RSSArchive for July, 2011


What Is Coumestrol and What Bearing Does It Have on Health?

Coumestrol is a phytochemical that belongs to the group called coumestans and is a natural organic compound. There is much interest that researchers have in this compound, due to his touted cancer fighting properties and its estrogenic activity. Coumestrol is a phytoestrogen that is seen to be present in soybeans, legumes, (particularly green peas) spinach, […]

Acid Reflux Remedies at Home

Acid Reflux Remedies at Home

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not strong enough to endure the pressure from the stomach. When this happens, the gastric enzymes from the stomach go up to the throat, thus, causing uncomfortable symptoms and heartburn. Some people are born with weakened lower esophageal sphincters while some […]

Antibiotic Overuse and the Emergence of the Superbug

Antibiotic Overuse and the Emergence of the Superbug

In recent times, the phenomenon of antibiotic overuse or misuse is a serious issue that confronts public health. Antibiotics are indiscriminately prescribed by doctors for humans as well as for animals (veterinary medicine) – often without any real need for doing so. What is antibiotic overuse/misuse? What this does is, it creates genetic mutations within […]


Headaches treatment – Depending upon the Type of Headache

Headaches are perhaps the most commonly experienced form of pain by human beings, and the reasons for this can range from the perfectly innocuous to the grimly worrying ones. While most headaches are nothing to worry about, the headaches treatment can also range from the popping of a simple pain reliever to more sustained or […]


July Is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

There are a number of reasons why special attention is required to be paid to mental health of minorities – economic constraints, cultural taboos and access to certain kinds of health care facilities are reasons due to which July is observed as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It is OK to feel sad at a life […]


Endometriosis Treatment Options

It is estimated that between 5 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age may have the condition known as endometriosis, which is characterized by the abnormal growth of endometrial cells (which normally grow in the lining of the uterus), outside the uterine cavity; most typically the ovaries. Though there is no actual cure for […]

Unique Migraine Treatments on the Anvil

Unique Migraine Treatments on the Anvil

Those of us who suffer from migraines know how debilitating, even disabling the pain can be; to the extent that severe migraine suffers are likely to try anything that will help allay the problem for them. New developments in the field of headaches and migraines have shown fresh hope to sufferers – According to reports […]


Alternative Treatments – What You Should Know

A recent news item spoke about a Broken Arrow clinic that was sued for offering a supposed cure for cancer using heat and light therapy. The plaintiffs have been ordered to be paid $2.5 million in damages because the supposed treatment did not do what was claimed by the clinic. The plaintiffs, like a lot of […]


Acne Remover – What Treatments Really Work?

Acne can be a tricky subject – it is such a common condition and so many people have it; and yet aneffective acne remover is an elusive thing, with many people battling acne for years with no solution in sight! The fact is that each person has different type of skin, and each person has a […]