Diseases & Conditions

How You Can Get an STD without Engaging in Sex

Are you aware that you can become infected with sexually transmitted diseases even while abstaining from sexual intercourse? Unfortunately, this is a fact that a lot of people — both young and older — are ignorant of, and which puts their health at some risk.

STDs are more commonly transmitted…


The Truth about PTSD

Contrary to popular belief, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be experienced by anybody and not just veterans. Research even showed that women are more likely to experience PTSD than men. The traumatic events that trigger PTSD are mostly different with every individual. For example, a woman…


Hypertension Awareness: Control Your Blood Pressure through Healthy Lifestyle Changes

If left untreated hypertension may lead to serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, organ failure, poor circulation and renal diseases. Unfortunately, there is still insufficient effort to educate the masses about this silent killer.

People only tend to pay attention to their…


Ways to Prevent and Treat Acne

Acne is a skin disorder that occurs when skin pores are blocked due to excessive production of sebum as well as dead skin cells. There are various types of acne like comedones, which can be blackheads…


Basics of Bacteria and Disease Prevention

Disease-causing agents like bacteria are exceedingly difficult to avoid. They exist on nearly every surface one can come into contact with on a day to day basis. The only differentiator is the concentration of microbes found on the different types of surfaces individuals interact with. For example,…


Health Threats of the Past That Are Reappearing

Modern medicine has already managed to effectively treat and cure many of the diseases that used to infect people, some of which would turn out to be fatal or even reach an epidemic scale with very high death tolls. However, there are still some diseases that have not been eradicated, and due to certain…


5 Practical Solutions for Recurring Migraines

Migraines, being a severe form of headaches, can significantly affect the quality of your life if you don't learn how to manage them. The recurring pain can take its toll on you to the point that you can't concentrate on the things that you are doing. For example, the pain can interfere with your…


GERD: Common Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also known as GERD or acid reflux, is a chronic condition that affects the digestive system. Basically, the disease occurs when the digestive stomach acid is regurgitated to the esophagus. Occasionally, the food content in the stomach may also flow back. The relatively…


Dealing with Hypovolemic Shock

Hypovolemic shock occurs when an individual loses 20 percent or more of their blood or fluids. When left untreated, the condition can damage the organs and lead to death. Before hypovolemic shock can be treated, it must first be diagnosed.

Diagnozing hypovolemic shock

People usually…


What You Need to Know about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

People suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome receive very little support not only from their friends and family but the medical community as well, primarily because most people do not really understand this ailment.

CFS isn’t simply a matter of feeling tired. One must also take into account…