Current Health Articles

Vaccinations For Travel to India (Recommended by CDC)

About Vaccinations (Immunizations) For Travel to India Large numbers of travelers are visiting developing countries, like India, from developed countries (Europe, North America). Studies show that 50-75% of travelers to the tropics and sub-tropics (including India) report some health problem during their stay or after >> Read More ...

Causes of Bloating and Gas (Flatulence)

Bloating Bloating is a sensation of ‘fullness’ and tightness within the abdomen. It may be accompanied by swelling of the abdomen (distension). Bloating due to the build up of gas within the gastrointestinal tract will often be relieved by belching or flatulence. Bloating should be differentiated from angina pectoris >> Read More ...

Arm Numbness, Tingling Hands and Fingers

NUMBNESS AND TINGLING IN THE ARM Numbness means decreased, and tingling  unusual skin sensation. In this article, numbness and tingling in the arm, shoulder, hand or fingers are described. Read about numbness in both arms (hands) AND legs (feet). Picture 1. Arm dermatomes (A dermatome is a skin area, innervated by a >> Read More ...

Tingling and Numbness in the Face and Back of the Head

Head Sensitivity Map – Head Dermatomes Sensitivity of the FACE and TOP OF THE HEAD is mediated by the right and left Trigeminal nerve (5th brain nerve), which originate from the brainstem and divide into three branches each: Ophthalmic nerve travels through the ceiling of the orbit and enters the face above the >> Read More ...

Causes of Tingling and Numbness – Paresthesia

What Does Tingling, Numbness and Paresthesia Mean? Paresthesia (Greek para- = abnormal, esthesia = feeling) is abnormal sensation on the skin that has no apparent physical cause (1). Paresthesia includes numbness and tingling, and can be temporary or permanent. Numbness is a decreased or lost sensation in the >> Read More ...

Acrylic Nails Health Problems – Nail Fungi

What are Acrylic Nails? Acrylic nails are a clear heat sensitive plastic often referred to as false nails. They cover most of the nail plate (refer to parts of the nail) and are fairly hardy and resistant to different environmental conditions. The term acrylic nails is now widely used to describe all manner of false nails >> Read More ...

Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ~ VRSA (and VISA)

Drug resistant microbes have become a major public health concern. Some microbes are not only resistant to older generation antibiotics due to overuse and incorrect use, but are now also showing resistance to new generation antibiotics. This has taken the form of extreme drug resistance and the term ‘superbug’ >> Read More ...

MRSA Staph Infection, Superbug (CA-MRSA, HA-MRSA) Pictures

What Is a Superbug? Superbugs, also called Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) bacteria are resistant to several antibiotics. Not all superbugs necessary cause a severe infection, though. A common superbug is MRSA. What is MRSA? Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a strain (a genetic variant within the same >> Read More ...
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