• Millions of people suffer with undertreated chronic pain

    There are many reasons why people suffer chronic pain. This long-lasting pain can be caused by cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and so many conditions. In the United States, this costs the healthcare system $560 to $630 billion every year. Many of the people who suffer chronic pain go…

  • What is the difference between a stomach virus and food poisoning?

    Even though sometimes they are hard to tell apart when you get sharp stomachaches, there are several differences between having a stomach bug and food poisoning. When it is that time of the year when illnesses spread like a…well, virus, it is important to know what it is that you have in…

  • The Difference between LDL and HDL Cholesterols

    Cholesterol is a type of fat produced by the liver. It enables the functionality of cells and body organs. Some foods, especially animal products like cheese, meat, and milk among others contain cholesterol. Useful as it is in organ growth, too much cholesterol leads to heart and circulatory…

  • Ways to forestall the onset of Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common diseases of the century, and unfortunately more and more people are developing this condition. It not only affects the patient, but also the ones around them since the patient will need to be taken care of at all times. There are things that one…

  • Why Don't Doctors in the U.S. Diagnose Lyme Disease?

    Lyme disease was first diagnosed in 1975 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. It was originally thought the symptoms were of juvenile arthritis. Lyme disease is caused by the bite of the blacklegged tick. The tick transmits bacteria in the human body causing infection. A few symptoms of Lyme disease include…

  • Risks of high blood pressure from drinking coffee

    There is a saying ‘you can never have too much of a good thing’. This is not true; too much of anything has risks. For example, being a vegetarian is considered healthy, but there is a risk of bone loss; fruits are great and have antioxidants but the excess sugar can affect our teeth;…

  • How to Get Rid of Back Pain

    The larger part of ventures or objectives of any size or significance oblige a few stages more than a time of time for them to finish. To embrace any perplexing venture or accomplish most beneficial objectives will require fixation, devotion and a few stages fulfilled amid a time of time. Embarking…

  • New strategy in cancer treatment can save lives

    According to the latest information, 5.000 lives can be saved, in England, each year, if GPs follow new guidelines in the diagnosis of cancer. GPs should order certain tests and speed up the treatment. Charities say that they are supporting these guidelines, but they require more funds. Doctors…

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Two popular low-carb diet plans are the Atkins Diet, which has been around for almost 50 years, and Dr. Bernstein’s Diet, which has been around for the past 20. Both bear similarities that can make it a bit confusing when you are trying to navigate the waters and find the solution that is…

Gout is a type of arthritis that happens because of a build up of uric acid. The uric acid is accumulated around the joints especially in the big toe. There are foods to avoid that cause this build up, such as citrus fruits, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, chocolate and fatty foods. Here are five…

One of the most effective diets is the Mayo Clinic Diet. It is not expected that you deprive yourself of all your favorite foods but learn to restrict your portions. The Mayo Clinic Diet teaches you how to choose healthy foods, ignore unhealthy foods (fried foods, foods with added sugar), and as a…

According to a recent study by the USDA, 75% of people usually dine out at least once a week and the other 25% dine out multiple times per week. Dining out poses a problem for those who are on a diet or who are trying to lose weight. There are a few misconceptions, such as skipping lunch in order to…

Diets would be a cinch if only we could manage our appetites as well as we wish to. There are certain foods, though, that help with managing those hunger pangs and make your regimen more bearable. Here are three of such foods that you could add to your diet: Seaweed Seaweed is a bundle of essential…

A healthy diet is what is the need of the hour in the wake of the popularity of junk food and a daily routine that involves very little physical exercise. Of course, consuming a balanced diet is not going to negate the requirements of adequate physical exercise, but it is certainly going to help in…

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One of the surest ways to attain an increased well-being is by practicing relaxing techniques. Other advantages include reduced anxiety; decreased heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, muscle tension; decreased metabolic rate and oxygen uptake. It is recommended that one should have at least…

Muscle cramps are sudden, involuntary contractions that occur in various muscles. Commonly affected muscles include those in the back of your lower leg, the back of your thigh, and the front of your thigh. You may also experience cramps in your abdominal wall, arms, hands, and feet. The intense pain…

Weight loss is a goal for many within western culture. Diet and exercise are generally the focus, though it’s common to look for a little help if it’s available and effective. Supplements in particular are popular, with varying degrees of results. The latest one to get press for its…

Allergies can make life miserable for many of us, to varying degrees of severity. Certainly, it’s important to consult with a doctor and come up with a treatment plan that works for you. However, some prefer to go the natural route, or supplement their existing medical treatment plan with…

Pomegranates are fruits that are packed with seeds and an equal number of benefits for the health of the one who eats them. One of the best things about pomegranates is that they have an excellent dose of antioxidants. In terms of antioxidants, they are three times as rich as green tea. Certain…

Your personality can explain your interaction with the world. But it can also explain your sleeping habits. • Your genetics determine are you an early bird or a night owl. Maybe you don’t like staying up late or waking up early, but this you cannot change. This depends on your genes and…