Medical Articles

Walking Pneumonia

Walking Pneumonia, also known as Atypical Pneumonia is a variant of pneumonia not caused by one of the more traditional pathogens. It is also characterized by a clinical presentation that is inconsistent with typical pneumonia. It can be caused by a variety of microorganisms. The term Walking Pneumonia was originally coined in the 1930’s. Any…

Cold Prevention at 35,000 Feet

To start out, I’m a pilot. I’ve been both a flight instructor and an airline pilot. And when you walk through airports, among thousands of coughing, sneezing, nose-wiping people and then sit in a cockpit that’s been used by literally hundreds of pilots in the past month, you get a pretty good idea of what…

What’s Really Happening With Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the large airways that branch off from the trachea. It is usually caused by an infection, but sometimes it is caused by an irritation from a gas or particle. In bronchitis, areas of the bronchial wall become inflamed and swollen and the production of mucus increases. As a…

Causes of Joint and Muscle Pains

Almost every one of us had suffered from joint and muscle pains due to some reason. Joint and muscle pains cause a lot of discomfort. The pain is the symptom of the disease or conditions causing it. You can experience dull or very severe pain, for short or longer time at one place or at…

What Causes Our Fingers To Swell?

Mild swelling of your fingers is not something you need to worry about. However, if you notice that the swelling is severe and it happens often, it is time for you to take the necessary action. You need to deal with it immediately to avoid further problems with your fingers. First, you will have to…

Understanding Fracture Filled Diamonds

Diamonds come into contact with a number of elements during their formation in the ground and these contribute towards their impurities or imperfections. Trapped air is one such element. Even if a diamond is cut and polished to perfection, the trapped air bubble would still be visible to the naked eye by the way light…

Osteoporosis – A Largely Preventable Condition

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a loss of bone mineral density often associated with old age, leading to bone fragility and fracture. Because the bones are weakened, such fractures can result from relatively minor traumas such as carrying grocery bags or even a sneeze! Fractures to the hip can be due to a fall and…

Cerebral Palsy Claims

Cerebral palsy claims are successful if it can be proven that a child’s cerebral palsy, which can be of many different types and have many different causes, was actually caused by hypoxia or oxygen deprivation when it was a foetus, and this arose from a hospital doctor’s or nurse’s negligence, for example in not carrying…

The Complications Of Osteoporosis Are Severe

Osteoporosis is a global health problem. Over the age of 50 years, 1 in 2 women and one in every 5 men sustains an osteoporotic fracture during life. If you add up all cases of cancer of the uterus, cervix and ovaries, it still doesn’t add up to the deaths relating to the aftereffects of…

Tonsillitis Home Remedies

Tonsillitis is an inflammation or infection of the tonsils. The tonsils are two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat and there is one tonsil on each side. The symptoms of tonsillitis are swollen tonsils, sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Our tonsils are part of the immune system, which helps the body…

Stereotype in Autism and Reality

This article is based on strong theoretical, logical and professional foundation of the Author. Autism has been a special area of concern for many since Dr. Leo Kanner a Psychiatrist at John’s Hopkins University, who wrote the first paper using the term “Autism” in 1943 referring a group of Children who exhibited similar kinds of…

Causes of Childhood Obesity

Obesity is defined as an excessive accumulation of body fat. Obesity is present when total body weight is more than 25 percent fat in boys and more than 32 percent fat in girls. There are various medicines like Phentermine, Adipex etc. which aid in the weight loss for adults but these medicines are definitely not…