Cancer and Obesity: Do I Have Cancer?

Cancer and Obesity Does obesity increase the risk of cancer? Obesity Obesity is measured in terms of body mass index (BMI). BMI determines whether weight is in healthy range or is overweight or obese. BMI = weight/height squared; For example, for a person weighing 80 kg and 170 m tall, BMI = 27.6 One is…

A Cure For Nappy Rash

There are many causes of nappy rash, the most common being: prolonged contact with urine or faeces – when urine comes into contact with faeces, it results in the formation of ammonia (yes, the same thing that is used in some cleaning products) and this irritates the baby's sensitive skin; reaction to the chemicals (including…

Understanding Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions are not completely understood, but there are specific categories that are beginning to be understood how they form and how to treat them. We are going to discuss the basics about some of the most common conditions: · Acne · Atopic dermatitis · Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers) · Dry Skin (Xerosis) · Psoriasis…

Fungus Spores and Nail Fungus

What’s the connection between fungus spores and nail fungus? Fungi that are actively growing will eventually produce spores – tiny reproductive stages that break away from the plant and spread to new places on air currents, in water, and on living things that move about. Most people have seen fungal spores: perhaps you’ve seen a…

The Dreaded Peanut Allergy

One of the best dietary proteins consumed in the United States is peanut butter. Even with its high level of popularity, eating peanuts at the local sports arena or rodeo, sitting around with the family snacking in front of a fire, or sending a child off to school with the ultimate – peanut butter and…

Fighting Symptoms of Menopause – Three Ways to Win

The many symptoms of menopause can greatly degrade the overall quality of life of the sufferer. However, by best preparing yourself to do battle with these symptoms, you can better enjoy your life and ease through this natural cycle of the female body. There are many ways that you can best prepare yourself for this…

What Are the Different Types of Depression According To Symptoms

Types of Depression Depression is diagnosed by studying a person’s behavior and by evaluating his/her state of mind. Many people are not aware that there are several kinds of depression. Medically, several different types of depression have been diagnosed and identified based on the symptoms of depression displayed by people. Based on their symptoms the…

What Is the Difference Between Sleep Apnea and Insomnia?

Although both sleep apnea and insomnia are sleeping disorders and can affect anyone at anytime, they are very different and require different approaches for treatment. Here is an overview of each. Sleep apnea Sleep apnea is a physical disorder. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common condition, results when relaxed soft tissue in the throat…

How to Avoid a Pedicure Disaster

Mary’s daughter was getting married. So as a last minute surprise she took her daughter and all of the bridesmaids out for an outing to get pampered at a nail salon. But just before the wedding, the bride and all her attendants developed big black draining sores all over their lower legs and ankles. So…

The Ankle Sprain That Doesn’t Heel?

25% of all musculoskeletal injuries are ankle sprains! What does spraining the ankle actually mean? The ankle joint is made up of three bones: the tibia, fibula and talus. These bones are held into proper position by a number of ligaments. The soft tissues surrounding the joint help stabilize the bones so they do not…