Medical Articles

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…

Mouthwash As A Natural Remedy

We’ve all seen the commercials touting mouthwash as an effective way he to kill germs in your mouth, but have you ever considered that any liquid that will eliminate germs in your mouth can also be used to prevent and treat other health issues? Mouthwash can be used as a natural remedy for a variety…

Using Garlic & Goldenseal Against Allergies

Garlic (Allium Sativum) One of the least expensive yet most effective ways to deal with parasites is to use an extract of garlic. Raw garlic and garlic extract have been shown to destroy common intestinal parasites, including roundworms and hookworms. According to Chinese research, in the treatment of 100 cases of amoebic dysentery, the cure…

Detoxing While Menstruating

Commercial detoxing while you are pregnant or menstruating is generally advised against by doctors and medical professionals. There are a lot of warnings given when a person is ‘normal’, but they can be even worse if you are pregnant or on your menstruation cycle. There is always the natural, and much healthier, type of detoxing…