Medical Articles

Long-term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

The long-term outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is difficult (and sometimes impossible) to predict. While new breakthroughs are made every day, still, very little is actually known about the brain. Some patients make a rapid and full recovery, even from severe injuries, while others may experience permanent impairment from a minor concussion. Symptoms can…

What Causes Depression?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is an effective psychological treatment for psychological and emotional problems. As a psychiatrist in Edinburgh I use CBT techniques a great deal, and I see a lot of clients who feel low and unhappy. They often ask me if I think they’re depressed, and what has caused them to feel…

The Top 12 Most Bizarre Phobias!

Are You Letting Your Fear Get The Best Of You? You might have encountered someone who has a fear of flying – or it could be you who personally have a fear of flying. Basically, these phobias are something that people would have to deal with at one point or another. By definition, a phobia…

What is Fatal Familial Insomnia?

Fatal familial insomnia is a sleeping disorder that has genetic origins. This condition is so rare that only 28 families in the whole wide world have this sleeping disorder. There is a fifty percent chance that the offspring of parents with the dominant gene carrying the fatal familial insomnia would inherit the disorder. Because it…

Home Remedies and Exercises for Neck Sprain

Many a time you woke up and feel a hurt in the area of your neck, the reason behind this may be sprain in your lower back area of neck and this can be caused by bad sleeping posture. This can also be happen while lifting any heavy weight. Neck sprain is called irritation in…

Top 7 Tips to Treat and Prevent Bruises

If you are somewhat older and more bruise-prone than you were in your youth, it may seem like you are adding a page a day. And maybe you are. That is because you tend to bruise more as you grow older. When we start to get up there in years, we simply have less protection…

What is Peptic Ulcer?

The damage of your stomach or of the part of your digestive system which is nest after the stomach, the duodenum is called a peptic ulcer. This particular type of ulcer can have indigestion as a symptom. Another way to detect an ulcer is severe pain in the stomach area. Peptic ulcer is not a…

The Most Common Causes of Yeast Infection

Adult humans have 3 to 4 pounds of beneficial bacteria, numbering about 70 trillion individual organisms, living in our digestive system. Yeast is present in every one of us. The shear strength in numbers of the beneficial bacteria keeps yeast in check. They are in charge and make yeast produce vitamins, such as the B…

How Stress Affects Your Health

We know how stress can affect us mentally and emotionally. It can make us feel anxious and overwhelmed. It can make our tempers short and cause us to feel depressed. But how does stress affect your health? When you are feeling stressed, certain stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, are released into your system. This…

Colon Cancer: What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is one of the least invasive endoscopic investigations of the large colon and the distal section of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a tube that is flexible enough to be inserted through the anus. It may give a visual diagnosis (for example ulceration, polyps) and gives…