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Stiff Neck -causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Causes of Stiff Neck Stiff necks can be annoying, but they might also be a sign of a serious infection, tumor or other problem that does not originate in the neck.Meningitis is an infection in the membrane and fluid of the brain that could (if it is the bacterial kind) require medical attention ASAP. Causes…

Psoriasis on the Feet

Q: What is Psoriasis?   A: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the skin, nails and joints.  It causes scales to form on the skin (known as psoriatic plaques) and can cause pain in the joints.  Psoriasis normally affects the joints of the body and is most common on the elbows and knees;…

Jock Itch – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a pretty common fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs. Jock itch is also sometimes called crack fungus, crotch itch, bag rot or crotch rot, dhobi itch (after Indian washermen). It is a common fungal infection that affects the skin of your inner thighs, buttocks and genitals. Men and…

Common Causes For Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies usually occur during spring, fall and summer. Winter is not a common time for Allergies because there are not as many plants in bloom during this time due to the cold weather. When plants bloom and flourish, so do seasonal Allergies but this does not mean that this allergy is caused mainly by…

Getting to Know Copd

COPD stands Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, here we go another disease for the drug companies to capitalize on. So what the heck is this COPD anyway? COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a progressive disease that keeps your lungs from functioning normally. It is characterized by a gradual loss of lung function. The airways in…

Does Depression Cause Divorce?

The break up of a marriage happens for many different reasons with chronic depression being one of the leading causes of divorce around the world. A depressed person will be very moody and down in the dumps and hard to be around and relate to. Depression often goes undiagnosed and the depressed person’s behavior is…

Weird Phobias

Have you ever heard the word ablutophobia? What about agyrophobia? Weird huh? Well, these words are as odd as what they represent; they mean fear of washing and bathing and fear of streets or crossing the streets. Phobias play a decisive role in people’s behavior, even preventing them to achieve their goals in the most…

The Role of Taurine in Anxiety

There’s so much talk about treating anxiety with medications like Xanax and Valium but often times something as simple as an amino acid supplement can do the trick.  Taurine is an amino acid which plays a major role in the brain as an “inhibitory” neurotransmitter & neuro-modulator and is similiar in structure to the amino…

Insomnia: 6 Killer Tactics to Cure Sleep Disorders

Insomnia stands for a condition wherein the patient either cannot sleep or faces difficulty in attaining a natural sleep. While the former is called simple insomnia, the latter is termed as chronic insomnia. Sleep disorders are fairly common these days and while most remedies are related to the harmful “over the counter” medicines, there are…

Nail Fungus – The Green Warning Tips

Nail fungus is unfortunately not as much discussed as other skin diseases such as cellulites. Yet it can potentially be even more harmful than the cellulites of other skin disease. This is because it exposes the nail and makes it open to attacks by other forms of fungal infections. The warning signs can come too…

Distinguishing Sprain From Strain

It was the crucial last 3 seconds of the game. The player holding the ball was likely to dunk anything that crosses his path through the hoop. As he rampaged forward to make that much needed lay-up, a bigger player blocked him in mid-air and sent the ball flying in a different direction while both…

Homeophatic Bruise Remedies For Mixed Martial Arts

Taken a punch to the face in your last fight, shins sore from Muay Thai training, or are you just battered from hard training?  If your average drug store remedy isn’t working, maybe it’s time to try these homeopathic methods.  Homeopathic remedies, used as first aid, can soothe the pain and soreness of bruises that…

Ovarian Cyst Pain in Teens

Ovarian cysts are not only formed in mature women but also might be formed in women during their teens that they might also experience ovarian cysts pain in teens.  Ovarian cysts are also becoming very common among adolescents and teens.  Even though the presence of ovarian cysts might sound very ominous, most of the types…