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’s easy to understand how the anxiety of stage fright would be common among musicians but what might not be as obvious is that depression is also a frequent problem among musicians according to a new study out of the United Kingdom. Can Music Make You Sick, a survey by Help Musicians UK, shows that 71.1% of responding musicians have suffered from panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety and 68.5% of responding musicians have suffered from depression.
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.
Over the past few weeks has your stomach constantly been in knots? Or do you spend your evenings tossing and turning only to wake up in a panic. If these symptoms sound familiar, chances are you're suffering from election stress disorder.
Doping in sport is a very controversial topic. But is modern sport with amazing results possible without any kind of doping?
A new, more complicated type of doping is promised to be a doping of the future - gene therapy. It involves adding extra genes, whose sequence differs from a person’s own version of these genes which stimulates the production of red blood cells.
There have been widespread reports the Pokémon Go phenomenon is helping peoples’ mental health. Specifically, because Pokémon Go is getting people outside and many of them are interacting with others, people are claiming that it is helping depression and anxiety disorders in real life. But can people become addicted to Pokémon Go?
As summer temperatures continue to rise, you’ll find that you’re swapping your long sleeves for tank tops and your jeans for shorts. But what are you supposed to do about your favourite warm beverages like coffee and tea?
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.
Summer is upon us, and for many that means there's a mad rush to get into bikini shape FAST! If you do a Google search on "how to lose weight fast," 13.5 million results appear. You'll find some legitimate tips from reputable health sources, but you'll find a lot more information on dangerous diet trends and fads that might do more damage than good.
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.
2015 was the hottest on record, breaking the previous records set in 2014. 2016 is set to break those new records yet again. This cycle of global warming comes at a huge cost when we’re dealing with droughts and heatwaves, superstorms and hurricanes, wildfires and other severe weather; not to mention putting elderly and children at risk because of the effect of extreme weather. Beyond that, the World Health Organization estimates 7 million premature deaths happen each year thanks to outdoor pollution. Whether looking at this from the point of view of saving the earth, or potentially saving lives—innovations in the way we handle energy, the earth, and the overall impacts we have are huge.
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.
Why Add a Dislike Button to Facebook?
“. . . people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,"
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.
Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers for women. Approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed each year in the United States with Ovarian Cancer; of those, nearly 64% will die. Worldwide statistics, according to the World Health Organization have exactly the same death toll percentage.
This article was written by award-winning writer and speaker, Natasha Tracy. Please refer to the first article: Online Cheating Can Have Real-World Consequences, Even Suicide
If you’ve found yourself caught up in one of the biggest data breaches in history – the publication of 37 million Ashley Madison members’ information – you’ll likely be worried about the fallout. Some people are resigning from their jobs after being found on the list of members of the adultery website while other sources say that outed members will likely be fired.
But one thing you may not have thought of in all the scandal of the Ashley Madison mess is your mental health. If you’re on the Ashley Madison List, how do you protect your mental health?
The Ashley Madison List and Suicides
Being published on the Ashley Madison list has actually be linked to suicides and that is simply never okay. No matter what a person may have done on a website, it’s not worth ending a life over.
The first Monday in September has significance for Canadians and Americans alike. However, how many of us really understand the reasons of why we celebrate this important holiday? Before you say it; no, this is not the final holiday to send off summer vacation and wave hello to the new school year. It’s a holiday dating back to the 1800’s, celebrating the achievements of everyday workers. Simply put – people just like you and me.
The very first American Labor Day Celebration was held 133 years ago in New York City.
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 major events like divorce or the death of a spouse happen, there are 5 stages most people will go through: Blaming, Mourning, Anger, Being Single, Moving On.
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.
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Air pollution affects millions of people, especially those living in big cities. Recently an air quality advisory was issued in Vancouver due to smoke from wildfires that have invaded the region.
While in some ways, this is considered a gain for women’s rights activists, Flibanserin isn’t without its pitfalls, and the FDA still knows it. The recommendation for approval from the panel also comes with a pretty big caveat: Sprout must make the negative side effects like dizziness, fainting, drowsiness, and others more noticeable than just a typical warning.
Every year, approximately 1,600 people get sick from Listeria (a form of food poisoning) each year in the United States. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating contaminated food. It can be found in soil, water, and some animals; including poultry and cattle. It can be present in raw milk, and foods made from raw milk. Not to mention, it can also live in food processing plants, where it can contaminate a variety of processed meats.
