Barbecue Food Safety

Many friends and work colleagues have phoned in sick because of food poisoning and followed it up with something like “I had a BBQ at the weekend, and I must have eaten something not properly cooked”. To be honest I think some of them probably just drank too much but clearly there’s enough of a…

What Are the Phases of Pressure Ulcers?

If you are elderly, have limited mobility or are bed ridden, then you know about the dangers of pressure ulcers. This ulcer is also referred to as a bed sore, decubitus ulcers or pressure sores. They occur from lying in one spot for too long without shifting your weight. It is a common affliction for…

Beware the Long-Term Effects of Taking Antacids

Taking an antacid or two to get rid of occasional heartburn pain usually poses no problems. As with almost any other type of medication though, you don’t want to take them for long periods of time. It says right on the label that it’s only meant for short-term use. There are basically three different types…

Chest Pain Related to MRSA

Most commonly the symptoms of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) will present on the skin. It can be in the form of an abscess, rash, boil, bumps, or impetigo and is often accompanied with flu-like symptoms. When it is in the heart or lungs it can cause chest pain. If there was surgery in the chest…

What is Edema and How Can it Affect Me?

People from all walks of life, whether healthy or unhealthy, need to be informed regarding what is edema, what its effects can be on the body, how to stave it off – and what to do if someone has this condition. This is because, as will be discussed, anyone can get it, even someone who…

The Vital Role of Public Health Nursing

A survey done by the Department of Health of United Kingdom reveals that about 74% of adults in United Kingdom consumed an alcoholic drink daily. Worse still, more than 37% individuals reported they didn’t know the harmful effects of addiction to alcohol. These statistics reveal two things and they are as below: – Adults getting…

8 Simple Ways to Encourage Hair Regrowth

So you have lost your mane and are looking for simple ways to encourage hair growth. Is there anything you can do to help grow your mane? Well your locks are dead and you can’t do much to help the hair on your head grow but you can go a long way to help grow…

What Causes Cancer? Cancer, Genes, and Epigenetics

There are multiple causes of cancer. It is a very complicated process but can be simplified to lifestyle choices, chronic inflammation, infections, and genes. Lifestyle choices are the most important predictors of risk of diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and cancer. What we eat, drink, or smoke are instrumental in what kind…

Bacteria Infections in Turtles

Common Bacteria in Turtles Slow moving and hard shelled, turtles make fun pets but have a bit of a down side. Tortoises and turtles often suffer bacterial infections that cause disease. The good thing is that with the proper housing, nutrition, and sanitation these infections can be avoided for the most part. Being familiar with…

Diseases of the Abdomen and Ultrasonography

Some diseases of the abdomen may also remain undetected for a long time. This is particularly true of gallbladder diseases – gallstones (cholelithiasis), inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), or even cancer of the gallbladder. Either gallstones or an inflamed gallbladder may lead to cancer of the gallbladder. Therefore, it is necessary to detect early cases…