Health :: Best Health Articles in March 2006

Following are the best health articles in March 2006:

1. Obesity :: Phytolacca berry in obesity
Phytolacca berry, commonly called Poke Root, acts as a good remedy for Obesity. This plant works on the fibrous and lipomatous tissues of the body. This is regarded as one of the most important of indigenous American plants, and one of the most striking in appearance.

2. Skin Care :: Hypertrichosis or Human Werewolf Syndrome
Hypertrichosis, or Human Werewolf Syndrome, is a medical term referring to a condition of excessive body hair. It can be generalized, symmetrically affecting most of the torso and limbs, or localized, affecting an area of skin.

3. Trichotillomania :: What is trichotillomania or tricholomania
Trichotillomania (TTM) is an impulse control disorder characterised by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, nose hair, ear hair, eyebrows or other body hair. It is believed to be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder.

4. Hair Care :: Hairfall, Baldness, Hair loss, Alopecia and Dandruff
Today, in the fast moving world of competition, it has become extremely important to be presentable so as to get noticed or one gets swayed away in the world. As we know beauty is skin deep but an appealing outer persona can give an extra boost to one’s confidence. Hair also contributes in adding points to our personality. The hair grows from the hair follicle, the number of which varies from individual to individual. Each hair follicle has its own cycle. From each follicle, a strand of hair grows for about 3-4 years, after which it then rests for few months, after which it is shed. The follicle then rests for few months after which a new strand of hair grows from it. Thus, to keep your hair healthy, you have to keep the follicles healthy.

5. Warts :: Homeopathy and Wart
The paper describes two studies, one to evaluate the efficacy of selected homeopathic drugs in the treatment of warts and secondly to evaluate the efficacy of Calc carb in the treatment of Molluscum contagiosum. Warts are one of the most common dermatological disorders. They are caused by DNA viruses, which grow in the epidermis. The source of infection is uncertain; it may be from infected individuals by direct contact, although the degree of infectivity is very low. Casual contact is unlikely to cause infection.

6. HIV :: Early symptoms of HIV
The only way to know if one is infected is to be tested for HIV infection. You cannot rely on symptoms to know whether or not you are infected. Many people who are infected with HIV do not have any symptoms at all for many years.

7. Hidradenitis :: Homeopathic medicines for hidradenitis suppurativa, hydradenitis
Hidradenitis is a chronic inflammation of the apocrine glands, a type of sweat gland found on certain parts of the body. One or more red, tender swellings (lesions) may appear and fill with pus, typically in the areas of the groin, armpits or buttocks. The lesions enlarge and often open and drain on their own. Sometimes, a doctor needs to drain them. Scarring may result. Multiple blackheads (comedones) also are present in the affected areas.

8. Trichotillomania :: Causes of Trichotillomania – Tricholomania
The cause of trichotillomania is not known. Because hair has prominent symbolic importance in most cultures and has been equated with beauty in women and power in men, it is not surprising that various psychological interpretations of hair pulling have been proposed. Some emphasize principles of learning and conditioning as critical mechanisms in the genesis and development of trichotillomania. Other explanations suggest that biological factors play significant roles. So far, the validity of these explanations has not been established using systematic scientific methods. It is likely that more than one mechanism is responsible for the disorder.

9. Obesity :: Theories on obesity – excess body weight
Obesity is a state in which there is generalised accumulation of excess adipose tissue in the body leading to more than 20%of the desirable weight. Obesity invites disabilty, disease and premature d eath. Excess body weight is a hindrance, leading to breathlessness on moderate exertion and predisposes a person to diseases like atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, gall bladder diseases and osteoarthiritis of weight bearing joint and varicose veins.

10. Homoeopathy and Pediatrics
Homoeopathy meets successfully ever growing new challenges of diseases of newborn, infant and child.

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