The Stages of Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is one of the most prevalent and dangerous eating disorders known to man. It is known to many in that it is characterized by the sufferer refusing to eat and losing extreme amounts of weight until they often resemble nothing more than a skin covered skeleton which can often lead to death in…

Facts About Childhood Obesity In America

The percentage of obese or overweight children in America has roughly doubled between 1971 and 2000. The prevalence of overweight and obese children has increased from 15% in 1971 to more than 30% in 2000. Health problems increase with obesity on a rise. Obesity among children is a health crisis in the United States and…

Oxalic Acid – The Cure For Cancer

Daily, certain foods and beverages are revealed as great antioxidants. For example: carrots, spinach, broccoli, tea, nuts, berries, garlic, onions, grapes, red wine, herbs, spices, and chocolate are foods known to be great antioxidants. We hear about flavonoids and vitamins. It is estimated there are 4,000 identified flavonoids. Isolating each one and determining what effect…

Allergic Skin Rashes – 4 Varieties Exposed

Allergic reactions can come in many forms. There is the sneezing with the itchy, watery eyes. Someone can have trouble breathing where their asthma is triggered by a substance in the air. There are many different ways someone can suffer from an allergy. Skin rashes are not rare when it comes to allergic reactions. They…

What is Dermatitis and Eczema and How to Get Rid of Them

What is Dermatitis? Dermatitis is the skin’s reaction to chemicals or environmental elements. It will cause our skin to become irritated and inflamed, itchy and red, dry and flaky. When certain substances contact the skin and causes an allergic reaction, the reaction is called “contact dermatitis”. Examples of such substances causing contact dermatitis are deodorants,…

Five Easy Ways to Get Rid of a Cold Sore

It can be both painful and embarrassing to have a core sore. Unfortunately, once you catch the herpes simplex virus that causes it, there is no way to completely remove it from your system. It is however possible to deal with the sore itself and prevent its spread and further outbreaks. Take Medication People with…

Love in the Times of AIDS

Book Title: LOVE IN THE TIMES OF AIDS Author: Dr Mark Hunter: An Assistant Professor in Social Science/Geography at the University of Toronto. Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press Reviewer: Bhekisisa Stalin Mncube AIDS Transmission: HIERARCHY OF UBUFEBE (MULTIPLE SEX PARTNERS) IN SOUTH AFRICA LOVE in the times of AIDS is a valuable ethnography of Mandeni,…

Home Remedies For Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp Psoriasis is one of the most painful and most embarassing diseases to have. There is nothing like the constant itch and the scales that you cannot stop picking at that make you bald over time. The embarassasing trips to the barber shops and the stares from noisey people can make it very uncomforatable to…

The Development of Old Age and Related Issues

In traditional Chinese and other Asian cultures the aged were highly respected and cared for. The Igabo tribesmen of Eastern Nigeria value dependency in their aged and involve them in care of children and the administration of tribal affairs (Shelton, A. in Kalish R. Uni Michigan 1969). In Eskimo culture the grandmother was pushed out…

Nail Fungus – 5 Nail Fungus Myths and Facts

We are constantly being exposed to misleading information on different subjects, including health-related issues. What is dangerous about this is that if we are convinced and if we take the wrong information as the truth, we would not know the right thing to do. At times, we would choose to do nothing, but it would…

10 Effective Home Remedies for Eye Flu

Eye flu is the infection of the eyes. It is also known as conjunctivitis or the pink eye. It causes sore eyes. The thin transparent membrane over the white part of the eyes gets inflamed. The blood vessels present swell up, and therefore the redness occurs. The severity of the infection varies from one person…