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A better understanding of corticosteroids and their risks

A better understanding of corticosteroids and their risks

June 20, 2014 | Allergy, Eczema, Eyes, Asthma, General
Corticosteroids are both natural molecules that act as hormones in the body, and artificially produced chemical variations on the basic corticosterone structure. Corticosterone is the essential form on which the other biological corticosteroids are based, which is in turn synthesised in the body from cholesterol molecules. The function of most...
Vaginal Thrush, a better understanding: What else could it be?

Vaginal Thrush, a better understanding: What else could it be?

June 19, 2014 | Skin Conditions, Women's Health
Candida is the name for a group of yeasts that belong to the fungi kingdom in the biological classification of organisms. There are over 150 different species of Candida. Candida can normally be found on human skin and on membranes lining the mouth, throat, intestines and genitalia. Nevertheless, an abnormal overgrowth of...
Effective OTC pain management options including alternative therapies

Effective OTC pain management options including alternative therapies

June 18, 2014 | Pain
Many over-the-counter or OTC pain treatments are safe and effective if used correctly. The most common OTC pain medications are those that inhibit the class of enzyme known as the cyclooxygenases. They are mainly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory...
Nasal Polyps: A full understanding of current treatment strategies

Nasal Polyps: A full understanding of current treatment strategies

June 17, 2014 | Allergy
The moist inner lining of the nose is called its mucosa. Facial bones surrounding the nose have air-filled spaces that open into the nasal cavity. These are called the paranasal sinuses, also called nasal sinuses or simply sinuses. These sinuses too are lined with mucosa and their secretions drain into...
Allergic Rhinitis: How to stop it in its tracks

Allergic Rhinitis: How to stop it in its tracks

June 16, 2014 | Allergy
A person is allergic to something if his/her immune system overreacts to its exposure leading to a variety of signs and symptoms, while the same substance does not elicit any response from other people. The...
Are statins bad? Should you be considering other options

Are statins bad? Should you be considering other options

June 15, 2014 | Diabetes, Heart, Stroke
High levels of cholesterol - a large form of lipid that is the basis for many steroid-type molecules - is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and other disorders related to the impaired or reduced...
Dry Eye Syndrome: Understanding and treatment strategies

Dry Eye Syndrome: Understanding and treatment strategies

June 14, 2014 | Eyes
Dry eye syndrome is an eye disease characterised by eye dryness which is caused by either decreased tear production or increased tear evaporation. In this definition, the term, tear deficiency, implies a deficiency of aqueous tears...
Is HIV infection AIDS?: Explanations of HIV and AIDS and the approach to therapy

Is HIV infection AIDS?: Explanations of HIV and AIDS and the approach to therapy

June 13, 2014 | General, HIV/AIDS
The difference between HIV and AIDS.While the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, there is a difference between HIV infection and AIDS. HIV infection simply means that someone has the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in their body. Likewise,...
Osgood-Schlatter's Disease management protocols and related health options for adolescents

Osgood-Schlatter's Disease management protocols and related health options for adolescents

June 12, 2014 | Pain, General
Osgood-Schlatter's Disease is a condition that causes pain in the knee, just below the kneecap. Osgood-Schlatter's is caused by inflammation at the point where the patellar tendon connects to the tibia (the larger, lower leg bone). Osgood-Schlatter's...
New Breakthroughs in Seizure Prevention

New Breakthroughs in Seizure Prevention

June 11, 2014 | Epilepsy
Other articles on Epilepsy from The Super Pharmacist: Epileptic Stem Cell Therapy Current Epilepsy Treatment Options Establishing new breakthroughs in seizure prevention is an ongoing movement in the medical world. Epilepsy is a chronic brain...