In some ways, Listeria is unlike many other germs because it can grow even a cold refrigerator. The only way Listeria is killed is by cooking and pasteurization.
Always make sure the food you eat is safe.
This article was written by award-winning writer and speaker, Natasha Tracy.
According to researchers out of the University of California, specific genes for bipolar disorder and depression in women may have been found. While the genes themselves are not newly-located, their role in mental illness in a general population of women was not previously known. However, due to study of 144 samples, researchers are now saying that these genes may be the basis on which a blood test could be made to test for major affective disorders (depression and bipolar disorder) in women.
Basis for Study of These Genes and Major Affective Disorders in Women
It is known that an extra X chromosome frequently causes psychiatric symptoms in people with rare genetic diseases Klinefelter syndrome and Triple X syndrome.
There are many theories trying to explain the extinction of dinosaurs. Some are very controversial. But many scientists agree that climate change was the most likely one.
As we can see today climate change has a dramatic impact on any forms of life. The only difference between climate change in Jurassic period and nowadays is the human contribution.
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.
During the last century, nearly each decade was defined by the stereotypes and roles expected of fathers. In the 1920’s, the mentality of “father knows best" and he is the main provider and breadwinner of the family began to surface. By the 1950’s – the classical era of this mentality – nearly two-thirds of families in America grew up with this type of family dynamic. Dad typically spent more time away from the home than in it, and he was also the main disciplinarian over his kids, despite the mother being the main caregiver. This type of imbalance probably led to a lot of unrest with their kids - many of which are our parents now. It’s hard to be the main disciplinarian when you’re never home, if you ask me.
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.
Regardless of your stance, you have to admit it’s got people talking about what it takes for women to consider ourselves beautiful in today’s society. When I think of the statistic that only 3% of women consider themselves to be beautiful (regardless of whether or not Dove’s statistics could be slanted), I think less about convincing women my own age, and more about encouraging young girls before the disillusionment sets in.
This is a special Mother’s Day edition from the Canadian Pharmacy King as we celebrate Mother’s Day together with all of you.
No one ever said being a mother was easy. It certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. I’m sure there are mom’s out there who coast through, easily navigating the waters of parenthood, but I’d wager the majority of us are not so lucky. For me, being a mommy is sticky business. It’s messy and heart wrenching; it’s slobbery kisses and soft whimpers; it’s sleepless nights, restless nights, and endless nights as you tirelessly care, worry, and wait for your children. Best of all, it’s the lights in their eyes, the trust they endow, the giggles, and hugs as they tug your heartstrings and body close.
Motherhood is often complicated, not by our children, but by our own minds as we strive to be better; do more; be more. We want our children to have the best of everything – while still being humble and appreciative, too. Some of the goals we set out to measure our successes are unattainable goalposts, and then we wonder why we often feel we are failing.
Yahoo recently posed the interesting question: What’s the hardest part about being a mom?
It’s the mom who knows your allergies
It’s the mom who checks the medicine labels and instructions
It’s the mom who stores the medicine safely
It’s the mom who organizes all the pills
Either way, when news began to spread yesterday about the new Princess being born, it was my mother-in-law who shared the news via email:
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.
Travellers taking antibiotics to prevent “travellers diarrhea" are at risk of developing antimicrobial resistance. 20-50% of international travellers develop diarrhoea within the first week of travel. In most cases the use of antibiotics is unnecessary as diarrhoea resolves on its own.
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.
The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) plans to allow online sales of prescription drugs. A system will be set up to allow licensed pharmacists to dispense prescriptions online.
Most major Chinese pharmaceutical companies, as Jointown Pharmaceutical Group, the Sinopharm Group, Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings, have already set up their own e-commerce sites. Firms such as Alibaba and Tmall also have marketed online sales of prescription drugs as a huge opportunity for growth.
Interestingly, while I consider myself fairly versed in ancient history (I actually went to school to study ancient art, history, and literature), for some reason, while researching this article, I was surprised to find its possible roots in paganism. Though it should come to no surprise, considering the ancient Romans certainly loved romance, nakedness, and fertility rites.
Last year we had some pretty amazing posts, infographs, and cartoons crafted especially for you, our Canadian Pharmacy King audience. It was no small feat, but we’ve gone through all of them to find the posts viewed most in 2015, so if you missed any of them – have no fear, here they are!
