Interesting Facts about Ringworm

In spite of its popular name, the actual cause of ringworm is infection with fungal organisms. These infectious fungal organisms are called dermatophytes and the medical term for ringworm is dermatophytosis. Sometimes ringworm is also known as tinea. The fungal infectious organisms responsible for causing ringworm are widespread in nature and they commonly populate the…

Living With Chronic Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation or infection of the lung’s airways, or bronchial tubes sometimes called the bronchi. Bronchitis, can be classified based on length of time someone has symptoms as either acute or chronic. Chronic bronchitis is longer term and is closely associated with cigarette smoking. The smokers cough is symptomatic of chrnic bronchitis. This…

Botulism – Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Definition Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin. It is happen due to the Clostridium botulinum. There are three main kinds of botulism: Foodborne botulism Infant botulism Wound botulism All forms of botulism can be fatal and are considered medical emergencies. Foodborne botulism can be especially dangerous because many…

A Growing Epidemic in Women: Osteoporosis (fragile Bones)

What is Osteoporosis? The term Osteoporosis comprises of two words osteo meaning bone and porosis- porous/fragile/weak. It may be defined as a skeletal disorder affecting the bone strength and predisposing it to increased risk of fracture. In this disorder there is structural degeneration of the bone tissue leading to low bone mass, fragility and increased…

A Psychological Profile of Tony Soprano

Tony Soprano is one of the most intriguing and enigmatic characters in the history of television. Understanding him psychologically is a difficult proposition, although many of the shows other character’s have proffered some ideas. In one early episode, Dr. Melfi’s husband Richard refers to Tony as Alexithymic, the short definition being “the inability to talk…

Polygonum Multiflorum (Root) for Hair Loss – Does It Work?

Many popular hair loss treatment options today based on the experienced traditional Chinese medicine such as hair restore advanced and shou wu pian contain the “active” ingredient polygonum multiflorum root. It can also be purchased as a standalone supplement in most herbal stores. But the question of whether or not it can effectively treat baldness…

The Importance of Perseverance

Thomas Edison refused to give up when his first efforts to discover a filament for his carbon incandescent lamp failed. Edison continued his search by doing countless experiments with a variety of materials, but each failed. With each failure, Edison, perhaps out of pure frustration, tossed the worthless element out the window until the pile…

Diet Control for Hiatus Hernia

When the esophageal opening, also called diaphragmatic hiatus, becomes weaker, the upper part of the stomach is allowed to push through and reach the chest cavity. This type of condition is called hiatus hernia and one can live with it for a long time if the diet and life-style is controlled and no possible complications…

An Innovator for Closed Captioning

Whether you are deaf, hard of hearing, in a noisy room, or learning through visual aids, you have witnessed or are familiar with closed captioning. Typically it can be found on–hopefully–every television show out there in the same format, same font, and same little white letters in black boxes. In an era where television has…