White spots on the throat usually have one of two origins: the tonsils, or a disease. Although the discoloration can be disconcerting and (depending on cause) the accompanying symptoms distressing, the situation is rarely dangerous or life-threatenin... Read More
Left leg swelling is not an uncommon occurrence since it can arise from a collection of different causes. These causes are, however, highly varied and most indicate a potentially serious—or at least problematic—underlying issue. Generally speakin... Read More
Coconut oil does not have the same health-friendly pedigree as, for instance, canola, but it has been getting a bit of increased attention as a possible ingredient to use when looking to lose weight or manage cholesterol. There have been studies look... Read More
Abdominal pain is both an extremely common symptom and, from a medical perspective, an annoyingly unhelpful one. This is why doctors will divide your abdomen into quadrants in order to make things more specific.
If they know that your pain is from th... Read More
Winter is a time when people prefer to stay indoors with loved ones. This prolonged and often close contact makes it easier for infections to spread around and is the reason why winter sees a rise in chest infections.
These ailments can range from a... Read More
People have an inherent understanding of why sleep is important. It recharges the body during the night and lets us face each day bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Of course, most people also suffer from a lack of sleep or a lack of quality sleep. This c... Read More
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say most people have a few more libations over the course of December than they might during the rest of the year. And you know what? A few extra drinks over the holidays probably won’t jeopardize your healt... Read More
By now—if you’ve been reading my articles—you’re aware of the some of the health dangers of sleep deprivation.
But a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is showing that missing out on an hour or two of sleep per night (getting... Read More