Current Health Articles

Winter Vomiting Bug (Norovirus) Spread, Symptoms, Treatment

Americans traveling to the United Kingdom may hear about outbreaks of the winter vomiting bug. It may sound puzzling and even dangerous but the winter vomiting bug is just a viral gastroenteritis caused by noroviruses. The infection can occur at any time of the year although it tends to be more prominent during winter, >> Read More ...

Morning Dizziness (After Waking, Sleeping) Causes

Not every person can be bright, happy and bursting with energy in the morning. Some people are able to ‘recharge’ fully after a good night’s sleep while others just roll along till they get going later in the day. Neither of these extremes are considered to be a problem unless the latter is accompanied by >> Read More ...

Rectal Pain in Men and Women, Causes and Symptoms

Pain in the rectum often feels like a deep-seated pain in the buttocks. While most of us are accustomed to occasional buttock pain, rectal pain tends to make us uneasy and rightfully so. While many of the causes of rectal pain are not due to serious conditions and can be easily treated or even resolve without treatment, >> Read More ...

Pinworm Infection Pictures, Symptoms, Testing, Treatment

What is often termed as an ‘itchy bum’ among children may be a symptom of a pinworm infection. It is not a serious condition but is very common occurrence among young children. However, older children, adolescents and adults may also be at risk of what is sometimes called ‘childhood worms’ if they >> Read More ...

One Sided Eye Tearing / Watery Causes, Treatment

There are times in life when we expect to tear to the point that it will cause the eyes to look watery and for tears to even run down the face. This occurs when crying, with strong emotion (fear, anger and joy) even if not crying as such, when exposed to airborne irritants (like smoke) and during yawning. This does not >> Read More ...

Weak Stomach Feeling, Meaning, Causes, Remedies

We all use common terms to describe medical ailments and a ‘weak stomach’ is one of those terms that are widely used. It is not a medical condition as such but rather a term to describe different stomach, bowel and abdominal symptoms. What a ‘weak stomach’ may mean to one person may not necessarily >> Read More ...

Smoker’s Sore Throat Causes, Cancer, Treatment

Tobacco smoking is known to cause a number of diseases, some of which can be life-threatening. Tobacco use is linked to 5 million deaths throughout the world every year. Although the majority of smoker’s are aware of the adverse effects of smoking, many wish to believe that they will not be one of these statistics. >> Read More ...

Floating Bowel Movement (Stool, Feces) Causes

Your stools can reveal a lot about your health, not only the health of your bowels but even of other systems in the body. The frequency, color, consistency and even smell can vary to indicate a number of health conditions. On a more detailed level, various tests can be performed on stool to identify health problems. >> Read More ...

Drugs To Stop Diarrhea (Anti-Diarrheal Medication)

In most instances diarrhea is an acute symptom that often resolves on its own without treatment. Apart from requiring oral rehydration to maintain an adequate intake of fluid and electrolytes to counteract the loss in diarrheal stool, additional treatment for diarrhea is not necessary. However, these are times when >> Read More ...
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