You wouldn’t think it, but your thyroid plays a large role in many functions of your body. Most people know that this butterfly-shaped organ releases hormones to control your metabolism, but they also regulate other vital functions like breathing and overall voice quality. Whether you’re a singer, work in a call center, or just love to talk on the phone, your thyroid is needed to help you do your job. Yet for many, taking care of it can be difficult when the job you love could also be putting your thyroid in danger.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system condition that’s caused by a loss in neurons in a location of the brain called the substantia nigra. It’s located about mid-brain, right above where the spinal cord connects. The substantia nigra has two halves, and sometimes, one side is more affected than another.
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to talk about some of the inspiring women who have battled this whispering disease. Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and it’s also the most deadly.
The world community is actively quarantining COVID-19 in an attempt to stop the spread of this infectious disease. Not everyone will get sick and not everyone who does get this newest coronavirus will be facing mortality. However, there are certainly some segments of the population who are more at risk than others. Namely, those who are over 70 years old, and/or those who have underlying health conditions that could compromise their immune system or pulmonary function.
March is National Kidney Month. While technically every month is a good one in terms of doing what we can to eat right and move more, this is a great one to focus on our overall kidney health. Most of the time, assuming our kidneys are functioning properly, they take a backseat to larger organs like the heart and lungs.
Peanut allergies are on the rise—increasing 21% since 2010. In fact, children with a peanut allergy account for roughly 10,000 children being admitted to hospitals around the world. Granted, this isn’t the same everywhere, for instance, India and China are not seeing this same rise.
Despite the low fatality rate, the Novel (Wuhan) Coronavirus has sparked people’s imagination and stoked fears, regardless of where they live. Right now, the mortality rate is only 2%. The virus was first reported on December 31, 2019, so it’s still early days and it’s always possible for things to change, but until that happens, it does no one any good to get overly stressed out about it.
Can you believe it’s already February 2020? While everyone is talking about love, romance, and how to rekindle the flames of the heart, over here at Canadian Pharmacy King, we want to remind you about the easiest ways to keep that heart healthy.
If you’re feeling a little out of sorts since 2020 began, you aren’t alone. Many people are enthusiastic and excited as the new year hits and by this third week in January, they’re already throwing in the towel. However, did you know you can regroup and celebrate the new year all over again and make sure this time, luck is on your side?
World Menopause Day is coming up on Friday, October 18th and in honor of it, we wanted to discuss post-reproductive health and the symptoms that can go along with this life transition. As a 41-year old woman, the idea of being perimenopausal has come up a couple of times in the back of my mind. I’ve often wondered when symptoms will really start to come on and what will impact me the most. More importantly, is there anything I can proactively do to minimize them? Or when they start, is there anything I can do to relieve them naturally? I’m sure I can’t be the only one, so let’s take a closer look at the stages of menopause, how it can affect women differently, and ultimately, what can be done to live a full, engaging life – even after menopause.
Summer is all about relaxing, kicking your feet up, and having a fun time. And you can certainly do that with the help of one of the most popular blue chew ED pills. Here’s the Canadian Pharmacy King’s pick of the top 5 most popular erectile dysfunction products on the market today.
On Instagram, you can find information on everything, including mental health. However, Instagram can give you positive or negative messages about mental health. If you’re dealing with a mental health challenge, you want to focus on those accounts that can provide positive messages in the forms of trusted mental health information, motivational messages and maybe even a little humor. These are the best Instagram accounts to follow to support your mental health.
Male pattern balding is a common condition leaving men all over the world on the hunt for a cure for. Did you know over 50% of all men over the age of fifty will experience hair loss to some degree? There happens to be plenty of misinformation out there about hair loss for men, and we wanted to get to the bottom of some of the most persistent myths—as well as discuss some of the facts all men should know about thinning hair. Let’s take a closer look.
Two years ago, I wrote an article about the effects of caffeine on our gut flora — and whether or not too much coffee is killing off the good bacteria in our gut. It was an interest I had because I’ve always tried to eat in a way that allows my gut flora to work optimally—but I do love my morning coffee.
