Archive: Diseases & Conditions

October 14, 2016

9 Causes of Night Sweats

9 Causes of Night Sweats

Night sweat is generally referred to as excessive sweating during the night. Sweating is a normal reaction when the bedroom is too hot or you’ve put too many blankets on your bed. A night sweat is defined as a sudden hot flash occurring at night that can cause you to sweat profusely, sometimes drenching your clothes and bed sheets, even ...

September 4, 2013

8 Natural Remedies for Sore Throat

8 Natural Remedies for Sore Throat

Sore throat, also called pharyngitis, is a very common ailment that can affect any people of any age. It is often associated with common cold or flu, but it also can be caused by other factors, such as bacterial infections, tonsillitis, Allergies, or even reflux. Most sore throats go away in several days with adequate rest and fluid intake, but ...

May 25, 2013

Tomato and Soy Combo May be Effective in Preventing Prostate Cancer

Tomato and Soy Combo May be Effective in Preventing Prostate Cancer

Consuming tomato and soy together are more effective in preventing prostate cancer than eating them separately, a new US study suggests. “Eating tomato, soy, and the combination of the two significantly reduced prostate cancer incidence. But the combination gave the best results,” said lead researcher, John Erdman, a professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Illinois. In ...

May 19, 2013

8 Best Ways to Prevent Hepatitis A

8 Best Ways to Prevent Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is the most common form of viral hepatitis, accounting for about 60% of all hepatitis cases diagnosed. It occurs when a person is infected by the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). The virus is commonly spread through the fecal-oral route which means it is spread through person-to-person contact and ingesting contaminated food or water. Since hepatitis A infection are ...

May 18, 2013

Hepatitis A Treatment

Hepatitis A Treatment

There is no special treatment for hepatitis A, and most people who are infected usually recover on their own within a few months without treatment. Since there is no medication that can kill the HAV, the goal of hepatitis A treatment is to relieve the symptoms associated with the disease while the body fights the infection. Here are some things ...

May 17, 2013

Hepatitis A Symptoms

Hepatitis A Symptoms

Not everyone who has hepatitis A will experience symptoms, however when symptoms appear, they tend to occur between 2-6 weeks after exposure to the hepatitis A virus. The symptoms may vary with age and in severity. Generally, children are less likely to have symptoms than adults and the symptoms are more severe in adults. A most common sign of hepatitis ...

May 16, 2013

Hepatitis A Causes and Risk Factors

Hepatitis A Causes and Risk Factors

Hepatitis A, also known as infectious hepatitis, is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A virus is a RNA virus that belongs to the genus hepatovirus of the Picornavirus family. The virus is commonly spread when someone ingests foods or water that is contaminated the feces of an infected person or ...

March 5, 2013

Babies of Obese Mothers Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease Later In Life

Babies of Obese Mothers Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease Later In Life

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy may increase the baby’s chance of developing heart disease later in life, according to a study published online in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease of Childhood. For the new study, researchers at the University of Sydney involved 23 pregnant women, with an average age of 35, who had a BMI ...

February 2, 2013

How to Prevent Gallstones Naturally

How to Prevent Gallstones Naturally

Gallstones are small, stone-like objects that form within the gallbladder. The stones are typically composed of hardened cholesterol and/ or bile salts. Once formed, gallstones can block bile ducts and cause complications such as pain, jaundice, serious infections, and inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Gallstones are a common disorder of the digestive system, which affect around 15% of people aged ...

January 26, 2013

How to Treat Gallstones

How to Treat Gallstones

Treatment for gallstones will depend on whether you are experiencing symptoms or not, your age as well as your overall health. If the gallstones cause no symptoms, treatment is usually not necessary. However, if symptoms are present, especially severe pain, then treatment may be required to relieve or eliminate the symptoms. Depending on the size and type of gallstones, treatment ...