Although traditional medicine cannot replace modern medicine as far as diagnosis, investigation and emergency care are concerned, certain ‘alternative’ systems which focus on overall health, have shown remarkable and swift results even in chronic illnesses like diabetes, leucoderma, cancer as well as hard to cure diseases like arthritis, asthma and even AIDS.
Yes, it’s that time of year again-cold season. The typical cold is an upper respiratory infection that can be caused by more than 200 different viruses. Symptoms include sinus pressure, nasal congestion, headaches, body aches and sometimes fever and cough.
Recent statistics have shown that adults average two to four colds a year, which amounts to one billion colds nationwide. Contrary to popular belief, exposure to cold weather is not proven to cause colds. In fact, spending more time indoors actually increases the chance for viruses to spread.
Recently during an interview, Miss Venezuela Marelisa Gibson, admitted to getting a nose job and said her country was quite obsessed with cosmetic surgery. Her exact quote given during an interview with celebrity news website Celestrellas was “Yes, I had a nose job. I wasn’t sure about it first, but after the operation I was really happy with the result. Sometimes it’s good to give natural beauty a little help.”
While her revelations have not come as a surprise to many, it has reignited the debate of whether beauty pageant contestants should be allowed to go through cosmetic plastic surgery to enhance their appearances. Many feel that contestants should be judged on their natural beauty and that those who have gone through any kind of cosmetic surgery procedure must not be allowed to participate in such events. However, many others feel there is nothing wrong with taking the help of plastic surgery and as Miss Venezuela Marelisa Gibson said “give natural beauty a little help”.
One of the most prominent cases of cancer in women, which we hear today, is breast cancer. Cases of breast cancer have increased at an alarming rate and therefore, it is very important that we know the exact signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Women are the worst victims of this breast cancer, but men are also reported to suffer from this deadly disease.
Breast cancer can be cured in cases when women catch that they are having breast cancer in very early stages when the cancer is unable to reach the lymph nodes. In fact, 80% of all the women suffering from breast cancer are fully cured and they enjoy life as a normal person provided they are treated in the early stages of breast cancer.
The relation between oral diseases and potentially life threatening conditions is quite well-known. Bad oral health can result in long-term health issues that can be potentially fatal. For instance, cavities and gum diseases may contribute to serious health conditions like diabetes, respiratory problems, and even clogged arteries and stroke; untreated cavities may become extremely painful and may lead to serious infections. Pregnant women with oral infections have up to seven times greater risk of giving birth to a premature baby than those with normal oral health.
Maintaining good dental health is thus far more than a way to have a beautiful smile; it can be a window to one’s overall health. More and more people are thus visiting family dentists on a regular basis for spotting any oral problems, and thus also preventing any other health conditions. A family dentist is one who performs comprehensive dental procedures for each member of the family, including children. These include cleanings, normal checkups, tooth fillings, and some simple cosmetic procedures like tooth whitening, crowns, bridges and veneers.