The debate on affordable drug importation has heated up as the Chinese blockbuster film Dying to Survive debuts to a solid $141 million opening and $366 million in its first eleven days. It’s wildly popular, as it taps into the minds and hearts of every day citizens.
Online pharmacies are pretty synonymous with saving money these days. Almost everyone knows you can hop online and purchase your prescription medications through local or online Canadian pharmacies without much fuss. But have you ever stopped to consider the evolution of how online pharmacies came to be? What’s driven this market shift and how did Canada become one of the leading sources for cheaper online prescription refills? We’ll answer all of these questions and more. Read on for the details
The amount of salt a person consumes on a daily basis can be a good indicator for whether or not you could be at risk for developing high blood pressure. In fact, the FDA predicts reducing sodium intake could prevent 83,000 deaths in just twenty years.
Arthritis, in all its various forms, affects 54.5 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and of those, 43.5% have limitations on their daily lives because of it. It’s estimated by 2040, 78.4 million adults over the age of 18 will have been diagnosed by a doctor with arthritis. An astonishing two-thirds of those will be women.
Republicans came in claiming a mandate when they tried to “repeal and replace” Obamacare in 2017—but were handed a pretty swift defeat each time they tried to bring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the chopping block. Instead of a mandate, Congress found Americans to be spooked about health coverage, and rightly so. We pay more than nearly every other country in the world and by the looks of things, it’s not about to get any more affordable in the coming years.
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You probably recall seeing ads and commercials with celebrities sporting milk-staches and the motto, “Got Milk?” It was one of the leading health campaigns of the 90s, led by the American Dairy Association designed to instill a lifelong habit of a milk-rich diet in the populace by implying milk will help you grow – and stay – big and strong.
When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, it symbolizes for many of us, a fresh start and new beginning towards having the life we dream of. In fact, even Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook is right there with us. Unfortunately, resolutions, when not implemented with concrete steps in place, can fall to the wayside, and eventually be forgotten. What happens is a lackluster year, where we feel as though opportunities were missed (because they were), and we begin to feel hopeless.
With Single’s Day recently behind us and Black Friday & Cyber Monday still forthcoming, it’s important to be mindful of some of the health risks we may set aside while we immerse ourselves in flashy deals. The holiday season is often a time of overindulgence—as we buy more than we need, or often intend to, on those we love. This is particularly true as the psychology of sales kick into high gear—as they are already. We fear we’ll miss out, or that we could be saving “so much more money” if we only get out and fight the crowds.
Halloween can bring more tricks than treats for kids (and their families) who suffer from food allergies. In the United States alone, one in thirteen kids has a food allergy, and many of them can be severe, or even potentially life-threatening. The scary thing is, there isn’t even a leading culprit to make things easier for those trying to have allergen free candies at Halloween. Any food can cause a reaction. Ingredients such as nuts, milk, egg, soy, or wheat are in most candies and happen to be some of the most common food allergies. However, food dyes, preservatives, and other added ingredients can also trigger reactions. What’s a consciousness and responsible citizen meant to do?
Heartburn can certainly put a damper on the types of foods people enjoy—spicy foods being one of the top sour stomach and heartburn causing culprits. But what if we told you it’s still possible to enjoy your favorite Sichuan sauce without triggering heartburn or bringing on acid reflux? Furthermore, what if we told you, there are actually some pretty awesome health benefits to eating those spicy suppers? Well, there are. Let’s dig in a bit deeper to understand the risks and benefits associated with spicy food consumption.
Caffeine has long been given a bad rap. The famous Mayo Clinic states that consuming more than 500-600 mg of the stimulant a day may lead to insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, an upset stomach, a fast heartbeat, and muscle tremors.
As a parent, we will always struggle to do what’s best for our kids. This includes making them eat their veggies, and weighing the pros and cons of vaccination. Did you know thousands of people—kids and adults alike are saved each year through the effective vaccination of killer diseases, such as Polio, Measles, and even Influenza?
