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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:55:44 -0500


Reasons Why Even Healthy People Should Go for Routine Blood Tests

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:56:44 -0500

Blood tests have often been associated with a reactive approach. It is only when you notice symptoms is when you go for a test. However, have you ever realized that by taking routine blood tests, there are so many diseases or infections you can fix at the onset or even avoid

Does Whole Body CryoTherapy Really Reduce Pain Associated With Fibromyalgia?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:56:24 -0500

In 2000 there was a study in Germany involving 120 people that had rheumatoid arthritis, 45% of them with fibromyalgia - most all experienced reduced pain. That's proof enough. Many believe there is not enough evidence to empirically prove it, but people in pain know the pain they feel or don't.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: Dropping the Dengue Fever by 91%

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:42:08 -0500

The new dreadful disease, Zika Fever strikes with a little headache, little fever, little joint pain and most of the people who have had it, don't know they have had it. Recently, just a year ago, the outbreak of Zika Virus in Brazil caused a peak of Microcephaly- Children born with a deformed i.e. small size and small brain.

Getting Rid of A Cold Sore - Natural Remedies and Medication

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:19:24 -0500

Cold sores are frequently called fever blisters. The majority of cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus or HSV-1. The WHO reports that approximately 65% of adults aged over 50 are inflicted with HSV-1, and around 50% of American children already have the virus.

What Are the Main Causes of Kidney Disease?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:19:05 -0500

Kidney disease (also referred to as renal disease) is quite common and impacts nearly 1 in 7 adults in the US. Having a basic idea of the root cause of this disease can make it easier to take betting control of the health of your kidneys.

6 Useful Tips to Adopt a Kidney-Friendly Diet

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:17:56 -0500

Everyone that is diagnosed with kidney disease will need to take certain steps to change their day-to-day life. A major change is the need to plan a kidney-friendly diet.

5 Useful Remedies for Kidney Disease

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:17:41 -0500

While it is essential to receive appropriate medical treatment for patients with kidney disease, there are also other causes of action that can be taken, such as eating a healthy diet. A proper diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables can reduce or prevent many of the symptoms associated with kidney disease.

What Are the Symptoms of Kidney Failure?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:17:17 -0500

Proper kidney function is necessary to balance the proper ratio of electrolytes, salt and water in the blood. In the event of kidney failure, the consequences can be very serious. However, in the early stages of kidney damage, the ability to notice any change in your general health is quite difficult. For many patients, there aren't likely to be any obvious symptoms.

How We Heal From Our Illnesses

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:07:18 -0500

We've all had our share of diseases and may have suffered from it for quite a bit. Ever wondered why we fall sick often or why do we attract an illness? Are they really that bad for the body?

Stem Cell Tools Helping Scientists Understand Complex Diseases

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:22:20 -0500

We would have never got to the bottom that underlies the key causes of a range of diseases. And in our quest to discover more pathways to identify the etiologies of the diseases, and their severities, we need disease models for a better understanding. With regard to this, stem cells have been a great tool to foster our medical researches and discoveries of various new therapies and treatments. Let's remove the veil to uncover the role of various stem cell tools in disease prognosis, diagnosis and their treatment options.

Getting Physical Activity While Sitting - Preventing Chronic Illness

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:32:10 -0500

Given the CDC release of yet another study concluding the omnipotent role of physical activity in our lives. Here is a brief list for the desk bound. Physical activity does not have to be in a gym. Even when confined to the deadly potential of sitting, we can still be physically active.

Simple Ways To Prevent Kidney Stones

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:52:04 -0500

A kidney stone also called as Nephrolithiasis, is the condition in which, some chemicals become concentrated in the urine to form the crystal, which makes their way through the urinary tract. But if in any condition, it gets stuck somewhere, so, it may block the flow of urine and cause unbearable pain.

Steps to Increase Awareness on Immunization to Prevent Diseases

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:42:24 -0500

Know the Importance of Immunization: Immunization is the process of administering a vaccine thus by triggering the immune system to fight against infectious diseases. It is a powerful, safe, proven and effective shield. If a person is vaccinated, in case if they come in contact with the vaccine-preventable diseases, their immune system not only effectively protects them but also helps to avoid spreading to others.

