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12 natural treatments used to lower cholesterol

12 natural treatments used to lower cholesterol

June 8, 2014 | Heart, Stroke
What evidence is there for Non-Prescription Options for Lowering Cholesterol?7, 8 1. Garlic The evidence: In a 2000 report on garlic's impact on cardiovascular risk factors, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that garlic...
The role of diet in reducing cholesterol

The role of diet in reducing cholesterol

June 7, 2014 | Heart, Stroke
Traditional emphasis on restriction of saturated fat and cholesterol The national and international dietary recommendations for the prevention of coronary artery disease have focused on restriction of saturated fat and cholesterol.(4) "Eat less...
Long Term Use: How Are Medications Assessed for Long Term Safety?

Long Term Use: How Are Medications Assessed for Long Term Safety?

June 6, 2014 | General
What Is the Drug Approval Process? To better appreciate how the long term safety of drugs is assessed, it is important to understand the drug approval process.1,2The total cost for a drug to go from an idea to the market is an estimated $802...
The Latest in Blood Thinning Medications: Alternatives to Warfarin

The Latest in Blood Thinning Medications: Alternatives to Warfarin

June 5, 2014 | Heart
What Are Blood Thinners? Blood thinners do not actually "thin" the blood. Instead, they decrease the blood's ability to clot. Decreased clotting keeps fewer harmful blood clots from forming and from blocking blood vessels. There are two main types...
Current Epilepsy Treatment options

Current Epilepsy Treatment options

June 4, 2014 | Epilepsy
For all the advances made by medical science against microorganisms that attack the body, the brain continues to closely hide its secrets. Cures for neurological conditions such as epilepsy remain elusive and effective treatments are often a moving...
Understanding diagnosis and treatment of true migraines

Understanding diagnosis and treatment of true migraines

June 3, 2014 | Pain, General
How Is Migraine Diagnosed? Migraines are underdiagnosed31 and misdiagnosed.32 The diagnosis of migraine without aura, according to the International Headache Society (IHS),1, 33 can be made according to the following criteria: [table id=5...
Understanding Psychosis treatment strategies

Understanding Psychosis treatment strategies

May 29, 2014 | Depression, Mental Health
Psychosis is a condition that results in loss of contact with reality. 3-4% of the population will experience some psychotic episode during their lives. The average Family Doctor will see only two new cases a year. 15% of patients with...
Understanding Rosacea Treatment

Understanding Rosacea Treatment

May 29, 2014 | Skin Conditions
Rosacea is a constantly recurring skin condition that millions of adults struggle with on a daily basis. Though the condition can affect people of all ages, it is most commonly developed around 30 to 60 years old. There are several subtypes of...
Hair Loss Treatments in Australia - Combat Hair Loss One Follicle at a Time

Hair Loss Treatments in Australia - Combat Hair Loss One Follicle at a Time

May 29, 2014 | Men's Health
Hair loss is a problem that affects tens of millions of people in the world. With almost a million recorded individuals seeking hair loss treatment around the world(1), it is evident that hair loss is becoming problematic in both men and...
Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options

Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options

May 23, 2014 | Pain
Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that occurs when nerves become injured or damaged.  These damaged nerve fibers send incorrect pain signals to the brain. Neuropathic pain is characterised by spontaneous pain (ongoing and/or paroxysmal)...
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