The Power of the Mind – You Can Do Anything

There is nothing more than a parent can hope for than to watch their kids grow up happy and healthy. My son was exactly that, fit, playing sports, he had a great bunch of friends, learning to drive and happy, pretty much a ‘normal’ seventeen year old. One night he went to bed and woke…

Identifying Strep Throat Symptoms

Strep throat symptoms are usually easy to spot. Strep throat is a local bacterial infection with group A streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat needs specific medical treatment that consists of antibiotics and analgesics. Unlike the symptoms of sore throat, strep throat symptoms are more intense and often include fever, headaches, inflammation of the tonsils and swelling…

How To Get Rid Of Tonsil Stones

Tonsils are often thought to protect against illness, however it appears evident that some tonsils grow to be optimal places for infections and tonsillitis. Tonsils are compact flaps of skin positioned on both sides of your throat, just past the back of your tongue. The tonsils could get deep in-folds that allow the holding of…

How Does Sleep Affect Our Metabolism?

There are two aspects of how sleep affects our metabolism. The first is the affect it has during sleep. The second is how the metabolism is affected after a degree of sleep deprivation. This is pertinent in this day and age, as people want to burn the candle a both ends so to speak. There…

Diabetes – Facts and General Information

Diabetes is referred to a medical condition in which blood glucose concentration remains persistently higher than normal. Under normal conditions, the hormone Insulin, produced in pancreas, helps absorption of glucose into the cells. It also promotes the storage of excess blood sugar in the liver and muscles. Glucagon, another of the pancreatic hormone, is responsible…

Obesity and Current Health Events

According to current health events children suffering from obesity can easily develop cardiovascular diseases. Reports mention that even if you are not prone to heart diseases, due to obesity, children can be putting themselves at risk of having early symptoms and heart problems and other blood abnormalities. In a current health event conducted by the…

Skin Fungus Infections – Causes and Symptoms

Dermatophyte, a type of fungus causes fungal skin infections which can be of various types like athlete’s foot, ringworm and cutaneous candidiasis. Deep fungal infections can spread to the internal organs or blood also by invading through layers of the skin. Risk Factors for Fungal Infections There are various risk factors for skin fungal infections…

Allergies in Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease is one type of an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid and makes it grow. There may also be symptoms such as weight loss, sleep disturbance and irritability. Most of the times Graves’ disease is found after childbirth and it can also be hereditary which means if one identical twin has this disease,…

Treating Depression

Types Of Depression Depression refers to a deeply felt sense of sadness or despair that tends to overwhelm a person. It may have started out as a dark feeling but has progressed to an illness that affects every aspect of the person’s life. Clinical depression is different from having “the blues” in that it is…

The Most Unusual Phobias

Phobias are the fear of something. Usually the fear is quite common – most of us know someone who is afraid of heights or spiders or public speaking. But it’s possible to be afraid of lots of other things. Here are some of the most unusual phobias I’ve come across: Chionophobia This is the fear…

Ways to Treat Your Black Toenail Fungus

Some people are suffering from black toenail fungus problem and searching for treatments to get rid of it. Here I found few sure ways to treatment. Many had tried over the medical treatment and eventually give up since medical treatments are not quite effective way to control and treat the toe-nail fungus problem. Few who…

Iliotibial Band Syndrome – Exercises and Treatment

Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome is a frustrating source of knee and hip pain for athletes, and is one of the most common causes of lateral knee pain in runners. Most cases of iliotibial band syndrome occur as the result of “too much, too soon” or poor biomechanics and can be prevented with these simple…