Medical Articles

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…

Uncover the Facts About Your Dog Urinating Blood

It’s frightening to see your dog urinating blood and you want some answers fast.  Listed are some of the more common reasons a dog is urinating blood. Make an appointment with the vet because blood in the urine may require antibiotics or may be something serious enough to require surgery. Some reasons for a dog…

Abdominal Cramps and Diarrhea

Abdominal cramps and diarrhea are symptoms that may come with various diseases. These diseases include gastritis, food poisoning, irritable bowel syndrome, parasitic infections, diverticulitis, and traveler's diarrhea. Diarrhea is a disease where a person suffers from abnormal bowel movements. A bowel movement would be considered abnormal if it occurs more than thrice in a day.…

Information on Listeria Infection

Listeriosis is a hazardous infection caused by eating food that’s impure with bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes). The bacteria that reason listeria infections (Listeria monocytogenes) are found in soil and water. A lot of wild and domestic animals also carry the bacteria. Listeria has the unusual ability to grow in cold environments, including certain…

Good Food Good Health – Probiotics

Hi everyone At this time of year anything we can do to help our immune system such as taking probiotics goes a long way to keep us in good health, especially when our bodies are busy fighting off the colds and viruses that are virulent during winter. As you probably know from reading previous articles…

Supermarket Insurance – Essential Information

The amazingly colored advertisements of the policy of supermarket insurance displayed in a supermarket draw your attention and you come to learn that there exist provisions for policies on car supermarket insurance, life supermarket insurance and even pet supermarket insurance. This will prompt you to consider that a low-priced policy of insurance may offer you…

Do You Have Peptic Ulcer Disease?

Peptic Ulcer Disease is a condition where a lesion or open sore develops with the stomach lining because the natural protective lining of a person’s digestive tract has broken down. Although many people have heard of stomach ulcers and contrary to popular belief spicy food does not actually cause a peptic ulcer. Normally such ulcers…

EKG Interpretation and the Cardiac Cycle

In order to understand EKG interpretation, it is important to first understand the cardiac cycle. This is the cycle of how the heart works to pump blood through it. There are electrical signals and resulting physical events. This article discusses the physical events – that is, how blood flows through the pumping heart. The purpose…

Govt denies Yar’Adua’s death, pressure mounts

AMIDST rumours yesterday of the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in Saudi Arabia, the Presidency has urged Nigerians to ignore the story, saying that it is “not only false, but also a figment of the writers’ imagination.” Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Olusegun Adeniyi, said the public should discountenance the story,…

"But" vs "And"

Two three–letter words: “but” and “and.” In grammatical terms, they are called conjunctions. They bridge two clauses of a single sentence together. In communication (and negotiation), these words are subtle manipulators of exclusion or inclusion. Generally speaking, “but” excludes, denies, discounts or in some way rejects the previous clause. For example, the statement “she is…

How to Take a Coffe Enema

These are the things you need in order to give yourself this rejuvenating treatment in the privacy of your home. Apart from the standard pots and pans, and the obvious enema bag and tube, you will also need a source of filtered water (as opposed to chlorinated water, which will kill but not the least;…