For many of us, the last thing we think of when we see dandelions pop up in our yard is how healthy they are to consume. Instead, we start thinking of the ways we can exterminate this little yellow flower from as soon as they arise. But did you know, dandelions have a host of health benefits that may make you reconsider your yearly purge?
Strokes are striking people at younger ages than ever before. While overall incidents have come down, those under 55 years old have seen an uptick in strokes. According to a study done by the American Heart Association and released in May 2016, it found between 2000 and 2010, there was a sharp 44% increase of strokes for people age 25-44. This in turn continues to support a recent 2012 study, which found the average age for a first-time stroke is dropping.
It is well known that smoking is harmful for human’s health, but how harmful? Now scientists know exactly what number of DNA mutation can be caused by smoking.
After a rough primary season, the American voters have finally whittled down the contenders for the Presidency to the final two candidates. The Democrats are supporting long time favorite Hillary Clinton, and the Republicans are supporting brash political outsider Donald Trump. While this is a historical and important election for a number of reasons, whoever lives in the White House starting in 2017 will unquestionably affect the future of American health care.
We’re officially at the mid-season point for Game of Thrones: Season 6. By now, just about the entire planet is well aware of the long-kept (albeit not entirely surprising) secret that beloved character Jon Snow has returned from the dead. While the show’s producers made sure never to “technically" lie, they left us hanging until the very end of Episode 2 to bring Jon back, only to cliff hang us yet again until the following week.
You and I both know moderation is key when it comes to eating the foods we crave, but know aren't good for us. However, did you know there's more to fear from your favorite guilty pleasure than just gaining weight? Studies are finding links between a diet high in junk food to problems with energy, memory, and even brain density. All of this spells disaster as we age; eventually causing mental conditions, disorders, and possibly linked to cancer, Alzheimer's, and dementia.
Forget about taro cards and fortune tellers if you want to know for how long are you going to stay alive. One medical test can answer the question with precision. The new test supposed to show how fast a person is ageing. One of the researches, said: "This new test holds great potential as with further research, it may help improve the development and evaluation of treatments that prolong good health in older age."
This scenario is a parent’s worst nightmare, for sure. But how many of us have sat down to have an honest conversation with our kids about the dangers of going with strangers? What about giving them the tools and actionable items to feel empowered and safe?
In a way, it’s a subtle (or maybe not so subtle) way of saying, “Gee lady, your kids need to be taught some stuff by you. Wanna get on that?" I know some people wouldn’t care, in fact, they’d welcome the help.
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CBS confirmed that CSI will end its 15-season run with a two-hour finale on Sep 27th, featuring original cast members William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger. To celebrate the 15 incredible years. Fans including #CANPharmacyKing who has touched this show. This one's for you.
This article was written by award-winning writer and speaker, Natasha Tracy. In the next article, she will offer the tips about How to Protect Your Mental Health If You’re on the Ashley Madison List
One of the largest data breaches in the world – the Ashley Madison hack of 30 million records – has proven that actions taken online on an adultery website have real-world consequences, too. Of course, after an alleged cheating partner is discovered, relationship separations and even divorces can occur, but worse than that, even hate crimes and unconfirmed suicides have resulted from the Ashley Madison hack. Online cheating actions are not made in a vacuum, they affect lives of spouses, children, and other loved ones in the real world as well.
It’s not the first poaching conviction for Palmer, either, who has one on record for killing a black bear in Wisconsin in 2006, then lying to authorities about where he killed it. Despite going underground, Palmer did issue a statement claiming he was misled by local guides to believing the hunt was legal, and he had no idea the lion he shot was “a local favorite."
When Prince George of Cambridge was born on July 22nd, 2013, it marked the first time since the Victorian Era that three generations in line for the throne were alive at the same time. “George" is amongst the most popular names for Kings in England and, like them, he will someday become the royal figurehead of the British Empire.
