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Common skin conditions in adults and presentation

The skin is often referred to as the largest body organ and serves as the main protective barrier against damage to internal tissues from trauma, ultraviolet light, temperature, toxins and bacteria. The skin is also responsible f…

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Echinococcosis or Hydatidosis disease

Echinococcosis , or Hydatid disease, is an infection caused by tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus , a tiny tapeworm just a few millimeters long. Five species of Echinococcus have been identiļ¬ ed which infect a wide range of dom…

Asbestos | exposure and health effects

Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals (amosite, chrysotile, crocidolite, and the fibrous varieties of tremolite, actinolite, and anthophyllite) that occur naturally in the environment. Asbestos m…

Avian influenza infection in humans and treatment

Avian influenza, also known as ‘avian flu’ or ‘bird flu’ is an infection- usually of wild birds- but sometimes also of commercial or domestic poultry.  Water birds are the natural host of avian influenza. Avian influenza viruses …

Arsenic exposure and its health impacts

Arsenic is a metalloid - a natural element that is not actually a metal but which has some of the properties of a metal. It is a natural component of the Earth’s crust, generally found in trace quantities in all rock, soil, water…

Postnatal care basics and recommendations

Newborn survival is inextricably linked to the health of the mother. Nowhere is this more evident than the high risk of death for newborns and infants whose mothers die in childbirth. For both newborns and mothers, the highest ri…

Things to consider during Postnatal care home visit

The ideal way to provide maternal and child health services is through health care delivered by skilled personnel in a health facility. However in some places there are many challenges to achieving this goal, such as shortage of …

Changes in reproductive organs during the puerperium

The postnatal period is also known by doctors,nurses and midwives as the puerperium. It includes the normal processes of physical and psychological adjustments during this period. Some women in your postnatal care may not underst…

Medicinal uses of Rauwolfia serpentina (Sarpagandha)

Rauwolfia serpentina (also spelled Rauvolfia serpentina ), a member of the Apocynaceae family and known as ‘Indian snake root’ or ‘Sarpagandha’, is one of the most important medicinal plants for treating high blood pressure. It …

The Opioid Epidemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Original author: SUBOXONE          The COVID-19 crisis is impacting nearly every aspect of daily life — and for people who struggle with opioid use disorder (OUD), the pandemic presents serious hardship. 40 states are reporti…

Medicinal uses and athletic applications of Ephedra (ma huang)

In Asian medicine, ephedra is the chief herbal drug for treatment of asthma and bronchitis. This herb is one of the oldest and most widely used Chinese herbs, having been employed for thousands of years in traditional Chinese med…

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