Health Problems

What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?

Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is “crepitus”, from the Latin “to rattle”. People of all ages can experience crepitus, although it becomes more common with old age. So what causes crepitus? Air bubbles forming in the joint spaces are […]

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Deadly 'zombie' deer disease threat prompts Louisiana lawmaker to act: It's 'critical' to find a cure

Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans A deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could possibly spread to humans, experts are warning. Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham isn't going to wait for the deadly, so-called “zombie” deer disease to spread to his home state of Louisiana before taking action. Abraham, who represents the state’s 5th congressional district, […]

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Innovative imaging technology effectively measures disease severity in rare neurodegenerative disorder

A rapid, non-invasive eye exam that uses innovative imaging technology effectively measures the severity of disease in patients with a rare neurodegenerative disease called Friedrich ataxia, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers. The results suggest that the exam, known as corneal confocal microscopy (CCM), could be a […]

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E-cigs ARE dangerous: Vaping raises risks of stroke by 70%

E-cigs ARE dangerous: Vaping raises risks of stroke, heart disease and attacks by up to 70%, study finds One in 20 US adults use e-cigarettes and so do more than 11 percent of high school students  A growing body of research suggests that while they may not be as carcinogenic as combustible tobacco, e-cigs are […]

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Cigarette smoking associated with increased risk of peripheral artery disease in African-Americans

African Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely than those who don’t smoke to develop peripheral artery disease, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of arteries other then those directly serving the […]

Personal Health

Card – and-effect and use

Table of contents Plug-in a letter to the card Scientific name: Dipsacus fullonum, or Dipsacus sylvestrisPlant Family: Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae)Folk Names: Forest-Carding Machine, Carding Root, Cardoon, Bubenstral, Strohle, Zeisel, Ageleia, Woman, Venus Is The Bathroom, Always Thirsty, ZeiselaPlant Parts Used: Roots, Parts Of PlantsOrigin: Africa, Asia, EuropeMain Ingredients: Glucosides, Saponins, Caffeic AcidAreas of application: Skin […]