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How Do I Treat a Stiff Neck?

The average person experiences pain from a stiff neck every once in a while - this is perfectly normal. The most common kind of pain due to a stiff neck is when a person moves his head from one side to the other and experiences a sharp pain. The physiological explanation for a stiff neck is that...

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What Is the Medulla Oblongata?

The medulla oblongata or simply ‘medulla’ is part of the brainstem, and is located between the pons of the brainstem and the spinal cord. It controls a few vital functions as it contains containing cardiac, respiratory and vasomotor centers. It also manages autonomic functions like the heart rate...

Food Crisis in Germany Worsens With Feed Contamination

Food Crisis in Germany Worsens With Feed Contamination

A food crisis within Germany has worsened as officials suspect foul play was the cause of the massive farm shutdowns. Investigations revealed the feed for animals contained the carcinogen dioxin and contamination fears have spread as testing on the animal fats revealed the contamination occurred...

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What Is Bikini Medicine?

Bikini medicine is an informal term that refers to the tendency of some medical professionals to focus on health issues relating to the breasts and genital areas when treating women. This is as opposed to taking a look at the woman’s overall health. As can be surmised, the term bikini medicine...

Psilocybin, Magic Mushroom Compound, May Treat Depression Per $800k+ Study

Psilocybin, Magic Mushroom Compound, May Treat Depression Per $800k+ Study

A three year study which cost $842,000 dollars which investigated Psilocybin, the primary chemical compound found in magic mushrooms, found that it may treat depression. Though funding for the study was cut off because the team used a synthetic variation of the psychoactive Class A drug rather...

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10 Signs of Addiction - the Symptoms

The word "addiction" is thrown around quite a bit these days, but do you really know whether something you are doing or using is really an addiction? The 10 signs of addiction listed here will help you figure it out. 1. You no longer have a choice about whether you want a particular substance or...

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How Addiction Relates to Depression

Addiction and depression are related. In fact, people who live with addictions to tobacco, gambling, and shoplifting are more likely to be experiencing depression as well. It is possible that people who are already experiencing the symptoms of depression are more susceptible to becoming addiction...

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What Is Heroin?

Heroin is an illegal drug that is taken to produce a "high." Over time, the heroin addict builds up a tolerance for heroin, and more of the drug must be taken to get the same sense of euphoria. The purest form of heroin is a bitter-tasting white powder, and it is an effective painkilling medication....

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Treatments of Drug Addiction

A number of approaches to treatments of drug addiction are used to help people break free of their addiction. The treatment option chosen will depend on the needs of the drug addict and the type of drug he or she has been using. A combination of "talk" therapy and medications is an effective way...

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What Is Methamphetamine?

Meth or Methamphetamine is a drug that stimulates the user's nervous system. It may be legally prescribed by a doctor to treat certain conditions, such as obesity and ADD (attention deficit disorders). The form of meth that is cause for concern is the type being manufactured and distributed illegally....