Archive for the ‘General health’ Category

 

COLDS, RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS – CROUP

May 12th, 2009

Croup usually develops suddenly and the child, well on gtyng to bed, might wake during the night with the typical croupy cough — a hard “brassy” sound — and have difficulty in breathing. The larynx is swollen and there is marked difficulty in breathing in. In asthma, by contrast, there is difficulty in breathing out. [...]

Read full article      No Comments

CHILDREN’S SCOLIOSIS: SYMPTOMS, HOME CARE AND TREATMENT

April 28th, 2009

  Signs and symptoms In severe cases of scoliosis the curvature of the spine can easily be seen when the child stands up. Even a slight curvature may be easy to recognize because the child stands in a hip-shot position, with one hip more prominent than the other. Scoliosis in almost any degree can be [...]

Read full article      No Comments

PREVENTION OF PERINATAL DAMAGE AND DEATH

April 23rd, 2009

• As soon as you think you want to start a baby it is good sense to make sure that all the conditions are right for your baby to get off to a good start. First, start eating properly. Make sure that you eat enough, especially if you are thin. If you are underweight your [...]

Read full article      No Comments

PREVENTIVE MEDECINE: KIDNEY STONES

April 23rd, 2009

The incidence of kidney stones has gone up considerably this century. It used to be mainly an adult disease but now it occurs in children too. The occurrence rate is between 3 and 13 per cent in westernized countries, with the rate in the USA about 12 per cent, yet kidney stones are rare in [...]

Read full article      No Comments

DISEASE AND SURGERY – SOFT DRINKS AND CANCER; CAN YOUR UNDERWEAR KILL YOU; HOW YOUR DENTIST CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

April 9th, 2009

A recent study found a significant correlation between an increase in carbonated beverage consumption and esophageal adenocarcinoma decades later. In the past 25 years, the number of cases of this cancer has risen by 570% among Caucasian men in the US—the group that consumes the most soft drinks. self-defense: Don’t drink more than 12 ounces [...]

Read full article      No Comments

DISEASE AND SURGERY – THE SELENIUM SOLUTION – (IS SELENIUM PROTECTIVE AGAINST OTHER DISEASES AND CONDITIONS; DO MOST PEOPLE GET ENOUGH SELENIUM)

April 9th, 2009

Yes. Because of its beneficial effect on the immune system, it also helps fight infections. Studies conducted in China showed that supplemental selenium lowered the incidence of hepatitis B. In another study, people with Alzheimer’s disease had 40% lower blood levels of selenium than people without the disease. In addition to folic acid and vitamin [...]

Read full article      No Comments

DISEASE AND SURGERY – THE SELENIUM SOLUTION – (WHAT ARE SELENIUM’S ANTICANCER ABILITIES?)

April 9th, 2009

No other element or compound comes close to selenium’s versatility of functions. My own research and that of other investigators—conducted on cells in animals and epidemiological studies—suggests that adequate selenium intake helps to reduce the risk of developing most major forms of cancer, including malignancies of the breast, lung, prostate, colon, rectum, stomach, ovary, pancreas, [...]

Read full article      No Comments

DISEASE AND SURGERY – THE SELENIUM SOLUTION (WORKING IN THE BODY)

April 9th, 2009

How else does selenium work in the body? Twenty-five selenoenzymes have been discovered so far, but the functions of only some have been identified. One group of selenoenzymes converts the inactive thyroid hormone T4 into T3, its active form. For this reason, the thyroid gland is particularly rich in selenium. High levels of selenoenzymes have [...]

Read full article      No Comments

DISEASE AND SURGERY – THE SELENIUM SOLUTION

April 9th, 2009

Ask a health-conscious adult to name the key nutrients that are necessary for optimum health, and you’re likely to hear vitamins, such as Ñ and E, and minerals, including calcium and iron. How many people would name selenium? Not many. Few people are aware of the disease-fighting powers of this essential nutrient. What is selenium, [...]

Read full article      No Comments

SCALP, ITCHY

April 2nd, 2009

Description and Possible Medical Problems If your scalp is itchy and frequent shampooing has no effect, you may have either head lice or dermatitis, an inammation of the scalp that may or may not be accompanied by flaky dandruff. Though it’s commonly believed that only children get head lice, adults can get them, too, though [...]

Read full article      No Comments