Insomnia & Old Age

Contrary to popular belief, insomnia and sleep issues are not intrinsically linked to aging. Instead, health issues and medical complications are the likely culprit for why so many of our senior citizens have trouble getting a good night’s rest. Symptoms of sleeplessness, or insomnia, include difficulty falling or staying asleep, waking up frequently throughout the…

The Many Manifestations of Fear

Fear manifests itself in many forms. At it’s mildest, it is experienced as a vague sense of anxiety or frustration, or a sense of discomfort that is difficult to pin down. At its extreme end, fear can kill. In between these two ends, fear manifests itself in all negative feelings. Take for example anger. At…

Dictionary of Common Foot Ailments

•    Athlete’s Foot.  A skin disease caused by a fungus and characterized by dry, itchy, flaky skin.  Prevent athlete’s foot by washing the feet regularly and wearing sandals in public showers. •    Bunions.  A hereditary condition characterized by a bump protruding from the big toe’s metatarsal bone on the side of the foot.  Bunions can…

Horse Chestnut Herb Description – Herbal Medicines

Taxonomic class Hippocastanaceae Common Trade Names Horse Chestnut Extract, Horse Chestnut Power, Horse Chestnut SFSE, Venostasin Retard, Venostat Common Forms Capsules: 250 mg, 300 mg Also available as extract using aescin to standardize concentration. Source The seeds from Aesculus hippocastanum are used to formulate horse chestnut extract sometimes known as Hippocastani semen. The bark of…

Some Unconventional Treatments to Nail Fungus

People who are or have been afflicted with nail fungus will attest to the fact that it is a tough adversary to beat. There are many treatment options available including pharmaceutical topical and oral medications as well as natural herbal remedies. But they take forever to finish, are messy or are downright ineffective. It is…

Paranoid Schizophrenia, the Krays, and Freud’s Confusion

There are various types of Schizophrenia, but Paranoid Schizophrenia is the most common. The patient has delusions that people are deliberately trying to persecute her, she may well consider herself of exalted birth, or maybe that she’s been sent on a special mission by the Government, although she’s not always sure what that mission might…

The Triangular Bandage

The triangular bandage is the most useful bandage for first-aid work. It is strong and can be used for a variety of purposes. The first way to try it is to fold it so that it looks something like a necktie. This is called a cravat bandage. If you have a triangular bandage handy you…

3 Reasons to Wear Motorcycle Gloves

Motorcycle gloves, gear and apparel seem like just accessories, not much of a necessity, especially something as minute as motorcycle gloves. Truth be told, motorcycle gloves can be very useful, here’s why. Reason #1 — No Motorcycle Gloves Equals Wet Palms Motorcycle gloves seem like a useless accessory, maybe just to look cool, but motorcycle…

Hair Loss in Women Over 40 – What You Can Do About It

Everyone’s hair thins out to a degree as we age. We’re aging, and so is our hair. The number one complaint from second act women, after sagging skin, is thinning hair.  More than 20 million women in the United States alone suffer from some form of “female pattern baldness.” Consequently, a big question in my…

How Do Bees Communicate With Each Other?

Unlike human beings, bees cannot exchange by talking to each other or writing down some words. Even they do not use antenna. They are even deaf and cannot hear any voices. You may feel puzzled that they cannot communicate with each other but they always find the best flowers and work well in groups. Many…

The Importance of Perseverance

Thomas Edison refused to give up when his first efforts to discover a filament for his carbon incandescent lamp failed. Edison continued his search by doing countless experiments with a variety of materials, but each failed. With each failure, Edison, perhaps out of pure frustration, tossed the worthless element out the window until the pile…