The Real Reasons Autism Rates Are Up in the U.S.

The prevalence of autism in the United States has risen steadily since researchers first began tracking it in 2000. The rise in the rate has sparked fears of an autism ‘epidemic.’ But experts say the bulk of the increase stems from a growing awareness of autism and changes to the condition’s diagnostic criteria. Here’s how researchers track…

8 Things I Wish People Knew About Parenting a Child With ADHD

From the minute we entered the restaurant with my 6-year-old son, I knew we were in for a tough time. The room was packed and noisy. It wasn’t kid-friendly, and my son has ADHD. We sat down at a table, and within minutes, he was fidgeting in his seat. He grabbed the salt and pepper shakers…

7 signs how you punish a narcissist, like really hurt them.

I wondered long and hard about this post, because I’m honestly going to advise you to do pretty much the opposite of what I did. The person I am now wouldn’t have tried to take revenge on my narcissistic ex.   The person I am now would have fired her into touch after about a…

How Stress Affects Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

As part of MS Awareness Month, we want to talk about the role stress plays in multiple sclerosis. Having any chronic illness is likely to increase stress levels and MS is no exception. However, stress is more likely to exacerbate the symptoms of MS and bring about a flare or relapse. While we know it’s impossible to go through…

How Stress Affects Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

As part of MS Awareness Month, we want to talk about the role stress plays in multiple sclerosis. Having any chronic illness is likely to increase stress levels and MS is no exception. However, stress is more likely to exacerbate the symptoms of MS and bring about a flare or relapse. While we know it’s impossible to go through…

The Monster in My Face: What the Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia Feels Like

I am a big-time lover of everything scary. Scary movies, haunted houses, going to get the mail in my PJs, you know…scary. I still remember watching scary movies with my best friend Rachel when we were little girls. We would huddle up together in one chair, our eyes closed through most of the movie and…

Five years in jail for men who ’emotionally bully’ wives (Now End)

Bullies who emotionally abuse partners face up to five years in prison. Under laws coming into force today, anyone who inflicts psychological cruelty on their other halves can be prosecuted – even if there is no direct physical harm. For the first time, domestic abusers who stop short of lashing out at their victims will…

What No One Tells You About Neuropathy & Muscle Control

Have you noticed your muscles acting a little strange since developing neuropathy? Perhaps they affect your ability to walk? Or maybe you find it difficult to use your fingers to pick something up? While we normally associated peripheral neuropathy with symptoms like pain, numbness and tingling – there are other symptoms as well. The peripheral…

10 Tips for Managing Your Diabetes Treatment

1 / 11   Follow These Steps to Better Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes Treatments There may be millions of people with diabetes, but your diabetes treatment plan should be specific to you. For instance, not everyone needs the same drugs — or needs drugs at all. Some people may prefer an insulin pen to more traditional injections, and…

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms & 5 Natural Treatment Steps

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. Risk factors such as smoking, obesity, family history and exposure to environmental toxins can trigger the disease. (1) Rheumatoid arthritis natural treatments can help control painful rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Joint pain – Swelling in and around the joints can…