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Archive for July, 2014

How to take care and treat your dry skin


Date: July 31st, 2014

The skin is said to be normal if it does have a minimum of 10% water in it, however, 20-35% is the ideal range. An oily substance known as Sebum produced by the skin’s glands is what helps the skin from losing water. The sebum substance can be overpowered by some environmental factors causing the skin to crack since more water will be evaporating.

Back pain from a medical perspective


Date: July 30th, 2014

The best and effective back pain treatmentHaving a back pain can be a symptom of very many diseases. The cause of the back pain can be a problem with the back itself or a problem with another part of the body. In many occasions the cause of the back pain is not identified and when the cause is identified these are the common explanations.

Cancer cell tests: the best way to foretell drug reactions


Date: July 29th, 2014

Just how effective are cancer drugs?By the researchers counting the number of the prostate cancer cells, they have found out that them help the doctors predict which drug works best. From the clinical test of the drug Johnson and Johnson, a newly approved drug by Zytiga  the men who had the lowest level of the tumor that floats off from the main  tumor had the best chances of survival.

Freezer fault destroys stored brains in a resource center


Date: July 28th, 2014

How a faulty freezer crippled autism researchA fault in the Harvard affiliated hospital has led to a third of the world donated brain tissue for autism research being destroyed. A spokesman for the hospital has said that it’s too early for the hospital to assess the damage that was discovered the previous month in Mac lean hospital located in Massachusetts.

Pregnancy high blood pressure source of other diseases


Date: July 27th, 2014

Pregnancy hypertension source of other chronic conditionsDuring pregnancy, most changes are noted in a pregnant woman. The obvious being, the growth of belly bumps and other things like craving for certain foods, which are normal and harmless. There are two other changes are high blood pressure and diabetes, which may have a long lasting effect on the heart health.

What is brain tumor prognosis and what are the effects?


Date: July 26th, 2014

The underlying effects of brain effects of brain tumorRecent advancements in the surgical and radiation fields have considerably increased the average survival time of the patient with brain tumor. These treatments have in fact helped greatly in reducing the growth and the size of the brain tumors.

Why Statins are good for your body


Date: July 25th, 2014

The long term solution to chronic kidney diseasesIn a new study conducted by Dr Richard Haynes of the University of Oxford in England and released on May 1, statins were said not to have an effect on the kidney function and thus won’t help individuals suffering from kidney diseases. Statins are drugs meant to lower your cholesterol levels in your body.

Why prevention of chronic diseases is better than cure


Date: July 24th, 2014

Chronic diseases: the silent killerDid you know that you might be having a chronic disease and truly unaware of it? Unfortunately, this seems to be the case with most Canadians according to a newly released study that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in May 2013.

All about Autosomal dominant interstitial kidney disease


Date: July 23rd, 2014

The link between intake of fluids and kidney maladiesAutosomal dominant interstitial kidney disease is a rare collection of diseases affecting the known functions of the kidney. In simple terms, the condition is characterized by: one develops a kidney disease and undergoes a kidney transplant and other diseases associated with acidic concentration in the blood and gout.

What happens when the kidney loses its functions?


Date: July 22nd, 2014

Managing the effects of internal organs in the bodyKidney failure is simple terms means that your kidney has lost its ability to perform its functions in normal spectrum. Of worth noting is that it occurs in two stages namely: chronic and acute; where the former occurs in the long term and the latter is almost sudden.