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Health is one of those subjects that is confusing. Why are some given the hardship of illness while others live a life full of anxiety. We all have our own struggles in life whether it’s your IQ score or your addiction to drugs. We take a further look into all of these topics and more.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Statistics and Trends

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Parents of Austistic children saw these signs but didn’t act right away because they didn’t think it was a big deal – or they didn’t want to act ‘pushy’ by asking for a special pediatrician’s appointment. No matter how many books or baby blogs you read, you’re just not sure what to expect. And many parents want to be careful not to add to untrue waves of online posts saying we’re in an Autism epidemic. So when is it safe to ask if Autism is the cause of my child’s delayed development? Let’s begin by considering some valid, reliable information... Read More »

Famous People with Disabilities

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The term disability can be used to apply to any number of physical or mental conditions that set us apart from each other. While many of us like to see famous people as being some type of superhuman race, the truth is that disabilities can affect them too. In this article we will discuss some of the disabilities that affect current celebrities of the past and present including: mood disorders, Tourette’s, speech differences, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia... Read More »

NAMI Walk in Support of Mental Health

NAMI Walk in Support of Mental Illness

Every year thousands of supporters of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) come together to walk in more than 84 cities throughout the United States. The objective of the walk is to raise both funds and awareness for various mental illnesses and to focus on the need for improved treatment facilities for those suffering.This year, ExploringLifesMysteries.com is proud to sponsor NAMI Walks in Los Angeles, California. As part of our mission to better understand all the mysteries of life, we find that mental illness is an area that is still so misunderstood today by humanity and science alike. We hope that you, our readers, will join us in supporting this great cause with your participation in a NAMI Walk at your local chapter or through a donation to the cause. Join us in this fight for mental health... Read More »

Separation Anxiety in Adults

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Often heard is the term “separation anxiety” when used in reference to children and pets, but seldom do we ever hear about adults who suffer from this debilitating psychological condition. In this article we will take a look at what separation anxiety is and just how it can affect adults of all ages... Read More »

The Negative Side Effects of Speed Are Numerous

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Speed, otherwise known as methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that has a number of extremely devastating side effects. This unpredictable drug is often sought for its flash high but rapidly becomes an addiction. In this article we will cover a number of the dangerous side effects that accompany speed use including: psychosis, strokes, brain damage, movement disorders, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, hepatitis, HIV, fatal drug interactions and heart conditions... Read More »

No Two People Share The Exact Same Symptoms of Asperger’s

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Asperger’s symptoms are going to vary widely from person to person. No two people share the exact same experience with this developmental disability, often making it hard to define. In cases where there is a possibility that Asperger’s is inherited it may be even harder to define since parents may assume the child s just displaying a parental trait. Asperger’s, I like any other part of the autism spectrum n that it is actually made up of a collection of symptoms that make it difficult or even impossible to perform normal daily tasks, even though Asperger’s is known as a high functioning form of autism... Read More »

Kawasaki Disease Symtoms: Early Detection is Crucial

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The autoimmune disease Kawasaki disease primarily targets young children making it significantly important to be able to note early signs of the disease. Moving quickly, this syndrome can rapidly begin to cause damage within a child’s growing body and in rare cases result in a fatal coronary artery aneurysm. Being able to recognize the early signs of Kawasaki disease as they occur is an important step in being able to prevent this fatal development and increase the rate of recovery. In this article we will cover a number of the most recognizable symptoms of Kawasaki disease including: strawberry tongue, prolonged high fever, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, peeling skin and inflammation... Read More »

Sleep Deprivation Effects: Destructive and Possibly Fatal

Man sleeping on desk

Sleep deprivation, no matter how acute has a number of negative effects on the human body and cognitive functioning. Without an adequate supply of sleep the body is continually refused the restorative time period it requires to function normally. In extreme cases of sleep deprivation such as fatal familial insomnia, death has ultimately resulted and even in cases of “traditional” insomnia accidental death is not uncommon. In this article we will discuss both the physiological and psychological effects of sleep deprivation including: memory impairment, headaches, increased risk of illness and hallucinations... Read More »

Bloodborne Pathogens Are Not Merely Limited to HIV and AIDS

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Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that exist within the blood and can be transmitted through unprotected contact with contaminated blood. There are a significant number of bloodborne pathogens currently known in the medical community; however, the average layperson tends to associate the term only with HIV and AIDS. In this article we will cover a number of bloodborne pathogens. Read on to find out more about the vast variety of bloodborne pathogens that are recognized by today’s medical community.... Read More »