Medication, Supplements

Sunburn Itch – Causes, Risks, Prevention and Treatment

What Is a Sunburn? A sunburn is inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, either from the sun or UV-emitting lamps (tanning saloons). It appears as a reddish, swollen, itchy and/or burning skin. A sunburn occurs when sun exposure exceeds the ability of the skin pigment (melanin) to protect >> Read More ...

Itch (Pruritus) – Diagnosis, Prevention & Treatment

What is Itch (Pruritus)? Itch (Lat. pruritus) is a skin sensation that provokes a desire to scratch (1). Itching occurs when certain substances produced by the body, like biliary salts or histamine, or those coming from the outside, like wool or nickel, irritate nerve endings in the skin. Itch is not the same as >> Read More ...

Weight Gain Diet Tips for Vegetarians

Nutrition Problems in Vegetarians Some vegetarians experience a problem with gaining weight and this is believed to be due to a vegetarian diet. It could be associated with a lower protein intake as well as a lower calorie intake, however, there may be other factors at play as well which do not involve a vegetarian diet.  >> Read More ...

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 ...
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