Medical Articles

After Having a Heart Attack Can I Get Life Insurance?

Very often the answer is yes and you may be able to get your life insurance at a standard or better rate class. When assessing coronary artery disease, or CAD, and heart attack history the life underwriter will assess the severity of the disease using factors including: Plaque burden by catheterization Number of events and…

The Best Supplements to Prevent Heart Disease

For years it was thought that taking vitamins B, C and E would help prevent heart disease. But now, after some recent research, it has been determined that those supplements don’t really do whole lot to prevent heart disease. We do, however, have a list of supplements that can help prevent heart disease. Vitamin D.…

How Infections Affect the Body

Infections are caused by four types of organisms, which are bacteria, viruses, fungi and rickettsiae. They are lumped into one category called germs. Germs are easily transmitted from one person to another through coughing, sneezing, or touching. Germs can also be picked up from contact with various surfaces and they can invade the body through…

Can An Apple Hold the Secret to Luxurious Hair?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”… But did you know that apple can help in hair growth too? Research proves that apple consumption appears to promote hair growth. According to Japanese researchers, apple polyphenols or procyanidin B-2; a substance found in apples is highly effective in hair regrowth. Tests conducted on humans especially…

Chemotherapy Can Actually Increase Cancer Growth

Chemotherapy can increase cancer growth by damaging the DNA of nearby healthy cells. Researchers found “evidence of DNA damage” in healthy cells after chemotherapy treatment. Scientists recently published this report in Nature Medicine. Cancer cells metabolize sugar differently than do healthy cells. Cancer cells cannot absorb oxygen like healthy cells and it is this low…

Severe Bronchitis

Severe bronchitis is a result of a severe inflammation of the large bronchi. This can happen when one has an attack from pathogens. These pathogens are bacteria and viruses. Other causes of bronchitis can be smoking and inhaling dangerous fumes. Severe bronchitis can progress to pneumonia and asthma. Proper diagnosis and treatment is therefore very…

10 Signs You Are Wearing the Wrong Size Bra

Statistics reveals that almost 80% of women wear the wrong bra size and this can cause a number of problems for the women. Ill-fitting bras can contribute to headaches and back pain and the bigger your breasts are, the more likely you would be affected by those problems. How do you know that your bra…

What is Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis and What Causes This?

Medically termed Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis or AECB, these are episodes when a person affected with chronic bronchitis suffers intense breathing problems, and the episodes appear much more serious. Often the situation becomes so serious that immediate medical attention might be needed and even hospitalization. This situation should be avoided – there are treatments…

Are You a Candidate For Hip Replacement Surgery?

Arthritis and severe hip injury may lead to extreme pain or even inability to walk. Some doctors may recommend total hip replacement surgery for patients with severe hip problems. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis are three common causes of hip pain and immobility. If you have a family history of osteoarthritis and you’re developing…

The 4 Stages of Addiction

According to the dictionary addiction means:- 1. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit forming (especially alcohol and narcotic drugs). 2. An abnormally strong craving. 3. (Roman Law) a formal award by a court sentence of a thing or person to another (as of a debtor to his…

Keyword Research Analysis Paralysis – KRAP

Keyword research is one of the most talked about topics in SEO, and one of the least understood. Get 3 SEO consultants together to discuss it and each will give you different ideas about how to do it, what tools to use, and what the most critical elements of the process are. It’s enough to…

Diet & Routine For Treating Hiatus Hernia Symptoms

A hiatus hernia (often called hiatal hernia) is a condition where the lower esophagus and part of the stomach slide through the hiatus in the diaphragm, or where part of the stomach pushes through next to the oesophagus into the chest cavity. Hiatus hernias can be caused by injury or accidents, hard sneezing or coughing,…

Frozen Shoulder Manipulation – Snap, Crackle, Pop

Of all the treatment options available for a stiff arm, a frozen shoulder manipulation is the one that is feared the most by patients with this condition. As a clinician I’m often asked if this will cure the symptoms, to which I quickly reply “It depends”. The consensus among most medical professionals is that aside…