A look at health risks associated with the overuse of heartburn blockers
By: Judith Willson
Heartburn can drive you to distraction. Acid comes up from your stomach towards your chest and this is exactly how it feels. While not normally life threatening, heartburn is extremely painful and the burning can make it impossible to concentrate on anything else. Thankfully there...
By: Jacob Madden
A burning sensation in the chest or throat can be quite frightening after a lovely meal, yet according to the American Gastroenterological Association, millions of Americans experience these and other heartburn symptoms at least once per month. Chest pains, difficulty swallowing, an acidy taste in...
Factors that affect blood alcohol levels
By: Sandra Piddock
Lots of things can affect blood alcohol levels, so if you're planning on drinking and driving, you can't rely on generalisations that tell you you can have two glasses of wine or a pint of beer and still pass a breath test if you're unlucky...
By: Ramona Taylor
With commercials all over the web and on televisions, it's not surprising that more and more Americans are using heartburn remedies. According to IMS Health, heartburn medications were the third-largest class of drug in the country with $13.6 billion in sales and more than...
Euthanasia
By: Robert Demono
Life - there is nothing more precious. Therefore, it should come as no surprise why the issue of euthanasia is one that many people are passionate about. In the following paper, I will argue in support of active euthanasia - the acceleration of death either...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Respiration is the process in which outside air is taken in via the nasal passages into the lungs and air within the lungs are expelled via the same route. It alternates with each other and is an involuntary mechanism that takes place till we live...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Blood can be considered the life line for all tissues in the body and when the circulation gets disrupted, the tissues would be deprived of several essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients, hormones as well as other substances. This can ultimately lead to gradual cell...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance which is produced in the liver and would get stored in number of ways within our body. Although the body would require certain amount of cholesterol for its metabolic activities, it would not entertain more than what...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Heart is the life line for all humans and many other animals and its disruption would be detrimental to sustain life. Although there are many ways in which the heart function can be affected, the level at which it affect can vary a great deal...
Looking at possible, undiscovered approaches to medicine
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
The Dimino Challenge: Behold the Pie Map Looking at possible, undiscovered approaches to medicine and thus scientific achievement presents a challenge. This article will look at a very large picture, with respect to known knowledge about medicine and medical treatment, with the thought that even...

 

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