Cerebral Palsy and the Road to Independence

Tim Harding, Vice Principal of Treloar College, Alton, Hampshire tells one student’s story of life with cerebral palsy and the fight to become more independent. Nineteen year old Justin is about to leave full time education, having studied at Treloar School and then Treloar College for the last five years. Justin has spastic quadriplegia, a…

How To Avoid Analysis Paralysis

As network and internet marketers, we are bombarded on a daily basis with ‘the next big thing,’ ‘the latest and greatest…’ When we finally do find an opportunity, or company, that interests us, it often takes us awhile to get going. A lot of us have a tendency to succumb to analysis paralysis. We want…

Knowing About Diseases of the Spine

It provides support for your body as muscles are attached to it. Also, it provides the overall shape to your body. However, there are lots of people who face problems with their spine. Any type of pain that will be associated to your spine may be because of a serious disease of spine. So, you…

Shingles – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Shingles is distinctive because it affects only one side of the body. Shingles is derived from the Latin and French words for belt or girdle, reflecting distribution of the rash in a broad band. The chickenpox virus (varicella) remains in a dormant state in the body in the root of nerves that control sensation. The…

Why Scar Tissue Causes Back Pain

Effects of scar tissue on back pain and leg pain When scar tissue forms near the nerve root, it’s called epidural fibrosis. Epidural fibrosis is a common occurrence after back surgeries. This is so common that it often occurs in patients with both successful surgical outcomes as well as patients that continue to have the…

Home Remedies For Strep Throat – Remedies That Actually Work

Strep throat is the infection of pharynx, tonsils, esophagus  that is caused by the bacteria A Streptococcus. The throat becomes inflamed, red and sore. Some of the symptoms of strep throat  may include difficulty in swallowing, headache, feeling weak, rash,  loss of appetite, excessive sweating, stomach pain, fever, sore throat, red, and white patches on…

What Causes Tonsil Stones

Not all get tonsil stones as only some people get tonsil stones.  Many scientists and researchers conducted various researches on what causes tonsil stones and how. Based on various theories and tests they found out that tonsil stones otherwise called as tonsilloloths were caused due to the bacteria that produces sulphur, food particle debris, mucus formed…

Gastric Bypass Surgeries and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, (PCOS), is a metabolic disorder where undeveloped follicles collect on the ovaries causing a hormonal imbalance. This imbalance can affect fertility, increase body hair on some areas and thin hair in other regions. Sufferers have excessive fat around the midsection which they find difficult if not impossible to lose. PCOS patients also…

Caffeine Causes Glucose Level Spikes In Type 2 Diabetics

Did you know that nearly 18 million Americans have been diagnosed as having diabetes, and this figure continues to rise? Of those diagnosed, 95 percent have adult-onset (or Type 2) diabetes, and only about half of them are even aware that they have the disorder. Adult-onset diabetes used to be a rare occurrence, developing in…

Japan and Obesity

Japanese food conjures up images of fish, rice, miso soup and tofu but recently fitness in the Land of the Rising Sun appears to be deteriorating. Unfortunately, an increasing number of Japanese are adopting unhealthy eating patterns and eating like Sumo wrestlers. The Japanese used to eat food high in protein, but over the past…

How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore?

Cold sore is caused by herpes simplex virus and is highly contagious. Herpes simplex virus can be spread if a person touches the sore and then touches an area of the skin. Some individuals are more susceptible to the virus, and may have repeated breakouts. Cold sore is not only painful but embarrassing. If you…

What is Scalp Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition that is caused by an inflammation of the skin. Scalp psoriasis occurs when the inflammation is on the scalp as well as other parts of the body. There is currently no cure for psoriasis, but there are a number of things that a person who is suffering from this condition can…