Fun Facts About Fruits and Vegetables For Kids

Did you know that there are purple potatoes? They get this colour from the anthocyanins in them which are also found in berries such as blueberries, blackberries and blackcurrants, as well as purple or black carrots? These anthocyanins have powerful antioxidant properties which help protect us against cancer. The poor potato was not well received…

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcoholic liver disease occurs due to an acute or chronic inflammation of the liver due to alcohol abuse. This disease usually occurs after a prolonged use of alcohol. In the United States 10% of men and 3% of women suffer from problems related to alcoholic consumption. The occurrence of the disease depends on the amount…

Cancer Markers

There, I said it – the big C word. No one wants to hear it. You may have a family member who has it, be a survivor yourself, or know someone who has died from it. Since I have PBC (primary biliary cirrhosis) I am concerned about liver cancer. I have blood tests every so…

Assistive Technology For People With Disabilities

The only thing “disabling” about living with a disability is the inconvenience presented by things designed to suit the needs of most people. If you are in a wheelchair, a long flight of stairs presents a challenge. By removing barriers to access-for example by building wheelchair ramps-it’s possible to minimize the inconvenience for people with…

Cerebral Palsy Baby Pictures Aren’t A Good Diagnosis

People sometimes get the wrong idea looking at cerebral palsy baby pictures. This condition can affect the facial muscles in a way that makes the child look confused or makes them drool. Because of this, they can look mentally handicapped even when they aren’t. When cerebral palsy pictures are taken of older children, this is…

Bell’s Palsy Primer

What is Bell’s palsy? Bell’s palsy is a form of facial   paralysis  with no known cause. It is generally considered a diagnosis of exclusion and is made when all other causes of facial  paralysis  have been ruled out. To be considered Bell’s palsy, a facial  paralysis  should involve all the muscle groups on one side…

Bladder Stones – The Possible Complications

Patients are generally unaware of why bladder stones occur. An otherwise healthy individual can develop stones in the bladder, kidneys or gallbladder without knowing about the causes. These mainly consist of minerals that have crystallized and formed solid structures. Although foreign particles in the urinary bladder can cause the formation of solid crystals, they mainly…

Exercise – An Absolute Requirement for Life

Exercise is not merely important. It is absolutely essential. Most people, however, do not realize this, because the time factor of the cause-effect relationship between lack of exercise and the resulting decline in functional ability is so great. To further elaborate on this point, Arthur Jones once used the following example during a Nautilus seminar:…

Pulsar Launches RS200 and Pulsar AS!

If you are a bike lover, there is no doubt that you have been hearing about Bajaj’s Pulsar’s new roll outs this year. Sportsbike enthusiasts around the country have been waiting with bated breath for the release of the Pulsar RS200 ever since first images of the sportster released. That’s not the only bike that…

Stress Causes Of Shingles

Shingles (herpes zoster) can only occur in people that have previously had Chickenpox. Chickenpox is never completed eradicated from the body and lies dormant. It can be reactivated at any time by a number of causes, one of which could be excessive stress. The result is normally a localised rash which could be painful or…

Why Does My Cat Bite Me First Then Lick Me?

If you’re a cat owner you’ll sometimes be puzzled by your cats behavior, especially when they give you a nip or bite and then lick you straight afterwards. This kind of behavior is very normal among cats as it’s regarded as a sign of affection and not aggression. What your feline friend is trying to…

Lipoflavonoid: Tinnitus Remedy or Not?

Lipoflavonoid and Tinnitus Back in 1961, a company came up with the perfect solution to combat the signs of tinnitus: the name was Lipoflavonoid tinnitus. For people who have been experiencing tinnitus for a long time, this could be the answer to their prayers. If people think this is the wonder drug, it is not.…