Medical Articles

The Yoga Prescription For a Healthy Heart

In a yoga class, you are likely to hear the teacher talk about “opening the heart center.” While all yoga poses benefit the health of the heart, yoga backbends dramatically stretch and open the chest and heart center. Yoga philosophy and practitioners of mind-body medicine recognize that the area in the chest where the heart…

Psychiatry for Physicians – Dementia – Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia (VaD) is caused by inadequate functioning of the supplying vessels in the brain. Vascular inadequacy is the second most common cause. Men are more vulnerable and usual age of onset is after 60 years. Risk factors for VaD are hypertension, heart disease, cigarette smoking, diabetes mellitus, excessive consumption of alcohol, and hyperlipidemia. Strokes…

Sheer Heart Attack (1974)

For a generation of fans who grew up listening to ‘Radio Gaga’ and ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, it is easy to forget just how much of a hard rock band they were, particularly on their first three records. Drummer Roger Taylor, reflecting in 2014, claimed that they “were like Led Zeppelin with harmonies”, as…

The Best Heart Disease Prevention

The best efforts in heart disease prevention consider a wide range of factors, including smoking, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, obesity, exercise, diet and nutrition, and other contributors. It may sound like a lot, but making a few dietary and lifestyle changes can make a significant difference, and substantially lower your risk of a heart event.…

HIV & AIDS

The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is not a disease, but rather a group of illnesses that a person is likely to develop because of a weakened immune system after they have been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).   Tuberculosis , Syphilis, Candidiasis, Esophagitis, Herpes Zoster, Pancreatitis, Gastroenteritis, Pneumonia and Meningitis are the most common…

Pruning Grapes – The Essential Factor

In achieving grapes that are healthy and great tasting, one facet that you need to give undivided attention to is maintenance. This includes making sure that no pest bother your grapes and that they have the best nutrients needed for growth. In addition to all that was mentioned, you also need to zone in on…

Adult Brain Tumor Risks, Diagnosis, and Treatment

A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells that have multiplied out of control. There are many different types of brain tumors. Some are benign, or non-cancerous, while others are classified as malignant, or cancerous. Symptoms you experience and treatment options depend largely on the type of tumor as well as its…

Stages of a Cold Sore

Having oral herpes or more commonly known as cold sores can be both painful and embarrassing. The fact that the condition does not have a cure or even a vaccine can often make it seem hopeless. This however should not be the case and as with everything else, proper understanding of the condition may help…

An Overview of Abdominal Pain

We can hardly find a person who has not suffered from abdominal pain at least once in his life. Abdominal pain may be of different types, caused by a number of causes, which range from simple to life threatening conditions. Irrespective of the cause and the severity, it is troublesome for the sufferers and the…

How to Avoid Anxiety Attacks When Flying

Have a fear of flying? You’ve landed at the right place. Here, you’ll discover lots of tips on how to avoid anxiety attacks while flying, and all without the use of drugs. The fear of flying is very common. And the fear can be so intense that many people just don’t fly if they can…

Asthma: Why You Need to Use a Peak Flow Meter

Key Asthma Symptoms The key symptoms of asthma are also common in other major illnesses and so self diagnosing is not recommended. Only a doctor can diagnose asthma and then only after several tests have been taken. The most common identifiers of asthma are: • Wheezing • Chronic cough. • Tightness in the chest •…

Choosing the Right Shoulder Sling

The shoulder is a commonly injured joint and to effectively rest it following aggravation, a shoulder sling is required. The glenohumeral joint is the articulation between the ball at the top of the arm bone and the socket that is part of the shoulder blade. It offers a very high level of mobility, allowing movement…

Dark Chocolate Decreases Cholesterol-HDL Ratio

Diabetic Medicine recently published a placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study that evaluated the effects of dark chocolate on weight and glycemic control and cholesterol levels in 12 patients with type 2 diabetes on stable medication. Two groups were randomly selected. The first group was given 45 grams of 85 percent dark chocolate to eat per day…

Fast EFT – How to Be Emotionally Free Faster

EFT (Emotional Freedom Therapy) is a therapy that involves tapping on specific meridian points in the body. The purpose of it is about returning our current mind and body connection to a state of balance so you are not being overrun by negative emotions. The mind is a very powerful device and is designed to…