Who is Taking Care of Your Baby?

Things have changed quite a bit since the days when it wasn’t uncommon that a baby or its mother died during the birthing process. These days, mothers are able to take home their babies within hours of having given birth. Still, though, there are complications associated with giving birth to a child. 75 percent of…

Reflux Esophagitis – If You’ve Got It, Do This Now

If you have reflux esophagitis, chances are you’ll know it. It presents with some very obvious symptoms. The main symptom is a burning chest pain that is similar to heartburn. This pain is caused by acid backing up into your esophagus and can cause damage to the esophageal lining. Left untreated, it can also increase…

Swollen Taste Buds – Cause for Concern?

Most people have had swollen, irritated or painful taste buds at some point in their lives. Fortunately, in most cases this is not a serious problem and there is no need to seek medical attention. Simple home remedies can often help reduce the discomfort. More serious causes of swollen taste buds include allergies, and some…

Bee Propolis a Natural Antibiotic

So isbee propolis a natural antibiotic? Here’s some research to help you judge for yourself! Did you know that propolis is used so extensively in Russia that it has been labelled the ‘Russian Penicillin’? I certainly didn’t, until very recently. But I was aware that knowledge about the antibiotic and healing properties of propolis dates…

Hernia Patch Lawsuits

Hernia Patch Litigation Court Will Hear Claims by Patients With Non-Recalled Hernia Mesh and Patch Devices Manufactured by Bard, Inc. and Davol, Inc. The court assigned to oversee the nationwide hernia patch and mesh lawsuits will hear claims of patients with both recalled and non-recalled hernia mesh and patch devices. Over the last few years…

Metabolic Acids and Plantar Fasciitis

Our feet are critical for our balance, coordination and of course, walking. We take them pretty much for granted until they hurt. Then we are really aware how important they are for our comfort. Thousands of people suffer from different conditions with the feet. One of the most painful is called plantar fasciitis. This is…

Diabetes and Trehalose – A Layman’s Review

Dietary advice from Governments and their advisers has been fundamentally flawed, not totally wrong, but flawed in one or more ways. The advice surrounding sugar is just one such area. True we should limit our intakes of sugars like Glucose, Fructose (corn syrup and other derivatives) and the biggest villain of all Sucrose. The only…

Bone and Calcium Metabolism: Prevention of Osteoporosis

Bone metabolism in the human body is a very dynamic process.  There is a constant lying down of bone by cells called osteoblasts and resorbtion of bone by cells called osteoclasts.  Initially the osteoblasts work much harder and faster that the osteoclasts and bone is laid down to facilitate growth. Each person has a genetically…

Fat Kids: The Role of Parents and Pediatricians

Despite widespread publicity about the obesity epidemic in children-everywhere you look you see fat kids-parents increasingly are willfully suffering from fat blindness: turning a blind eye as their children pack on the pounds. A study done a couple years ago found that more than three quarters of parents of pre-school-age obese sons and nearly 70%…

Treatment for Shingles Outbreak on the Face

Shingles is an infection caused by varicella-zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Early signs and symptoms of shingles include pain, numbness, burning and tingling on the affected area followed by a rash. Usually, only one side of the body or face is affected. While the infection is not life-threatening, shingles on…

How to Tell If You Have Poison Ivy

In the summertime, especially, there are a lot of rashes out there. You can get rashes from contact with just about any plant, depending on what you’re allergic to and there are things like poison ivy and poison oak that can lead to similar symptoms. So how can you tell if you have poison ivy?…

Fighting Dry Penis Skin During the Winter

Keeping the skin healthy during winter weather can be a challenge all over the body, and some men find themselves with dry male penis skin during the cold season – not an attractive feature for a man to display, especially when introducing his manhood to a new partner. Every guy wants his member to look…

What is a Herniated Disc?

There are many different terms used to describe spinal disc pathology and associated pain, such as “herniated disc”, “pinched nerve”, and “bulging disc”, and all are used differently by individual healthcare practitioners. Unfortunately, there is no agreement in the healthcare field as to the precise definition of any of these terms. Often the patient hears…