What is a Hernia?

31 Dec
2014
By Amelia Smith

Hernia

Hernia happens when a fatty tissue or organ pushes through a weak spot in a connective or surrounding tissue known as fascia. Some major types of hernia include umbilical, femoral, hiatal, incisional, and inguinal hernia. Let’s take a look at these different types of hernia. Continue Reading…

Tips to help you keep the New Year’s resolution of weight loss

31 Dec
2014
By Max Jones

weight loss

It’s the end of the year again, and the New Year awaits your plans, progress, and prosperity. It is that time of the year when the New Year resolutions are made and sustained. This year, stop the usual impulsive decisions and make an attempt to take care of your health and body. Continue Reading…

Dihydrotestosterone and male pattern baldness

30 Dec
2014
By Max Jones

male pattern baldness

Male pattern baldness is a type of hair loss that affects aging men. Also known as androgenetic alopecia, male pattern baldness causes gradual hair loss. It can lead to baldness in 15 to 25 years, and within just 5 years in some cases. Continue Reading…

Male Osteoporosis

28 Dec
2014
By Amelia Smith

Male Osteoporosis

One of the biggest health scares in recent times is osteoporosis. This bone disease is apparently known as ‘the silent thief’ because bones start losing their mass without any symptoms. While this was earlier a leading male osteoporosis cause among older people, today it is indeed prevalent among men and women over the age of 50 or 60. Continue Reading…

Male Genital Problems and Injuries

26 Dec
2014
By Max Jones

erectile dysfunction

Male genital problems, subsequent symptoms, and injuries can easily occur as the scrotum and penis do not have any bone protection. Though severe pain occurs during a genital injury, it usually fades away quickly without permanent impact. Continue Reading…

Smoking and Asthma

24 Dec
2014
By Max Jones

Smoking and Asthma

Smoking and asthma in adults is a situation similar to suicide, which causes a slow death. Smoking even one cigarette daily while being treated for asthma leads to faster lung damage. Smoking can be addictive, but discarding this lifestyle habit can resurrect the quality of your total health. If you smoke, there are a number of smoking and asthma inhalers available in the marker to help the condition. Continue Reading…

Six Essential Measures to Preventing Ebola

17 Dec
2014
By Amelia Smith

Six Essential Measures to Preventing Ebola

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has had more cases and deaths than all others Ebola outbreaks combined. Termed as the most complex and largest, this outbreak has claimed 6388 lives as of December 7, 2014.

Ebola virus disease is an acute, severe illness in humans with an average fatality rate of 50%, which in some outbreaks has gone up to as high as 90%. No FDA approved medication is available for the disease, but various precautionary measures can tell you how to prevent Ebola and not get infected by the dangerous disease. Continue Reading…

How to prevent influenza

16 Dec
2014
By Max Jones

prevent influenza

Flu is a contagious disease which is caused by infection by the Influenza virus. It is very important to prevent flu. The most important step in flu prevention is making sure that you get yourself vaccinated every year with a flu shot. Flu usually is a seasonal occurrence. It is important that we take certain measures for influenza prevention. Continue Reading…

The Symptoms of Influenza

14 Dec
2014
By Max Jones

Symptoms of Influenza

The flu is one of the most common diseases today. Flu is caused by the influenza virus. Flu is more commonly found in children as the virus attacks the weaker immune system in the children. An adult who is suffering from Influenza usually has the infection for around six of seven days. Whereas, children get affected by the Influenza virus more severely and usually the infection persists for around ten days. Continue Reading…

Causes of influenza

12 Dec
2014
By Amelia Smith

Causes of influenza

A seasonal Flu outbreak is almost as widely known as any other form of illness. The cause of flu is a virus called influenza virus. The virus is mainly of three types: A, B and C. While type C is mostly known to affect ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens, a tiny percentage of cases involving humans affected by the virus have been reported. Type B on the other hand, is widely found to affect only humans and causes a mild infection and changes very little from year to year. The type A and type B viruses are the main causes of influenza outbreak, seasonally. Continue Reading…