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Sports Massage for the Beginning Cyclist: How It Can Help…How it Can Hurt!

Sports massage is a powerful training tool that, like any other, requires adaptation. Here's how to get the best results from this highly beneficial aid to competitive cycling training. It's two days before your first bike race. Your training has been going great, but you're feeling like you want to have that extra edge. You look in the yellow pages and find a local massage therapist who...

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be defined as a scientifically based system of soft tissue (muscle) manipulation, active and passive exercise for the purpose of affecting the muscular system, the nervous system and the circulatory system. It is a systematic form of touch that has been found to promote good physical health, relieve tension, soothe away headache and relax taut muscles. Massage also aids in the...

Massage Therapy on the Rocks

Massage Therapy on the Rocks Just to write this article, I had to use every bit of energy I had left in my body. You see, I just experienced massage therapy on the rocks, under the rocks and pressed with rocks. Now before you jump to any conclusions or envision hot coals glowing over fire, let me explain. Hot Rock Massage is relatively new. It incorporates 53 rocks of various sizes that are hand washed, oiled and buffed. The...

Fever After Vaccination; Nothing to be Scared

Fever After Vaccination; Nothing to be Scared The vaccine is made from a weakened form of the 17D strain of the virus. It has been regarded as one of the safest virus vaccines, with few side-effects or adverse events. The most common side effect is mild soreness or redness at the injection site, headache, low-grade fever, or a runny nose for a day after receiving the vaccine. Some parents may hesitate to have their kids vaccinated because...

Seasonal Allergy Prevention Strategy to Resist Attack

Seasonal Allergy Prevention Strategy to Resist Attack When people have allergies and know they have seasonal allergies it’s a lot easier to treat the reactions before they start happening then to wait until you’ve had symptoms. And typically, this means starting a couple weeks before allergy season even begins to get your body ready for the onslaught of allergens, to get things as calmed down as you can. Because once the allergic reaction happens,...

Stop Sepsis in its Tracks, a New Study Suggesting

Image of Stop Sepsis in its Tracks, a New Study Suggesting If you’ve had a heart attack or stroke, paramedics, doctors, and nurses follow standardized protocols for what to do right away, and their efforts improve your odds for a full recovery. That’s not the case if you have a body-wide infection known as sepsis, which can be fatal within a few hours and is often not diagnosed until it is too late. Now, a new, multicenter research consortium, called...

Types of Drug Delivery (Route) System

Types of Drug Delivery (Route) System Local or Topical application: For the local action on the skin and mucous membrane of the mouth, nose and eye, suitable medicinal preparations are used externally. The preparations like, liniments, lotions, drops, ointments, suppositories etc are used externally for local action. Systemic Administration: For systemic or internal action chiefly oral and parenteral routes are used. The choice of...

Common Intestinal Parasitic Disease

Common Intestinal Parasitic Disease The high prevalence of intestinal infestation in the pediatric population in developing countries poses a serious challenge to health workers. Multiple infestation so-called poly parasitisms are often encountered. Varying degrees of protein energy malnutrition is an important component of the clinical picture. ASCARIASIS Ascaris lumbricoides (Round worm) accounts for the highest proportion of...

Mechanism of Drug Metabolism within Our Body

Mechanism of Drug Metabolism within Our Body Unlike food, drugs are not usually the cellular constituents. They are therefore, eliminated from the body mainly through the kidney. Drug metabolism means the necessary changes in the drug molecules which are essential for the easy excretion from the body. These changes cause the drugs to be more water soluble and / or more ionizable. The metabolic changes make the lipid soluble drugs to be...

T Wave Test: for The Prediction of Heart Rhythm Disorders (Arrhythmia) Risk

T Wave Test: for The Prediction of Heart Rhythm Disorders (Arrhythmia) Risk The heart is a four-chambered pump with two upper chambers and two lower chambers. The upper chambers are called the atria and the lower chambers are called the ventricles. In order for the heart to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs, these chambers need to maintain a healthy rhythm. They need to contract on time, to relax on time, and they need to do this in a coordinated way. Each...

Cow's Milk Allergy (Intolerance) and Its Management

Cow's Milk Allergy (Intolerance) and Its Management This syndrome is caused by cow's milk protein and needs to be distinguished from lactose intolerance, lactose also being present in cow's milk. The incidence shows striking inter-racial variation. The onset occurs by 6 months and spontaneous remission can be expected by 18 months. There is no test to distinguish it from other enteropathies. A milk allergy occurs when the child's immune system...

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton Pump Inhibitors Such as Aciphex, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec and Protonix Peptic ulcers are very common. Doctors say that in the United States, almost 1 in every 10 people will get an ulcer at some time during their lives.An ulcer is a sore, which means it's an open, painful wound. Peptic ulcers are ulcers that form in the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine, called the duodenum (pronounced: doo-uh-dee-num). Not long ago, the common belief was that peptic...

Older People Should Take Zoster Vaccine(Zostavax) for Herpes Zoster / Shingles

Older People Should Take Zoster Vaccine(Zostavax) for Herpes Zoster / Shingles Herpes zoster, or shingles, is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox . After an episode of chickenpox, the virus becomes dormant in the body. Herpes zoster occurs as a result of the virus re-emerging after many years. The cause of the re-activation is usually unknown, but seems to be linked to aging, stress or an impaired immune system. Often only one attack occurs, without recurrence....