Stem Cell Agency Funds Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Lou Gehrig's Disease

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:07:10 -0500

A neurodegenerative disease when occurred leads us to a series of complications all together. The occurrence of this devastating disease exposes us to dysarthria - a condition in which we cannot speak properly, dyspnea- a distress in breathing, and also dysphagia, which deteriorates our ability to swallow easily.

Treating IBS Naturally With Visceral Manipulation

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:06:34 -0500

A large amount of the population suffers from IBS symptoms. Chiropractic techniques like Visceral Manipulation help relieve these symptoms naturally, without medication.

Stories of Hope: Lion-Hearted Fighter Beats the Odds

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 09:46:08 -0600

Regenerative medicine is considered to be an essential subject in medical science which will have the key to cure irreversible diseases. The umbilical cord blood comprises of a rich source of stem cells that is helpful in this treatment. There are several clinical trials that have been phased to research on the application of cord blood stem cells to chronic ailments and their possible treatments.

This Family Turned to Cord Blood After Diagnosis

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 09:44:19 -0600

The miracles of cord blood cell treatment are making rounds globally! It has saved the health of adults and children suffering from life-threatening diseases, with less to zero chance of recovery. The likes of autoimmune diseases and leukaemia are few to name. 1998 was when the first cord blood cell transplant occurred.

What Is Hypothyroidism? What Can We Do About It?

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:32:48 -0600

The thyroid- stimulating hormone, Thyrotropin or TSH stimulates the thyroxine levels which is what regulates energy in the body. High levels of this can cause many health problems including heart attack. When the thyroid function is lower than it should be, but not low enough to be classified as clinical hypothyroidism, is called subclinical hypothyroidism. This can often be the pre-curser to heart disease.

What Are The Signs Of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:56:32 -0600

Most people who experience the most common symptom of fatigue initially may wrongly put it down to just "being run down" or having a dose of the flu, as the symptoms are similar to both. Learn how to identify Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and how to get your life back.

Zika Virus - Symptoms, Prevention & the World's Thought

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:37:32 -0600

The mosquitoes that are able to transmit Zika virus are not usually found in New Zealand, therefore Zika should only be deemed in people who have recently visited other countries. All cases of Zika reported in New Zealand have involved people who had recently been in countries where an outbreak was occurring. Most people who get infected with the Zika virus do not show any symptoms. Only one in five people who get it will feel sick. The symptoms appear 3-12 days after getting the infection and last from 4-7 days. There are concerns that pregnant women who become infected with Zika virus can transmit the disease to their unborn babies, with potentially serious consequences. Reports from several countries, most notably Brazil, show that there has been an increase in severe birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes in babies whose mothers were living in areas while pregnant where Zika virus infections were occurring. The virus, first discovered in Uganda in 1947, is spread through bites from Aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector for dengue that infected higher number of people in Delhi and Dhaka last year

What Causes Anal Fissures?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:17:32 -0600

Anal fissures are cracks, fissures or disruptions on the skin surface around the anus. These fissures are comparable to small wounds that may cause acute or chronic pain, itching, irritations, and difficulties in defecation.

Spinal Bracing: A Treatment Option for Scoliosis in Children

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:44:25 -0600

In this article, I have penned about Spinal Bracing which is a treatment option to cure Scoliosis in Children. I have managed to cover all the vital points related to Spinal Bracing.

6 Commonly Asked Scoliosis Questions Finally Answered

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:43:48 -0600

Scoliosis is nothing but the sideways curvature of the spine. It occurs mostly during the growth spurt just before puberty. Most cases are found to be mild with only a few symptoms. Some children develop spine distortion that gets worse as they grow. Worse scoliosis can be painful and disabling. Though this disease is self - diagnosable, it cannot be cured, and therefore treatment is not mandatory.

Monkey Pox

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:29:49 -0600

In a bid to evade infection from the new disease in town, Nigerians have resorted to various precautionary measures some of which include strict aversion to hugs, incessant washing of hands and increased patronage of hand sanitizers. We are quite familiar with the Chicken pox and the Small pox, if not in the strict sense but at least as a description for whatever looks pox-like on the skin of a friend or family member. Nigeria has had an unfortunate fair share of its health sector being strangulated in the past. At a point it was Bird flu (Avian influenza), then Lassa Fever, then Ebola Virus Disease, then Meningitis and now its Monkey Pox!

Is It Always Malaria?

