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Lomatium Dissectum Root – What You Need to Know

A native of the far western coastal and inland areas of North America from California to British Columbia, Lomatium dissectum is commonly known as fern-leaved desert parsley and biscuitroot. It is a perennial herb of the carrot family, has a distinctly spicy fragrance, and grows to about three to four feet in height. The thick…

How To Use Snake Oil For Your Hair

Many people use natural treatments for soft and luxurious hair. Snake oil is a little known option that’s used to treat dandruff as well as hair loss. It can also help hair retain its strength and shine. There are a few different snake oil products for the hair available today and it’s a good place…

Brain Cancer – Symptoms of Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is a disease of the brain where cancer cells (malignant) grow in the brain tissue. Cancer cells grow to form a mass of cancer tissue (tumor) that interferes with brain tissue functions such as muscle control, sensation, memory, and other normal body functions. Tumors composed of cancer cells are called malignant tumors, and…

Herbs For Pneumonia and Poison Ivy

Pneumonia often starts with a bad cold but spreads to the lungs, where it causes infection. You may have a mucous cough and may have difficulty taking a deep breath. Severe pneumonia often requires a hospital stay. Mild pneumonia may be treated with herbal remedies, especially if you are prone to this type of condition.…

Dress For Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding

Riding your motorcycle during cold wet weather requires planning, foresight and the right gear. Clothing that seems fine when you are driving your car or walking down the street in the rain probably wont cut it at 70 miles an hour on your motorcycle. It takes the right gear to keep you warm under these…

Bronchitis Duration

Bronchitis duration largely depends on the cause. The causes can either be as a result of bacteria and viruses. Other causes include smoking and inhaling harmful substances. Bronchitis caused by smoking can take longer to heal than that caused by pathogens. This can only be completely healed if one stops the smoking habit. Tar smoked…

Right Side Upper Back Pain – How To Obtain Relief

Back pains can be very aggravating. The soreness may be found in the upper or lower portion of the back. The tenderness found in between the lower back and the neck and where the spinal column connects with the ribs commonly referred to as right side upper back pain. The muscles become worn-out and the…

Sprained Ankle Symptoms – Is It Broken Or Sprained?

Though breaking your ankle and spraining you ankle is a completely different type of injury, it can be difficult to understand sprained ankle symptoms just by “feel”. A bad sprain can be much more painful than a light break and vice versa. Unfortunately, for those of us who like to admit defeat and consult a…

Is Low Dose Birth Control OK For Disabled Women?

Are disabled women getting the best deal when it comes to enjoying sex without risking pregnancy if they don’t want to or are unable to parent a child? According to Dr. Maida Taylor of the University of California, low dose birth control is manageable for lots of disabled women, as are many other types of…

Paralysis Ticks – Prevention is Better Than Cure

A very important parasite in east coast Australia is the paralysis tick. This small, insignificant looking parasite will be familiar to many in Australia, it does not occur in the UK. Ixodes holocyclus is the scientific name and they are prevalent mostly in the warmer months but for those in SEQLD that means all year…

Gallstones Alternative Treatment – Vitamin C is Effective

There is much controversy about the treatment of gallstones by surgery methods. A lot of medical practitioners contend that patients need not be subjected to undergo painful and expensive open surgery. In some parts of the world, gallstones alternative treatments have been effective in removing stones. Gallstones are formed due to the under production of…

Prescription Medications For Osteoporosis

These days there are many drug treatments available for osteoporosis. The different options can be confusing even if you are under the care of an excellent physician. Many of us want to be active in our treatment planning. This easy guide will give you an overview of osteoporosis drug therapies. Some of these drugs are…

Ears and Hearing – 7 Myths Debunked!

Myth: To clean my ears, only cotton swabs, keys, or my fingers work Truth: Do not put anything in your ear that is smaller than your elbow Many people think that ears must be cleaned like our bodies to remain healthy. While ears do need to be kept clean, they actually clean themselves. How? The…

What Causes Back Pain Between The Shoulder Blades?

Back pain is something that strikes virtually every person around the world, both men and women of all ages. It’s said over 80% of us will seek severe back pain relief at one time or another. Causes… While not as common as lower back discomfort, many people feel back pain between the shoulder blades (the…