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Why The Medicine Cabinet Is The Worst Place For Medicine?

Why The Medicine Cabinet Is The Worst Place For Medicine?

Did you know that the medicine cabinet in your bathroom is one of the worst places to store medicines? It is. The heat and humidity of the bathroom environment can cause medications to deteriorate. All medications, prescription or over the counter, should be stored in a cool, dry place. Most medications are packaged in amber […]

Link Between Sun Exposure And Development Of Autoimmune Diseases In Women

Link Between Sun Exposure And Development Of Autoimmune Diseases In Women

According to a study conducted by researchers at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight may be linked to the development of certain autoimmune diseases, particularly in women. Frederick W. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Environmental Autoimmunity Group, Program of Clinical Research, at NIEHS, said, “this study found women who […]

Diaper Rash: Natural Home Treatments To Relieve Your Baby's Discomfort

Diaper Rash: Natural Home Treatments To Relieve Your Baby’s Discomfort

Diaper rash (or nappy rash, as it is called in some countries) is one of the most common baby problems, and most babies will have it at some time. Red, inflamed skin in the diaper area, sometimes raised and blistered, is diaper rash. Your baby may be more unsettled than usual and may cry when […]

Higher Dose Of Medication Required To Treat Tuberculosis

Higher Dose Of Medication Required To Treat Tuberculosis

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said, the typical drug dose considered crucial in treating tuberculosis efficiently is much too low to account for modern-day physiques. Dr. Tawanda Gumbo, associate professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern and the study’s lead author said, the finding is particularly important for those living in societies plagued by obesity. […]

Anemia Ups Risk Of Death In Elderly Individuals

Anemia Ups Risk Of Death In Elderly Individuals

According to the new research, low red blood cell counts, also known as anemia, is a risk factor for death in elderly people, apart from other diseases that might be present. Wendy P. J. den Elzen and colleagues, from Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, noted in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that previous reports […]

Severe Cardiac Events With High Calcium Level In Arteries

Severe Cardiac Events With High Calcium Level In Arteries

According to a study published in Radiology online edition, severe cardiac events may be predicted in patients with stable coronary artery disease using coronary calcium scoring by the researchers. The study’s lead author, Marcus Hacker, M.D., resident physician in the department of Nuclear Medicine, said “Independent of the patient’s sex , age and other coronary […]

What Did Your Doctor Tell You? Divulging The Truth Behind The Top 10 Most Common Medical Myths

What Did Your Doctor Tell You? Divulging The Truth Behind The Top 10 Most Common Medical Myths

what are the top most common medical myths that persist up to now which you should not instantly believe? Take a look at the following list and learn exactly what the truth is behind these medical myths.

Managing Chronic Pain In Seniors

Managing Chronic Pain In Seniors

The American Geriatrics Society has issued new guidelines for managing chronic pain in seniors. Most pain issues are managed using common over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID. When a patient has a condition which involves chronic pain, however, those medications may not provide sufficient relief. Those medications can also have […]

Chest Pain - What It Really Means?

Chest Pain – What It Really Means?

Did you know that chest pain is the symptom that takes more patients to an Emergency Department than almost any other? The advertising campaigns that encourage people to seek immediate medical help if they experience chest pain have certainly been a success. These campaigns were targeting potential heart attack patients, as immediate care can mean […]

Seizures In Children From Swine Flu Virus

Seizures In Children From Swine Flu Virus

Children should be tested for infection with H1N1 swine flu virus if they have flu-like symptoms and unexplained seizures and treated with flu-fighting drugs, U.S. health officials told. Health officials told that four children, who got swine flu in late May, in Dallas County, Texas, had seizures or changes in mental status caused by swelling […]