Medical Articles

Symptoms and Home Remedies for Tuberculosis or TB

A infection of the lungs, Tuberculosis is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The germ enters the body through the nose, mouth or windpipe and stays down in the tile lungs. The causes of tuberculosis include low resistance of the body, smoking, drinking and stress. The symptoms of this disease begin with cough and extend…

Understanding the S curve of technology innovation

Though the inception of a new technology seems random, its evolution over time once it comes into existence exhibits a reasonably stable pattern which can best be described in terms of performance characteristic. The performance characteristic refers to an element of interest to a designer of a product or a user of a specific technology. …

Fibroid Tumors

This is a long overdue article for American females. So many females are plagued with uterine fibroid tumors, older women as well as young teenage girls. Well, what are fibroids and how do they develop? Fibroid tumors are benign growths that form on the interior muscular wall of the uterus. They also develop on the…

Pneumonia Information

Pneumonia means that there is an infection or inflammation in the lung tissue. It can be caused by a lot of different micro-organisms – viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Pneumonia is a particular concern for older adults and people with chronic illnesses or impaired immune systems, but it can also strike young, healthy people. Having…

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Symptoms and Treatment

Arthritis is a common term for an illness that covers a broad spectrum that comprises more than one hundred illnesses. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common, while rheumatoid arthritis is the second most common. Rheumatoid arthritis, however, is the most severe form of arthritis.…

What is Pneumonia? How to Prevent From Pneumonia?

Pneumococcal is a serious disease that causes much sickness and death. In fact, pneumococcal disease kills more people in the United States each year than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined. People with infectious pneumonia often have a cough producing greenish or yellow sputum and a high fever that may be conducted by shaking chills. Shortness…

Acute Bronchitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Acute bronchitis is a result of the inflammation of the large bronchitis in the lungs. This is usually caused by viral and bacteria pathogens. The symptoms experienced include an expectorant cough, fever, fatigue, headaches, breathlessness, pain in the chest and wheezing. The respiratory system is very sensitive and at risk of developing many diseases. Acute…

Multi-directional Instability of the Shoulder

This condition is moderately common, occurs typically on both sides and is a non-traumatic condition which interferes with the function of the shoulder. The laxity of the shoulder capsule and thereby the lack of its inherent ligamentous restrictions is the underlying problem causing these difficulties. With this laxity there is an excess of mobility in…

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…