Summer’s here, and you’re probably spending more time outdoors. You already know it s important to bring your sunscreen, but some researchers say you may not be using it correctly!
According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays appears to be the most important environmental factor in developing skin cancer. UV radiation is also a factor in the development of lip cancer.
According to University of Alabama at Birmingham dermatologist Conway Huang, M.D., while many surveys show that more people are aware that the sun’s radiation causes skin cancer, skin cancer cases are rising faster than any other cancer. “Even though people know about the correlation between the sun’s rays and skin cancer, their behavior hasn’t changed significantly,” says Huang. Continue reading
With the advent of technology and internet, we can now buy antibiotics online. It is now very convenient to buy your medications anytime you want. But just like any other online buying, we must be cautious with our transactions to make sure that we get what we need and deserve. The availability of antibiotics online is a reason why intake of this medication is abused. Persons with disease conditions can order and buy antibiotics online anytime without a doctor’s prescription. Sometimes, the dose of the antibiotic is incorrect for the condition or the appropriate duration of the treatment is not followed. When this happens, bacteria will mutate and become resistant.
One of the most commonly used antibiotics are Azithromycin tablets. Azithromycin tablets are prescribed in treating several bacterial infections. This is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can be used for several conditions such us respiratory infections, ear infections, throat infections, and gastro-intestinal infections. Azithromycin tablets are not bactericidal, instead, it prevents the bacteria from multiplying by interfering in their protein synthesis. Thus, making the bacteria unfit to survive. Because of its effectiveness, Azithromycin tablets are oftentimes prescribed to patients of different ages. Continue reading
If you have diabetes, there are an awful lot of things you have to learn to accept — but sexual dysfunction doesn’t have to be one of them.
«The two greatest misconceptions about diabetes and sexual health is that it’s not a big problem for other people and that it’s an inevitable part of diabetes that you have to learn to live with» said Dr. Kenneth Snow, M.D., director of the Sexual Function Clinic at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Continue reading
Remember that little ditty we sang as children?
“Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” Its message was short, sweet and to the point. Treasure your friends, and they’ll make your life richer.
And whether we as grownups have a large social circle or only one or two true-blues, most agree that our friends do add an enriching dimension to our lives. So, as our children set off on life adventures — like attending summer camp, joining a sports team or enrolling in a new school — we wonder and even worry, “Will my child be successful in making friends?” Continue reading
The term hair loss is self-explanatory – it means you’re losing hair. However, there are different types and forms of hair loss and knowing where yours is can be very important. Most men who undergo hair loss immediately assume that they may be headed towards baldness. The thing is not all types of hair loss are permanent as there are some that are just temporary. In order to fully know what type of hair loss you are undergoing, you need to have your symptoms and your condition fully diagnosed by a doctor specializing in hair loss.
According to dermatologists, hair loss somewhat like a stomach pain in that it is a symptom and not a diagnosis. There are a number of things that can cause stomach pain and its treatment varies according to the cause. This is similar to hair loss with which there are a number of factors that can cause hair loss where there are also different treatments. Continue reading