Bronchial Asthma: Its Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

The Bronchial Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways or lungs where an obstruction or disturbance in the ventilation of the respiratory passages evokes a feeling of shortness of breath or variable and recurring symptoms. This leads to paroxysms which squeeze the bronchial air passage. Causes of Bronchial Asthma There are various causes of…

Men's Midlife Crisis – Fact Or Fiction?

If you are a Man and you've read my Article on "What women want" which really was all about female midlife crisis, you might be a little more understanding of a women's match and maybe even have a little more appreciation for your partner, But there's also a chance that a small part of you…

What Is Fibromyalgia Pain Syndrome?

Fibromyalgia pain syndrome affects the muscles, fascia (covering of the muscles), tendons (bands at the ends of muscles that connect muscles to bones) and connective tissues of the body. This condition can be painful and debilitating and is characterized by generalized muscle stiffness, soreness, muscle pain, joint pain, tender areas called trigger points, depression, extreme…

Fall Down, Go Boom? Ankle Sprains are a Rite of Spring

Spring is in the air in most of the country. The brief snows are gone and recreational sports are starting their schedules. The soccer, baseball and lacrosse leagues are having their first games; the high-school track team is gearing up for competition, and The Leukemia Society’s Team-in-Training groups are just starting to increase their mileage…

Does Boiling Really Purify Your Drinking Water?

When camping, travelling overseas, or even following some malfunction at your local water treatment plant, you are urged to boil water before drinking it. How effective is boiling – does it really make the water safe to drink? And how long do you boil the water for? Why Boil Water? The main reason boiling is…

Back Pain After Childbirth

Many new mothers experience back pain related to pregnancy for weeks, months and, in some cases, even years after giving birth. There are many causes of postnatal back pain; Getting acquainted with them can help you treat and prevent chronic pain. One main cause of back pain both during and after pregnancy is the hormone…

Registered Nuts – Psych 101

6:42 PM I pull into the lot and sit for a minute. I say a small prayer that goes something like, “God, why do you punish me so? I HATE YOU……Amen!” I sigh a deep and agonizing sigh and hoist my tired ass outta my truck and into the pits of hell that is our…

Vitamin B – A Healthy Eating Habit

You are what you eat. This is based on the saying ‘As you sow, so you reaps’. Whether you feel richer by a million, stay young longer or just keep fit, to be in glowing health, be able to bounce back unharmed by any momentary misfortunes and to spread cheer to all, or remain crippled…

Human Toxicity Of Insecticides

The pyrethroids are composed of natural pyrethrins, which are isolated from chrysanthemum flowers, as well as newer synthetic materials. Older pyrethroids (e.g., pyrethrins and tetramethrin) degrade too rapidly in the environment to be used in agriculture. They are used in buildings, and because of their general safety, they are even applied to humans to control…

Promise From a Mother's Heart

Many years ago, my mother made us a promise that changed our lives forever. Now that I'm also a parent, I've come to see my mother's promise as a kind spiritual umbilical cord to bring new life to me and to my other siblings from our humble beginnings. Life's Difficulties Being the 4th sibling in…

The Medical Benefits of Acupuncture Are Too Numerous To Count

There are many medical benefits of acupuncture as acupuncture has been used for millennia to treat the symptoms of many diseases and health conditions as well as to promote good health and well-being. To determine the medical benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of your condition you must speak with a qualified practitioner of acupuncture.…

Atherosclerosis: Are Your Arteries Blocked?

Atherosclerosis or arteriosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD) is a clinical condition identified by thickening of the arterial walls due to the accumulation of cholesterol chiefly the low density lipoproteins. It is a syndrome affecting arterial blood vessels due to which they become hard. The hardening of arterial walls is due to the formation of multiple plaques.…

Towards a GloCal Engineering

In this contemporary time, the most dynamic and evolving area is engineering. Such an observation may seem at first to be a mere fairness but closer considerations of its impacts in medicine, entertainment, energy and surgery will rapidly dispel any such dismissive judgment. Engineering is transforming all fields. Future medicine looks as a field where…