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Top 12 Health Benefits Of Nettle Leaf: Usage, Recipes And Side Effects

Scientifically termed as Urtica dioica, nettle leaf is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Urticaceae. Nettle leaf is also known by the names common nettle and stinging nettle. Spread all over the world, the plant may seem like a

23 Apr 2019 4:47 pm
Lesser Known Health Benefits Of Crenshaw Melon

Scientifically termed as Cucumis melo, Crenshaw melon is a cross between casaba and cantaloupe melons. Do not get the fruit confused with honeydew or a canary melon, as a Crenshaw melon is more like a cantaloupe. Sufficed with plenty of nutrients

22 Apr 2019 6:01 pm
Reasons Why UTI Cases Are High In Summer

The summer season is synonymous with beaches, ice cream, and swimming pools. But the summer season is also the peak season for urinary tract infections (UTIs). According to a study published in the Journal of Open Forum Infectious Diseases, there is

22 Apr 2019 5:48 pm
Health Benefits Of Forskolin: Uses And Interactions

Forskolin is an extract derived from the roots of the Indian coleus, a plant scientifically termed as Plectranthus scutellarioides. Coleus is a relative of the mint family and has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for more than 3,000 years. Early

22 Apr 2019 12:33 pm
Ayurvedic Treatment For Celiac Disease

Also known as celiac sprue, celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disorder. A person with celiac disease is allergic to foods containing gluten (hence also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy) . Gluten is a form of protein that is found in

21 Apr 2019 9:00 am
How Graston Technique Can Be Used For Pain Relief

Overuse injuries of muscles and joints can get really annoying. We all know and have experienced injuries that just nag on and on, and we assume that they would get better on its own. These pains could be a result of

19 Apr 2019 12:30 pm
Abscessed Tooth (Dental Abscess): Symptoms, Types, Treatment & Prevention

An abscessed tooth or tooth abscess is a pocket of puss that can develop in your mouth as a result of a bacterial infection. The condition is also called as dental abscess and can cause moderate to severe pain. In severe

18 Apr 2019 2:00 pm
Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis): Symptoms, Stages, Causes & Treatment

Granuloma inguinale is a genital ulcerative disease caused by the bacterium Klebsiella granulomatis. That is, Granuloma inguinale is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Also known as donovanosis, the infection causes lesions in the genital and anal regions . The STI

17 Apr 2019 3:55 pm
Choking: Symptoms, Causes, Complications And First Aid

Choking is also termed as foreign body airway obstruction. It is the blockage of the upper airway due to food or other objects that prevents an individual from breathing efficaciously. Choking is a life-threatening medical emergency and most commonly occurs when

16 Apr 2019 6:08 pm
14 Amazing Health Benefits Of Trampoline Exercises

To the ones who thought trampolines are just for kids - you thought wrong! The love that you have for the fun-exercise equipment tend to dwindle with time. The major fact that everyone is missing is the fascinating health benefits associated

16 Apr 2019 3:10 pm
Rolfing Can Improve Posture, Reduce Stress And Relieve Chronic Pain

Rolfing is considered beneficial for all body types irrespective of the age. Rolfing is also known as structural integration. It denotes a holistic system of bodywork that manipulates the body's soft tissues deeply and also realigns and balances the body's myofascial

16 Apr 2019 11:00 am
Everything You Need To Know About EMDR Therapy

Among the various kinds of nontraditional psychotherapy, the one that is gaining ample popularity these days is the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. Although a fairly new one, EMDR therapy is becoming popular due to its ability to treat

15 Apr 2019 2:00 pm
Skin Grafting: Types, Procedure And Complications

Skin grafting or skin transplant is a medical procedure that involves the transplantation of skin. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft. The procedure comprises removing the skin from one part of the body and transplanting it to another part

15 Apr 2019 11:00 am
Disc Desiccation – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Disc desiccation is considered a normal part of ageing. The spine is composed of bones known as vertebrae. In between these vertebrae, there are fluid-filled discs. These discs can begin to turn smaller and less flexible as they dehydrate .

14 Apr 2019 9:00 am
Mucocele (Mucous Cyst): Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Mucocele or mucous cyst is a fluid-filled swelling that develops on the mouth or the lip. Almost all of us, more than once in our life, have had developed a bump or a lump on the lips. The harmless cyst, a

13 Apr 2019 9:30 am
Chelation Therapy – Purpose, Procedure, Benefits & Risks

It can be highly toxic when metals like iron, lead, mercury and arsenic build up in your body. A treatment known as chelation therapy has gained ample popularity as a way to get rid of this toxicity. Chelation therapy makes use

12 Apr 2019 12:13 pm
12 Incredible Health Benefits Of Quince, Nutrition And Recipes

Scientifically termed as Cydonia oblonga, quince is closely related to pears and apples. Rich in minerals and vitamins that can benefit the human body, quince is one of the oldest fruits in existence. The fruit is also termed as golden apple,

