Journal of Health and Medicine

5 Things You Should Know About HIV/AIDS

No one really knows when, where or how HIV/AIDS originated. No particular group or people, whether classed by race sexuality or belief can be blamed for AIDS. It is caused by a virus transmitted in number of ways. What is HIV/AIDS? AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), is started by a virus, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus


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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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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9 Ways To Lower High Blood Pressure

There are a number of simple ways which may be enough on their own to lower high blood pressure: eating a sensible diet, not smoking, exercise to achieve physical fitness and some form of regular relaxation. Diet High blood pressure may sometimes be managed successfully through dietary modifications, chiefly by cutting calories and/or sodium chloride

How to Prevent Salmonella Poisoning or Food Poisoning

Almost all of us have experienced salmonella poisoning at one time or another. Soon after we begin to digest the contaminated food the symptoms begin: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and even fever. Food poisoning can occur in a number of ways: food might be contaminated with pesticides or might contain naturally occurring toxins (oxalic

The Risks and Causes of Cancer

By far the largest reliably known statistic is the percentage of current US cancer deaths that are due to tobacco, which cannot be less than 25 percent or more than 40 percent, although it is possible that some nutritional factor(s) may eventually be found to be of comparable importance. The percentage of US cancer deaths

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