Current Health Articles

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 ...

MRSA Staph Infection Pictures

MRSA and “Usual” Staph Aureus Pictures It is impossible to say from staph skin infection pictures, if the cause of infection is MRSA (Methicilin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) or an “usual” staph – MSSA (Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus). Even a staph carrier without any >> Read More ...

Staphylococcus Epidermidis – Coagolase Negative Staphylococci

There are numerous species of bacteria that naturally live on the skin surface. These bacteria are referred to as the normal skin flora, just as naturally occurring bowel bacteria are known as the normal intestinal flora. Some of these bacteria are relatively harmless but can undergo changes where it may become pathogenic. >> Read More ...

Staph Infection Symptoms

Staph Infection Symptoms Staph infection symptoms include various skin changes, symptoms of infected internal organs, and symptoms related to staph blood poisoning (sepsis). What is Staph? Staph infection is caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (staph for short) and rarely by S. epidermidis or other >> Read More ...

Bleach in Teabags (Chlorine, Dioxin) Health Risks

A number of different food products undergo a bleaching process for several reasons, such as enhancing the color of the food. In recent times there has been widespread debate about the saftey and potential health risks of bleaching foods. For example, white flour is known to undergo a stringent bleaching process to ensure >> Read More ...
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