Tag: Europe

Man boobs

Man boobs

Man boobs, or gynecomastia, are becoming increasingly common – it is estimated that up to 10% of the male population suffers from this embarrassing condition at some stage during their lifetime. Many people speculate about the possible causes of man boobs – suggesting increased levels of hormones in the food we eat and the water [...]

November 12, 2012 More
How is Cytisine Related to Smoking?

How is Cytisine Related to Smoking?

If you want to quit smoking, you might want to look into a little something called cytisine. Smoking and Quitting Everybody knows that smoking is one of the most common causes of disabilities and deaths the world over. It also happens to be a preventable one, though. Unfortunately, despite this fact, most smokers who want [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

Stevens Johnson syndrome is a very severe condition that attacks the immune system and causes the death of cells. It is thought to be a hypersensitivity complex, and generally affects the skin and mucus membranes of the human body. It can range in severity, sometimes being a fatal disorder (the mortality rate is 1-3%). Less [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Scleroderma Can Be Linked to Genetics

Scleroderma Can Be Linked to Genetics

A genetic link to the systemic form of scleroderma has been found by scientists from The University of Texas Health Centre who believe that it could be possible to develop a cure after gaining a comprehensive understanding of the genetic nature of the disease. Approximately 100,000 people in the United States alone are affected by [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Trials Under Way At University of Maryland

Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Trials Under Way At University of Maryland

People suffering from Parkinson’s disease often suffer from memory problems. Clinical studies at the University of Maryland are hoping to discover if a combination of memory training techniques and walking exercises can prevent this memory loss. The University of Maryland is searching for 90 volunteers for these clinical trials. Volunteers will be divided into three [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Massage

Massage

Massage is derived from the Arabic word mass meaning to press and has been defined by Westland (1993) as the aware and conscience manipulation of soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. Many ancient cultures developed various systems of massage to promote health and healing. Contemporary approaches of massage have included bodywork techniques such [...]

September 17, 2011 More
Homeopathy

Homeopathy

Homeopathy (pronounced home-eeOP-a-thee, from Greek homeo “similar” and pathos “disease”) is a form of alternative medicine that uses extremely dilute preparations of natural substances to treat disease, by harnessing the body’s own healing energy and restoring balance in the patient’s vital force. Homeopathy originated in Europe and the United States in the late 1700s and [...]

September 14, 2011 More