Medical Articles

Effects Of Drug Abuse; Family And Friends

Dealing with Drug Abuse in the FamilyWhat exactly is drug abuse?The use of a drug for a nontherapeutic effect. Some of the most commonly abused drugs are alcohol; nicotine; marijuana; amphetamines; barbiturates; cocaine; methaqualone; opium alkaloids; synthetic opioids; benzodiazepines, including flunitrazepam (Rohypnol); gamma-hydroxybutyrate; 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy); phencyclidine; ketamine; and anabolic steroids. Drug abuse may lead…

Medicine in the Victorian Age

The beginning of the Victorian age was characterized by steady population growth with a new look on medicine and a fresh approach to science. During the Victorian age, physicians used the new science of optics in the form of microscopes to confirm the existence of bacteria, the main cause of many deadly illnesses. Numerous educated…

What Is A Vitamin? Fat Soluble Versus Water Soluble Vitamins

A vitamin is an extremely complex organic substance needed in very small amounts in the diet, but is essential for human life and metabolic processes. Metabolic processes would include growth, maintenance, and health. The body is not capable of producing sufficient quantities of vitamins to supply its needs under normal circumstances. There are some substances…

Medicine in Elizabethan England

During the reign of Henry VIII (1485-1509) in England, the royal confiscation of monastic land s and church properties put a huge crutch on the entire charitable system. Between 1536 and 1544, one would have to search far and wide for medical help, and there was absolutely no help for indigent people in the city…

What is Bhrigu Bindu

Dr. Shanker Adawal Bhrigu Bindu is an imaginary, but very sensitive mid-point of Rahu-Moon axis. When any planet, benefic or malefic including Rahu & Ketu, during transit aspects or conjuncts this point, some momentous favourable or unfavourable events takes place. This Bindu (point) is arrived at by adding the longituders of the Moon and Rahu…

Cure for Skin Rashes and Itching

Common rashes are often called dermatitis, meaning inflammation of the skin; they involve changes in the color or texture of the skin including skin redness or inflammation. Common rashes are also known as skin lesions, Rubor and Erythema. Skin reactions are more common today due to many new fabrics in use. Some of the body…

The Science Of Phobias

Here’s how phobias work. There are two parts to your mind – one that thinks, and one that feels. The thinking part is the conscious, rational mind that you are using now as you read this. The feeling part is the unconscious, emotional mind. It takes care of automatic tasks like regulating the heart, controlling…

Stroke, its Risk and how to deal with it

STROKE Blood Suppply to the Brain The major portion of the blood supply to the brain flows through main arteries arising from the arch of the aorta (see chapter one on anatomy of the heart). On the right side, one large artery arises from the aortic arch called the brachiocephalic trunk. After a short distance,…

How to Help People With Psychosis or Psychotic Disorders

Psychosis or Psychotic Disorders represent a group of serious, chronic and persistent brain disease. The group includes schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, brief psychotic disorder, and shared psychotic disorder. Schizophrenia is the most serious of them all. Psychotic disorders are characterized by five major problems, i.e. disorder of thought, disorder of perception, emotional…

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is a disease that causes hair loss. It usually affects the scalp, but can also affect other areas of the body that have hair. The hair loss is quite rapid, and occurs in patches. Alopecia Areata (AA) is common form of hair loss, unpredictable and not painful disease. Usually people who suffer this…

A Quick History of Sign Language

The history of sign language is littered with shocking events. At several points in history, some not long ago, deaf people were strongly oppressed. At one point, they were even denied their basic rights. How their language, sign language, was treated during these oppressive times is directly related to why the deaf place such a…

Stammer Cure – Effective Techniques To Help

Do you’ve got a speech impediment? Do you have a stammer? Do you yearn to be in a position to speak fluently? Well if you have answered any of these questions in the positive then this article could be interesting to you. I am a person who had to endure living with a stammer for…

Tantra, With Your Clothes On

Tantra is like the black sheep of the family, she’s a really misunderstood being. Especially here in the west where we have bastardized the word to mean anything we want, but generally related to sex workers, or a type of erotic massage, or endless physical orgasm. Tantra is a life philosophy, a school of thought,…