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Ageing is a natural phenomenon which everyone has to go through, but consuming dark chocolates or blueberries can help slow down the process with better results  A list of five super food that can actually make a difference to our body system. OLIVE OIL-It is a good source of MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) and omega 3. A serving of olive oil will give you the daily dose of healthy fats. Cooking in olive oil damages the structure of olive oil and it converts it into a saturated fat. Olive oil is also excellent source of polyphenols which are strong antioxidants which are needed to balance the free radicals. YOGURT-It is an excellent source of protein and calcium. It helps us to prevent from muscle and bone loss. Also it provides us with billions of good bacteria in our stomach. These bacteria help us to break down our food and also help us to get rid of toxins. Make sure to have at least two servings of yoghurt, for best results take it at room temperature. BROCCOLI-: Broccoli is a goo…


Osteomalacia refers to a softening of your bones, often caused by a vitamin D deficiency. Soft bones are more likely to bow and fracture than are harder, healthy bones. Osteomalacia is not the same as osteoporosis, another bone disorder that also can lead to bone fractures. Osteomalacia results from a defect in the bone-building process, while osteoporosis develops due to a weakening of previously constructed bone. Muscle weakness and achy bone pain are the major symptoms of osteomalacia. Treatment for osteomalacia involves replenishing low levels of vitamin D and calcium and treating any underlying disorders that may be causing the deficiencies. Cause-Your body uses calcium and phosphate to build strong bones. Osteomalacia may occur if you don't get enough of these minerals in your diet or if your body doesn't absorb them properly. These problems may be caused by: ·Vitamin D deficiency. Sunlight produces vitamin D in your skin. Your body needs vitamin D to process calcium. Osteom…


Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes in which you feel as if you're spinning (vertigo), and you have fluctuating hearing loss with a progressive, ultimately permanent loss of hearing, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. In most cases, Meniere's disease affects only one ear. Meniere's disease can occur at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 20 and 50. It's considered a chronic condition, but various treatments can help relieve symptoms and minimize the long-term impact on your life. Cause-- The cause of Meniere's disease isn't understood. One popular theory that hasn't been proved is that Meniere's disease appears to be the result of the abnormal amount of fluid (endolymph) in the inner ear. This often shows on autopsies, but it's not clear that it causes the episodes. Factors that affect the fluid, which might contribute to Meniere's disease,…


Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Malaria produces recurrent attacks of chills and fever. Malaria kills an estimated 1 million people each year worldwide. While the disease is uncommon in temperate climates, malaria is still prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries. World health officials are trying to reduce the incidence of malaria by distributing bed nets to help protect people from mosquito bites as they sleep. Scientists around the world are working to develop a vaccine to prevent malaria. Causes- Malaria is caused by a type of microscopic parasite that's transmitted most commonly by mosquito bites. Mosquito transmission cycle ·Uninfected mosquito. A mosquito becomes infected by feeding on a person who has malaria. ·Transmission of parasite. If you're the next person this mosquito bites, it can transmit malaria parasites to you. ·In the liver. The parasites then travel to your liver — where they can lie dormant for…


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes both acute and chronic infection. Acute HCV infection is usually asymptomatic, and is only very rarely associated with life-threatening disease. About 15–45% of infected persons spontaneously clear the virus within 6 months of infection without any treatment. The remaining 55–85% of persons will develop chronic HCV infection. Of those with chronic HCV infection, the risk of cirrhosis of the liver is 15–30% within 20 years. Geographical distributionHepatitis C is found worldwide. The most affected regions are Africa and Central and East Asia. Depending on the country, hepatitis C infection can be concentrated in certain populations (for example, among people who inject drugs); and/or in general populations. There are multiple strains (or genotypes) of the HCV virus and their distribution varies by region. TransmissionThe hepatitis C virus is a bloodborne virus. It is most commonly transmitted through: injecting drug use through the sharing of injection equipm…


If you think dogs only sniff out hidden drugs and decomposed bodies then think again. They also have the ability to sniff out prostate cancer. Now that’s another reason that prove why they will remain our best friends! Dogs have three-hundred million sensory receptors as against five-milion in humans. Their extraordinary sense of smell can detect the smallest of scents known to be linked to cancer instantly. A charity, Medical Detection Dogs, is training specialist dogs to detect human diseases. Dr Claire Guest, its founder, says, what dogs are doing is actually revisiting a way in which diagnosis has been done centuries ago.


Diarrhea describes loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than usual. You may also experience abdominal cramps and a greater volume of stool. Diarrhea varies in specific symptoms, severity and duration. Acute diarrhea usually lasts for a few days and is typically caused by a bacterial, viral or parasitic infection of some sort Causes-Acute diarrhea causes may include:-Antacids containing magnesium, antibiotics,Blood pressure medications, Campylobacter infection, Cancer medications, Clostridium perfringens infection, E. coli,Entamoeba histolytica infection,Food intolerances,Fructose intolerance, Lactose intolerance, Salmonella infection, Shigella infection, Stomach surgery, Traveler’s diarrhea HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES VERATRUM ALBUM 30-Veratrum Album is very useful when there is frequent and violent diarrhoea which is very profuse and painful. It is also indicated in cases in which signs of dehydration have started to appear and the patient seems to be in a collapsed state.


Insect bites and stings can cause an immediate skin reaction. The bite from fire ants and the sting from bees, wasps, and hornets are usually painful. Bites caused by mosquitoes, fleas, and mites are more likely to cause itching than pain.Insect and spider bites cause more deaths from venom reactions than bites from snakes. Most reactions to insect bites and stings are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, stinging or minor swelling. Rarely, insect bites and stings, such as from a bee, a wasp, a hornet, a fire ant or a scorpion, can result in severe reactions. Some insects also carry disease, such as West Nile virus.
Symptoms-Pain,Redness, Swelling,Itching, Burning, Numbness,Tingling Some people have severe, life-threatening reactions to bee stings or insect bites. This is called anaphylactic shock. This condition can occur very quickly and lead to rapid death if not treated quickly.Symptoms of anaphylaxis can occur quickly and affect the whole body. They include:-Chest pain, …


In new research appearing in the journalNature Biotechnology, an international research team led by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem describes a new technique for growing human hepatocytes in the laboratory. This groundbreaking development could help advance a variety of liver-related research and applications, from studying drug toxicity to creating bio-artificial liver support for patients awaiting transplantations.
The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body, serving as the main site of metabolism. Human hepatocytes -- cells that comprise 85% of the liver -- are routinely used by the pharmaceutical industry for study of hepatotoxicity, drug clearance and drug-drug interactions. They also have clinical applications in cell therapy to correct genetic defects, reverse cirrhosis, or support patients with a liver-assist device. Regrettably, while the human liver can rapidly regenerate in vivo, recognized by the ancient Greeks in the myth of Prometheus, this capability to p…


An ear infection (acute otitis media) is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. Ear infections frequently are painful because of inflammation and buildup of fluids in the middle ear. Symptoms-Signs and symptoms common in children include:-Ear pain, especially when lying down,Tugging or pulling at an ear, Difficulty sleeping, Crying more than usual, Acting more irritable than usual, Difficulty hearing or responding to sounds, Loss of balance, Fever of 100 F (38 C) or higher, Drainage of fluid from the ear, Headache,Loss of appetite Adults-Common signs and symptoms in adults include:-Ear pain,Drainage of fluid from the ear,Diminished hearing HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES BELLADONNA 200-Belladonna is selected when the pain and sensitivity in the ear are marked. Pain is severe, throbbing and pulsating in nature. It is the…