General Knowledge Pt.- I (a)

What are filoviruses? The Filovirus has string-like structures. Ebola and Marbarg viruses come under this category. These viruses cause haemorrhaging. The incubation period is 2 to 21 days. Death can occur in only 10 days. Compare this with the dreaded HIV or the AIDS virus that has an incubation period of a decade. What is…

Diabetes Warning Signs

I was in the check out lane at a Wal Mart store when I discovered I had diabetes. I had had my semi annual blood work done two days before and my doctor was calling me on my cell phone to tell me my blood tests showed that my blood sugar level was a little…

Blood Pressure: Caused By Salt Or Is It Just A Myth?

Every second person you speak to seems complaining or suffering from some sort of cardiovascular issues. Measuring blood pressure indicates the force against the wall of the arteries, as well the pumping of the heart. Most people are of the opinion that salt is the biggest culprit for cardiovascular disease, or at least they’ve been…

Childhood Obesity – Peter Andrews

Obesity has been receiving a lot of media attention recently with statistics showing that the problem is increasing at an alarming rate. Historically obesity has been exclusively seen as a problem of adults, becoming more prevalent with advancing age, however with children’s lifestyles becoming less and less active due to a number of factors, obesity…

Poison ivy rash

You can get a poison ivy rash from touching poison ivy, or touching something that has touched poison ivy. The most common way to get poison ivy is from touching the leaves. You can also get it by breathing smoke from firewood burning with poison ivy on it and touching the poison ivy vine or…

It Starts From The Heart

My Granddaughter is just starting and completing her teenage years; At least, that is the attitude and action that she displays. During her "right of passage" she displays all the characteristics of a person under construction, while at the same time exhibiting a "green card" mentality which permits her a trial role in womanhood. I…

Aortic Valve Stenosis – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Aortic stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve, mainly because of congenital causes, age related degeneration and scarring due to rheumatic fever. This results in hypertrophy of the heart muscles, gradually resulting in a decrease in cardiac output and heart failure. Chest pain, fainting and breathlessness are common symptoms of this condition. In…

About Bipolar II Disorder

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depressive disorder. It is a mental illness that presents itself as mood swings or mood cycling. Many people do not realize that there are actually two types of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I disorder is typically defined as raging mood cycling with episodes of extreme mania and depression, as…

Could You Have Nomo-phobia?

There seems to be a name for every bizarre fear these days, ideophobia is the fear of ideas! Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth! And geniophobia is the fear of chins! So what is nomo phobia? Nomo phobia is the fear of being un-contactable because your mobile…

Public Speaking and Anxiety: How to Fight the Fear

Not surprisingly, many people fear public speaking. For people who suffer panic and anxiety attacks, it can become a major source of distress. Public speaking doesn’t necessarily mean standing on a podium and giving a speech. It can be as simple as sitting in a classroom and having a discussion with peers and feeling tight-chested,…

Are All Drugs Addictive?

Addiction, in medical terms is a condition in which a human body depends on something for its normal functioning, which further leads to physical dependence. Addiction triggers as a mental issue and proceeds to a physical reliance. In such a state a person tend to rely on a typical substance or a drug that seems…

Top Things About Magnesium Goodness for the Body

We all know that vitamins and minerals are essential for our body to stay healthy. Besides calcium, zinc, and potassium, magnesium is extremely critical in nutrition and is essential for over 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. In this post, we will talk about the significance of magnesium, along with the natural sources and…