Medical Articles

Transitional Assessment – Periods of Reactivity For a Newborn

The newborn exhibits behavioral and physiologic characteristics that can at first appear to be signs of stress. However, during the initial 24 hours changes in heart rate, respiration, motor activity, color, mucous production, and bowel activity occur in an orderly, predictable sequence, which is normal and indicative of lack of stress. Distressed infants also progress…

Singing With A Sore Throat – Tips And Remedies

Singers and Sore Throats Singers get sore throats most often because of over singing (singing too much), a virus, or even shouting at events. Some of them just wake up with a sore throat in certain days of their life (and hopefully it isn’t before a concert). They usually wake up with a raspy, scratchy…

Can Tonsil Stones Cause Cancer Or Tonsillitis?

Tonsil stones are calcifications that form in the throat. Because they appear as soft tissue masses, they make people wonder if they may be symptoms of cancer. Others think that they may cause or will cause tonsillitis. In reality, tonsil stones have nothing to do with cancer. It is true that malignant tumors can form…

ADHD and Diabetes: What’s the Connection?

At first glance, diabetes and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seem like two completely unrelated health conditions. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by abnormal blood sugar levels, whereas ADHD is a psychological problem signified by chronic inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Yet the connection between these two conditions is closer than you think. According to…

Obesity – What Does it Mean?

I have seen many people especially ladies stay off certain kinds of food because they are afraid it would make them obese. Others for the fear of obesity eat either once or twice a day. Ask them and the answer you get is, “I am watching my weight”. Some does not really understand what it…

Red Bumpy Rash – What is My Diagnosis?

What Can This Red Bumpy Rash Be? It can be disturbing to wake up and find yourself with red spots that itch on your body. Often the first thing you think of doing is going online to check out the pictures. Unfortunately, many rashes look similar. Even my dermatologist told me last summer that my skin…

Non Melanomatous Skin Cancer in Ireland

Skin cancer can be divided into two main groups: Malignant melanoma and Non-melanoma skin cancer. Malignant melanoma Malignant melanoma is the rarest, but most serious form. It affects the pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) found in the skin and can appear as a new mole, or arise from an existing mole on the skin. Malignant melanoma has…

A Penicillin Allergy

Many years ago, it was found common that people dying with infections because of penicillin had not been discovered yet and used by many doctors for their patients. Once this miracle drug was perfected for use by the medical professionals, people lived much longer on average. Most people have taken this medicine at some point…

Depression Management – Depression Symptoms

Whilst managing depression, it helps to understand it. In this article lets talk about symptoms. I have heard people with depression say that they can ‘feel it coming on.’ I would have to concur. You can almost feel it approaching like animals can sense an oncoming rare eclipse before they suddenly disappear. What are the…

Fear of Parasites – Not a Common Phobia

Many individuals out there have a fear. Right now, can you think about the fear you have? Did you just say you have fear of parasites? Did you know that this is a “rare disease” that was recorded by the Office of Rare Diseases? This means that this phobia affects no more than two hundred…

Anxiety and Sleeplessness

Anxiety sleeplessness is a very stressful kind of unhealthiness. Too many people suffer from anxiety induced sleeplessness. Sufferers that deal with this problem have a more than difficult time falling asleep, largely as a result of the constant ongoing mental chatter. Things like fears and phobias, or stressful worries, such as those that are work…