Teen Girl Was Feeling Intense Neck Pain. Her Parents Were Horrified After The Doctors Diagnosed Her.
Kids theses days! Some of them are spending up to 5,000 hours a year reading texts and browsing online, all while hunched over looking down at their cell phones and laptops. On average, a person spends around 2-4 hours a day crooked over looking down at their personal devices, and young adults spend even more time than that, logging hours at a time in one sitting. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a computer, tablet, or cell phone screen, because they all require the user to angle their head down, bending their necks in the process. This relatively new behavior is leading them to develop what is now called “text neck,” an uncomfortable and chronic pain in the neck area. Text neck occurs when the proper and normal curve in the cervical spine becomes reduced and in some cases it may even move forward. Ideally a person wants to have a 40 degree curve in their spine, but x-rays of text neck sufferers show curves so drastic that they actually have reversed and bend forward in the opposite direction. This type of reversed spinal curvature used to take years to develop and was only seen in older and elderly adults.
More and more sufferers of text neck are showing up at doctors offices nationwide seeking relief for their aches and pains. They are also increasingly younger and setting themselves up for a variety of possible problems that go beyond general neck pain, including shoulder tension, migraines, and even numbness and tingling sensations down their arms.
In order to correct the problem sufferers require physical therapy, trips to the chiropractor, and lifestyle changes. To reverse damage, professionals use head weights, shoulder exercises, resistance bands, and adjustments to recondition and strengthen the patient’s shoulder, neck, and back muscles. For people reading this and others who may be concerned about text neck, there are less drastic things that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to avoid it. Firstly, it’s important to sit up straight and stop looking down at phones and devices. Instead, hold your phone up higher so that it’s right in front of your face and eyes. There is even an app available that blinks a red light warning you to raise it higher, in order to help people remember to elevate their phones. Also stand up more often throughout the day and stretch, roll your shoulders, and move around. Just by being aware and conscious of what you are doing, and for how long, can help you avoid tech neck and all the uncomfortable aches and pains that come with it.
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Bananas often ripen faster than we ever expect. In just a matter of days they can go from slightly green to golden yellow before eventually turning brown. Then the rotten looking black peel sets in and the banana becomes completely unappetizing in appearance. Even though from the outside it looks spoiled, the inside is actually still perfectly edible and good to eat. However, many people remain apprehensive about consuming rotten looking fruit, but now there is a way to salvage the outer peel and reverse the effects of banana aging. In just over an hour you can give a banana a “face lift” and make it look totally new and fresh again. Read on for how to do it!
Grab a resealable plastic bag and pour some white rice into it. Place the spoiled looking banana into the bag and shut it, being sure to remove as much of the air as humanly possible. Adjust the bagged banana so that the rice is distributed all around and then let it sit undisturbed for at least an hour or so. The rice will remove the excess moisture from the banana without altering it’s taste or anything else. It is basically the banana equivalent of placing a cell phone in rice to get it to work again after you somehow got it all wet, or accidentally dropped it in a toilette.
The next step is to remove the banana from the bag so you can blow dry it! Yes you have to blow dry the rice soaked fruit now. Place the blow dryer on a warm or medium heat setting. You do not want too hot or cool air because then this won’t work, so if you must simply alternate, on and off, from the hot to the cold setting to get a medium-warm temperature. Work the blow dryer quickly all around the banana and watch as the brown or black colors on the peel melt away and disappear. It should fade away after a few seconds of drying and the banana will turn back to a healthy shade of yellow. When the color is restored you can peel it open and enjoy the sweet, tasty fruit inside.
Even if you don’t eat bananas or don’t mind if they are spotty and brown, this is a cool trick to know. I was impressed that you could even do this in the first place and thought it was neat. It’s a great way to save fruit that otherwise might not get eaten. Try it the next time your bananas get yucky looking!
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Have you ever wondered what is in the cough drops that you buy at the store? Why do they often taste so strange and sometimes really bad? If you read the ingredient list there are usually several hard to pronounce words that sound completely foreign. Many people often wonder if some of the brands they have tried even work or help at all. Now you can skip the drugstore and make your own natural, limited ingredient, soothing cough drops to have on hand for the next time you feel sick.