How far is Prince George in line from the crown? How many other Kings of England were named “George"? What is his last name? What is Kate Middleton’s occupation? Who is next in line for the crown after Prince George? What unusual royal rules will Prince George have to follow?
Many people have questions about the future King of England, and we have the answers! Check out these fun and interesting facts about Prince George.
When I was a child, my parents never took me places to wander the woods. Instead, I grew up in a part of town with a forest behind our house and I would find myself outside from dawn until dusk, when I could. From a very young age, I would roam the woods, dreaming about what life was like when there were no conventional houses, roads, cars, etc. I’d fight bad guys (broken tree branches) with my “sword" (a large stick), build teepees, and all around explore.
These days, it may not be as feasible for our kids to do the same, but we can ensure they find themselves in a bit of nature so they can build a love for it, too.
And while in real life that wouldn’t be any fun, in Westeros it sure makes for great drama.
Born Riley B. King on September 16th, 1925 in a cabin on the bank of Bear Creek in Berclair, Missisippi – he earned his nickname of B.B. King (shortened from “Beale Street Blues Boy", or “Blues Boy") when he cut his first record in 1949. Seems a fitting nickname, and clearly it stuck.
According to studies, approximately 1 in 10 women suffer from low sexual desire, and as many as 43% may be suffering from some type of sexual dysfunction. That’s a lot of women, when you think about it. With the intense interest in all things 50 Shades of Grey, and Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ push to have the first female libido enhancing drug approved by the FDA – perhaps 2015 is women’s year to take back their sex lives.
No, we’re not talking preparing kids for the inevitable Walking Dead apocalypse, but it is something equally deadly and not at all fictitious. National Kick Butts Day is March 18th, 2015 – and is a way to help teach kids about the deadly consequences of tobacco use. Every day, over 3,500 kids try tobacco for the first time and of those 1,000 will become repeat customers. That’s a frightening statistic when you consider nearly 500,000 people die each year from a tobacco related death.
When I was a kid, I grew up in a household of smokers. While you’d think that it would have been easy for me to take up the habit, their obsessive use actually had the opposite effect on me. I hated it. I hated being around when my parents smoked, or when they had guests over that would make our home smell like the bottom of an ashtray. My eyes would water, and my sinuses burn. I lived during a time when smoking in restaurants was acceptable, and as a child, you couldn’t escape it. To this day, I’ve never once tried a single puff.
According to a study done at Michigan State University (MSU), the answer is yes.
A Study on the Mental Health of Those Who Read 50 Shades
Amy Bonomi, chairperson and professor in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, conducted a study with more than 650 women between the ages of 18-24 and found disturbing trends in those who chose to read 50 Shades of Grey.
Thanksgiving is just about upon us here in the United States. As a parent, November is always a good month for me to count my blessings, and think up ways to instill a sense of gratitude and thankfulness into our children. We may not have every single thing we want, but we certainly have what we need. Our six (yes, six!) children range from 17 to not yet born. Some of them live with us, some of them continue to live in England, so it can be challenging to pass on our ideals of thankfulness to everyone in the same manner.
The resent Ebola outbreak has already claimed over 2,000 lives. But it could have been stopped, if a vaccine had been developed and stockpiled sooner. Unfortunately big pharmaceutical companies, which dominate the market, were not interested in investing in vaccine, as the poorest countries in the world can't afford to pay for a new vaccine.
We live in the information age, to be sure – and this age is spreading to all parts of the world. This is good news for those parts previous left in the dark, where word-of-mouth is how vital information was shared. Social media is changing the way that same vital information is now shared, particularly in Africa. This infograph sets out to not only give you some valuable pieces of intel about the Ebola virus, but also how social media is playing a role.
With contagious diseases such as Ebola, arming people with accurate information is key to protecting themselves. The good news is, while 2014 has been one of the deadliest years in terms of the disease, more people than ever before are online and gathering an arsenal of knowledge to combat the hysteria.
