Handle With Care: What To Do When A Genetic Bomb Makes Itself Known

You're all the better for knowing about a genetic condition

DNA, genetic disorders, and the steps to take. Photo by Nogas1974 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

A lot of us have little idea about the condition of our bodies. Unless we get regular health checks for our jobs or other reasons, we don’t have any real way to know what’s going on in there. And, for the most part, we don’t miss anything sinister. But, some of us are born with ticking bombs, and we often don’t know about them until they go off.

In case you hadn’t guessed, we’re talking about genetic disorders. There are many different genetic conditions. Some are obvious from an early stage, such as cystic fibrosis, as outlined on sites like http://www.medicinenet.com. But, others don’t make themselves known until well into our later lives. Take, for example, the breast cancer gene, as seen in celebrities such as Angelina Jolie. Then, there are heart conditions like brugada syndrome. The list could go on. Continue reading

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Learning To Cut Stress At The Roots

Stress is something we should take very seriously. Studies from 2007 have shown that 48% of people believe that their lives are becoming more stressful and there’s every indication that the trend has continued to grow. We’ve looked at ways to fight stress and to find your calm, but as well as treating the symptoms, we need to tackle the issues. So, let’s take a look at four of the big everyday stressors and what we need to do about them. Continue reading