Medical Articles

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Cerebral Palsy Children

One of the treatments that is increasingly being used to treat cerebral palsy is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This treatment involves administering pure oxygen to patients at controlled pressures in a chamber. This has been found to be very useful in the treatment of some symptoms of it as we will discuss below. What is Cerebral…

Overview of Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a medical condition that, in some cases, is a medical emergency requiring surgery. It occurs when there is increased pressure in a certain “compartment” of the body, or area of muscles, usually in arms, hands, legs, abdomen and buttocks. The pressure is usually due to an inflammation but could also be the…

Keeway Cruiser 250cc Review

A few months ago I purchased a new Keeway Cruiser 250cc motorcycle in Montevideo, Uruguay; I wanted a cheap mode of daily transport and an enjoyable way to see more of Uruguay and possibly Argentina. There seems to be a lack of reviews on the bike online so this is to help address the lack.…

Shingles – The Adult Chicken Pox

If you are a Baby Boomer one thing that you should know is that even adults can be affected by that old childhood virus that causes millions of individuals to develop chicken pox. You see once you have battled this disease your body forces the virus into submission but while it may lie dormant for…

The Power of the Mind – You Can Do Anything

There is nothing more than a parent can hope for than to watch their kids grow up happy and healthy. My son was exactly that, fit, playing sports, he had a great bunch of friends, learning to drive and happy, pretty much a ‘normal’ seventeen year old. One night he went to bed and woke…

Identifying Strep Throat Symptoms

Strep throat symptoms are usually easy to spot. Strep throat is a local bacterial infection with group A streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat needs specific medical treatment that consists of antibiotics and analgesics. Unlike the symptoms of sore throat, strep throat symptoms are more intense and often include fever, headaches, inflammation of the tonsils and swelling…

How To Get Rid Of Tonsil Stones

Tonsils are often thought to protect against illness, however it appears evident that some tonsils grow to be optimal places for infections and tonsillitis. Tonsils are compact flaps of skin positioned on both sides of your throat, just past the back of your tongue. The tonsils could get deep in-folds that allow the holding of…

How Does Sleep Affect Our Metabolism?

There are two aspects of how sleep affects our metabolism. The first is the affect it has during sleep. The second is how the metabolism is affected after a degree of sleep deprivation. This is pertinent in this day and age, as people want to burn the candle a both ends so to speak. There…

Diabetes – Facts and General Information

Diabetes is referred to a medical condition in which blood glucose concentration remains persistently higher than normal. Under normal conditions, the hormone Insulin, produced in pancreas, helps absorption of glucose into the cells. It also promotes the storage of excess blood sugar in the liver and muscles. Glucagon, another of the pancreatic hormone, is responsible…

Obesity and Current Health Events

According to current health events children suffering from obesity can easily develop cardiovascular diseases. Reports mention that even if you are not prone to heart diseases, due to obesity, children can be putting themselves at risk of having early symptoms and heart problems and other blood abnormalities. In a current health event conducted by the…

Skin Fungus Infections – Causes and Symptoms

Dermatophyte, a type of fungus causes fungal skin infections which can be of various types like athlete’s foot, ringworm and cutaneous candidiasis. Deep fungal infections can spread to the internal organs or blood also by invading through layers of the skin. Risk Factors for Fungal Infections There are various risk factors for skin fungal infections…