Check out some of the startling facts on Ebola in this new Age of Information. Leave us a comment below and let us know your thoughts.
Smartphone usage is on the rise, with over 58% of Americans owning one. While the boon in information technology has always seemed like a blessing, to many it can develop into something more akin to a curse. Studies are beginning to show that too much screen time with your electronic devices can actually be creating symptoms of depression, if not exacerbate what may have already been there in the first place. Not to mention it can play host to a bunch of other nasty side effects like anxiety, sleep disorders, and learning impairments, to name a few.
Getting a fever on vacation can easily ruin the fun. But getting a football fever when in Brazil should be a fun. But you need to be prepare for that very seriously. With Germany, Holland and Chile caps, England, Columbia and Brazil t-shirts and Japan and Uruguay scarves, Anti malarial pills, Advil and Acetaminophen you should be fine there.
World Cup Fever is well underway. Some 600,000 people are traveling from around the world to attend a portion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which began on June 12th in Sao Paulo Brazil, and will continue until July 13th. Millions more are watching the games on TV. In fact, my husband is English, so he’s been on the hunt for a good way to watch the games now that he lives in the United States. Surprisingly, we’ve discovered that unless you have terrestrial cable or satellite, finding a way to watch the 2014 World Cup means going down to the local sports bar and watching it over dinner. Which, as it turns out, is probably one of the safer bets – considering the traveling risks to parts of Brazil. But hey, more power to you if you can and are willing to make the voyage.
Sadness, anxiety, pessimism, insomnia, irritability, fatigue are range of unpleasant but normal maternal emotions. But for some moms the only way to "fight" them is taking psychiatric medications. Then the world seems a less terrifying place to raise children, stress becomes more manageable, but...
Check out the royal recap for the current season of Game of Thrones by Canadian Pharmacy King!
The HBO fantasy epic premiered its fourth season on Sunday, April 6 2014 with a whopping 8.2 million viewers tuning in to watch. One thing's for sure - Game of Thrones has captured the imaginations of everyone who watches it. How do you feel the new season is rolling out so far?
President Obama promoted Obamacare in "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", specifically asking mothers to reach out to their kids and tell them to sign up for Obamacare.
As March 31 deadline looms, a mother was attempting to protect her son from the dangers of life medical situations by clothing him with "Obamacare".
People all over the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day with fervor, but few of us are aware of the mysteries surrounding the man. In fact, many mysteries surrounding the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland will never truly be answered with certainty. So before you take to the streets to celebrate with parades, don the color green or pin a shamrock to your lapel, blast the Irish folk music, indulge in Irish food and drink, or dye your local rivers or streams green, take a moment to learn a bit about the man behind the myth.
Here are intriguing 12 points to ponder:
1. What's in a name? St. Patrick was born around the year 385 AD with the birth name Maewyn Succat, according to legend.
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited to watch the Oscars this year. Why you ask? For starters, who doesn't love watching the actors and films we love being honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)? Besides, this year's theme is all about Heroes and hosted by the supremely talented (not to mention hilarious) Ellen Degeneres. What's not to love?
One of the biggest changes in the Oscars this year is the way they are truly heading into the 21st century, as ABC prepares to launch their first ever live-stream telecast of the prestigious program.
The whole world has been glued to it; the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, that is. Kicking off on Thursday, February 6th and finishing up Sunday, February 23rd, the Winter Olympics imbues us all with a mystical fascination as we watch.
Can you feel that? There's been a shift in the winds of late night television and it's blowing in a breath of fresh air.
We all have our memories of the Tonight Show. For some of us, this means watching with our parents until they finally tell us to go to bed, and we begrudgingly listen. Others of us have watched from the very beginning. Either way, it's safe to say this show is an icon and that's not about to change.
Monday, February 17th, 2014 marked the day when the Tonight Show transitioned from a twenty-two year run with Jay Leno (give or take seven odd months while Conan O'Brien was on board), to the multi-talented comedian Jimmy Fallon.
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