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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Remedies and Treatment Strategies

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Remedies and Treatment Strategies

July 20, 2014 | Pain, General
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome The carpal tunnel is an anatomical structure located at the end of the wrist1. It is an 'arch' formed by the carpal bones leading from the wrist into the palm in the general direction of the thumb1,2. The function of the...
Concussion: What short and long term effects are known?

Concussion: What short and long term effects are known?

July 19, 2014 | Depression, Men's Health, Epilepsy, General, Mental Health
In basic terms, a concussion is a change in mental status caused by an injury to the head. While this definition is accurate, it is not very precise. Unfortunately, as one tries to develop a more precise definition, the definition rapidly becomes...
Asperger syndrome: Strategies for communicating with people with Asperger's

Asperger syndrome: Strategies for communicating with people with Asperger's

July 18, 2014 | Behaviour, General
Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder and, as such is a neurodevelopmental disorder in which the patient has difficulty in participating in “normal” social interactions and communication. The person with Asperger's may also perform...
Macular Degeneration: Low-Vision Support Tools and Rehabilitation

Macular Degeneration: Low-Vision Support Tools and Rehabilitation

July 17, 2014 | Eyes, Age related illnesses
Coping with macular degeneration often entails learning how to adjust to the vision loss that has occurred, or may be gradually developing. Low vision rehabilitation is an effective approach that involves the use of specialised support tools and...
Biological Age - Current research trends of age related biomarkers

Biological Age - Current research trends of age related biomarkers

July 16, 2014 | Age related illnesses, General
Your “chronological age” is the number of years you have been alive. Your “biological age,” which is related to your health, can differ greatly from your chronological age. Because the best treatment option often depends on your health rather...
Conjunctivitis: Is it bacterial, viral or allergic conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Is it bacterial, viral or allergic conjunctivitis?

July 15, 2014 | Allergy, Eyes
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the moist surfaces of the inner eyelids and around the white of the eye. This is reportedly the most common ophthalmic problem in the country of Australia. This condition is most...
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): Do I have a mild form of OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): Do I have a mild form of OCD?

July 14, 2014 | Behaviour, Mental Health
Do you really have obsessive compulsive disorder? We've all done it. You check the lock on your door to make sure that it is secure even though you just locked it. Or once you embark on a long road trip you can't fight the sensation that you left...
Constipation management principles - Understanding options

Constipation management principles - Understanding options

July 13, 2014 | Digestion
Constipation is a condition that can affect people of all ages. It is classified as having less than three bowel movements per week and stools that are dry, hard and difficult to pass. This condition can lead to painful bowel movements, bloating and...
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy: Successful Treatment Options

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy: Successful Treatment Options

July 12, 2014 | Men's Health, Age related illnesses
What Is Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy? The prostate is a small gland that is part of the male reproductive system. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut. The prostate is positioned below the bladder, in front of the rectum, and surrounds...
Ulcerative Colitis: Risks, Causes and Management

Ulcerative Colitis: Risks, Causes and Management

July 11, 2014 | Digestion
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, is the term that is used for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease and it is the inflammation of the inner lining in the large bowel, which consists of...
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