Medical Articles

Antimicrobial Wound Dressings – Silver

The use of silver in wound care has a long history. A recent resurgence in interest in silver dressings as antiseptic agents has come about, largely due to an increase in antimicrobial-resistant organisms such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus). What is silver’s mechanism of action? Silver is effective as an antimicrobial because it binds to…

2012 End of World – Safest Places to Hide

Where are you going to go when the 2012 end of world doomsday, unfortunately, comes to fruition? Where will you be hiding? How are you going to determine the best places that can provide shelter for you, in the face of volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other deadly catastrophes? Have you ever thought of that? If…

Cooling Down After Running

After you run, you need to cool down gradually. This is absolutely critical to letting your body recover and setting yourself up to have a great run the next day. A gradual cool down will return your heart rate and breathing patterns to normal and will help you avoid   fainting  and dizziness. If you stop…

How Sex Can Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Many people keep asking whether sex can really help to prevent prostate cancer. This article looks into it and examines how and why sex can help in the prevention of prostate cancer or not. But of course – before you take any advice in this article, ensure that you consult with your doctor. Your doctor…

Disabled Sport Equipment in Gyms

Many of Britain’s gyms, leisure centers and swimming pools are “no-go zones” for disabled people and will struggle to cope with an expected surge in interest in fitness activities, following the Paralympic games in 2012. Although most gyms provided disabled parking spaces, for example, many of the bays are not wide enough to enable a…

Pertussis: The Preventable Epidemic

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough is the only vaccine-preventable disease that is on the rise. After 1940 when Pertussis vaccine became available till 1980, there was a steady decline of this deadly childhood disease in the United States. If you thought pertussis was history, think again. Since 1980 the number of cases in the…

Fracture Facture – The Jones Fracture

The Jones fracture is a foot fracture at the base of the 5th metatarsal. This is the bone that is in the middle on the outside of the foot and connects to the pinky toe. What is the history behind its name? We call it a Jones fracture, because it is Sir Dr. Robert Jones…

Cerebral Palsy Therapy

There are many forms of physical Cerebral Palsy therapy that can help reduce the disabilities associated with this disorder. Each person with Cerebral Palsy will often need a specialized kind of therapy. The Maribelle exercise assist system, otherwise known as the MEAS is one option that people with Cerebral Palsy may be interested in and…

Mild Stroke Symptoms

The clinical features of a mild stroke may include an extremely diverse group of effects, or symptoms. These include changes in sensation, changes to patterns of movement, weakness or paralysis, emotional disturbances and changes to speech. All, or only some of these mild stroke symptoms may be present in any particular case. Sensation The first…

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcoholic liver disease occurs due to an acute or chronic inflammation of the liver due to alcohol abuse. This disease usually occurs after a prolonged use of alcohol. In the United States 10% of men and 3% of women suffer from problems related to alcoholic consumption. The occurrence of the disease depends on the amount…

Broken Bone Myths

There are many misconceptions about broken bones. Unless you are an anatomy and physiology major or a trained medical professional, you may not even realize that they are in fact myths. However, these myths can end up costing you time, money and creating a whole lot of pain for you. Myth: Bones Don’t Change Once…

Aston Martin Cars 1915 – 1972

The company was founded in 1914 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. The company name was derived from the fact that Lionel Martin raced specials at the Aston Clinton hill climb. Their first car was built in 1915 and was referred to as the Coal Scuttle. More cars were not built until 1920. Three more…

The Ocular Nerves – Oculomotor, Trochlear and Abducens Nerve

Ocular nerves are the oculomotor, the trochlear and the abducens nerves. Since they function together in the regulation of eye movements, they are considered as ocular nerves and are examined together. The oculomotor nerve (Cranial Nerve III) The Oculomotor nuclei consist of several paired groups of nerve cells, adjacent to the midline, ventral to the…

How To Bench Press 315!

A 315 bench press is the mile marker for many young trainees. Getting that third wheel on the bar is a sign to everyone that you’ve paid your dues and you are on your way. Not only does it signify an above-average level of strength, but it is a sign of things to come: more…

Occupational Noise and Industrial Deafness

Occupational noise, which is also known as industrial noise, is more than just a nuisance. It is considered to be a threat to the health and safety of employees and is considered to be so serious that there is legislation in place to protect workers from it. Occupational noise is normally associated with industries which…