Medical Articles

What Is Cataract?

The term cataract comes from the Greek word katarraktes (down rushing; waterfall) because earlier it was thought that the cataract was a congealed fluid from the brain that had flowed in front of the lens. Our eye is like a camera. The lens focuses the light rays coming through the pupil onto the retina or…

Blind No More

In the 19th century, Robert Ingersoll was a famed speaker and agnostic. He would give popular speeches on why he doubted the existence of God. Before one crowd he read a letter he recently received from an old friend. In the letter his friend went on to discuss getting married, becoming a father, and losing…

Vitamin D and Death Due to Colorectal Cancer

Based upon recent high quality clinical research, only Vitamin D, among all vitamins, appears to have potentially significant cancer prevention effects. However, as with all areas of clinical and laboratory research, one can find contradictory research results for Vitamin D, as well. An innovative prospective clinical research study is now reporting its results, which appear…

One Bad Decision Can Cost a Hospital Millions

Things can go wrong without the right team in place I recently read an article that was attempting to explain the cost overrun experienced by a hospital during the launch of their new EMR. The article was clear on what caused the overrun but failed to communicate why the decision was made that created the…

Vocational Training for People With Disabilities

The central government of India has launched various initiatives to inculcate the entrepreneurship skills in differently -abled people. These public schemes include Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme, skill training at national institutions, Scheme for Implementation of Persons with Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation Center for Handicapped. In this regard, a national action plan has been launched to…

Diet Pills Explained

Within the last few years, diet pills have become very popular and there are hundreds of different brand name diet supplements on the internet today. For people who know very little about slimming pills, searching for information online can be very daunting. When you type "diet pills" into Google, you get over 11 million results!…

Laser Hair Removal Treatment For Ingrown Hair

Introduced about 2 decades back, laser hair removal treatment is now widely accepted by dermatologists as a safe and effective method of removing unwanted hair from small and large areas of the body. Laser therapy is also approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Today, laser treatment is being preferred over other methods…

Herbal Sex Supplements

There are numerous herbal supplements on the market today that increase sexual performance and satisfaction. How is one to choose which of these products is the right one to try? Trying to sort through the various descriptions can be time-consuming and frustrating. Therefore, when delving into the world of herbal sex supplements, it is important…

Avian Flu Can Spread Spread Cats

'In February a 2-year old male cat was having lunch. It was an unusual treat of a pigeon that had died. Five days later the cat began to show a discharge from his nose, run a temperature, panting, and appeared to be depressed. This quickly worsened to convulsions and ataxia and died two days after…

Devolution to Human Extinction From Its Diminution

In a recent new television drama, suggested here only as a reference point, the human race devolves into a lesser animal species. A clever scientist decides some carefully selected original humans should venture into “sleep”, as part of an “ark”, and awakened supposedly thousands of years later. As the story unfolds, the devolution of the…

Understanding Your Eyeglass Prescription

Understanding Your Eyeglass Prescription You’ve recently had your eyes examined and you are ready for some new prescription eyeglasses. You were handed a piece of paper, with some numbers on it, as you left your examination. You are wondering what do those numbers mean? Your eyeglass prescription consists of lens powers needed to give you…

Plastic Surgery and Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

What is Plastic Surgery? Plastic surgery involves surgical reconstruction of different areas of the body. You may be interested in plastic surgery due to birth defects, disease, burns or for other and more personal cosmetic reasons. A plastic surgeon is a well-defined surgical specialist. The best in the field have completed up to 11 years…

Bowen Therapy – How It Works

How can such a gentle technique produce such profound results? It has long been understood that homeostasis and balance of all your bodymind's organs and systems is fundamental to your experience of good health. And harmony between the two branches of your autonomous nervous system (not under the control of your conscious mind) is the…