Medical Articles

What Contents Should Be in a First-Aid Kit?

Regardless of whether you are preparing for an emergency or to be ready for something that could happen every day, every home should be outfitted with a good first aid kit. In fact, most experts agree that regardless of their intended purpose, you should have ready access to three kits depending on where you are:…

Hospital Infections

Hospitals in general go to great lengths to make sure their buildings are sterile, but nearly 2% of the patients who die each year die of infections they caught while in the hospital. Hospitals usually go to great lengths to keep sterile. In some cases, fatal hospital infections are not completely preventable. But in many…

Characteristics of a Good Doctor

If you would like to become successful in your profession then it is essential for you to fulfil its requirements. If you want to become a medical doctor then there are some important points that you should keep in mind. The six important characteristics of a doctor are as below: 1. Sense of responsibility 2.…

Cemented and Non-Cemented Knee Replacements

When you are in the process of getting a knee replaced, your orthopedic surgeon will have the options of either cementing your knee prosthesis into place or, not using cement and allowing the surrounding bone to fix itself to the prosthetic components. This is something you as the patient want to be sure you understand…

Life Expectancy of Crohn’s Disease

When I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease one of the first questions I had was “Will I die from Crohn’s Disease?” That was closely followed by “Will I still have a normal lifespan?” Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory illness which can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus.…

Health Problems – Stress is Harmful For Your Health

As we are forging to the height of progress, we are facing many thriving problems. You can name it as economic expense, crime, unemployment and last but not the least health problems. If we separate the aforementioned first three causes from the fourth one, we can conclude that those three contribute in causing health problems…

Chocolate Cyst Treatment

Many people are not familiar with the term ‘chocolate cyst’ let alone know of a chocolate cyst treatment. These ovarian cysts are not pleasant to those that struggle with them. These are related to endometriosis, which is a female disorder involving the reproductive system. These are a form of ovarian cyst, and can cause ovary…

Understanding ELISA Kits

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a biochemical procedure in immunology that is primarily used for determining the presence of an antigen or an antibody in a sample. For years, ELISA has been utilized as a diagnostic tool in plant pathology and medicine. It has test kits that are used for cancer, autoimmune diseases, fertility, thyroid,…

Drug Half Life and Drug Testing

Every drug has its own unique half life which can be used to determine if a person has ingested the substance recently. Whether illicit or legally prescribed, a drugs half life is the amount of time which is required for the trace concentration of a drug within the red blood cells to be reduced by…

The Origins of Alternative Medicine

The origins of alternative medicine, also known as holistic medicine, can be traced back thousands of years to the very roots of medicine. Many millennia ago, physicians or healers would assess the sick person’s emotional condition in addition to their physical symptoms before beginning treatment. The roots of alternative medicine deal with the symptoms of…

Facts About Hypervitaminosis (Vitamin Overdose) on Selected Vitamins

There are several class of vitamins each with unique chemical properties and with important biological roles to human body system. Commonly, classification of these vitamins may vary according to structural chemical composition, biological role and its solubility (fat soluble or water soluble). But whatever the biological role may it serve to human system vitamins are…