Archive for May, 2009

Getting Around to Understanding Lupus

[ 0 ] May 28, 2009 |
Getting Around to Understanding Lupus

Of the automimmune diseases that affect millions of people, Lupus is a relative unknown. The general lack of awareness of the disease combined with the difficulties in its diagnosis has, up until recently, limited the amount of research directed toward understanding it.

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Eating Too Much Salt Because We Can’t Cook?

[ 0 ] May 23, 2009 |
Eating Too Much Salt Because We Can’t Cook?

Though salt was once valued like gold, today it is only valued in this way at an individual level. Collectively we eat 50% more salt than we should and are suffering the consequences of our ongoing indulgence with high rates of high blood pressure.

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Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia – Taking the Squeeze out of Facial Pain

[ 0 ] May 19, 2009 |
Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia – Taking the Squeeze out of Facial Pain

Considered one of the most extreme causes of pain in the field of medicine, the pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia feels like being stabbed in the face with a red hot knife and suffers can sometimes experience that agony hundreds of times each day.

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Pneumonia, the Unwelcome Hospital Visitor

[ 0 ] May 15, 2009 |
Pneumonia, the Unwelcome Hospital Visitor

As the the cause of 1 in 9 hospital related deaths, pneumonia can be a very dangerous condition for individuals who are already in a weakened state. Fortunately, research is developing an understanding of pneumonia that could give us the upper hand.

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Aiming for Extinction: Polio in the Cross Hairs

[ 0 ] May 10, 2009 |
Aiming for Extinction: Polio in the Cross Hairs

Though in the cross hairs and about to be eradicated in 2005, polio has since made a comeback and decades of effort to eradicate the disease are now being undone. It will now be through Herculean efforts that the ground will be regained against the disease.

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Brain Training With Games – This is Your Brain on Games, Any Questions?

[ 0 ] May 5, 2009 |
Brain Training With Games – This is Your Brain on Games, Any Questions?

The popularity of exercises for improving brain function has been increasing over the last few years. No longer only entertainment for the young, video games are becoming popular across a wide age range and proving beneficial in a number of ways.

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