Archive for 2011

5 Health Benefits From Playing Video Games

5 Health Benefits From Playing Video Games

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In the days leading up to the holiday season, the number of television ads marketing video games can become overwhelming. In both the West and the East alike, people with disposable income frequently choose to spend their entertainment dollars and free time on such games. Not surprisingly, the video game industry collects more than 10 […]

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Urinary Incontinence And The Loss Of Control

Urinary Incontinence And The Loss Of Control

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Although we might like to believe that we are in control of our bodily functions, the vast majority of activities that take place in our body are not within our direct control. Sure we can make our best effort to burp quietly, to cover our nose when we sneeze or to only pass gas once […]

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Bed Bugs Coming Back To Bite Us

Bed Bugs Coming Back To Bite Us

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Bed-bugs have been a nuisance to humankind since we first lived in semi-permanent dwellings. However, the use of insecticides in the first half of the last century meant that most of us were not exposed to these pest. Unfortunately, the have becomes resistant and are coming back accompanied by disease.

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Understanding Fatty Liver Disease As A Coming Epidemic

Understanding Fatty Liver Disease As A Coming Epidemic

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Despite being the largest internal organ in the body and of critical importance to our survival, most people are unaware of what role the liver actually serves. Sure we know that it is involved in breaking down alcohol and that alcoholism can cause liver damage, but that is only one area of health involving the […]

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7 Increasingly Common Causes of Nightmares

7 Increasingly Common Causes of Nightmares

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Although nightmares have affected humankind since our beginnings, some of the causes of nightmares have changed in more recent times. Factors such as stress have long had an effect, but now medications can also affect our dreams.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Is More Than The Loss Of Touch

Peripheral Neuropathy Is More Than The Loss Of Touch

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Though we might not think much of the loss of touch, the loss of this sense can have serious repercussions to our quality of life. With our skin being such a large area and being the barrier between our insides and the world around us, it can easily be injured resulting in peripheral neuropathy.

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Knowing The Health Problems That Cause Memory Loss As We Age

Knowing The Health Problems That Cause Memory Loss As We Age

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As the second most common fear associated with aging, loss of memory is a serious health issue. However, we often concentrate on the memory loss itself instead of the different underlying health conditions that can cause it. By instead being aware of these conditions and working to resolve them, we have a far better chance of retaining of sharp mind as we age.

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