Category: Injuries and Diseases

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 »

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 »

Your gut feelings

It has often been said that the gut has a brain of its own. The gut has a connection to the enteric nervous system which has the same fetal tissues as that of the brain. Various studies have been conducted to understand the connection between the gut and the brain. It has been found out that an important role is… Read more »