Medical Articles

Dental Health: Stick Out Your Tongue and Say – Ouch!

Growing up as a Baby Boomer, I remember our generation being accused of going wild with our socially unacceptable fashion statements. Young men with shoulder-length hair and young women wearing hot pants shocked the nation’s sensibilities. It was suggested among our parents’ generation that we’d never amount to anything with our rebellious ways. Yet we…

AIM For Strong Bones

The adult human skeletal system is typically made up of 206 bones, whereas a newborn baby has more than 300 bones in their body. Some of the bones in a baby are made of regular bone and some are made of cartilage, which is soft and flexible. As we develop and grow, the cartilage also…

Bungee Trampolines: Discover New Heights

Trampoline jumping has literally been taken to new heights with the launch of a gravity-defying, adrenaline-pumping sport known as bungee trampoline, introduced by the world of extreme sports. In bungee trampoline, the jumper has an adjustable harness attached to the waist, connected to bungee ropes on both sides. This allows various types of somersaults and…

Escalator Injuries and Children

To most adults, escalators usually appear to be an unassuming method of transportation. They allow you to move from one floor to the next without having to climb stairs or wait for an elevator. Many children however, do not understand the dangers of playing on escalators. Each year, countless children are injured on escalators in…

An Informative Review of Popular Adjustable Beds

This article provides a detailed review of popular adjustable beds available for purchase both on and off-line. Prominent adjustable bed manufacturers include Craftmatic, Sleep Comfort, Sealy, Tempur Pedic, and Spring Air. Craftmatic Adjustable Beds The Craftmatic Adjustable Bed Company has been in the marketing of adjustable beds for more than 30 years and the company…

Are You at Risk of a Sore Throat on One Side?

When was the last time you got a  sore   throat ?  Sore   throats  on one side are really irritating, especially if they persist for one whole week. You can’t talk, you can’t breathe well, and you can’t drink. What else left can you do while suffering from this allergy of the throat? Truly, a  sore   throat …

Canine Influenza – Is There Such A Thing?

Canine influenza is generally not a stand alone problem. Symptoms similar to influenza in humans tend to accompany other complications according to the breed. For example Greyhounds and Great Danes tend to be disposed to pneumonia. These breeds have narrow chests, indicating their susceptibility. Those breeds who have wider chests, such as the Bulldog are…

Type 2 Diabetes – Diabetics And Infections

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar which affects many systems in the body, one of which is the immune system. This means people with diabetes are more prone to infections because high blood sugar levels weaken the immune system. Some diabetes-related health issues like diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and…

Gestational Diabetes Information

There are 3 Types of Diabetes; Gestational Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes. Gestational Diabetes occurs only during pregnancy and usually goes away after delivery. If untreated it can be fatal for the infant or fetus. Gestational Diabetes is caused by hormones produced by the placenta that can cause a resistance to the…

Obesity Statistics

The most recent research statistics on growing obesity disclose a dangerously overweight world population. During the last 10 years, there was a dramatic increase in obesity in the world, especially in the United States, England, and Canada. Over the years, the occurrence of obesity has also steadily increased among all genders, ages, all education levels,…

Eczema in Children – Is This Skin Rash Eczema?

Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a familiar skin condition that primarily arises in children of age two to six. While the condition initially present as a  rash  on the skin that is attended by itching, it is significant to recognize the symptoms of eczema so that correct cure can be utilised and so that the…

What is a Cold Sore?

Most people don’t ask this question until they are dealing with the ugly  sore  on their face– and at that point they are desperate to find out what the  sore  is and how to stop it. Cold  sores  are caused by the Herpes virus, and they are a common occurrence. Many people contract the Herpes…

Genital Psoriasis

The skin regeneration cycle of the psoriasis suffer is vastly accelerated and, instead of taking 28 days, this happens in just three to four days. As a result new cells move to the surface before they are fully mature and clump together forming plaques which become inflamed due to the presence of white immune cells…