12 Apr 2019 9:00 am
Detoxing Your Home: Understanding And Eliminating Environmental Toxins

Detoxing has become an inevitable part of our lifestyle. At least once every month, we all do a detox to get rid of the internal toxins from our body. However, many of us tend to overlook the fact that the toxins

11 Apr 2019 11:30 am
Diabetic Dermopathy: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Diabetes is a condition in which the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin is impaired. This results in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and causes the glucose levels in the blood to spike up . Diabetes is associated with

11 Apr 2019 9:00 am
Photopsia: Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Photopsia is the subjective sensation of lights, sparks, or colours due to electrical or mechanical stimulation in your eyes. It is the presence of perceived flashes of light. Basically, it is a symptom developed from seeing flashes of light or of

10 Apr 2019 2:30 pm
Munchausen Syndrome (Factitious Disorder): Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Factitious disorder, previously termed as Munchausen Syndrome, is a mental condition in which a person acts and deceives other people by appearing to be sick. The person does not have any malingering motive but deliberately shows that they have a severe

10 Apr 2019 11:06 am
10 Lesser Known Health Benefits Of Tahini

You may have come across the term tahini before, especially if you are a hummus aficionado. Tahini is a type of thick sauce or paste made from toasted ground hulled sesame. The condiment is equally tasty and healthy and comes with

9 Apr 2019 4:41 pm
Limb Amputation: Reasons, Procedure And Recovery

The loss of a limb (amputation) is a life-changing experience. It's an extreme physical loss and is emotionally devastating (especially when it is sudden and one is not prepared for it). The way one deals with this loss is quite dependent

9 Apr 2019 11:45 am
10 Nutritional Health Benefits Of Cassava, Recipes And Side Effects

Scientifically termed as Manihot esculenta, cassava is a starchy root vegetable or tuber. Extensively cultivated for in tropical and subtropical regions, it belongs to the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. The starchy edible tuberous root is one of the major sources of carbohydrate,

8 Apr 2019 5:36 pm
10 Health Benefits Of Hazelnuts For Skin, Hair & Health

Hazelnuts are nutritious, delicious and filling nuts that come from the Corylus tree. Hazelnuts, also called filberts, are rich in protein, fats, vitamins and minerals which benefit your health largely . Hazelnuts have a sweet flavour and can be eaten in

8 Apr 2019 5:00 pm
Forskolin For Weight Loss: Dosage And Risks

Weight loss has become one of the most commonly used terms. The rising need of the society to be healthy and lead an active and hearty life somehow centralises on the aspect of weight loss. Gaining excessive weight can be accorded

8 Apr 2019 11:30 am
Why Is Bloodless Open Heart Surgery Simple And Safe

It is quite common to have blood transfusions after cardiac surgery, although the rates vary among different hospitals. Although common, transfusion always carries the risk of infectious as well as noninfectious hazards. Moreover, blood transfusions are not clinically necessary (in at

7 Apr 2019 9:00 am
Biopolymer Injection For Diabetes: An Alternative To Insulin Injections

The prevalence of diabetes is rising with each day. According to the WHO report on diabetes, the global prevalence of the disease has hiked from 4.7 per cent (1980) to 8.5 per cent (2014). As per the statistics of 2016, an

5 Apr 2019 10:34 am
12 Benefits Of Passion Fruit Seeds For Skin, Hair And Health

It is impossible to distinguish passion fruit from its seeds. Filled with numerous seeds, the fruit is known for its nutritional value. The nutritious tropical fruit is a rich source of antioxidants and a variety of vitamins that are beneficial to

4 Apr 2019 3:24 pm
Everything You Need To Know About Chiropractic Care

If you suffer from back pain, it is highly likely that you have come across advises from your friends and relatives hinting at back pain relief alternatives, one of them being chiropractic form of treatment. The cause of back pain could

4 Apr 2019 12:02 pm
Poliosis (White Hair Patch): Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

Poliosis is a condition that causes white patches on an individual's hair. An individual can be born with the condition or can develop it during any point of age. You may have noticed it on some of the famous fictional characters

3 Apr 2019 4:00 pm
Sprained Wrist: Types, Symptoms And Treatment

A wrist sprain is a common injury (more so for all sorts of athletes). A loss of balance is sufficient for you to slip and stick your hand out to prevent your fall. However, the moment your hand hits the ground,

2 Apr 2019 5:30 pm
Penile Atrophy (Penis Shrinkage): Causes, Treatment And Prevention

Penile atrophy or penis shrinkage is the decrease in the size of the male genitalia. The length of one's penis can decrease by up to an inch or so due to various reasons. Basically, it is the decrease in the length

