Medical Articles

Cure Your Heartburn – A Reader’s View

Anyone who suffers from heartburn or acid reflux would understand the pain and frustrations of these conditions. Apart from the physical pain, you are also faced with the dilemma looking for the right cure or treatment. I tried many heartburn treatments but in the end, it was the home remedies that worked for me. And…

The Mediterranean Diet in a Nutshell

The Mediterranean Diet is based on the diet of people living in Greece, Italy, Southern France and Spain. Mediterraneans consume about the same amount of fat as Northern Europeans and Americans yet live longer, have a lower incidence of heart disease and cancer, and lower cholesterol levels. An American doctor called Ancel Keys was the…

Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a condition that is passed down from generation to generation. Parents pass it down to their children, their children’s children and so on and so forth. This condition is caused by a defective CFTR gene. A normal CFTR gene functions by regulating the movement of salt and protein in our body. In…

The History And Evolution Of Banana Hybrids

Bananas are the world’s favorite fruit and many nations depend on banana trees to supply its citizens with this delicious food product to save them from famines. Bananas are available on markets year round and are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, containing only small hollow seed that are infertile. Ornamental bananas, ‘Musa ensete’ and…

The Causes and Risks of Salmonella in Babies

Every year more than 15.000 cases of salmonella in children under the age of 4 are reported in the US. Infants are most likely to get infected with salmonella, compared to all other age groups. There are several factors that make the difference if a baby contracts salmonella or not: Breastfeeding protects against most infectious…

Real Zombies? The Russian Sleep Experiment

Russian researchers in the late 1940’s kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in a sealed environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so the gas didn’t kill them, since it was toxic in high concentrations. This was before closed circuit cameras so they had only…

Care Package After Surgery – What to Include

Any surgery that requires someone to undergo bed rest at the hospital or at home is serious enough to warrant sending him or her a nice care package. Sending a care package says just that – that you care and want them to get better. A care package is warmly-received whether you deliver it in…

Handheld Carb Counter For Diabetes Management

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you must have been advised to watch your diet. That does not mean that you will have to see all your favorite food walk out of your life. Diabetes is a condition where the body is not able to produce or use insulin properly and this leads to…

Weight Loss Tips Through Ayurveda

Weight loss is a problem for many. Gaining weight is very easy, but losing weight is a mammoth task. Millions of people suffer from obesity. Obesity or overweight is an unhealthy amount of body fat deposited in our body. Most people gain overweight due to their poor eating habits and lifestyle, and it occurs unintentionally.…