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Archive for August, 2015

FDA Targets Unapproved Otic Drops


Date: August 8th, 2015

A lot of the ear drops that doctors have been prescribing for years have never been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as treatments for ear pain. The true benefits of these drugs have not been researched, and the possible side effects of using them have not been determined.

Bariatric Surgery as Diabetes Treatment


Date: August 7th, 2015

In the future bariatric surgery may be used as a method of controlling the diabetes in people who have type II diabetes. All diabetics are told to maintain a close to average body weight in order to lower their daily glucose levels, but some people have an extremely hard time losing the weight they need to lose. Bariatric surgery may be prescribed by more doctors for the diabetic patients as treatment alternatives.

Illness Bearing Bacteria Found in Pools


Date: August 6th, 2015

 Pool water is sterile because it is treated with chlorine, and chlorine kills bacteria.

The water in that pristine pool may have been treated with chemicals, and it may have very few bacteria in it,(the water is never one hundred percent sterile unless your pool is located in a hyperbaric chamber behind sealed doors), but the minute a human being stick one toe in the water the level of bacteria increases.

Using Umbilical Cord Blood to Treat Eczema


Date: August 5th, 2015

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition. People who have this condition complain of itchy, dry, red skin in different areas of their body. Eczema is thought to be caused primarily by inflammation of the skin cells.
Inflammation of the joints is the symptom of rheumatoid arthritis and it is likely caused by an immune response that is improper. Eczema is likely caused by the body’s immune responses not doing what they should. That is why the two conditions may be addressed, and treated with one simple treatment.

Half of the People in the World Suffered from Allergic Asthma


Date: August 4th, 2015

What causes Allergic Asthma?

The condition known as allergic asthma is triggered when a person inhales and allergen. The allergen may be pollen, dust mites, mold, pet dander, or any other allergen that can create an allergy symptom.
Whenever some people inhale the allergens, their tubes located in their lungs inflame and swell. That restricts air flow, which in turn leads to the symptoms of allergic asthma.

PTSD and Increased Heart Attack Risks for Women


Date: August 3rd, 2015

The study linking PTSD in women to Heart Disease

Researchers focused on forty nine thousand nine hundred and seventy eight women in their quest to discover what physical ramifications that PTSD had on women’s health. The study focused on women who were under the age of sixty five. The researchers began this study in 1989. Every two years the participants underwent evaluation, including evaluation of cardiovascular occurrences, and diagnosis during the two year period.

Protecting your Heart from Arthritis


Date: August 2nd, 2015

People who suffer from the painful condition of rheumatoid arthritis may have their risk of heart attacks doubled. A recent study was published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology that indicates that there may be a way for people who have rheumatoid arthritis to decrease their risks of heart attack, and still manage to reduce some of the pain and swelling associated with the disease.

Cholesterol Drugs may Increase Aggression


Date: August 1st, 2015

Cholesterol lowering drugs that fit into the category of statins have recently been linked to increases in aggression and irritability in women who take them. The finding of the study supporting this information was recently published in Plos One.