2 Apr 2019 2:09 pm
Health Benefits Of Orange Seeds That You Must Know

The amazing benefits offered by the orange-coloured fruits are known to all of us. Succulent, juicy and pulpy, the citrus fruit is a powerhouse of energy and refreshment. Every part of an orange, from its pulp to the skin has various

1 Apr 2019 5:38 pm
Pressure Garment Therapy For Burn Scar Management

It can be frustrating for a burn survivor to deal with issues of scarring even after the initial burn injuries have healed. The most common complication of a burn injury is that of raised scars in the area of the original

1 Apr 2019 2:00 pm
Research Says Diabetes Skin Patch Would Put An End To Painful, Finger-prick Blood Tests

For decades now, a major part of diabetes management has been all about daily finger pricks to measure one's blood sugar. Before the glucometer was invented, diabetics would use daily urine samples to get a general estimate of their blood glucose

31 Mar 2019 9:00 am
Tuberculosis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease which usually affects the lungs. It is caused by bacteria that get easily transmitted from person to person through coughs and sneezes. According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes

30 Mar 2019 10:30 am
Vulvar Cancer: Types, Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

Vulvar cancer is also termed as vulval cancer. It is a comparatively rare type of cancer that grows on the female external genitals. The vulva is the area of skin surrounding the urethra and vagina, including the clitoris and labia. It

29 Mar 2019 4:21 pm
Motion Sickness (Travel Sickness): Symptoms, Causes, Types & Treatment

Motion sickness is the feeling that develops when the motion you sense with your inner ear is different from the motion you visualise. Most of us have experienced this distasteful sensation while travelling in an aeroplane, automobile, or amusement park ride.

29 Mar 2019 9:00 am
Sepsis: Causes, Symptoms, Effects, Diagnosis And Treatment

The first origin of the term Sepsis appeared in Egyptian papyri which was 3500 years ago. The origin of the term Sepsis [σηψις] was first attributed by the Greek for decomposition of animal. It was used in this context before Hippocrates

28 Mar 2019 5:02 pm
Kegel Exercises For Men & Women: How To Do, Benefits & Caution

Being active is one of the most direct and effective ways to stay healthy. Any movement that requires you to work your muscles and burn some calories definitely has health benefits - both mentally and physically. Exercising can help you feel

28 Mar 2019 3:28 pm
From Treating Insomnia To Preventing Cancer, Lemon Balm Has Fantastic Health Benefits

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb that belongs to the mint family. It is also commonly known as balm, balm mint and sweet balm. The lemon balm plant has round heart-shaped leaves that emit a lemon odour when crushed.

28 Mar 2019 11:21 am
5 Types Of Swimming Strokes And Their Health Benefits

Swimming is one of the most rewarding exercise-cum-leisure activities. An alternative for the gym, spending some time in the pool can benefit you tremendously. Irrespective of age or skill, swimming offers numerous health benefits. Studies have revealed that swimming is one

27 Mar 2019 4:00 pm
The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

Developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionized the present day workplace. The medical sector does not lag behind. Artificial intelligence in healthcare has turned into a hot topic in recent years. Although AI in medicine has shown great

27 Mar 2019 2:24 pm
West Nile Fever: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

A viral infection, West Nile fever is spread by mosquitoes. The West Nile virus (WNV) is the cause of the fever and can result in neurological diseases and even death, in severe cases . A recent news article has reported

26 Mar 2019 5:22 pm
8 Wonderful Health Benefits Of Lima Beans You Never Knew

Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) is a legume grown for its edible seeds or beans. The seeds are also called butter beans due to their buttery texture and flavour. Lima beans are used in a wide variety of dishes and they are

25 Mar 2019 5:37 pm
Chlamydia Infection: Symptoms, Complications & Treatment

Sexually transmitted infection [STI] is a leading cause of infertility, acute illness, long-term disability, and even death across the world. Affecting all - men, women, infants - medically as well as psychologically, STIs can hardly be ignored. The term Sexually Transmitted

25 Mar 2019 5:11 pm
Easy And Healthy Raw Food Ideas For Breakfast

Breakfast is the most crucial meal of the day. It kick-starts your metabolism and helps you burn calories throughout the day. Basically, you run your day on your breakfast. Be it a fruit or porridge, breakfast is necessary for your health

25 Mar 2019 11:30 am
World Tuberculosis Day: Ayurvedic Treatment For Pulmonary Tuberculosis

A person can get tuberculosis (TB) by breathing in air droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person . TB is a global health crisis. About 25 per cent of the world's TB cases are found in India

24 Mar 2019 9:00 am
Everything You Need To Know About Using Limb Prosthetic Devices

Disability of any form can be traumatic and could affect the victim's daily activities in a variety of ways. Rehabilitative services are of ample importance in such scenarios so that the differently-abled person can come to terms with his or her

23 Mar 2019 9:00 am