Modern Health Care in the Age of the Internet and Social Medicine

Are we are all “medical citizens,” embedded as potential or actual patients, with our physicians, insurer’s, pharmaceutical companies, government bodies and others in a system of societal, moral and organizational stakeholders? Today, with the advent of the Internet, High Speed Bandwidth, Social Media, Support Groups and Self Care Protocols, patients for the first time in…

History of Pipette and Pipetting

The pipette which is the most commonly used equipment in laboratories for extracting samples has a history of more than sixty years. Liquids and semi-solids are transferred using pipettes. Genetics, microbiology, chemical research such as pharmaceuticals etc are some other areas that make use of pipettes very frequently. In earlier 50’s one of the major…

Wound Dressings – Composites

Composite dressings are dressings that combine the advantages of multiple layers, providing more than one function in wound care management. Each layer of dressing is physiologically distinct. To learn how to use these dressings, and when not to, read on. Product Overview Most composite dressings have three layers. The bottom layer is usually composed of…

Sleep deprivation and obesity

Beside good things, modern times gave us a bunch of very negative too. Rise of technology and everyday chase for money left us very little space for exercising and proper food intake. Therefore it’s not surprising that about 30 % of Americans have problem with obesity. However, there are at least one important factor for…

Symptoms From A Mild Rash

Symptoms from a mild rash can sometimes be relieved by the following: Cool compresses with water or milk Calamine – A nonprescription lotion Aveeno oatmeal bath – A product you put in the bath to relieve itching Oral antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) A poison ivy rash will usually begin to appear 1 to 2…

Anosmia- The Invisible Disability

All human beings communicate [as do animals, reptiles and birds] through sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. To not have any of these senses is to be considered disabled. Lack of sight or sound is to be blind or deaf. Lack of the sense of touch is called Somatosensory deficit or disability. Lack of the…

Tips to Get Rid of Dry and Itchy Hands

Fed up of Dry Skin? During cold winter months, dry skin problem gets intense enough and cause discomforts such as pain and unsightly appearance. Dry skin is a health problem that needs intermittent attention.You need to change erroneous dietary patterns and habits to get rid of dry skin. Dry chapped hands, it is one of…

Why Groundhogs Are Terrible House Pets

Thinking about a groundhog as a pet? Please read this article before trapping or charming one into your home. They are demanding animals and quite honestly belong in the wild. Is there any upside? Absolutely. Similar to a dog, my groundhog will lovingly greet me when I come home, but then he hastily scurries back…

Colostrum – A Way to Cure Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a condition that is characterized by extremely dry, flaky skin that discolors and develops open breaks and sores. It is a condition that plagues many thousands of people around the world. Psoriasis can be very embarrassing, as well as painful. Psoriasis sufferers’ skin becomes visibly flaky and covered with motley dry reddish splotches.…

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Ergogenic Aids

From young to old, from beginner to elite, and no matter what the sport, there’s little doubt that sports supplementation is one of the hottest topics of conversation among sportsmen and women. It’s not just the prospect of maximising athletic performance by simply swallowing a few pills or sports drinks that’s so tantalisingly attractive; there’s…

Some Unconventional Treatments to Nail Fungus

People who are or have been afflicted with nail fungus will attest to the fact that it is a tough adversary to beat. There are many treatment options available including pharmaceutical topical and oral medications as well as natural herbal remedies. But they take forever to finish, are messy or are downright ineffective. It is…