Monthly Archives: August 2012


Neutropenia is an abnormally low number of white blood cells called neutrophils. White blood cells protect the body from infection. Children with neutropenia tend to get infections easily because their white blood cell count is too low to fight germs, such as bacteria. Without enough neutrophils, infections can quickly become life threatening. What is the […]

jet lag

What is jet lag? Jet lag is the tiredness you may feel after flying long distances across several time zones. The rapid travel to a different time zone disturbs your normal body rhythms. How does it occur? Your body has an internal clock that determines when you eat, sleep, and wake up each 24-hour day. […]

falls in elderly

Trial of a lifestyle integrated approach to balance and strength training Background In elderly people, the rate of hospital admissions due to falls has not declined during the last decade. Reducing the frequency of falls would lead to a reduction in immobility and institutionalization as well as the easing of associated economic burdens. Although structured […]

text message-based service

medwireNews:A text message-based service may help improve medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia, researchers report. Jorge Maurino (AstraZeneca Medical Department, Madrid, Spain) and team found that schizophrenia patients who received short message service (SMS) reminders regarding antipsychotic treatment showed significantly greater improvements in medication adherence after 3 months than those who received no such messages […]

excessive cleanliness

MedWire News: Research suggests that the antibacterial chemical triclosan, commonly used in personal-care products and antibacterial soaps, may impair the function of cardiac and skeletal muscle. “Triclosan is found in virtually everyone’s home and is pervasive in the environment,” said study investigator Isaac Pessah (University of California, Davis, USA) in a press statement. “These findings […]

Woman can judge man’s intentions much faster than his thoughts…

Woman can judge man’s intentions much faster than his thoughts… 13 Aug Woman can judge man’s intentions much faster than his thoughts… There is a saying that man don’t listen very actively when woman are talking to them. Well this is not just an over statement but every married couple would have this issue. The […]

Loss of muscle is caused by lack of exercise.

Aging does not cause you to lose muscles. Loss of muscle is caused by lack of exercise. You can preserve both muscle size and strength by continuing to exercise a long as you live. Compare the MRIs of the legs of 40- and 70-year-old triathletes, and a 70-year-old non-exerciser: The dark areas are muscle, the […]

test for slipped disc

Test for Back Disc Problems Report #7254 Sometimes, it’s not so easy to tell whether back pain is caused by a crushed disc in the back or something else. Studies from France showed that a blood test called phospholipase A(2) can be used to diagnose that condition The bones of your spine are separated by […]

harm of bottled water

Drinking a good amount of bottled water is often encouraged by doctors and dieticians alike, since staying hydrated is an important component of being healthy. But some experts contend it may come with an added risk – compromising your dental health, HealthDay News reported. Manufacturers of bottled water proclaim their products to be “clean” and […]

seizure with fever

What are seizures? During a seizure (convulsion), a child may become unconscious and fall, the eyes may roll backward, the body may stiffen, and the arms and legs may jerk. Most seizures last less than 5 minutes. Seizures that are not caused by a fever occur in 1 out of every 250 children. If they […]


What is a seizure? A seizure is a symptom, not a disease. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don’t work right and there is a sudden abnormal electrical signal in the brain. The seizure can cause strange sensations and behavior. Sometimes it causes muscle spasms and a change in or loss of consciousness. […]


What is an EEG? An EEG (electroencephalogram) is a test that records the electrical activity of your child’s brain. (The nerve cells in your child’s brain work by carrying tiny electrical charges.) When is it used? An EEG can help your child’s healthcare provider diagnose medical problems such as: epilepsy sleep apnea or other sleep […]

stroke prevention

What is a stroke? A stroke is damage to part of the brain when its blood supply is suddenly reduced or stopped. A stroke causes a loss of function, sometimes permanently, in the part of the body that is controlled by the damaged part of the brain. Only 1 in 3 stroke victims recover completely. […]