2015 seemed to be a good year for people interested in mental health and overcoming erectile dysfunction; with a little bit of trending topics thrown in for fun. But you don’t have to take our word for it – the titles speak for themselves. Continue on to reread some of your favorite posts from 2015, or catch up on some you may have missed.
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.
A severe emotional or physical stress, such as a sudden illness, the loss of a loved one, a relationship problems can quite literally break people's hearts. So broken heart is not just a myth or a lyrical expression, it even has a scientific name "Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy" and can be an official diagnosis.
The season is upon us. You know the one… Time to bundle up with scarves, take in the view of fall colors all around, watch Hocus Pocus for the 900th time (yes, I know from experience), and gear up for the candy paloosa about to take place.
But how much do you really know about this time-honored tradition of dressing in costumes and knocking on stranger’s doors? What about some of the other fun, silly, and obnoxious things we (or someone we know) does on Halloween?
Tis’ the season for turkey and stuffing, cranberries and pumpkin pie… and of course, all the things to be thankful for this year. Sometimes, when we struggle with life’s ups and downs, it can be a challenge to find the little blessings bestowed in our every day life. But regardless of our circumstances, there’s always something to be thankful for.
Hereâ€™s our list of things to add to your gratitude journal this year.
We all love Pinterest, right? You can find anything out there from a great new outfit, to wedding ideas, and ideas on what to make for dinner. But did you know Pinterest also offers a host of strange and funny prescription products? Lucky we’re here to show you the way. Here are some of the best ones we’ve found so far – and don’t forget while you’re checking these out, to like us on Pinterest to keep up with all of our great finds!
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.
People around the world celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival will also celebrate by eating mooncakes to express their love for their family and their hope for a happy life.
I was standing in my kitchen, waiting for the timer to go off letting me know supper was ready. I only had a couple of minutes, so I briefly flicked open my Facebook app to see what had been posted recently, expecting the usual parade of Monday evening banter. To my disbelief was a post, I don't even remember by whom now, that read "#RIP Robin Williams. You'll be missed." My husband had just walked in the door and I looked up with I'm sure an expression mixed with confusion and horror. "That can't be right." I remember telling him, as I scrambled out to Huffington Post to confirm. Sure enough, there in bold letters read, "Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide."
It's interesting how people react when an icon falls – particularly when it's unexpected and before their time. Their death almost burns itself into your memory, leaving a bizarre, vacant hole for a person you've never really met, but in some way touched your life. I still remember where I was when I heard about Princess Diana, or Michael Jackson, or Maya Angelou. Monday, August 11th, 2014 was yet another one of those days.
When Americans think about Canadians, or Canada in general, a number of things pop into mind: hockey, snow, maple syrup, lots of room, free health care... even beer. But there are number of things that might surprise you about America's northern neighbor.
1. Basketball was invented by the Canadian-American sports coach, James Naismith. While James was Canadian born, he had moved to the United States by the time the game was conceived in 1891.
In response to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision companies must tell their workers if they are not going to offer contraception coverage in the employee health plans.
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.
Twitter is a pretty big deal. It's been around since 2006, and since its humble beginnings as a text messaging service; it has amassed an impressive 220 million users globally. Perhaps you're a senior who's been wondering what all the hype is surrounding Twitter? Or maybe you wonder if the social media site has something to offer you besides what Lady GaGa had for lunch? If you answered yes to either of those, read on. We'd like to shed some light on this often misconceived social media platform.
What is Twitter?
If you’ve been anywhere near the internet over the past week, you’ve surely heard something about Hobby Lobby. Whether it’s cropped up as a news article, or an outraged post on your Facebook feed, everyone everywhere has an opinion. Evidently, I’m no different.
I’ll be honest, when I first heard the news, as an American woman, I was outraged. How can we repeal women’s rights, not to mention breaking through the corporate veil, to allow a corporation to impose the religious propensity of their owners? It’s preposterous.
Adolescents use all sorts of medications for various reasons. While not all of the uses are considered appropriate, these ten are the ones most used by students in today’s world – and are ones any parent should be taking note of. Each of them has a very real purpose for this age group, but they can also be misused if not careful.
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...
No one is really sure where the tradition of hot cross buns morphed into another commercialized frenzy for confectionary, but one thing's for sure; overindulging in this tradition can hit more than just in your wallet. What I'm about to tell you isn't as sexy as satisfying that sweet tooth, but a little food for thought never hurt anybody.
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.