Medical Articles

The Ten Best Things You Can Do to Overcome Sciatica

Sciatica refers to a pain that radiates from your back, through your buttocks and down your leg. It is due to pressure on the largest nerve in your body, your sciatic nerve. It can result from a herniated disk in your spinal column (disks are pads of cartilage that separate the vertebrae, or bones, of…

You Can’t Afford to Sing With a Sore Throat

There are several ways to prevent a sore throat for singers. One of the best things to do is to avoid singing when your throat is sore. This can cause damage to your vocal chords, making it harder to recover. And remember, your voice box is your most essential tool if you are serious about…

Tonsil Stones Smoking

Tonsil stones are normal and common throat problem faced by many these days. Some may even not know that they are having the problem as they might not feel any sort of discomfort or exhibit symptoms. But for others it can be very annoying as it can cause bad breath and various other ill effects…

Diabetes – Three Natural Ways to Prevent, Control and Treat

Almost everyone knows someone with diabetes. From 1980 through 2004, less than one-quarter of a century, the total number of Americans with diabetes more than doubled! Estimates show that about six percent of the American population or about 18.2 million Americans suffer from this life-long illness. And about 6 million of those people haven’t been…

Motorcycles and Road Burn Or Road Rash

Although road burn or road rash may sound like something comparatively minor when it comes to motorcycle injuries, this type of injury in some cases can be so severe it requires skin grafts. These wounds are often the most severe injuries incurred in the event of a motorcycle accident. Road burns are severe scrapes and…

Is a Fever Blister Or Cold Sore Contagious?

Many people do not know that they have contracted the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) until they experience their first outbreak of cold sores. When they do have an active outbreak, they might not realize what is causing it. In this case, the carrier of the herpes virus might go on touching the cold sores or…

Computer Addiction Symptoms

You may ask yourself “What are the symptoms of Computer Addiction?” The answer is: “They can vary according to the extent of the addiction”. For instance, some people may be only addicted mildly to the internet and computer, therefore, they display little nor no symptoms other than the constant desire to be using the internet…

Depression In The Elderly – The Facts

Depression in the elderly is common. There are various factors that contribute towards this condition. Oftentimes it is a dramatic change in circumstances such as the loss of a life partner, an illness or children moving away to start their own lives which can have a very negative effect on the mood of anyone particularly…

Siderophobia – The Fear of Stars

Of the many types of irrational phobias that exist out there, one of the most obscure ones is the fear of stars. This is also known as siderophobia. Although very rare and indeed quite peculiar, it is a very real problem for a small number of people. Phobias are irrational fears of any sort of…

Does Drinking Alcohol Increase Anxiety?

I have what they call generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Certain situations make me anxious to a point to where I start to shake, can’t eat and just feel overall anxious like I’m about to go out on stage in front of a big crowd. I can honestly say that for many years before I took…

Insomnia Cure

Sleep disrupters are a class of disorders that prevent us from achieving this vital dream and deep sleep. Often the person with a sleep-disrupting condition will sleep eight hours a night or more. But they still wake up tired and often experience sleepiness throughout the day. Sleep disrupters also cause other problems. Researchers have recently…

Dark Color Changes To Toenails: Potential Causes and Treatment

Dark-colored streaks in toenails are common in the United States, especially amongst people with darker skin toes, particularly in African-Americans. For the most part, these streaks usually represent non-serious conditions. However, especially in fair-skinned people, the presence of these streaks could represent a deadly cancer. This article will discuss the common causes or dark streaks…