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:28:47 -0600

There is this popular saying that something must kill a man, however if we sample opinions from various individuals randomly, we would discover that nobody ever thinks of an ordinary mosquito bite as something serious especially in this part of the world. A brief enumeration of some facts and figures should do justice to whatever inkling of negligence we may show towards mosquito bites.

Typhoid Fever

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:27:41 -0600

Many a time we fall sick,we mistake our illnesses to malaria and typhoid fever.How true are these assertions? Typhoid fever is a common illness in developing countries. Worldwide about 21 million people are infected annually with about 200,000 people dying of the disease.There are some general misconceptions about typhoid fever.However, this article intends to provide more information about the disease and its causative agent, so that people may know more.

Treating Constipation in Children

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:56:28 -0600

This article concludes my overview on constipation in children. To get a better perspective of the subject, I refer you to my two previous articles titled, 'Constipation in newborn babies,' and 'Constipation in children: causes, symptoms, signs and other considerations.' In General When a clinician comes across a child with constipation, they narrow their assessment down to whether to prescribe medications or to recommend a natural remedy.

Chikungunya Fever - A Condition That Causes Chronic Consequences

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:57:01 -0600

Chikungunya fever is a viral infection that's typically spread by the Aedes mosquito. It's a condition wherein the body's temperature significantly increases, causes pain in the muscles and the joints, and fatigue which makes the sufferer more lethargic. The best way to deal with Chikungunya fever is by seeking the assistance of a physician and adhering to some common home remedies as well.

Constipation in Children: Causes, Symptoms, Signs and Other Considerations

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:59:50 -0600

'Her stool was so hard, said the grandmother, 'that I used two fingers to gouge it out. But it would not flush in the toilet, so I hurried to the store room and got a hammer with which I crushed the evil stool into pieces.' I attempted to laugh as I moved my eyes from the three-year-old girl back to her grandmother, but grandma was not kidding, so I stopped myself.

The Most Important Dietary Supplement on Earth

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:08:29 -0600

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am often asked the question, "What is the most important supplement that the average person can take?". Of course, my initial answer is "Well, that would be the oil of the eye of newt." But, before the person laughed or ran away, I would honestly say that of all of the incredible dietary supplements available on the market today, it would be the most basic yet incredibly complex of all, Probiotics. I hope after you read the following article "The Most Important Dietary Supplement on Earth," you will have a clearer understanding of what probiotics are and the value that can bring to your health and your life.

Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Iron-Deficiency Anaemia

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:14:53 -0600

Iron-deficiency is amongst the most common diseases that have been found in many human beings. The disease caused due to lack of iron is also known as 'Anaemia' in medical terms and is a common, easily curable condition that exists in a human being who does not have enough iron in his body. The low iron levels are due to blood loss, poor diet, or an inability to absorb enough iron from food.

What Are Unicameral Bone Cysts?

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:37:06 -0600

Unicameral bone cysts are fluid-filled spaces that form inside the bones. They mainly affect children and teenagers. They're not usually serious in most cases, but they can sometimes cause trouble and out the bone at risk of fracture. Your child may need a treatment in such cases such as through surgery. Read this article to know more about these types of cysts and the available treatment options.

Stem Cell Banking - A New Approach Towards Saving Lives

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 07:06:30 -0600

A new born baby could provide a cure for several life-threatening diseases. Yes, a simple reason to that is because the blood is highly rich in stem cells. These are used for transplantations such as replacement of bone marrow.

A Treatment for Alzheimer's in the Pipeline

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 20:03:41 -0600

Alzheimer's still has no cure; however, with the help of drugs, the symptoms of this disease can be managed. Alzheimer's treatment is a high-risk treatment, but is a high-reward market. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, which is characterized by memory loss, cognitive impairment, and functional decline.

Blood Disorders - Polycythaemia: Symptoms and Causes

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:30:10 -0600

Polycythaemia is a blood disorder that results in an increased level of circulating red blood cells in the blood stream. Polycythaemia usually means an increase in haematocrit (the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the total volume of blood) and haemoglobin (the protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood).

Constipation in Newborn Babies

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:44:21 -0600

She was only seven days old. 'For three days, my baby has not passed stools,' the mother said, anxiously. The infant squirmed in discomfort and strained to the point of turning red.

