Having diabetes doesn’t mean you’re relegated to a life of boring food void of taste. You may have to follow stricter guidelines but you can still enjoy a wide array of great tasting nutritious foods.
Candida is the name of a genus of some twenty species of microscopic yeasts, a type of fungus. About half these species can opportunistically infect human beings, with consequences ranging from (most commonly) discomfort to death (usually among already vulnerable populations). The most common of these yeasts is Candida albicans, the culprit in the majority of yeast infections.
What is Lyme disease? What causes it? How can you get it? While Lyme disease won’t win as many popularity contests (based on its prevalence) as some other diseases, it is important to note that it is the most common vector-borne disease according to John Hopkins Arthritis Center. Nicknamed “the great imitator,” Lyme disease can masquerade as many things until eventually being diagnosed by a medical professional. As with many diseases, early diagnosis can result in better outcomes. While Lyme disease very rarely ends in death, it can still have some debilitating symptoms and effects. The most common symptoms and treatments can be broken down into the following categories:
From the time we are a babe in sheets to when silver and gray outstrips the color of hair we were born with, a difficulty in breathing is one thing which unites a great many of us. Whether its causality is asthma or something more, it can be awkward, embarrassing and annoying. Worst of all, it can affect the quality of our lives, forcing us to adapt in order to maintain at a level we are accustomed to (e.g. toting around an oxygen tank). For the purposes of this article, we will be discussing one of the biggest culprits of breathing trouble – chronic lung disease.
The foods that you eat play a huge role in your overall health – especially when it comes to the health of your heart. Coronary Heart Disease is a huge health issue; in 2006 alone, over 630,000 people died of the disease. Unlike diseases that tend to target women, those of African, Asian or Jewish descent, Coronary Hearth Disease respects no one. If you have a heart, you are susceptible to it as it affects both men and women of all nationalities and backgrounds. Although you become more susceptible to the disease as you age, there are instances where younger people developed the disease as well.
Down Syndrome is a condition in which a baby is born with 47 chromosomes, versus the customary 46. Developmentally, people with Down Syndrome usually exhibit delayed mental and physical growth and maturity, which can include the presence of impulsive behavior and a short attention span. Generally speaking, it is fairly easy to identify a person with Down’s. Many physical characteristics include: An abnormally small hear, slanted eyes, a flattened nose, decreased muscle tone, small ears, small hands with short fingers.
Breast cancer typically affects over 200,000 or approximately 1 in 8 women annually, and - aside from skin cancer – is the most common cancer found in women in the United States. Men are not immune to this terrible disease either; almost 2,000 new cases of male breast cancer were expected to crop up for 2010 alone. Statistics show that while deaths related to cancer are on the decline, cancer still affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. No matter your gender or your age, you need to know the facts and resources available regarding breast cancer.
We all love to eat, and for as many people as there are, there are just as many different opinions about what makes a truly unforgettable meal. But there's one thing that can make any meal, no matter how succulent, how gastronomically divine, turn sour in your belly and that is food poisoning. Surely you have myriad quetsions about it.
Oral health is an extremely important part of everyday living, for kids, teens, adults and especially for seniors. If teeth and gums are neglected, the outcome can be devastating. This includes gingivitis, cavities and the potential for needing a root canal, pulling teeth (not just an expression, ladies and gentlemen!) or another major dental procedure. By choosing to make oral hygiene an essential part of your daily routine, you will ready your body to fight off tooth decay and gum disease and you will help prevent the need for extensive dental work. The following are some important tips for maintaining great dental health at any age:
Heart disease is a blanket term that includes several malfunctions of the heart. Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States and many other countries around the world.