Tuberculosis – A Growing Problem

Tuberculosis was supposed to be something that was gone, a thing of the past; history, just like polio. But then something happened on the way to the United States. This terrible disease was brought back to this country with a vengeance. While this article is not meant to be a criticism of our immigration laws,…

New Growth Corridors Open Real-Estate Opportunities in Pune

Pune is buzzing with real estate activities and the city is stretching its borders to accommodate new residential, commercial and industrial areas. Pune, known as Maharashtra’s ace city, is witnessing rise in new business activities like the BPO sector, IT and ITES industry. The prime areas of the city like Deccan Gymkhana, Hinjewadi, Model Colony…

Pet Rat Care – Mammary Tumors

Tumors are one of the most common health problems in unspayed female rats. These are usually benign (non cancerous) mammary tumors that are stimulated by estrogen and occur in approximately 17% to 77% of female rats. Mammary tumors usually occur at around 18 months when females enter menopause and stop ovulating. These tumors can grow…

Treatment For Pneumonia – Natural Vs Pharmacological

People would most likely opt for a pharmacological medication as a treatment for pneumonia. But what really works as well as these medications? Pneumonia is the medical term used to refer to the infection that occurs in the lungs. This is caused by microorganisms which include fungi, viruses and bacteria. This condition usually starts in…

Disease of the Pleura and Pulmonary Cysts

Inflammation of the Pleura is called Pleurisy. In dry Pleurisy, the pleural surfaces are inflamed without fluid in between them. In many cases pleurisy is associated with effusion. Both dry pleurisy and pleural effusion may develop at different stages of the same disease process. Dry or fibrinous pleurisy: The pleura gets involved from the disease…

How Can Cold-Induced Asthma Be Diagnosed?

Shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, coughing, wheezing, cyanosis, loss or decreased consciousness, chest tightness, and chest pain can be symptoms of cold-induced asthma. These asthma symptoms can also be symptoms of a different disease. This makes it very important for a person who exhibits these symptoms to consult his or her doctor. The doctor can…

Bronchitis Treatment – Cure Yourself At Home

If you keep taking antibiotics for Bronchitis you find that after awhile they become less affective. In normal medical practice you don’t have much option as that hacking cough tries to remove the infected phlegm that the infection causes. Some people are unlucky enough to keep catching the Bronchitis infection and will end up at…

Chronic Shoulder Pain – Understanding the Causes

Chronic shoulder pain can develop from a variety of conditions that affect the anatomical structures of the shoulder. These include acromioclavicular arthritis, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), shoulder instability (dislocated shoulder), shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff pathology. This article will discuss each of these pathologies. 1. Acromioclavicular Arthritis – Your clavicle is the small bone that…

What a Pain! Joint and Connective Tissue Disorders

Pain is pain and we want to be free from it, no matter the source of it. So often we are quick to treat the pain without taking the time to distinguish the cause. Knowing the cause of some pains can prevent unnecessary medication, mistreatment and prolonged aches and discomfort. When dealing with joint and…

Hip Stress Fractures – Are They Your Early Warning Signs?

Hip stress fractures can be an early warning sign of poor bone health. They also provide an opportunity to make improvements in your nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle to prevent further deterioration into full osteoporosis. In the United States, it is estimated that 340,000 hip fractures occur each year and that by 2040 this number…

High School Sports Injuries – Shoulder Injuries

A high school athlete should never shrug off a shoulder injury. The shoulder is one of the most important joints on the body. Athletes need the shoulder to throw a ball or other object, block an opponent, maintain their balance, and so on. Unfortunately, all of these activities can result in a variety of shoulder…

Cerebral Palsy – Definition, Assessment and Interventions

Definition Cerebral palsy (CP) is characterized by aberrant control of movement or posture and appears early in life secondary to central nervous system damage. ‘Cerebral’ refers to the brain and ‘palsy’ means weakness or lack of muscle control. CP distorts messages from the brain to cause increased muscle tension (hyper tonus) or reduced muscle tension…

Analysis Paralysis

Regardless of their age, their level of business expertise or even their role in their company, many business professional experience a debilitating state of mind that can be called “analysis paralysis.” Too many options, too many risks, too much pressure. The result is that they sit with their questions, watching good things happen to other…

Does a Hernia Make Your Stomach Big?

Suffering a hernia can be a different experience for different people. For some hernia sufferers, hernias are rather painful, while for others there is little or no pain involved. Meanwhile, for some hernia patients, the hernia is present and visible more or less all of the time. In the case of others, it comes and…

Lower Back Pain

One of the most common problems of the elderly is that of lower back pain. This does not mean, however, that lower back pain or lumbago is not common in other age groups as well. Fortunately, it often subsides within a short time with little or no treatment. Because the lumbar region of the back…