Medical Articles

Famous People and the Infectious Diseases They Were Afflicted With

With the recent discovery that King Tut was afflicted with the parasitic disease malaria, I wanted to briefly explore infectious diseases that affected or killed famous people throughout history, ancient and current. The diseases are as old as history, like tuberculosis, polio and syphilis, and particularly in the pre-antibiotic and pre-vaccine era, afflicted people regardless…

8 Natural Ways to Promote Hair Growth

Promote hair growth? Are there ways to do this? Many people suffering from hair loss and bad hair are desperate to find natural ways to grow their manes back. Well if you wish to encourage the rapid growth of your mane then there are a few things you will need to do. Most of these…

Uterine Cancer Survival Rate – Dare To Know Your Chances

A Uterine cancer survival rate refers to the percentage of people who were reported still living after being diagnosed with the cancer about 5 yrs ago. Endometrial carcinoma or Uterine Cancer is the most common malignancy of the female population. Each year, there are about 40,300 new cases diagnosed with this type of cancer, although…

Signs And Symptoms Of Chemical Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a lung inflammation, usually caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi. An unusual type of pneumonia is the one caused by chemicals. Small particles, liquids, gases and dust inhalation can lead to a chemical pneumonia. Some of these chemicals affect not only the lungs; they can also cause multi-organ damage. Another form of chemical…

How is Trichomoniasis Transmitted?

Trichomoniasis is known to be the most widespread yet treatable sexually transmitted disease that affects both men and women. It is also considered as one of the most frequent infection of a women’s vagina. According to the annual estimates of the WHO, there are around 7.4 million cases of trichomoniasis in the US each year…

Tracheal Bronchitis

This is a condition also referred to as laryngo tracheo bronchitis. It is an infection of the larynx or the throat of a child. It affects the other parts of the tracheal tree and in children it affects the tonsils. The causes of tracheal bronchitis also known as croup are viruses or influenza organisms like…

Differential Diagnosis of Gout – What Causes The Joint Pain?

The differential diagnosis of patients presenting with joint pain is extensive, ranging from mild sprain, joint dislocation, trauma, malignancy, infection, and some life-threatening autoimmune diseases. Joint pains that caused by physical activities are very obvious and easy to be diagnosed. Examples of this kind of injury are sprained ankle, joint separation, ligament sprain, torn cartilage…

Understanding FHO Surgery for Dogs

Dog femoral head ostectomy, often known as, femoral head osteotomy or fho surgery are all names which are used to describe exactly the same thing, a medical procedure where the femoral head and neck are removed from the femur. Once removed there no longer is any hip joint, yet overtime scar tissue forms between the…

The Three Stages of Bone Healing

Bone healing is a process to join the broken or fractured bones. The process restores tissues and bones back to their original mechanical and physical properties. Many systemic factors involved in this process and can be distinguished into three overlapping stages. 1. Inflammatory stage: a hematoma grows in fracture site within few hours or days…

Back Pain Shoulder Blade – Causes and Treatment

Pain in the upper back and shoulder blades can be excruciating. It may be a referred or local pain. Causes Anatomy of the shoulder Shoulders form an important part of the upper back. Their anatomy makes them highly vulnerable to pain due to sprain, strains, tears and inflammation. The muscles and ligaments in the shoulder…

Signs Of Cerebral Palsy

Signs of cerebral palsy are often shown in the way a child motor skills. In most cases, children with cerebral palsy show varying signs of the illness that may range from mild to severe. Cerebral palsy can be detected before 18 months of age. Within such time, a normal child learns how to sit, crawl,…

"Analysis Paralysis" Getting Unstuck

So for some time now you have wanted to improve your life with “personal growth”, that catch-all phrase to somehow ‘be better’, ‘feel better’, ‘do better’. Or to start, grow or improve your business. If you are anything like me, you love information, to learn, to study, you love books and anything else that can…

Hernia Recovery: Taking It Easy After Surgery

If you’re currently recovering from hernia surgery, I feel for you. It’s a long and tedious process, and one that’s absolutely crucial to making sure you don’t suffer from another injury like that again in the future. Did you know that the chances of suffering from an incisional hernia are highest right after going through…

Spinal Surgery Cost

About 2.4 million Americans are disabled due to chronic back pain Chronic back pain is often associated with spine or back surgery if it becomes a disturbing nuisance and conservative treatments fail to provide relief. Spine surgery refers to the surgical procedure done to the spine in order to correct abnormal spine conditions such as…