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Treating infants with antibiotics: What you need to consider

Treating infants with antibiotics: What you need to consider

September 26, 2014 | Infant and Children
Antibiotics have an important role in treating and eradicating many serious infectious conditions in both infants and adults. But, what negative impacts should you be considering before treating infants with antibiotics? Antibiotics are one of the...
Drugs in the pipeline for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Drugs in the pipeline for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

September 25, 2014 | Age related illnesses, Mental Health
What future treatment options are providing hope for the successful management of Alzheimer's disease—is there hope for a cure? Alzheimer’s disease is the main cause of dementia in the elderly. It affects more than 44 million people across the...
Depression associated with physical disabilities

Depression associated with physical disabilities

September 24, 2014 | Depression
The effects of depression among the physically disabled Depression is a serious illness that causes depressed mood, diminished participation in pleasurable activities, changes in weight, changes in sleep patterns, irritability, fatigue, problems...
Anaemia - Understanding symptoms, diagnosis and treatment strategies

Anaemia - Understanding symptoms, diagnosis and treatment strategies

September 23, 2014 | Digestion, General
What is Anaemia? Anaemia is a condition in which there is a deficiency in the numbers of 'red blood cells' in the blood. These cells, also known as erythrocytes, exist for the sole purpose of supplying and transporting oxygen to tissues throughout...
Vertigo: What is Vertigo? Common causes, symptoms and management

Vertigo: What is Vertigo? Common causes, symptoms and management

September 22, 2014 | Ear, Nose and Throat
Vertigo Vertigo is a special type of dizziness that creates a false perception of motion and rotation. You may feel that your head is spinning, or you are static but the room is revolving around you. This is different from other forms of dizziness...
Type 2 diabetes: Reversing the diagnosis

Type 2 diabetes: Reversing the diagnosis

September 21, 2014 | Diabetes, Weight loss
What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which cells in the body become less sensitive to the effects of insulin. Insulin is required for sugar to pass from the bloodstream into cells. In the absence of insulin or if cells do not...
The Future of Cardiovascular Disease Management: Wearable Technology

The Future of Cardiovascular Disease Management: Wearable Technology

September 20, 2014 | Heart, Stroke
What Is Cardiovascular Disease? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to diseases of the heart and blood vessels, and includes conditions such as coronary heart disease (also known as ischaemic heart disease), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), heart...
Osteoporosis: Significance, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

Osteoporosis: Significance, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

September 19, 2014 | Hormone replacement, Age related illnesses, Women's Health
What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis literally means "porous bone." It occurs when bones lose an excessive amount of their protein and mineral content, particularly calcium. Over time, the progressive loss of bone mass leads to deterioration of bone...
Selecting a Sunscreen: A guide to current options

Selecting a Sunscreen: A guide to current options

September 18, 2014 | Skin Conditions
Factors to consider when selecting a sunscreen Sunlight is an integral, almost inescapable part of the external environment. It is a form of radiation, which is emitted from the sun as light of various forms or wavelengths. One is visible light,...
Healthy Obesity? Is their such a thing? BMI vs. Waist Circumference

Healthy Obesity? Is their such a thing? BMI vs. Waist Circumference

September 17, 2014 | Digestion, Heart, Men's Health, Weight loss, General
What is obesity? Obesity is a condition in which an individual acquires excess body fat. This condition has increased dramatically and palpably over the last few decades, possibly in conjunction with the meteoric rise in commercially-available,...
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