Medical Articles

Aroma ‘Therapy’ and the Black Death

From Mediaeval times until the mid-1800s, it was generally believed that diseases were caused and spread through a corruption of the air or ‘miasma’. This belief probably arose because of the foul smells associated with illness and the lack of hygiene common at that time. When it came to preventing or treating such diseases, a…

Can Birth Control Pills Cause Yeast Infections?

There is no doubt that birth control pills have given women a level of freedom and choice that was unavailable in the past. For all the good things that the pill has to offer, however, it is not without side effects. For one thing, many women report getting yeast infections shortly after starting the pill.…

Causes and Symptoms of Blood Transfusion Reaction

What is this Condition? Transfusion reaction accompanies or follows intravenous administration of blood components. Its severity varies from mild (fever and chills) to severe (acute kidney failure or complete vascular collapse and death), depending on the amount of blood transfused, the type of reaction, and the person’s general health. What Causes it? Hemolytic reactions (red…

Temptations Biography – Up, Up and Away

This Temptations biography spins around the earliest groups. New members have been carrying the torch with finesse for decades. But the original Temptations and their songs light my fire most. The history of the Temptations started in Detroit, as did that of many Motown singers. So what made one vocal quintet, the Distants, stand out?…

Heal Yourself With the Tissue Salts

How does your body heal itself? I guess we all sort of know that our bodies are self generating, self repairing mechanisms, but we seem to lose sight of that for a lot of the time. We are constantly getting the messages that we need this pain relief and that drug. Maybe what we really…

Acid Reflux Remedies – Natural Ways That Really Work

Acid reflux, also known as “Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease” (GERD) or as “reflux esophagitis” is the leaking or reflux of the stomach contents and digestive acids from the stomach, up into the esophagus, due to the loosening of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle, which is present right at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach…

Compression Stockings Increase Blood Circulation

Physicians recommend compression stockings for patients experiencing edema and vascular problems. There are several types of stockings that aid in patient recovery. Designed to increase circulation and reduce swelling in the legs, they are excellent for patients experiencing chronic venous problems. Different Types Compression hose, compression socks, knee-high, pantyhose and thigh-high are different types of…

Acute Kidney Failure – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Kidney failure of a short duration is known as acute kidney failure, and can be due to prerenal causes, postrenal causes and renal causes. Prerenal causes account for nearly 60-70% of this condition, and result from insufficient blood supply to the kidneys due to dehydration, a drastic drop in blood pressure, and a heart attack…