Medical Articles

The Top Shingles Home Remedy

Shingles is a disease caused by the very same virus which causes chickenpox-varicella-zoster. The virus usually lies inactive in the nerve cells located near the brain and spinal cord. Upon suppression or weakening of the immune system, the virus re-emerges as shingles. Shingles is manifested by the development of painful rashes-fluid-filled blisters which eventually crusts.…

How to Deal With Your Fear of Violence

There are certain situations and even certain jobs where the chance of something violent happening is higher than normal. Which for some people means that they develop a fear of violence which may or may not be justified in real life but is definitely very real if you’re the person suffering. Check out these tips…

Five Serious Consequences of Not Getting Enough Sleep!

Sleep is an often forgotten commodity. In trying to get in all of our activities each day, sleep is something we frequently cut back on (to the detriment of our health). According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), approximately 30 million Americans are affected by chronic insomnia each…

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…