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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Complications of Diabetes
May 17, 2010 – 11:42 pm | No Comment
Complications of Diabetes
Heart disease is one of the most prevalent complications of diabetes. Factually, the American Heart Association figures approximate cardiovascular ailment and stroke being the duo accountable for 2/3rds to 3/4ths of fatalities among diabetics. Although all individuals having diabetes are at an augmented risk of developing cardiovascular disease, it appears to have greater commonality in people having type 2 diabetes. A research by Framingham was the foremost one that furnishes proof showing that diabetics had greater susceptibility to heart ailment as compared to non-diabetics. The study did an examination of individuals inclusive of diabetics and tried ascertaining the risk factors that led to development of heart disease. Study investigators found that several health risk factors, inclusive of diabetes could raise the chances of getting heart disease. Apart from diabetes, other health conditions linked with cardiovascular ailment comprise of hypertension, elevated bad cholesterol  [...]


How Underrated Cancer Risks could be Detrimental to Your Child’s Health
May 11, 2010 – 4:27 am | No Comment
How Underrated Cancer Risks could be Detrimental to Your Child’s Health
The President’s Cancer Panel made an eye-opening announcement about being exposed to cancer risks in day-to-day existence being prevalent, however, taken too lightly, particularly in case of children. A Presidential Cancer Panel pointed out that the society continues to be largely oblivious to these widespread cancer risks like benzene, radon and formaldehyde. This was the foremost instant the board had laid emphasis on environment-related cancer risks during its yearly report furnished to the President. The board chairperson and oncologist, Prof. of surgery from Howard Univ. College, Laselle Leffall stated that the sheer fact that this report is being put forth by the Presidential Cancer Panel is bound to raise several eyebrows and make people stop to take notice. The board additionally proposes lowering environment-related cancer risks as a foundation stone for cancer preventative endeavors and stated physicians needed doing better work taking into consideration potentially  [...]


Could Triclosan Presence in Body Care Products Be Detrimental to Health
April 15, 2010 – 10:01 pm | No Comment
Could Triclosan Presence in Body Care Products Be Detrimental to Health
Ever since the FDA reassessing the bactericide chemical triclosan, commonly present in daily use body care products like hand wash, soap, toothpaste, make-up, play things, clothes and furniture, one is confounded with doubts about whether one  must or must not discard triclosan based products. Triclosan is a chemical which has been largely included in several products due to its bactericide action. Triclosan has been used for the past four decades and at the outset it was employed in health care surroundings like in hospital settings. In the past fifteen years, triclosan started being added in customer sanitation products. The latest FDA declaration regarding triclosan was its way of responding to a correspondence from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. The chairman of the organization, Edward J. Markey had forwarded the letter asking for data regarding the FDA’s standing on the in-progress Triclosan re-evaluation in costumer sanitation  [...]


Notorious Norovirus – Measures to Impede Contracting the Wintry Illness Virus
January 20, 2010 – 2:25 am | No Comment
Notorious Norovirus – Measures to Impede Contracting the Wintry Illness Virus
Norovirus is the group term given to a vastly communicable assemblage of viral forms that lead to puking and loose bowels, especially rife during the wintry season. Due to this season-specific outbreak it is often dubbed the winter vomiting bug lasting during bleak winter months from October till March. Reasons for widespread outbreak The norovirus is largely transmissible – Exposure to merely ten to a hundred viral particles is enough to contract it, while in order to contract a seasonal flu virus, exposure to nearly ten thousand virus particles would be needed. Inhalation of contaminated drops suspended in air, contact with one infected with the virus or infected surfaces. The virus could additionally be contracted by consumption of polluted food items like oyster, mollusc forms that are feeding in contaminated waters could be the starting place. An individual becomes contagious in some hours prior to initially turning symptomatic to two days following the symptoms having subsided.  [...]


The Magnificent MitraClip – Redeemer For Leaky Hearts
January 1, 2010 – 12:05 am | One Comment
A path breaking treatment conducted by the UK surgeons at the Hammersmith Hospital would benefit the lives of countless patients ailing from a leaking heart. The surgeon carried out a valve restoration operation with the assistance of ‘MitraClip’ for treating a heart condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy – impairment in the cardiac muscle that causes FMR (functional mitral regurgitation) a condition that is the consequence of a failed closure of the mitral valve in the heart. This causes a host of problems for the person comprising of breathing distress, weariness and fluid accumulation. The insertion of the MitraClip is done via a catheter in the groin area which is guided to the heart employing ultrasound scanning and X-rays. The device when correctly placed function alike a clip that holds papers together, though here it functions in holding or clamping the valves together. The brain child of the MitraClip was Dr. Frederick St. Goar, an interventional heart surgeon in California  [...]


For Some Kids Bequest From Maternal Side Whereas Inherent Yoke From Father
December 21, 2009 – 2:39 am | No Comment
For Some Kids Bequest From Maternal Side Whereas Inherent Yoke From Father
Could a gene be a harbinger of healthy blessings or the blight of ailment? Scientists from Decode Genetics Company, Iceland believe that it could all be dependent on if it is being inherited from the mother or the father’s side. The group of investigators detected mutations among 5 ailment-associated genes which solely took effect when acquired from either of the parents. A novel gene related to diabetes, safeguards from the ailment in case it is acquired from the maternal side however increases the likelihood of the disease when acquired from the father. The other 3 kinds of genes related to diabetes additionally differed in their outcomes, however in a lesser extent, dependent on which parent it was inherited from. The scientists believe that they were able to decipher this vital finding as they were in an inimitable situation of being capable of differentiating what genes were acquired from the mother or the father’s side. The investigators recognised a gene which  [...]


Radicular Syndrome
November 27, 2009 – 1:48 am | No Comment
Radicular Syndrome
Radicular syndrome arises due to compression or irritation of the nerve roots. The nerve roots are branching of the spinal cord that transmits signals throughout the body at every level along the spine. Radicular Syndrome Causes: Radicular syndrome is mostly due to direct pressure arising due to a herniated disc or variations due to degeneration in the spine that lead to irritated and inflamed sensation of the nerve roots. Radicular Syndrome Symptoms: Radicular syndrome leads to pain and other signs like lack of sensation, tingling and a sense of weakness felt in the upper or lower regions of the body like the arms or legs. Sensory-related symptoms are more prevalent as compared to motor-related symptoms, and muscular weakness is generally an indicator of the increased severity of nerve compression. The nature and kind of pain could differ ranging from dulling, throbbing pain and complex to localize, and even sharp-shooting and burning sensation could be felt. Diagnosis &  [...]