Medical Articles

Guinea Pig Cyst Treatment

A cyst in guinea pigs is a hard lump on the surface of the skin. What sets it out from other types of lumps such as tumors and abscesses is that it doesn’t cause pain to the pig by itself or when you touch it. In fact, many guinea pigs live with cysts for a…

Effects of Emetophobia on an Individual

Emetophobia consists of an irrational fear of being sick and vomiting. It is known as the fifth phobia that is most common in the world. A person who has this condition avoids various situations that may be part of a daily routine, just out of the fear that he or she may vomit otherwise. It…

Reducing Heartburn: Foods to Avoid With Acid Reflux

Reducing the sensation of heartburn is as easy as knowing the different foods to avoid with acid reflux. Heartburn occurs when the LES of the stomach, or the lower esophageal sphincter, is weakened due to several reasons. When the muscle is weakened, it causes the acid content of the stomach to reflux, thus the burning…

How To Treat Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms

There are many people who are consuming vitamin B12 supplements do not know that vitamin B12 and folate are B complex vitamins that are necessary for normal red blood cell. Vitamin B12 is rarely found in vegetables, which is why vegetarians and especially vegans who don’t eat dairy products or meat, are especially at risk.…

Nosocomial Infections

When a patient is admitted to the hospital, he or she expects to receive treatment and emerge healthier than when they entered. However, oftentimes patients are exposed to certain conditions in which they can be subject to acquisition of an infection. This type of hospital-acquired infection is called “Nosocomial” and is typically diagnosed within the…

The Mysterious Summer Cold

What is a summer cold? A summer cold is an illness caused by a virus infection located in the nose and leads to symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, headache, fever, etc. which are a result of the body’s response to the infection. Does that sounds an awful lot like the winter…

Traumatic Osteoarthritis

Traumatic osteoarthritis or post-traumatic osteoarthritis as it is better known is mainly caused due to an injury of the joints, followed by a number of physiological and mechanical changes. A patient may develop arthritis in a joint which may have been previously injured. The development of arthritis in that joint though may or may not…

Broken Ankles and The Workplace

A broken ankle may refer to any fracture in the three bones that make up the ankle joint, the fibula, tibia and talus. The ankle is critical to balancing the body and providing it with mobility. A broken ankle injury will require that the joint is completely immobilised for up to a week, and it…

Learning About Sports Injuries

Thousands of people across this world participate in some kind of sports, exercise or physical activity on daily basis. To each one of us, sports give a feeling of togetherness in more than one way and almost anyone who exercises regularly develop sports injuries at some time or another. The type of injury varies according…