A New Hope to Make the World Cancer-Free With UC Irvine

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 07:12:11 -0600

Whenever anyone suffers from cancer, chemotherapy is the most well-known option that they receive from the doctors. This is true that taking chemotherapy can save or extend the life of a cancer patient, but taking chemotherapy is just like destroying an ant hill with an atom-bomb. The chemotherapy drugs not only divide the cancer cell but they take part in healthy cell division, which can badly affect the hair and the bone marrow of the cancer patient.

A Boon to Boost Your Immune System: Cytokine

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 06:59:45 -0600

Cytokines are small secreted proteins released by cells that have a specific effect on the interactions and communications cells. Cytokines may act on the cells from which they are secreted (autocrine action), on nearby cells, and in some instances, on the distant cells (endocrine actions). Cytokines are produced by a broad range of cells, including cells of the immune system of the human body, with respect to complex immune response.

What Is Alzheimer's Disease and Its Symptoms?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:21:29 -0600

Alzheimer's which is a progressive disease destroys ones memory and other vital mental functions. The disease is inherited. It is said that people who have the Apo E4 gene have high chances of getting the disease. There are millions of people all over the world who already have this disease and several more will get it.

Dengue Fever Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:54:57 -0600

Dengue (articulated DENgee) fever is an agonizing, incapacitating mosquito-borne infection caused by any of four firmly related dengue infections. These infections are identified with the infections that reason West Nile contamination and yellow fever.

Cord Blood Stem Cell Breakthroughs - Lung Disease, Kidney and Lupus

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:09:47 -0600

Umbilical cord blood is a rich source of stem cells. These cells are the specialized cells that are able to differentiate into other types of cells. They also have the ability to replace affected cells with new cells. For this reason, cord blood stem cells have been used in many transplants, where patients require regrowth of cells by replacing the affected ones. In this article, we will see how stem cells are being used to treat various lung and kidney diseases.

A Startling Fact About Diverticulitis

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:39:42 -0600

Living with diverticulitis is challenging enough without believing misinformation that could put more obstacles in your way. It turns out that medical experts are now questioning some long-held assumptions about this condition.

Growing Occurrence of Chronic Diseases Such As Cancer Would Uplift The Biological Drugs Market

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:53:54 -0600

Increasing need for effective drug treatment for diseases such as diabetes, cancer and others have led to the development of new drugs or biologics, commonly known as biological drugs. A biological drug is a pharmaceutical product, which is formed in, or mined, or sometimes semi-synthesized from biological sources including micro-organisms, plant cells, or animal cells.

Myths and Facts About Vitiligo Disease

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:06:24 -0600

Vitiligo is a skin disease that can affect any area of your skin, but it mostly affects your face, neck and hands, and in various skin folds. There are many myths around the diseases, but they have no scientific evidence. It is important to raise awareness and help dispel the myths and misunderstandings around this skin disorder. Read this article to know about myths and facts about this commonly found skin disease.

Recent Researches on Angina Pectoris Treatment

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:04:46 -0600

Angina pectoris refers to the discomfort or pain in chest due to coronary heart disease. It develops when the heart muscle do not get enough blood due to blocked or narrowed arteries. Several treatment options have been developed over the last few decades to help relieve the symptoms of angina. Recent studies in large randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that significant benefits can be achieved with newer options of treatment. Read this article to learn about the current status of research as far as treatment of the condition is concerned.

Nutrition Required To Fight Lyme Disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:37:45 -0600

Lyme disease season is about to begin as summers are not far away. You need to follow a strict eating routine to make sure that you recover from your illness quickly and effectively. Apart from medicines and therapies, you also need to have a proper nutrition intake to fight the Lyme disease problem effectively.

Warning Signs Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:16:38 -0600

Chronic fatigue syndrome is an illness that has many signs and symptoms. The problem is that these signs and symptoms are quite similar to other diseases as well, which makes it quite difficult for doctors to diagnose chronic fatigue effectively on time.

Is Lyme Disease Curable?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:38:13 -0600

The individual suffers from the Lyme sickness when bacteria are transmitted into the body through the bite of an infected 'deer tick'. Lyme results in symptoms such as rash (shape of bull's eye), weakness, fatigue, fever, cold, body aches and joint swelling, and brief paralysis.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:43:44 -0500

We have created a cycle of polluting the environment then finding ways to counter it. But why start in the first place? Have a deeper insight into this thought by reading this article.

