Journal of Health and Medicine

15 Tips for a Healthy Cardiac Diet

The cardiac diet is aimed primarily at lowering the high death rate from cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, heart attack and stroke. It may also help prevent other diet-related diseases for heart patients with or without diabetes. Here are 15 tips for following the American Heart Association’s dietary guidelines: Avoid diet that is high in

Science

Snake Venom for Diabetes

About one in three diabetics dependent on insulin eventually develop kidney failure, requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Hope that these problems can be delayed, and perhaps even prevented, comes from the latest research into a new class of drugs called Ace inhibitors. Ace inhibitors, which owe their discovery to research on the

Medical Accidents Have Benefited Mankind

A woman subject to hives (an unpleasant itchy crop of skin blisters due to eating certain articles of diet) was going on a long train journey where she would have to eat whatever she could get. She asked her doctor at the last moment for something to ward off hives. Hives, also known as nettle-rash or

Melatonin: A Powerful Hormone for Preventing Jet Lag

Preventing jet lag and industrial accidents caused by drowsy night workers are just two uses of a powerful hormone that can reset the body’s biological clock, researchers say. The financial savings on industrial accidents alone could be significant. The nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island in the United States, Chernobyl in the Ukraine and the

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Medicine

Antibiotics Save Millions of Lives, but Antibiotic Resistance is Rising

The accident of the discovery of penicillin (the first antibiotic) has been described as one of the luckiest that ever occurred in medicine. Since the discovery of penicillin other antibiotics, such as streptomycin, aureomycin, chloromycetin and terramycin, have been discovered. Each play their part in the service of doctors attacking infections due to bacteria in man.

Aspirin: The Wonder Drug for Pain Relief

Some doctors now believe that aspirin can be used to treat many disorders, even heart disease. They say it could be medicine’s most important drug. Simple, old-fashioned aspirin, much maligned, much abused, and certainly over-used, may be heading for unprecedented medical stardom in the 1980s. Indeed, some doctors predict it may become the most important

20 Psychotropic Drugs and Their Side Effects

Do you know what psychiatric drugs can do to you? Because you may not be aware of some of the side effects of your treatment the Mental Patients Union has produced a list of the most commonly used drugs and their side-effects. Don’t be fooled into thinking that they are the symptoms of your illness,

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Health

Dengue Fever and Malaria Mosquitoes

All mosquitoes cause annoyance by biting but some mosquitoes are capable of transmitting disease from person to person. Three diseases may be carried in this way – malaria by Anopheles mosquitoes, Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis) by the common house mosquito, and dengue fever by the dengue fever mosquito. The common house mosquito and the dengue mosquito

Causes and Treatment of Epileptic Seizures

A seizure happens when a group of nerve cells in the brain discharge electrically in a chaotic and disorderly way. It can be caused by fever or by infections. Other causes may be lack of oxygen or glucose in the brain, the effects of poisons, a physical blow to the head or the effects of

Signs and Symptoms of Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia will seriously affect one pregnant woman in every hundred, usually during her first pregnancy. Sometimes referred to as “toxemia of pregnancy” (in our grandmother’s day it was thought to be caused by a mystery toxin) it is responsible for 10 percent of maternal deaths during pregnancy; 2 percent of all emergency cesarean sections; and

Symptoms and Treatment of Endometriosis

Period pain is something that many of us just put up with, but that may be the worst thing to do. Endometriosis is a condition that up to 25% of women experience, yet most doctors and many gynecologists know nothing about it. If left untreated, it can render a woman infertile, yet the options are

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