What Causes Oral Thrush in Adults?

A fungal organism called Candida albicans is what causes oral thrush in adults. This problem is easy enough to develop as the Candida lives on our bodies in small numbers all the time, but when the opportunity arises, it will take advantage of any imbalances in the body in order to develop in numbers and…

Syphilis – An Old, Though Modern Disease

You all know that syphilis is a disease, which can be transmitted by sexual contact in almost all the cases. It is an infectious disease, contagious, whose evolution is chronic, intermittent. It is transmitted through genital contact, very rarely via other means and it can affect any tissue or organ. Primary syphilis represents the invasion…

How the HVP Recall Affects Consumers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a food recall of the flavoring additive hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP). The HVP recall information came to the FDA via reports from a customer of Basic Food Flavors, Inc. (An HVP provider), indicating salmonella in the product. FDA investigators at Basic Food Flavors' plants verified the food…

Is Your Gastric Bypass Making You Malnourished?

The basic aim of a gastric bypass is to help you lose weight in order to avoid the co-morbidities of obesity, and therefore, your diet following surgery is also specially designed to achieve this objective, and also to maintain the weight loss. Postoperative dietary patterns require drastic modifications to suit the new metabolic and physiological…

Coconut Oil – A Natural Mouth Ulcer Cure

A mouth ulcer is an open wound in the mouth where tender nerve endings are exposed and can often cause extreme pain to the person who is affected with them especially when they can become irritated. Often a person suffering from mouth ulcers will find it difficult to eat, drink and sometimes even talk and…

Complications of Lymphedema

Any health ailment, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications; it is the same with lymphedema, if due care is not taken, the condition can aggravate leading to serious complications that may be impossible to treat. Changes in the physical appearance are quite common, along with impaired body movement which has a profound impact…

Using Coal Tar for Head Lice

Coal tar is a liquid by-product of the distillation process that turns coal into coke. It has long been used in products used in the treatment of skin complaints such as dandruff and psoriasis. It is also known to kill head lice when used as a shampoo. Not all coal tar shampoos are equal when…

Causes of Calcium Deposits

Nearly all calcium in the body is used to build strong bones and strong teeth. Only about 1% of calcium circulates in the organs, tissues and bloodstream. Calcium can form deposits in various tissues of the body, in both specific locations or in multiple areas. Sometimes calcium deposits are harmless but calcium deposits can also…