Arthritis and Spondylolisthesis

The term arthritis refers to inflammation of a joint anywhere in the body, including the spine. The condition may result from, or be associated with, various disorders including infection, degenerative disease, metabolic disturbance and tumors. Types of arthritis include ankylosing rheumatoid spondylitis, a chronic progressive disease that usually affects the spine and adjacent structures. Osteoarthritis…

A Brief History of The E30: A 3 Series BMW

In Road & Track’s first test of the new 1984 318i, in its July 1983 issue, the first of the second-generation “E30” 3 Series, the most startling thing about it was the price tag. At an as-tested $18,210, this 318i was more than double the price of a 1977 320i — and in general specification…

Pain Treatment – Different For Diabetes, Herpes Zoster and HIV

Pain is pain is pain.  Right?  No, not quite right.  At least 3 million Americans suffer from some form of neuropathic pain, but from different causes.  More than half of these pain sufferers have an auto-immune disease such as herpes zoster, diabetes or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Recognizing and treating the underlying disease can substantially…

Breastfeeding – Helpful Tips

You and your newborn are home at last. Your journey together has begun, and one of the first decisions you have made is to breast feed. Hopefully your nurse midwife, obstetrician, or breast feeding consultant answered your questions and concerns about breast feeding before you left the hospital, but it never hurts to have a…

Tonsils Stones Causes and Cures

Hardened matter which builds up in the tonsils pockets is known as tonsils stones or the tonsilloliths. Tonsils are glands on the throat which help to filter lymph fluid and fight bacteria and virus which pass through the nose or the mouth to the throat. After the fight between the white cells and other matters,…

Diabetes is Not a Disease – It is Only A Disorder

Introduction : This article is mainly intended to make the reader understand what diabetes is, what causes diabetes, the diagnosis, the signs and symptoms, the types and the treatment to help the reader remove his worst fears about this disorder. So What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by the elevated…

Obesity in Children, and School Nutrition

Obesity has been receiving a lot of media attention recently with statistics showing that the problem is increasing at an alarming rate. Historically obesity has been exclusively seen as a problem of adults, becoming more prevalent with advancing age, however with children’s lifestyles becoming less and less active due to a number of factors, obesity…

Rashes in College Dorms – What Are the Risks

Living in a college dorm can certainly come with its fair share of risks, including rashes which spread like wild fire. Recently there has been an increase in bed bug infestations across the country, both in college dorms and residential areas. Bed bugs can cause rashes which present as clustered-together groups of raised bumps which…

Beautiful Skin – What is Herpes?

What is herpes? That is a question being asked by a lot of people. It is hard to have beautiful skin if a person is suffering from a cold sore or has a stye. Both of which could be caused by herpes. Herpes is known as human herpes virus (HHV) and is the name given…

Chinese ‘TCM’ – Alternative Medical Treatment For Psoriasis

Alternative medicine is used to describe the different forms of medicine other than standard prescription methods and treatments. Alternative medicine includes the embracement of eastern and oriental medical practices. Many people avoid alternative medicine because they felt it is based on irrational folklore belief or unproven treatment methods and lying outside standard medicine practices. Most…

How to Treat Genital Yeast Infections in Men

Men are not spared from yeast infection. Although the infection is common in women, anyone is at risk even men. This is also known as candidiasis because the infection is caused by Candida fungus which is normally present in our body but imbalance in the body system allows Candida to grow out of control that…

Allergies and Antihistamine Treatment

Millions of people have it or have most likely experienced its symptoms at one point of their lives. Runny nose, watery and itchy eyes, sneezing and coughing are just some of the most common symptoms of an allergy attack. Other more serious symptoms may include the sudden appearance of hives, dizzy spells, abdominal pain, vomiting…

Common Medications Used for Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum, is often comorbid with other conditions. Asperger’s is not directly medicated, but rather, the concurrent symptoms are. These can be anxiety and repetitive behaviors, aggression, and the inability to pay attention. Depending on which symptoms someone with Asperger’s Syndrome experiences will help their doctor determine which medications…

Depression and Human Intelligence

The inexplicable depression one feels, of course, can be explained; however, the human being cannot understand it yet. I told you in my previous articles that depression is mainly provoked because the person had not developed all their psychological functions, and their psyche suffers for this reason. However, this is only the beginning of the…