Pain That Brings you to your Knees

Have you ever imagined yourself not having knees? Surely, it is a delight to see those shapely, long legs, but without the knees, those legs will be useless. The knee is a weight-bearing joint that connects the thigh and the leg to each other. The role of the knees is to allow movement of the…

Never Travel Without Your Pet's First Aid Kit

As traveling with pets becomes increasingly more frequent a practice, the number of pets injured while away from home is steadily escalating. When a cat or dog is unfamiliar with its surroundings, the animal may be more prone to various types of injuries, especially if the animal is particularly curious and overly inquisitive. Common pet…

Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment

Malaria Parasitic infection due to protozoa of genus Plasmodium transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. There are four plasmodia species: P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale. Salient features — Malaria is an acute and chronic protozoan illness characterized by paroxysms of fever, chills, sweats, fatigue, anaemia and splenomegaly. — Falciparum malaria (severe and…

Asana: The Physical Aspect of Hath Yoga

Yoga is a different physical workout from usual exercises; It also deals with meditation and connection to the internal conscience. It is defined as the holding of a posture or maintaining the body in one position for a period. Asanas are very useful for maintaining good health. Types of Asanas: Stretching Asana : It should…

Learn How to Rid Yourself of Anxiety Attacks

Heart pounding, shortness of breath, feeling faint, shakiness. If you recognize these symptoms then you might be one of the millions of people around the world who suffer from anxiety attacks. Every day people visit emergency rooms because they think they are having heart attacks when in actuality they are suffering from panic attacks. Anxiety…

April In Thailand: Songkran

Songkran in Thailand is traditionally about washing away your sins and bad luck from the previous year and getting ready to renew yourself for the year ahead. Many Thai’s will go back to their family homes and eat, drink and play games with their elders. There are a number of rituals that will take place…

Scalp Sores Don’t Have to Be a Problem

What causes painful sores on the head and scalp? Well there are actually quite a few possible causes. Some of the most common are: Folliculitis- An infection of the hair follicle Impetigo- An infection of the skin Virus- Shingles or Chickenpox Acne Contact Dermatitis Cyst When the scalp becomes irritated or inflamed from an outside irritant it…

Varicose Veins Diet Treatment: 10 Foods to Avoid

Varicose veins or spider veins (because of the shape of the veins around the affected area- the veins around the affected area occurs in clusters) are usually found near the outer layer of the skin, and you can actually see them. The size of varicose veins varies – they can be quite small or very…

Earache and Natural Cures

Otalgia or earache can occur for a multitude of reasons. The buildup of pressure in the eustachian tube is one of the top causes of earache. Usually the eustachian tube drains fluids out of the middle ear through the back of the throat. Sometimes a cold, allergy or sore throat can cause the eustachian tube…

The Health Benefits of Rowing

Slide seat rowing is the most magnificent sport there is, according to Fritz Hagerman, Ph.D., a professor in the Biological Science Department at Ohio University. Hagerman, who studies exercise physiology such as aerobic and anaerobic capacities, metabolic response, and the effects of blood lactate levels on athletes, found that competitive rowers expended almost twice the…