Medical Articles

What Do You Know About the Coxsackie Virus?

The Coxsackie viruses comprise a large subgroup of the enteroviruses. They produce a variety of illnesses in humans, including aseptic meningitis, herpangina, pleurodynia, hand, foot and mouth disease, myo- and pericarditis, common cold, and possibly diabetes, Coxsackie viruses have been divided into 2 groups; A and B, having different pathogenic potentials for mice. Coxsackie B…

Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart – Study Made Easy

Anatomy and physiology study is normally broken down into 12 sections, with each section representing one system of the body, for example, the endocrine system. When you begin revising, it is recommended that you take 1 system of the body and learn it on its own. Various body systems are similar in nature so learning…

Silent Heart Attack Symptoms

The first and only symptom of a silent heart attack (SHA) could be sudden death! A study found that death rates from silent attacks were the same as those from non-silent heart attacks. SHA symptoms are not typical as heart attacks go – a SHA is very hard to detect and is usually detected long…

Symptoms Of A Swollen Liver

Swollen liver is a commonly used term for a liver that has grown to an abnormal size. It can also be called an enlarged liver. The medical term is hepatomegaly. A swollen liver is not considered to be a disease, but is rather a symptom of some underlying disorder like cirrhosis, hepatitis, fatty liver disease…

New Growth Charts Will Help Parents Avoid Obese Children

Professor James Walker, president of Baby Lifeline’s training, said that the Department of Health’s decision to replace existing growth charts – which are based on babies being fed formula milk – with those based on children being fed with breast milk is a good move. It is hoped that the greater awareness raised by this…

Uterine Fibroid Tumors

Uterine fibroid tumors or leiomyomas are among the most common tumors among women. In fact, it is apparent in 25-50% of women, says American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Uterine fibroid tumors are typically non-cancerous; however, there is still the need to be aware of these tumors and some dangers it may bring to your…

Dangers of Broken Ribs

It’s probably no exaggeration to state that broken ribs rank high on the list of most painful injuries you can suffer, including gunshot wounds or childbirth. This article is intended to provide information on the causes of broken ribs, the dangers they pose, and on treating the rib pain they trigger. When most other bones…

Chest Pain – When Is It Not Serious?

You have heard that chest pain can be serious. It can signal a heart attack. It might be a rare, life-threatening problem. But it could be quite the opposite. It could be not at all serious. When is chest pain not serious? It is wise to learn when chest pain is not serious. You will…

Colds – Hot and Cold – Winter Health

Preventing colds and the flu can be summed up in three words: Wash your hands. The viruses that cause colds and the flu most readily enter our bodies by means of our hands. Wash your hands after shopping. Remind your children to wash their hands as soon as they come home from school. A little…

The Causes and Symptoms of Bronchitis

The cough that’s been keeping you awake all night for more than 2 weeks now may be Bronchitis. If you are unaware about the symptoms of bronchitis, then you are not alone. Often people prolong their illness mistaking bronchitis to be flu. Bronchitis is referred to as an acute inflammation of the air passages within…

How Much Compensation Will My Elbow Injury Get Me?

Taking a look at the compensation figures published in the 9th Edition of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines, the figures for elbow injury compensation claim amounts are interesting reading. The Judicial Studies Board usually divides each type of injury into a number of different categories based on the severity of the injury and your chances…