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October, 2018


Pilot Studies May Shed Light on How to Treat Lymphedema

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Treatment with ketoprofen may improve the skin biology in lymphedema, with improvements noted in histopathology and skin thickness, according to a study published online Oct. 18 in JCI Insight. Stanley G. Rockson, M.D., from Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and colleagues conducted an exploratory open-label trial involving patients with primary or secondary lymphedema. Participants received ketoprofen for four months and were assessed for changes in histopathology. A placebo-controlled trial was subsequently conducted, with a change in skin thickness measured as the primaryRead More

3 Signs Someone Is Suffering From Post Narcissist Stress Disorder (PNSD)

HOW TO HELP SOMEONE SUFFERING FROM POST NARCISSIST STRESS DISORDER Knowing the symptoms of PNSD can be incredibly helpful, especially when you’re trying to figure out what can be done to aid a survivor of a narcissist. Here are some ways to make the life of a survivor easier and help their transition from living with a narcissist to living their lives again. 1. LISTEN Survivors will want to tell their truth as they remember it. Allow them to speak. Listen to them and validate what they’re saying. WikiHow states,Read More

If He Says Any Of These 5 Things, He’s Trying To Control You

Don’t let him fool you. Have you ever wondered if someone you know is a narcissist or sociopath? How do you tell the difference? First, let me say that all sociopaths are narcissists, but not all narcissists are sociopaths. Confused? Let me try to explain. While there are definite similarities between the two personality types, the motives behind what they do and say are different. The sociopath wants to control every facet of your life, while the narcissist wants you to devote all of your time and attention to them.Read More

6 Things An Empath Does Differently

HERE ARE 6 THINGS THAT MAKE AN EMPATH UNIQUE 1. THEY LOOK AT THE WORLD WITH WONDER AND CURIOSITY. Empathic people are learners by nature. They maintain their sense of wonder and curiosity from childhood that most of us grow out of when we become adults. They are naturally inquisitive and ask questions without judgment purely to learn and feel the experiences of others. 2. THEY ACT ON THEIR STRONG INTUITION. While most of us may pay attention to our feelings of intuition, we often require more information before weRead More

Bullying and Toxic Masculinity

Toxic masculinity causes men to become closed-off, shells of human beings. Bullying in schools has always been a problem. An estimated 77% of students have admitted to being victims of bullying. This takes a huge toll on self-esteem, academic performance, and future job prospects. The majority of bullied children never tell a single adult what is happening. Fear of retribution from the bullies explains why this happens. This is a topic that hits very close to my heart because I was a victim of bullying. From grades 3 through 6, my elementary school life was aRead More

Are You Dealing with a Malignant Narcissist?

The narcissist in your life may be trying to destroy your self-esteem. I first learned about the malignant form of narcissistic personality disorder from reading Grimm’s’ fairy tales. If you know the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” you already have a classic example of a malignant narcissist in action. Snow White had to go hide deep in the forest at the dwarves’ home because her very beautiful and highly competitive stepmother, the evil Queen, could not stand the idea that Snow White was more beautiful than she. She demanded thatRead More

How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story

People with strong narcissistic tendencies are known for certain destructive social patterns. Anybody who has had the misfortune of dealing with these types of people may notice that whenever there’s a conflict or any type of disagreement, they tend to act in an abhorrent yet predictable manner. In this article we will explore the common behaviors and scenarios where narcissistic and otherwise toxic people (hereafter narcissists) play the victim and manipulate the narrative. Delusion and denial Narcissists can’t deal with reality because it contradicts what they want to be true, andRead More

How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story

Framing the story Narcissists also like to truncate the story and present only the bit where the aggrieved party reacted to their toxic behavior, framing it as if that’s where the story started (see picture). Or they twist it by using euphemisms and deceiving language (“I’m not controlling, I just want what’s best for you.”). For example, if a narcissist dislikes you and tries to bully you but you stand up for yourself, they will frame it as if they are the ones being a victim of bullying. In their narrative theyRead More

New hope for a drug to treat lymphedema symptoms

October 22, 2018 As a science journalist, I’ve written for years about the research of Stanley Rockson, MD, a Stanford expert on lymphedema, a little-known but widespread disease that causes painful, unsightly swelling of the limbs. But I’ve never heard him quite so excited as he was about his most recent scientific publication. As I described in my story on the study, which published last week in JCI Insights, researchers found that an anti-inflammatory drug called ketoprofen works to ease symptoms of the disease. This discovery is particularly exciting because no cure exists for lymphedema, andRead More


1. We trust too easily and we don’t trust enough. The children of narcissists are taught that they live in a frightening world – one where love is rarely unconditional. In the early stages of healing, the sight of healthy love and affection always looks slightly suspect to us. On the other hand, the sight of toxic love is all too familiar and feels like a comfort zone. We trust in the monsters disguised as saviors far more easily than we do those who offer us a stable version of love. Dangerous people representRead More