Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tinnitus Treatment

Tinnitus Treatment Tinnitus is a condition that is often underrated since it is not a serious disorder in itself but it can wreak havoc on people’s lives by dint of the misery it brings, and any useful tinnitus treatment would be welcome news for many. One can only imagine what it must be like for a sufferer to have a constant ringing, buzzing, or other obtrusive sound in their ears the whole time, or for much of the time. An […]

Thyroid Problems

A recent article highlights the issue of thyroid problems and how many people may have one and not even know it. The article explains that the thyroid has a fundamental influence on our well-being, and that:  “The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the back of the neck below the Adam’s apple and wraps around the windpipe. It produces thyroid hormones that control the metabolism, or the rate at which the body’s cells go about their business.” […]

Look after your skin to help prevent Acne

There is increasing realisation that acne is not just a problem of teenagers and not just due to one factor. Evidence suggests that you should look after your skin to help prevent acne since it’s not just because of an increase in male hormones beginning at puberty, although that is a major factor, but often due also to lack of proper skin care and a healthy diet. A recent article spells out some of the ways to look after your […]

Bacteria Contribute to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Bacteria Contribute to Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disorder of the gut, where there is pain in the abdomen, bloating, and often also diarrhoea but usually no apparent structural abnormality, and it is interesting to see a report that suggests that bacteria contribute to irritable bowel syndrome. Thus patients suffering from IBS have an upset gut but even microscopic examination of the gut lining shows nothing unusual apart sometimes from some inflammation, and no […]

Hope of a Cure for AIDS

Hope of a Cure for AIDS Hope of a Cure for AIDS A recent article here describes two cases where HIV infected men have been declared free of the virus after just a few years, and there is increasing optimism about the hope of a cure for AIDS. The cases were presented at the annual International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. The article says:  “The researchers are cautious in declaring the two men cured, but more than two years after […]

Honey to Treat Haemorrhoids

Honey to Treat Haemorrhoids   Honey to Treat Haemorrhoids   Haemorrhoids or piles cause a lot of misery for sufferers but now comes news about using honey to treat haemorrhoids, which might sound like an old wives’ tale but is based on scientific reasoning. Natural remedies are often preferred for human disorders since they are usually responsible for fewer side effects that many manufactured drugs. Honey to Treat Haemorrhoids   The article’s explanation is as follows:   “Used by Egyptians […]

Five Cancers which Men Should Be Aware Of

  Five Cancers which Men should be Aware of  There are five cancers which men should be aware of because, although modern medicine has managed to conquer or control many infectious diseases, it has not made such tremendous strides in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Indeed, the  numbers of people suffering from cancer of one sort or another seems to be increasing. Many put this down to an ever more polluted environment with exhaust fumes and various industrial chemicals, […]

Does Losing Your Hair Mean Losing Your Sex Drive?

  Does losing your hair mean losing your sex drive? Apparently it can be so if you happen to be one of the many thousands of men taking Propecia for balding because this can have adverse side effects related to sexual function and libido. A recent article highlights this rather disconcerting finding and reports:   “The hair loss prevention drug Propecia can cause long-term sexual problems in men, according to a new study.”   “It said that the effects — […]

Fasting may help to Cure Cancer

  Recent research has suggested that fasting may help to cure cancer when combined with chemotherapy. This startling conclusion was reached when a recent study of mice demonstrated that combining fasting with chemotherapy was much more effective than just chemo on its own. If it works in mice it may work in men, but time will tell.  According to a report: “Mice with neuroblastoma—an aggressive nerve cancer that strikes infants and children—all died when treated with only chemo. But a […]