When taking any medicine, pay close attention to changes in your body and discuss them with your doctor. Hemera/Thinkstock Body odor can be a real pain, especially if you've tried everything in the book to ditch it. You bathe regularly, wear deodorant or an antiperspirant, don absorbent clothing and even eat a balanced diet. But there's one place you haven't thought to look yet: the medicine cabinet. Just as some medicines cause side effects such as nausea and drowsiness, others can increase a person's chances of developing body odor. Keep in mind that an increase in sweating can lead to body odor, too. Sweat from apocrine glands in the armpit and groin areas serves as food for bacteria on the surface of the skin, odor being a common byproduct of this process [source: Mayo Clinic Staff]. But if you notice an increase of sweating and body odor that coincides with taking a new medicine, it's best to address the issue with your doctor before you stop taking the medicine. In … [Read more...] about What medicines cause body odor?
Start the Countdown A well-stocked medicine chest will help you treat your minor scuffs and pains. See more personal hygiene pictures. Harold M. Lambert/Lambert/Getty Images Headache, upset stomach, sinus problems, menstrual pain, athlete's foot, dandruff, lip conditions, dry skin and the common cold -- chances are you've had one if not more than one of them. They're the most common, everyday health complaints, and while you may not be able to prevent them with a little at-home preparation, you can knock each of them out for the count and just maybe avoid a visit to your doctor. The secret? A well-stocked medicine chest. First things first: You've got to take stock of what's in there already -- and then clean and restock it annually. Toss out old supplies and anything that's damaged (damaged container, unreadable or missing labels, broken or discolored pills) or past its expiration date. This is also the time to get your prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines … [Read more...] about Top 10 Items You Should Have in Your Medicine Chest
The prostate gland normally measures about the size of a walnut. Found only in men, this gland sits under the urinary bladder and wraps around the top of the urethra (the tube through which urine and semen flow out of the body). Enlargement of the prostate is a condition that usually affects men over 50. The reason for this enlargement is not always clear, but hormone levels appear to play a role. Alternative therapies approach the problem of an enlarged prostate much differently. Several therapies offer viable options beyond drugs and surgery. Herbal Medicine for Enlarged Prostate Herbal therapy has a lot to offer the treatment of prostate problems. Herbs can reduce the size of an enlarged prostate and even prevent one. Relief from the annoying symptoms is also possible. First, it's important to understand the probable cause of this condition. The abnormal growth may be triggered by the presence of dihydrotestosterone, which is produced in the body by the male hormone testosterone and … [Read more...] about Alternative Medicines for Enlarged Prostate
Doctors work with a high-resolution 3D image of a human skull at the NASA Ames Research Center in 1998. NASA/Getty Images Most Americans don't go a week -- maybe not even a day -- without encountering something that owes at least part of its origins to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). That's true in the home medicine cabinet, the doctor's office and the hospital. NASA's role in medical breakthroughs is no accident. When Congress established NASA in 1958, it required the space agency to share information about its discoveries. NASA was also given the go-ahead to patent inventions and help businesses develop commercial uses for them. Some medical breakthroughs are the result of NASA's partnerships with other researchers. Some came because NASA scientists saw other applications for discoveries they made or technologies they developed while keeping spacecraft flying and astronauts healthy. NASA reports the commercial use of its inventions in its annual … [Read more...] about What breakthroughs in medicine came from NASA?
The mobile emergency department of Hackensack University Medical Center (UMC) stands ready to offer assistance during Super Bowl 2014. Hackensack UMC Remember when we used to be tethered to phones with those annoying cords, forced to change channels manually and actually visit the doctor's office? O.K, so we still need to do the latter quite a lot, but times are a-changing, thanks to the way that the medical industry constantly evolves to meet patient needs. In a world where convenience is certainly the name of the game, everything seems to be either wireless or on wheels. Mobile medicine has jumped on this bandwagon with great fervor in two ways. Patients can connect with doctors via portable medical facilities, which can be set up as needed, or use the Internet to talk with a health care provider. Mobile medicine is designed to meet the needs of people who can't or don't like traveling to the doctor. From a prevention perspective, getting people in touch with primary care … [Read more...] about How Mobile Medicine Works