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Treatments for Food Addiction

A person who is living with a food addiction doesn't need to suffer in silence. Unlike a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it isn't realistic for the individual to stop eating entirely. There are a number of treatment options available that can help the person develop a more healthy...

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U.S. Senate Approves Health Care Law for Kids

The Senate gave approval on Thursday to a bill that will provide health insurance coverage to 11 million low-income children. This is the first time that the federal government will put up money to cover children, as well as pregnant women, who are legal immigrants. The State Children's Health...

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What Is a Chiropodist?

A chiropodist is a medical professional who specializes in treating foot problems. A chiropodist is also known by the common term “foot doctor.” The word “chiropodist” is the British equivalent of “podiatrist”, which is the common American term for foot doctor. The word “chiropodist” actually means...

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What Is Ergonomic?

Ergonomic is a word that is being used increasingly because of the quest for more comfort. Saying that a particular product is ergonomic means that it has been specially designed to bring comfort to the user. It also means it is easy to use both physically and psychologically. An ergonomic product...

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How to Treat Acne Naturally

Acne is a skin condition often associated with the hormonal imbalances of teenagers, yet twice as many adults suffer from acne as teens. There are a number of commercial or pharmaceutical products for acne, some work better than others. There are also a number of natural remedies that have proven...

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How Many Human Senses Are There?

We are taught in school that the body has five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. However, experts now believe that there are quite a lot more—and the total number depends on the expert you are talking to and the definition they give to the word “sense.” Some say that there are nine...

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What Are Antibiotics?

Most people have taken antibiotics at one point in their lives. These are medicines that kill bacteria or stunt their ability to reproduce, thus enabling the body’s immune system to produce an effective form of “attack” before it is completely overcome by the “invaders.” Since antibiotics were...

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When Is Massage Contraindicated?

A massage is very relaxing and helps soothe tired muscles and relieve stress. But there are some cases or situations where a massage may not be good for a person.In almost all cases, it is very important that you reveal any kind of medical condition you may have as well as any health concerns to...

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What Is a Permanent Injury?

In the event of an accident or some other event that causes harm, determining the extent of an injury may be significant. This is because the extent of an injury can determine how much damages the injured can be awarded from the liable party. Thus, a type of injury that will last the lifetime of...

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What Is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetically inherited autoimmune condition which causes the lining of the small intestine to be damaged by eating proteins contained in wheat, barely, rye, and oats. Celiac disease is also known as: sprue, nontropical sprue, gluten intolerance, or gluten-sensitive enteropathy....