Leukemia: Risk Factors, Types and Symptoms

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:46:08 -0500

Leukemia has been erroneously thought to be a disease that affects children only but that is not the case. Leukemia also affects adults. Leukemia occurs when there is too much production of white blood cells called leukocytes. There are no yet known causes of leukemia but some factors have been clearly identified as increasing the risk of suffering from this disease. There are basically four types of leukemia namely; acute and chronic leukemia and Lymphocytic leukemia and Myelogenous leukemia. There are numerous symptoms of leukemia disease which should not be taken lightly when they start manifesting.

All You Need to Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:38:11 -0500

This article is about a chronic condition that can cause significant discomfort and unhappiness for sufferers. It is not a disease, but can influence daily activities for an individual's lifetime. The article intent is to provide information on comfort measures that may provide some alleviation to someone's life.

The Simplest, Cheapest and Greatest Life-Saving Activity: Hand Washing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:54:52 -0500

Hand washing has been tagged as one of the easiest and inexpensive activities that serve as a powerful barricade for people of all ages, cultures, and nations against the contraction of diseases that threatens life. It is the often overlooked activity and yet a catalyst for sustaining the life of the masses, especially the weakling in the society-children! It is estimated that close to two million children die annually as a result of the failure of engaging in this three-step activity that anchors life. Why is hand washing an easy and inexpensive activity? What are the immense benefits of hand washing? What are the appropriate ways of engaging in hand washing? How can detergent and soap manufacturing companies as well as charity organizations assist with the provision of the main logistics for hand washing in especially developing countries? This article addresses these concerns and provides a gateway on how hand washing should be prioritized in global societies.

Alzheimer's Preparedness - Ready, Or Not? Chapter 1

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:17:15 -0500

Preparedness is programmed into all of us for major disasters. Alzheimer's Disease is a major disaster - why then don't we arm ourselves to cope?

How A Complete Body Health Check Up Can Uncover Hidden Diseases

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:51:07 -0500

You get your car tuned-up every year. Why wouldn't you get an annual medical check up as well? An annual health check up or periodic health check is useful as it can help to detect and identify diseases or the warning signs of an impending disease very early. This makes treatment a lot more effective, less expensive and less invasive.

Dealing With Osteoporosis

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:45:11 -0500

While there are numerous drugs on the market created to increase bone density, they all come with a wide range of possible side effects. The best choice is to consider your bone health while you are still young and be proactive. Let us offer up some natural help for increasing bone strength.

5 Tips To Prevent & Reverse Osteoporosis After Touching 30

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:30:55 -0500

Bone density is a term used in defining person's bone quality. The glorious days of 20-something are high on all parts of life - hormones, health & happiness.

Can Bacterial Vaginosis Cause Sores?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 11:06:34 -0500

There are a lot of different issues that can cause problems for women's bodies, including the vagina. One of the most common issues that can occur is that of bacterial vaginosis.

Are We Near to a Break-Through On the Zika Virus?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:11:40 -0500

It's great to hear that scientists have worked out a way to test for the Zika virus in pregnant women. This dreadful disease, which is spread by mosquitos, has symptoms similar to dengue fever, which also rages in some parts of South America. The latter however, does not affect the developing fetal brain like that which stops its development with the result that babies are born with microcephaly or small heads.

What Are the Symptoms and Stages of Alzheimer's Disease?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:10:29 -0500

You are either hearing about Alzheimer's for the first time or you have heard a lot about it. Whichever category you belong to, this article will help you know or learn more about the symptoms and stages of this disease.

Emphysema and Smoking - Give Up Before You Die

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:05:00 -0500

Smoking causes Emphysema as well as many other illnesses. It can kill you. If you have trouble giving up then seek help from your doctor and natural therapist. Here are some of the ways you can start to repair your health and give up permanently,

How To Avoid A Lupus Flare

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:24:38 -0500

Do you have Lupus or know someone that does? Learn how to avoid the unexpected Lupus flares that complicate your life with this condition.

Choosing the Best Warts Treatment for You

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:09:55 -0500

Picking the best wart treatment for you does not have to be very much of a challenge. And you do not have to give up and choose to live with warts on your skin. Different kinds of warts can appear on different parts of the skin and these warts mostly derive their names from the parts of the skin on which they appear. There are genital warts which appear on the genitals, facial warts which appear on the face, plantar warts which appear on the soles of the feet, filiform warts which appear around the mouth or nose and sometimes, on the neck or under the chin and palmer warts which appear on the hand. Every one of these warts is caused by a strain of the Human Papillomavirus popularly called HPV. They can usually be contracted by direct contact with people who have these warts or direct contact with places that have been in direct contact with infected people. The good news, however, is that these warts can mostly be treated as easily as they come.

