Medical Articles

The Dangers of Being a Jockey

Everyone talks about the dangers open to the horses in a Grand National but rarely does anyone mention the men who mount them – the poor jockeys. AOL Sport sought the views of leading orthopaedic surgeon, Simon Moyes, who has treated many jockeys in his career, on the dangers a top jockey will face. Moyes,…

Different Types Of Treatment For Cerebral Palsy

There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but there are several treatments that help to relieve some of the extreme symptoms that the disorder displays. A patient should be advised by a multi-disciplinary team that encompasses physical therapy, occupational therapy, drug interventions, surgery, speech therapy, sensory integration, and adaptive equipment. Each patient is different and…

What is Erb’s Palsy?

Erb’s palsy is a preventable birth defect that affects the shoulder, arm and hand. It is one of several possible brachial plexus injuries caused by shoulder dystocia during childbirth; it is usually preventable. Proper monitoring and detection of risk factors during pregnancy gives health care providers the opportunity to take preventative measures. Erb’s palsy is…

Alternatives To Hiatal Hernia Surgery

There are two forms of hiatal hernia. The first is a ‘sliding’ hiatal hernia. This is the most common type of hiatal hernia. This occurs when the lower part of the esophagus and the top part of the stomach slide up and protrude from the abdomen, through the hiatus in the diaphragm muscle (which is…

Alleviate Your Aches and Pains

Aches and pains can be caused by a lot of different factors. Age alone doesn’t mean that a person automatically has gets aches and pains. People of all ages and get aches and pains. It can be red flag that signals signs of illness, injury, or disease. Any pain that interferes with everyday normal activities…

Sciatica Pain Relief Tips

Sciatica is a condition in which pain shoots down an leg or arm as a result of a pinched nerve. Pain that runs along the course of the sciatic nerve is referred to by laypersons as sciatica. It especially appears in the back of the thigh also causing pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips,…

How to Get Rid of Sore Throat

At one time, doctors automatically treated all sore throats with antibiotics, both to cure the infection and to prevent dangerous complications such as rheumatic fever. Now, doctors are much less likely to prescribe medication because the overuse of antibiotics has led to an increase in antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. What’s more, antibiotics such as penicillin…

Tonsil Stones – When Do You Need Antibiotic

Tonsils are not unwanted as they are not only good but also serve various necessary immunological functions. They protect our body from particular diseases that there is no need to remove them unless and until they create serious problems in us. They can range from smaller sized stones which might not be visible to naked…

Treat Diabetes (sweet Disease) With Homoeopathy

How to Deal with Diabetes Mellitus – (Sweet Disease)  – Homoeopathic Approach      According to recent survey reports about 5% of the total world population is suffering from Diabetes Mellitus. The incidence rate is also reasonably high in India. Currently about 20% of Indian Population is at High risk to develop Diabetes Mellitus in future…

Shingles: Symptoms, Cause and Treatment

Shingles, also called Herpes Zoster, is an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox – the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The varicella-zoster virus is now recognized as one of the eight herpes viruses that infect humans. The varicella-zoster virus is closely related to herpes simplex…

Acne and Cold Sores

A. If your acne is localised on the jawline, and worsens before a menstrual period, I recommend you see a registered herbalist. A herb called Chaste Tree –Vitex agnus-castus balances the hormonal profile. It takes three to six months to correct the problem. There are prescribing rules for Chaste tree, so avoid purchasing without an…

Psoriasis and Eczema – What is the Difference

Eczema is an itchy inflammation of the skin most common in children although it can affect adults as well. It affects any part of the body and is also known as Atopic Dermatitis. It is caused by a hypersensitivity of the skin, which is made worse by various factors including dry skin, stress, and temperature…