Teflon is so well-known that a lot of people refer to all nonstick pots and pans as Teflon. The fact is, not all nonstick cookware is Teflon. Teflon has been around a long time and so have concerns about potential health risks. One question that keeps popping up is whether Teflon can increase your risk of cancer. The short answer is probably not. But to really examine the issue, we have to explore the history of Teflon, how the cancer question arose, and what the research says.
Syncope means fainting or passing out. When fainting is caused by certain triggers, like the sight of blood or a needle, or an intense emotion like fear or fright, it’s called vasovagal syncope. It’s the most common cause of fainting.
Rectal cancer is cancer that develops in cells in the rectum. The rectum is located below the sigmoid colon and above the anus.
You finally got the baby changed, dressed, and ready to go. Just as you reach the door, you hear a muffled cry from the other room. You venture in and discover another baby. Funny, you don’t remember having twins. Now they’re both looking up at you and your heart fills with love — and a significant dose of anxiety. Then you wake up, mystified as to why your sleeping brain conjured up a set of twins. Is it really about babies or something else entirely?
Blood pressure refers to how hard your blood pushes against the walls of your arteries. It’s normal for blood pressure to rise and fall a bit during the day. However, when blood pressure remains high over a sustained period of time, you likely have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
When you’re in treatment for breast cancer, nutrition can be a challenge. In an effort to get essential nutrients, you may think it’s a good time to add dietary supplements to your regimen. But some supplements, particularly antioxidants, may interfere with cancer treatment.
The Yerkes-Dodson law is a model of the relationship between stress and task performance.
It proposes that you reach your peak level of performance with an intermediate level of stress, or arousal. Too little or too much arousal results in poorer performance.
Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. They can cause itching, bleeding, and pain. Most people can relieve symptoms with a few lifestyle adjustments and nonprescription remedies. But severe hemorrhoids can quickly become a quality of life issue. If you’ve tried everything else, it may be time to ask your doctor about hemorrhoidectomy.
It takes a lot of cooperation to fight a pandemic. This means making changes to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community. It turns out women may be doing their part more than their male counterparts. According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, women are more likely than men to take COVID-19 seriously and comply with mitigation efforts.