badly.Through being treated badly, they would have felt uncomfortable and this would have given them the urge to cut their ties with them. But even if this hasn't taken place at least once, they are not going to accept bad behaviour.A Different RealityIf someone like this was to come across another person who is in an abusive relationship, they could tell them that they need to get away. The other person could listen to what they have to say and heed their advice.Th…

John F Kennedy

By Martin HahnElected in 1960 as the 35th president of the United States, 43-year-old John F. Kennedy became probably the youngest male and also the very first Roman Catholic to carry that office. He was born into one of America's wealthiest families and parlayed an elite training and a good reputation as a military hero and made a profitable run for Congress in 1946 and for the Senate in 1952. As president, Kennedy confronted mounting Cold War tensions in Cuba, Vietnam and anywhere else. Also, he led a renewed drive for public service and ultimately provided federal support for the increasing civil rights campaign. His assassination on November twenty two, Texas, in Dallas, 1963, sent shock waves all over the world and switched the all-too-human Kennedy into a larger-than-life heroic figure. To this particular day, historians remain to rank him among the best loved US presidents.Born on May twenty nine, Massachusetts, in Brookline, 1917, John F. Kennedy (known as Jack) was the s…

Positive and Negative Effects of Colonialism

By Martin Hahn Colonialism refers to the action of taking command over a nation politically and exploiting in economically. The people that have power are actually labeled as colonists whereas the indigenous folks make up the colonies. In the 16th century, the European states took advantage of the technological advancements of theirs and colonized the weaker areas of the community. Areas as Asia, America, Australia, and Africa were underdeveloped and the European states exploited them with raw materials and cheap labor. Additionally, it provided the colonizers with a chance to exercise the power of theirs and open up fresh market segments. There are broadly 2 kinds of colonialism, specifically, settler colonialism where there's large scale immigration of foreigners in the colonies as well as exploitation colonialism - the places where there are actually less colonists in the colonies but massive amounts of everything is exported.As negative as it may sound, colonialism has a meri…

What It Takes for Transformative Philanthropy

By Wayne Elsey Several weeks ago, Dan Pallotta sent me a Harvard Business Review article entitled, "Audacious Philanthropy," which was authored by Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Abe Grindle. Similar to what the authors and Dan have stated, I too have seen that almost isn't good enough any longer when it comes to addressing the toughest social challenges. As was noted in the article:"Many of today's emerging large-scale philanthropists aspire to similarly audacious successes. They don't want to fund homeless shelters and food pantries; they want to end homelessness and hunger. Steady, linear progress isn't enough; they demand disruptive, catalytic, systemic change-and in short order. Even as society grapples with important questions about today's concentrations of wealth, many of the largest philanthropists feel the weight of responsibility that comes with their privilege. And the scale of their ambition, along with the wealth they are willing to give back t…