What You Should Know About Plantar Wart Removal

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:08:57 -0500

Plantar warts are thick, rough growths at the soles of the feet and are usually caused by the Human Papillomavirus, HPV. Most people begin to seek out plantar wart removal methods especially when they become painful and unsightly although they mostly clear out on their own after a period of time.

Top Home Remedies for Warts That Work

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:17:29 -0500

Contemporary treatment for warts can be expensive, somewhat expensive. Some even come with side effects like skin irritations and blisters. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for warts that are highly effective. These remedies are way cheaper than other wart medications and very easy to get. Some can even be found in your garden or your kitchen.

What Are Shingles and Is There a Cure?

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:46:11 -0500

There are so many diseases of the human body that one has trouble keeping up and shingles is one of them. It has come to my notice again after a friend of the family said she has it. The first time I heard about this affliction was when a teacher complained of it during my high school days.

Concerned About Passing Down a Genetic Disease to Your Child?

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:52:17 -0500

Not all diseases are genetic. But what about the ones that may pass to your children? Some serious illnesses like sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, Marfan syndrome, Huntington's disease are genetic. What are the chances that your child may inherit the diseases from you or any of your family members?

How Can Anyone Avoid Cancer From Toxins In Food?

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:45:20 -0500

It seems that cancer of all types is on the rise. My sister died 2 years ago from pancreatic cancer just a couple years after my sister-in-law died of the same disease. That accounts for 2 deaths in the same family of the same type.

Signs & Symptoms of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:07:22 -0500

Signs & symptoms of pediatric brain tumors can gradually appear & become worse with time or in some cases they can suddenly happen so as to cause seizures. Tumors within the brain can often raise pressure within the skull. Intracranial pressure can be caused by growth of tumor, swelling in brain or due to the blocked flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

What Is MSM and Its Health Benefits

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:39:13 -0500

Books have been written on this product which, to many, is a mystery but its health benefits can be amazing. It is Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane or Organic Sulphur. It is claimed to have tremendous value for a wide variety of physical conditions.

Modern Diseases Linked to Lifestyle That Can Be Avoided

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:03:21 -0500

Diabetes has to be one of the most prominent rapidly rising conditions in todays societies. It affects people from all walks of life and living conditions so the cause has to lie either with the food they eat or drink. As other diseases are closely related to the same, such as cancer, depression, liver dysfunction, and kidney failure, there is a case for governments to take action to label dangerous products as health risks.

Trachoma - Its Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:50:18 -0500

Trachoma eye disease leads to partial or complete blindness if not treated timely. Know the types of Trachoma and who can get affected by it. Causes of Trachoma that are common reasons to be affected by this eye infection. Top Seven most common symptoms of Trachoma. How to select the best Trachoma Treatment for an affected person?

7 Physical Therapy TreatmentsYou Might Want To Try If You Suffer From Fibromyalgia

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:42:02 -0500

The management of muscle and joint pain is important for fibromyalgia patients. In addition to medications, there are various physical therapies that patients can try to help ease the pain and other symptoms of the disease.

Can a Person Get Rabies From a Bat Bite?

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:34:27 -0500

Rabies is a scary illness to face. If you are concerned that you may be infected, seek immediate medical treatment. If you are curious about the connection between Rabies and bat bite, read this article!

A Horse, Stem Cells and an Inspiring Comeback Story That May Revolutionize Tendon Repair

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:16:45 -0500

Comeback stories are inspiring. They give us hope for the future. This story is about Dream Alliance, a horse whose comeback story to recover from Achilles tendon injuries will offer hope for many.

Hydrocephalus on Infants Treated by Cord Blood

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:17:01 -0500

Pediatric Hydrocephalus in children is the leading factor for pediatric brain surgeries in the U.S and the shocking part is, the condition occurs in 1 in 500 kids. If remained untreated for a long time, it may cause severe pain, mental disabilities, brain damage and even death.

Could the Answer to Treating Parkinson's Disease Come From Within the Brain?

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:16:38 -0500

Sometimes we search for the solution to a problem in a distant place, whereas the solution remains right beside our eyes. Similarly, scientists have been doing endless researches and studies to find out a treatment for Parkinson's disease but recently have realized that the solution may come from within us.

