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Carla Delgado

Freelance Reporter, Insider Reviews

Carla Delgado

Carla is a Filipino freelance health & culture journalist with bylines in Insider, Architectural Digest, Elemental, Observer, and Mental Floss. Outside of writing, she works for local theatre productions as a stage manager and assistant sound operator.

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Pets 2022-08-25T19:31:00Z

4 helpful tips for leaving your dog alone and the max time you can leave them, according to vets

Puppies can hold their bladder for about one hour for every month they've been alive, plus one hour — but older dogs can be left alone for longer.
Health 2022-08-17T19:13:48Z

What are night terrors? How to treat the thrashing sleep condition and why it's different from nightmares

Night terrors are characterized by bouts of screaming, thrashing and panicking in one's sleep. They can be caused by lack of sleep stress, or PTSD.
Health 2022-08-09T15:46:49Z

The often-overlooked signs of autism in adults — from social anxiety to ritualized behavior

Autism in women tends to be underdiagnosed or mislabeled since the condition presents slightly differently in females.
Health 2022-07-14T17:43:33Z

9 effective ways to lose belly fat and keep it off

To lose belly fat, you'll need to reduce overall body fat through diet, exercise, and beneficial lifestyle adjustments
Health 2022-06-30T18:53:41Z

A dangerous heart rate involves more than just your BPM — here are red flags that something's wrong

There isn't a set range that is healthy for everyone, but a normal heart rate is usually between 60 to 100 beats per minute.
Health 2022-06-27T19:05:59Z

If bright light makes you sneeze you may have ACHOO syndrome, a medical mystery over 2500 years old

ACHOO syndrome, aka the photic sneeze reflex, is when you sneeze uncontrollably when exposed to bright light. Scientists are still studying the cause.
Health 2022-05-26T16:35:36Z

What to say and what not to say to someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one

It's important to acknowledge when someone is struggling with the loss of a loved one. Acknowledge their emotions and offer to be a listening ear.
Health 2022-05-25T21:40:55Z

5 reasons your eye is twitching and when you should be worried

Eye twitching is extremely common and can be caused by a number of things including dry eye, a nutrient deficiency, and fatigue.
Health 2022-05-25T16:05:38Z

Donating blood regularly is safe and an important public service — here's how often you can donate

You can donate blood 6 times a year without endangering your health. If you're pregnant, have anemia, or have HIV, you should not donate blood.
Health 2022-05-06T16:57:43Z

The lesser-known side effects of Adderall — from a runny nose to psychosis and impaired growth

You should see a doctor if you experience symptoms like frequent urination or tingling in your fingers and toes after taking Adderall.
Health 2022-05-06T15:14:14Z

Why you can't stop doomscrolling and 5 tips to halt the vicious cycle

Doomscrolling is an obsessive urge to ceaselessly consume negative news and other information despite how much it's damaging your mental health.
Health 2022-04-27T19:19:51Z

7 reasons why you keep getting hiccups and how to get rid of them

Carbonated water, chewing gum, alcohol, and stress can all cause hiccups — here's how to make them stop.
Health 2022-04-01T14:12:55Z

10 reasons why you can't stop coughing and what to do about it

A chronic cough can be due to many things from asthma to post-COVID-19. Here's how to figure out why you can't stop coughing and how to treat it.
Health 2022-03-18T17:40:59Z

What to expect after taking Xanax and how long it stays in your system

Xanax will kick in after about 15 minutes but can be detected in your urine for anywhere from 2-4 days after ingestion.
Health 2022-03-10T19:31:02Z

When you should stop drinking caffeine to ensure a good night's sleep

Caffeine can remain in your system for about 10 hours, but age, activity level, and other factors can affect that.
Health 2022-03-09T22:05:49Z

How to recognize and treat trench foot — the deadly condition that claimed thousands of lives in WWI

Trench foot is an extremely painful condition but is relatively straightforward to treat. If left untreated, however, it can prove fatal.
Health 2022-03-04T19:59:43Z

Why the world needs you to be more empathetic and stop sympathizing

Empathy and sympathy are two very different ways to try and console someone who is struggling. One will help and the other will hurt. Choose wisely.
Health 2022-03-03T19:57:51Z

The horrible ways drinking too much water affects your brain and body

Drinking too much water can lead to something called water intoxication, which can be fatal if not treated immediately.
Health 2022-02-11T21:24:47Z

How to identify and treat an infected ear piercing

Signs of an infected ear piercing include redness, swelling, and pus. If the infection is worsening, see a doctor immediately.
Health 2022-02-09T19:07:25Z

Telling signs that you're lactose intolerant and tasty dairy-free substitutes to combat gas and bloat

Living with lactose intolerance doesn't have to be uncomfortable. You can still enjoy creamy treats with some of these tasty alternatives.
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