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How Drugs Work In the Elderly

The elderly population, defined as people who are 65 years of age or older, is the fastest growing segment of the population.

Ankle Injuries

The ankle joint experiences more weight per unit of area than any other joint in the body. Ankle injuries are among the most common reasons for visits to clinics and emergency rooms.

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD has been one of the most talked about and controversial disorders of children.

Fungal nail infection

It is a condition which you may not have heard of, but people often have it without realising.

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Colon Cancer: Facts to Know

Experts have a message for those of us who are reluctant to get tested for cancer of the colon and rectum: Don’t die of embarrassment. A check-up to detect colorectal cancer can find early symptomless cancers–or even precancers–when they are in highly curable stages.

How Do Drugs Work?

To understand how drugs work, one must understand the concept of drug kinetics. In short, drug kinetics refers to the actions taken by the human body to deal with a medicine. These actions involve the processes of drug absorption into the body, distribution of that drug to various tissues, metabolism (or breakdown), and excretion (or elimination). Of the above processes, absorption is the most significant.

Essential Nutrients

Amazingly, given enough calories, the human body is capable of manufacturing the majority of the thousands of the chemical nutrients that it needs to sustain life. Several nutrients, however, are not made by the body and are hence called essential.

Viagra - the “anti-impotence” pill

It’s become the fastest selling drug ever! if you have been wondering whether it might work for you, you’re not alone. We answers all your questions about this “wonder drug.”

Emergency Room

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, most people who go to an emergency room (ER) do not need urgent care. Find out why rushing to an ER for minor health problems is not a good idea. Also find out how to prepare yourself in the event you really do need emergency treatment.

The Cancer Women Can Avoid

Cervical cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting women worldwide. The good news is that it is highly curable, especially when diagnosed early. Here is what you can do to avoid it.

Your Child’s Tonsils: In or Out?

When many of us were growing up, the cure-all for throat infections and breathing problems was removal of the tonsils and adenoid. Today, these operations are rarely recommended. Find out when your child’s tonsils or adenoids should be taken out and — perhaps more importantly — when they shouldn’t.