Nine Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:13:51 -0500

Because of the overall prevalence of heart disease and obesity, it is essential for everyone who is interested in good health and quality of life to lower their blood pressure. Medication does help quite a bit. However, there are many other ways that we can lower blood pressure too. One of the most important ways to lower pressure is to change our lifestyle. We should try to be more relaxed and less stressed out. However, this can be hard to do at first. With practise and awareness we can become more able to pay attention to how we are living and to change it for optimal health and well-being. In this article I will outline nine ways to lower blood pressure.

Seven Ways to Preserve Your Cognitive Function

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:13:14 -0500

Given the prevalence of dementia and the fact that a lot of us are growing older, it is crucially important for us to try and preserve our cognitive function. There is so much that is trying to keep us away from preserving our minds such as the constant rushing and stress. These factors have a tremendous strain on the brain. It is not always easy to change our lifestyle. However, we can change how we react to our lifestyle and we can choose to take steps to live a good quality of life that is healthy and happy. In this article, I outline seven ways that you can take concrete steps to preserve your cognitive function. Also, in the process, I will remove certain barriers to any of the common misunderstandings about cognitive function.

A Cellular Traffic Jam Is the Culprit Behind Huntington's Disease

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:46:18 -0500

Researchers were wondering from ages as to what could be the actual cause of Huntington's disease which causes involuntary jerky body movements disabling the victim to exhibit physical and mental coordination. The awkward bodily momentum gradually worsens after the initial unsteady gait putting the victim in jeopardy.

Fixing Mutation That Causes Muscular Dystrophy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:45:57 -0500

Duchenne muscular dystrophy or DMD is a serious genetic disorder that affects hundreds of children every year. This disorder leads to conditions like atrophy and muscle weakness.

Stories of Hope - Cord Blood Stem Cells Offer Hope for Autism

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:45:23 -0500

What is autism? What makes autistic people different from others? What causes autism? There are hundreds of questions in people's mind when it comes to this condition. What is it actually?

OBRC Research

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:35:10 -0500

Viscosupplementation is one of the prominent treatments available for Osteoarthritis; a musculoskeletal disability becoming increasingly common among the middle ages and elderly population around the world. The treatment procedure contains injecting a thick fluid, Hyaluronic Acid directly in the affected area like knee, shoulder or hip; and a course of single or multiple injections. The Hyaluronic Acid is found in the Synovial Fluid around the joint that acts as a lubricating agent and improves the mobility of joints; it also acts as a shock absorber due to its viscosity.

Different Scary STI Symptoms: Is Abnormal Smelly Vaginal Discharge & Testicle Pain A Gonorrhea Sign?

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:09:27 -0500

Have you noticed a change or felt something in the genital area that is unusual and frightened you because you haven't a clue what it is or why it has happened there. Depending on what you feel or the change will make it difficult to say what it is without being examined. Nevertheless, because the vagina and penis are included with scary symptoms it's likely infection is responsible. Most vaginal and penile infections are harmless but yet can be seriously problematic bringing painful symptoms. Sexually transmitted infections, yeast and bacterial infections like thrush and bacterial vaginosis are not life threatening conditions. Of course, if left untreated some can turn serious causing severe symptoms and become dangerous.

Urinalysis And The Importance Of Red Blood Count

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:53:00 -0500

Urinalysis comprises of a number of tests which are used to determine several underlying health disorders a person is suffering from. Some of the known tests include Red blood count in urine, Dipstick test, Microscopic test and Visual examination. To get into the details of each of them, read here!

I Can't Believe I Have Osteoporosis

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:00:30 -0500

So many of us are shocked when we receive the diagnosis of osteoporosis. We've seemingly been healthy, vibrant, and have taken good care of ourselves. We take calcium, we exercise-well, maybe not so much, but still.

Gastroesophageal Reflux: Complications

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:27:30 -0500

Gastroesophageal reflux is a disease characterized by the upwelling of the contents into the esophagus acid, which is the channel that connects the mouth to the stomach. The passage of food in the stomach is regulated by a special muscular valve - the upper esophageal sphincter -that opens to allow transit.

Feel My Pain, Folks

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:26:33 -0500

Knowledge is power. Be informed!