Start by filling a pan with 1 cup of sugar and a ½ cup of water. Cut a lemon in half and add 1 tablespoon of the juice to the water. The vitamin C in the lemon will help your body fight the cold. Next, add in 1 tablespoon of honey which is a natural cough suppressant, antibacterial, and helps soothe a sore throat. Add in ½ teaspoon of ground ginger to help with nausea, pain, and to maintain your immune system. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and tastes yummy. Continue to add in ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves that have antiseptic properties, many antioxidants and also help to reduce phlegm.
Once all the ingredients are mixed up in the pot turn on the stove and keep stirring until it simmers. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes while stirring regularly. In the meantime, take out a baking tray and line it with baking paper, when time is up take the pan off the stove and let it cool down to a thick, dark, syrupy texture. When that consistency is met it’s now time to make the drops on your baking paper. Spoon the syrup onto the baking sheet and make sure to be very careful because it is likely still hot. Let the drops cool for a further 20 minutes then coat with a dusting of powdered icing sugar to keep them from sticking together. Take them off the paper and check to make sure they’re all well coated, adding more powdered sugar if necessary.
That’s it! You now have homemade natural cough drops that taste great and help relieve your ills. The video mentions that you can also take a few and dissolve them in hot water for a soothing drink. Or, you can just eat them whenever like a hard candy!
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This story is truly a miracle. A reddit user named Cappnpoopdeck thought it would be a hilarious joke to pee on his x-girlfriend’s pregnancy tests she had left in the bathroom. He took the test urinated on it and to his surprise the test came back positive saying that indeed he was pregnant!
What started out as a funny gag to mess with his x-girlfriend actually ended up saving this lucky guy’s life. This is something everyone should be aware of.
As it turns out pregnancy tests look for raised levels of HCG, which is a hormone produced by pregnant women and men with testicular cancer. Right after Cappnpoopdeck got word from fellow Redditors he immediately went to his doctor. Upon examination the doc found a tumor in his testicle. If he never peed on this little stick, he possibly could’ve lost his life. Thank god for the internet, which on this day happened to save this guy’s life!
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A man in Kansas died a horrifying death six months ago, which completely shocked his doctors, who had no explanation for what had caused his demise. It is just now, that the cause has been determined. It is a new virus that is being transmitted through ticks, that is just hitting the United States.
Because the disease is viral, no antibiotic can treat it (as is the case with lyme disease), and as such is posing a terrible threat. According to the infectious disease experts studying this, nothing like this has ever been seen in the Western hemisphere. Its genome is similar to diseases seen in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.
Because the man who died lived in Bourbon County, Kansas they have dubbed this illness the Bourbon virus which the infectious disease authorities believe is being carried by ticks. It is being studied intensively to determine what in the genome caused the anorexia, severe muscle pain and extremely high fever that was untreatable and ultimately killed this man. Let us know your thoughts after watching the video.
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There is a new phenomenon emerging in the ever changing and evolving tech world. It is not centered on the latest and greatest gadget. It is instead a side-effect stemming from the use of mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other similar devices. It is a condition that dermatologists now call “tech neck,” which they blame for causing sagging skin and wrinkles in younger generations of users.
Those most affected by tech neck are persons aged 18-39. On average they own three devices, which are the primary cause of the skin problem. Tech neck refers to a specific crease located slightly above the collar bone which is caused by the repeated bending motions of the neck when looking down at the screen of a device. These repetitive motions are causing younger people to experience wrinkles, sagging jowls and the appearance of double chins at increasingly younger ages. What was once a late middle-age occurrence is now being seen in people as young as 18.
What can you do about it? If you are worried about your devices causing unsightly wrinkles on your neck, a double chin, and sagging jowls, or just worried in general about how your body is naturally aging, then this video is for you. It covers a range of easy to do exercises which tone your jawline and help to reduce the appearance of any double chin. If you do the video daily for two weeks you should see results. Additional benefits that may be gained from the exercises shown include an increased range of motion in your neck and reduced stiffness. Plus, you may even tone your face and chin so well that you get a naturally achieved facelift!
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