Categories: Medical Handbook
Many people become confused over the definitions of a primary vs secondary or second cancer. Primary cancer is defined as the original site (organ or tissue) where cancer began. In contrast, a second or secondary cancer may be defined in a few ways; as either a new primary cancer in another region of the body […]
By starting a few new food habits, including counting calories and watching portion sizes, you may be able to lower your blood pressure and reduce the medications you need to control high blood pressure. Here’s how. Track What You Eat Some people are not aware of how many calories they eat and drink each day. They may underestimate how much they eat […]
A cough is a spontaneous reflex that helps clear dust, germs, and mucus out of the throat and airways. Coughing keeps the body safe from invaders, and most coughs are not serious Colds, sinus congestion or infection, and allergies can cause a cough, as can the flu. In some cases, a cough can be a […]
The best treatment for a cough will depend on its underlying cause. A number of home remedies may help, such as honey and saltwater gargles. If home remedies do not help, over-the-counter and prescription medications are available. Overview Some natural remedies may help to relieve a cough. However, it is important to remember […]
Getting around in winter works best if you’re taking good care of the feet that take you places. Orthopedic specialists at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City say they often see an uptick in avoidable injuries and foot problems during the winter. They offered some tips for winterizing your […]
The most common respiratory diseases are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and emphysema. Some respiratory diseases are acute, like an infection that will get better with treatment, while others are or become chronic and need to be managed. Many types of lung diseases can cause chronic […]
Blood oxygen level is the amount of oxygen circulating in the blood. Doctors consider oxygen levels to be low when they are below 60 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Shortness of breath, dizziness, and other symptoms may occur. Blood oxygen level usually range from 75–100 mm Hg. If they fall below 60 mm HgTrusted Source, […]
Strengthening and stretching exercises for the lower back can help stabilize the lower spine and support the upper body. Examples include the plank and knee-to-chest stretches. A lower back workout may also help reduce and prevent pain. Stretching the back muscles after completing a back-strengthening routine can help prevent muscle soreness and injury. […]
Probiotics found in fermented foods like yogurt, sourdough bread and miso soup might neutralize the gaseous blends of sulfur produced by mouth bacteria. When it comes to persistent bad breath, the types of probiotic bacteria found in fermented foods like yogurt, sourdough bread and miso soup may help ease the offending odor, a new study suggests. An […]
Short bursts of intense movement, like climbing stairs, were linked to a significantly reduced risk of dying within seven years, a study found. A little exertion can go a long way in improving health, according to a new study. The research, published Thursday in the journal Nature Medicine, suggests that short bursts of intense movement — the […]
The flu and its complications can be serious. Several antiviral medications have been approved for treatment and prevention, but antivirals can have side effects and not everyone with the flu needs them.
There are many causes of digestive disorders (diarrhea, constipation, indigestion…) with the common symptom being abdominal pain. So how to handle it properly and safely?