Monthly Archives: May 2010

Cystic Fibrosis After The Diagnosis

Cystic Fibrosis After The Diagnosis It is devastating to a parent when their child is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. They may feel guilt because this disease is an inherited medical condition. A parent may not know they are a CF gene carrier. If both parents are carriers there is a 25 percent chance one of their children will be born with cystic fibrosis. There is a 50 percent chance one or more of their children will be carriers, and a […]

What is Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus So, what is tinnitus? In simple terms, tinnitus is a sound no one else hears, except the one who has it. Tinnitus is the medical or scientific term used to describe the hearing or experience of sound in one or both ears or in the head when no outside sound is present. These sounds do not come from outside the head, but they may seem as if they do. It is commonly referred to as “ringing in […]

Going Veggie Abroad Will it Prevent Food Poisoning?

Going Veggie Abroad Will it Prevent Food Poisoning? Traveling to a foreign country is a lot of fun. You can learn enormously interesting things about another culture by first hand experience. Learning another language can broaden your horizons and the sights, sounds, smells and tastes will influence you for the rest of your life. The tastes are especially interesting. A new culture offers all kinds of new foods to try. Depending on where you go, you may even add a […]

The Benefits of Reflexology for Babies

The Benefits of Reflexology for Babies Reflexology is a form of treatment started by the ancient Chinese in centuries past.  It was found that by stimulating specific reflexes of the feet and hands, you could not only bring healing to the body, but could cleanse the body of common toxic substances and even parasites.  Reflexology was brought to the West in the early 1900’s and has been proven to be a very successful therapy for most sicknesses and diseases. So […]

Green Tea Linked to Good Prostate Health

Green Tea Linked to Good Prostate Health Phytochemicals found in green tea, known as polyphenols, are linked to preventing the spread of prostate cancer. A research study found out that the polyphenols attack growth factors and proteins that cause prostate cancer growth and interrupts the growth processes of the tumor. Earlier studies have gathered evidences that green tea also prevents the occurrence of prostate cancer. However, the researchers said that they need to do more studies to prove the effectiveness […]

Children And Heart Disease

Children And Heart Disease The most common heart problems in childhood are congenital. That is, the problems are present at birth. Babies with severe congenital heart problems may need surgery at an early age to survive. These babies will have symptoms at birth.     More often the heart can have a small abnormality that may or may not be noticeable at birth. If there is a hole in the heart wall that lets blood go from one side to […]

Introduction – Diabetes

WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes is a disease that develops when the body does not make enough insulin, or cannot use the insulin it makes. A gland in the body, called the pancreas, makes insulin. The food we eat breaks down into glucose and is transported by the bloodstream. Insulin moves the glucose from the bloodstream into body cells. Glucose (also called blood sugar) provides the cells with the energy to do their jobs. Introduction – Diabetes     When the […]

Benefits of Learning Reflexology

Benefits of Learning Reflexology If you are one of the millions of people that have discovered the benefits of reflexology, you may be wondering just how you go about learning the techniques for yourself.  There are indeed many benefits to learning reflexology.  Most obviously, and maybe even most importantly, it is free to treat yourself.  Reflexologists are very good at what they do, and they are gaining popularity very quickly.  The downside is that reflexologists are expensive, and their services […]

The Heart and Bones Connection

The Heart and Bones Connection Research over the past decade has uncovered a curious connection: Women who have coronary heart disease have more osteoporosis (loss of mineral content of the bones). Women who have osteoporosis are more likely to have coronary heart disease. Surely, two body systems couldn’t appear any farther apart. Why would two such seemingly unconnected body systems as the heart and the bones be so closely connected?   On the surface, they do share a few common […]