Hepatitis C Treatment & Prevention

hepatitis C treatment
Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus. This virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis C. Hepatitis C treatment included oral medications and weekly injections till recently. Many people with hepatitis C were not able to take these medications due to other health problems or severe side effects. But things are changing. Nowadays, chronic hepatitis C is curable by taking oral medications daily for 2 to 6 months. Hepatitis C Treatment Lot of changes have occurred in hepatitis C tr...

Best And Worst Liver Foods

Liver Foods
Liver is an important organ of the digestive system. It produces proteins, bile and cholesterol, stores minerals, vitamins and also carbohydrates. It helps to break down medications, alcohol and byproducts of metabolism. In order to maintain good health, its important to keep your liver in good shape. Your diet plays an essential role in keeping your liver in good shape. Try to include the best liver foods and eliminate the worst foods for your liver. Liver Foods to eat and avoid Coffee Some ...

Fatty Liver Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

fatty liver symptoms
Doctors say that fatty liver doesn't cause any damage to your body on its own. But the buildup of the fatty tissue may lead to liver damage which is severe which includes scarring and inflammation. Intake of fat and calories more than your liver can process causes fatty liver. As a result, the fats replace the liver cells making the liver prone to damage. Even though weight gain and fatty diet is the main cause, diabetes, alcohol abuse and hyperlipidemia also can increase the chances of the dise...

Fatty Liver Disease – An Overview

fatty liver disease
Fatty liver is a term that describes the build up of too much fat in the liver. It is normal to have some amount of fat in the liver. But if it crosses more than 5 to 10% of the organ's weight, it means you have the fatty liver disease. Alcohol consumption is one of the key causes of this disease. Hence if you have the habit of drinking then stop it immediately. Fatty liver disease is mainly of two types: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). You may also ge...

High Fat Diet Increases Longevity And Strength

High Fat Diet
There are many people living in their 80s and 90s. Researchers have tried to delve into issues of quality of life and health during aging.  A study on mouse recently throws light on these questions. This study demonstrates that a high fat diet along with increasing longevity also improves physical strength. Eat Fat - Live Longer And Healthier The results show a 13 % increase in the median life span of the mice on a high carb versus high fat diet. For humans this may amount to an increase o...

Dancing has an anti-aging effect on the brain

anti-aging effect
Hippocampus is the part of the brain that controls our memory, balance and learning. Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on this part of our brain. Comparing the different forms of exercise like dancing and endurance training, a new study on elderly volunteers for 18 months shows that both of them have anti-aging effect on brain. But a noticeable difference in behavior was only due to dancing. The difference in behavior may be due to the extra challenges of learning the dancing routines. ...

Women Have More Active Brains Than Men

The Amen Clinics compared 46,034 brain SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) imaging studies acquired from 9 clinics for a largest functional brain imaging study, thereby quantifying the differences between the brains of men and women. You can find the study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Daniel G Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics, Inc., says "This study is very important to help understand the brain differences in men and women. The quantifiable differences identified betw...

Cholera Treatment and Prevention

cholera treatment
Cholera can be fatal. It is characterized by severe dehydration, watery diarrhea and extreme loss of fluids and electrolytes from the body. In short it is an epidemic which is acute and infectious. Before deciding on the correct cholera treatment plan, a doctor needs to do a proper diagnosis of the patient. Cholera Diagnosis By checking for symptoms such as vomiting, severe watery diarrhea and dehydration, a doctor can confirm whether a person has cholera or not. The doctor may also check whet...

Walnuts Promote Health By Changing Gut Bacteria

A new study suggests a new way in which walnuts can contribute for our better health. According to this study, including walnuts in the diet helps to change the makeup of bacteria in the gut thereby promoting better health. The research was led by Lauri Byerley, research associate professor of physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. The findings are available online in "The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry". Super Food - Walnuts Dr. Byerley states that "walnuts are indeed s...

ADHD Symptoms & Causes

ADHD symptoms
Are you concerned about your child's behavior? But once you are able to recognize the ADHD symptoms, you are in a better position to help the child. Observe your child's behavior and note down any differences you see. Share this with your child's doctor as well as teacher. This helps to find the best strategy, treatment and support for your child. If in turn your child's teacher mentions any concerns and observations, then do not ignore them. ADHD Symptoms We can classify symptoms of ADHD into...