Pregnant Women's Stem Cells Could Help Battle Brittle Bone Diseases Like Osteoporosis

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 08:35:44 -0500

People suffering from week bones could recover with the help of stem cells, derived from pregnant women, according to a new study. The research has shown us the stem cells harvested from the amniotic fluid of the pregnant women is the answer to osteoporosis, even though it was conducted on a mice model. The researchers had come to this conclusion after observing 78% lower bone fractures among animals, who were suffering from fragile bone structures.

POTS Syndrome - What Is It?

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:56:37 -0500

POTS Syndrome, also referred to as POTS or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, is a type of dysautonomia characterized by dizziness and a heart rate increase of more than 30 bpm upon standing. POTS Syndrome can be easy to miss, but if not properly diagnosed, patients can continue to suffer with many seemingly unrelated symptoms.

Living and Learning With Alzheimer's Disease

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:08:19 -0500

Alzheimer's disease is one form of dementia that affects a person's memory and thinking ability. It usually progresses through seven stages as a person ages.

What Genital Warts Look Like & How Treatments Work On Warts Affecting The Anus Vulva & Penis Shaft

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:57:20 -0500

Do you suspect you have genital warts? This is the same as assuming you have warts. To make an assumption of any type of disease could prove dangerous, depending on what disease has been wrongly suspected. You need to be sure and the only person to help crack the code is your doctor.

Know the Importance of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:49:13 -0500

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is a leading cause of death worldwide. Available medications only slow down the progress of the infection. The good news is that scientists are working to create a preventive HIV vaccine.

The Danger Behind Untreated Chlamydia - Its Symptoms & Other STIs That Cause Men And Women Pain

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:42:10 -0500

Acting irresponsible at the time of sexual activity will encourage problems. Take charge of your own welfare. Be responsible at known times when Chlamydia could likely happen. Think safe sex before fumbling under the bed sheets. More than one sex partner you're looking for trouble. Cut down on numbers. Your risk for an STI increases with numbers. Okay you love sex, and feel this is a big ask to cut down. Ask yourself, is that extra partner worth the risk of catching an STI, which I can say you won't love.

Unexplainable Symptoms Of Dengue Fever You Must Know

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:50:42 -0500

Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection that causes flu-like illness. The symptoms of dengue fever usually start appearing in four to seven days and vary from mild to severe. What are the major symptoms of dengue fever and how it can be diagnosed? Let's discuss here!

Trans Fats and Their Ill Effects on Health

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:07:19 -0500

We often hear that trans fats are bad for our health. Trans fat is considered by many doctors to be the worst type of fat one can eat. In 2003, the World Health Organization recommended that trans fats make up no more than 1% of a person's diet. But there are also other types that may not be much harmful for us.

Lupus - Help Is at Hand

Sat, 13 May 2017 10:09:39 -0500

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease. It causes antibodies and inflammation which attack the body and destroy healthy tissue. It also causes pain and damage to vital organs sometimes.

Anemia in Children: Even Your Aunt Can Tell When You Are Anemic - Part I

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:46:49 -0500

Within one week of private medical practice I encountered three children with anemia. One was a seventeen-year-old girl who came to my office for a sports clearance medical examination. She enjoyed playing tennis a lot.

Bacteria Is the Least of Your Problems

Fri, 05 May 2017 10:26:13 -0500

Do you know how much germs, you are consuming on a consistent basis? Through the water, you drink? And bath in? Biofilm is the number one cause of sickness, and it is all around us, even inside of us - especially in our Sinuses. There are two ways to tackle this problem, we explore what can be done.

Are You Suffering From Psoriasis? Here Are Few Suggestions to Keep Your Condition Stable

Tue, 02 May 2017 07:06:49 -0500

Psoriasis is the non-infectious and inflammatory condition where the skin appears as red patches. They become dry and itchy. This disease is caused due to the increase in the skin proliferation layer where the cells on the skin divide uncontrollably. It affects the scalp, ears, genitalia, palm, feet, and elbow. Ayurvedic Psoriasis Treatment helps to get rid of this condition.

What You Can Do To Keep The Flu At Bay

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:02:59 -0500

The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death for those who are at high risk. Unfortunately, it is also a highly contagious disease and can get easily transmitted from one person to another. During flu season, it is a good idea to protect yourself from this deadly disease. Even if you are healthy, you could be a carrier for the disease and could transmit it to another person who is more susceptible.