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Lyme Disease: 6 Dangerous Myths

Lyme Disease: 6 Dangerous Myths

July 3, 2014 | General
There are a number of misconceptions about Lyme disease. Educating yourself about the realities of the disease can help you reduce the likelihood of contracting Lyme disease or improve your ability to recover from it. Below are some of the most...
Epistaxis - A greater understanding of nosebleeds

Epistaxis - A greater understanding of nosebleeds

July 2, 2014 | Ear, Nose and Throat
Epistaxis is the medical term for a nosebleed. Most cases of epistaxis are of a minor self-limiting nature. In some instances however, the nosebleed can be severe or recurrent. Nosebleeds are so common, almost everyone either...
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Current evidence based management principles

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Current evidence based management principles

July 1, 2014 | Digestion, Constipation, Diarrhoea
Depending on the diagnostic criteria employed, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 11% of the population globally and is estimated to affect 10 to 20% of the Western population. In Western...
Probiotics overview - Effective uses, safety and actions for digestive conditions

Probiotics overview - Effective uses, safety and actions for digestive conditions

June 30, 2014 | Digestion, General
Probiotics are defined as "live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host ". Early in the 20th century, investigators first discovered that intestinal flora could be altered,...
Urinary incontinence in Adults: Causes, Risks and Treatment Options

Urinary incontinence in Adults: Causes, Risks and Treatment Options

June 29, 2014 | Men's Health, General, Women's Health
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary passage or leakage of urine. Incontinence is an extremely common disorder affecting as many as one in two women and one in five men. The condition often goes unreported because both men and women are too...
Hyperthermia in Infants and Children: Common causes, associated risks and evaluated treatment protocols

Hyperthermia in Infants and Children: Common causes, associated risks and evaluated treatment protocols

June 28, 2014 | Infant and Children
Hyperthermia is an abnormally elevated temperature. While the term hyperthermia is often used interchangeably with fever, there are some subtle and important differences. Fever is a biological response that is produced by the...
Digestive Enzymes: An understanding of effective uses

Digestive Enzymes: An understanding of effective uses

June 27, 2014 | Digestion, General
Digestive enzymes are natural substances produced by the body to help break down and digest food. Digestive enzymes are primarily produced in the pancreas and small intestine, but they are also made in the saliva glands...
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)

June 26, 2014 | General
Updated guidelines (2006) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) have been established by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and National...
Scheuermann's Disease: Juvenille Kyphosis treatment approaches

Scheuermann's Disease: Juvenille Kyphosis treatment approaches

June 25, 2014 | Pain, General
Disease management protocols and related health options for adolescents Scheuermann's disease, also called juvenile kyphosis, is a deformity in the spine that causes three or more of the vertebra to bow outward. In fact, the term kyphosis describes...
12 Dietary Sources of Probiotics: Improving digestion with diet

12 Dietary Sources of Probiotics: Improving digestion with diet

June 24, 2014 | Digestion, General
Yogurt is the leader in foods containing probiotics, but many types of fermented foods can provide these "good bacteria." Not all fermented foods, however, contain live cultures in the finished product....