Cause of Varicose Veins

Veins are the blood vessels that return deoxygenated blood to the heart. Valves in the vein open to allow the blood to pass through and close to prevent reflux, or the backward flow of blood. Legs are made up of a network of veins. There are three types of leg veins. Deep veins, located deep in the leg, are responsible… Read more »

Milk consumption and acne

More than 85% adults who are between 20-29 years of age in the United States are suffering from acne vulgaris which is a skin disease. This has evolved into an epidemic with 50.9% women and 42.5% men being affected by it. A finding has revealed that this disease is absent among people from Okhinawa, Inuit and Kitavan who do not… Read more »

Omega-3 fatty acids for prevention of psychotic disorders

Preventing psychotic disorders by using antipsychotic medicines is often considered to be controversial. Studies have revealed that long chain omega-3, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may prove to be useful in dealing with various psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. Various research works have time and again stated that Omega-3 PUFAs are mostly good for health and do not have any adverse effects…. Read more »

Dietary glycemic load impact on coronary heart disease

Coronary Heart Disease is a major health risk that people are facing these days. A large number of deaths in Mexico are cause by such diseases. Epidemiological evidence reflects that the lifestyle of an individual especially his diet is the major cause that leads to the occurrence of coronary heart disease. Recent studies have revealed that dietary carbohydrates play a… Read more »

Diabetes – the avoidable disease

The key to a healthy life, with or without diabetes mellitus is eating the right kind of food. Whether you have been diagnosed with diabetes or are trying to lower the risk of the disease, you can still enjoy your meals and eat your favorite food. This is because the nutritional requirements of a person with diabetes are the same… Read more »

Obesity and overweight – causes and consequences

Various factors work in isolation and in combination to lead to obesity. Being overweight is a complex health issue, making you vulnerable to myriad other diseases. Let’s take a more detailed look at the causes of obesity. Body weight is a result of the combination of genes, metabolism, environment, culture, socioeconomic status and behavior. Our behavior and environment play a… Read more »

Adverse effects of vaccines

A report has been published in August, 2011 by the Institute of Medicine’s Panel on Adverse Effects of Vaccines stating the causality and evidence of harm done by vaccines. The report points to the need for more development in the medical field to deal with the adverse effects of vaccines. The report studied 158 probable adverse effects from various vaccine… Read more »