How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Tips To Optimize Infant Victuals
July 17, 2009 – 7:29 am | No Comment
Whether one is making the infant’s foods at home or preferring to buy ready made foods is basically a matter of personal choice. Bought foods are surely convenient if one is traveling in a jiffy, but the drawback is that they are more expensive and are not always nutritionally sound. If the use of bought foods is going to be on a regular basis, one needs to adhere to key guidelines. Always checking the list of ingredients on the jar or tin is quite essential. The listing is always mentioned in the order of concentration. One should steer clear of those food items in which water is listed first. If buying canned items, watching out for dents, leakage or seal on jars are unbroken is important. One must keep a watch for sell-by dates and avoid cut price items that are close to their expiry date. It is better to stay away from buying anything that states ‘mixed dinners’ as they mostly contain loads of thickener. If home made preparations need to be thickened, one can use ground,  [...]

The Black Cannon Wonder - Black Cumin Seeds, Nigella Sativa
July 16, 2009 – 10:09 pm | One Comment
The innate black cumin seed or Nigella Sativa is literally a warehouse of 100 important organic nutrients with yet to be tapped potential of several others of its components. The herb was initially discovered in Egypt where it was amongst the prized items alongside the King’s mummy found while the Giza Tombs were explored. The black seeds were used to cure wide-ranging ailments from respiratory tract problems, irregular periods and headaches to relieving toothaches, de-worming, lactation enhancement, liver, stomach problems, and skin problems. It was literally called the seed of blessing with the ability to cure everything under the sun except imminent death. In Greek and Arabic cultures the seed were used as a local anaesthetic, brain-body stimulant thus relieving lethargy and exhaustion. It is ideal for preventing cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, dementia, fibroids, catarrh-the list seems quite long. An effectual fat-burner that boosts immunity and facilitates  [...]

FDA Toughens Stance On Accentuating Admonition On Propoxyphene Based Pain Relievers
July 16, 2009 – 10:49 am | No Comment
On 7 July, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enunciated that the makers of pain allaying drugs that have propoxyphene as their component must compulsorily underline the probable risk by overuse on the warning label of such medicines. The locally available drugs like Darvon and Darvocet-N are amongst them that come under the scanner from this latest announcement. The FDA has issued instructions to undertake in-depth research to gauge propoxyphene’s side effects on the heart in addition to the frequency of its prescription in aged patients and its safety details in comparison to other market medicines. The FDA is aware that propoxyphene is usually recommended and has been used since 1957. The director of FDA- Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Janet Woodcock has stated that those who seek prescriptions and ailing patients must be made conscious about propoxyphene’s possible hazards, with doctors offering treatment only after proper evaluation of the patient’s past  [...]

H1N1 vaccine production insufficient
July 15, 2009 – 10:31 pm | No Comment
The alarming global count of 6.8 billion people who are mostly likely vulnerable to the new H1N1 virus, far surpasses the present production capacity of the influenza vaccines. The WHO Director General, Margaret Chan, during her speech at the Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues Conference stated that the seemingly limited production of the vaccines would mostly likely be absorbed by the affluent countries that would leave many other people worldwide devoid of the vaccine. According to Chan, the preferred vaccine would be one that provides all rounded protection from the seasonal along with the whole range of associate endemic viruses. The director-general of WHO egged on the R&D sector along with the scholastics to actively pursue such a progress. She termed it as the finest and significantly logical insurance policy for augmenting production and supporting better unbiased access. Chan pointed out the call for latest innovation stating that the global shortage of  [...]

Effectual Cures To Infant Hay Fever
July 14, 2009 – 4:38 pm | One Comment
What is hay fever ? Hay fever is an ailment that occurs during the spring and summer season and usually due to a reaction to pollen from flowers, grasses and trees. Though it has no serious consequence, it does become periodically troublesome with the allergic reaction occurring in the mucous membrane of the eyelids and nose. The condition is also referred to as allergic rhinitis and causes sneezing, a runny nose with clear discharge and itchy, watery, red rimmed eyes. Hay Fever Symptoms If the child is sneezing a lot, one needs to check his temperature to make sure that he isn’t ill with an infection like influenza or a common cold. One must discourage the child from rubbing his eyes as it will only worsen the situation. The eyes and nostrils can be bathed with cool water to ease the irritation. This will help wash out any deposits of pollen particles or dust. Warm saline water can be splashed on the eyes to relieve the itchiness. Vitamin C taken on a daily basis has a visible  [...]

Inherent Cures To Infant Worm Infection
July 14, 2009 – 3:38 am | No Comment
Children are at a higher risk of being infected by worms many of whom live in the intestinal tract and some in the rectum. The classic symptoms include itching which worsens especially at night, bad breath, abdominal distension, gas, cramps, diarrhoea, decrease in weight, mucusy stools which sometimes turn bloody. Ginger and garlic have been proved very effective in wiping out the parasite. These can be administered in novel ways to the child. One can blend garlic cloves, about four in number to 330ml of apple cider vinegar and let the blend remain enclosed in a closed storage box at normal temperature for a period of two to three weeks. The blend can be filtered to remove the garlic pieces and then mixed with honey and given 3-4 teaspoons to the child with weight not less than about 23 kgs and the age above 2 yrs. A tablespoon of one part of the mixture apple cider vinegar with two parts of fresh apple extract is just as helpful. If garlic is a put off for your child, crushed garlic  [...]

Potential Anti Aids Vaccine In Horizon
July 13, 2009 – 5:50 pm | No Comment
With an estimated 2.7 million HIV infections constantly cropping up globally every year, revolutionary new approaches have been adopted towards putting a plug on this life threatening menace. Many strategies are being employed to create potent anti aids vaccine which will aid in averting it. Miniature versions of the HIV virus are taken and modified in laboratories to develop synthetic copies. The process does not involve using the whole or live vaccine. The vaccine being tested will have the ability to effectively produce either cytotoxic T cells or antibodies that will aid in combating the infection. Types of investigation HIV vaccine strategies: Peptide vaccines have been developed from minuscule pieces of proteins taken from the HIV virus. A recombinant sub-unit protein vaccine which is under way makes use of bigger parts of proteins that are situated on the surface of the HIV virus. The recombinant vaccine versions gp 120, gp 140 and gp 160 developed by genetic engineering  [...]

Mouth Whooshing Your Way To Great Oral Health Care
July 13, 2009 – 5:59 am | 3 Comments
One’s oral health is directly linked to our overall health and well-being. Hence, it becomes utmost priority to maintain good dental hygiene. The mouth is a great harbourer of countless bacteria which if not treated in time leads to plaque and other problems. The oil pulling process is effective as these germs are greatly drawn to the oil which pulls out the impurity from the surface of the tongue which causes effective detoxification. A relatively economical procedure that has amazing results for great dental care is oil swishing. Oil swishing or whooshing process involves using a tablespoon or teaspoonful of non-refined seed oil like walnut, olive, sunflower, unroasted sesame to site a few and moving it around in the mouth for a period of close to 20 minutes, avoiding gargling in the throat and swallowing. The oil shouldn’t be ingested as after the whooshing process the oil would become infused with germs and toxins. If the eventual spatter is frothy then it is a good indicator  [...]