Temperature

The Myth of 98.6

It’s a fact that is still taught daily to schoolchildren all over the world: Normal human body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But as with most measurements, “normal” has a range. With current technology, don’t be surprised if your actual measure temperature is rarely 98.6. That’s because “normal” temperature was based on the average temperature of hundreds …

Myth Of Generic Medicine in India

There is quite some misconception about the generic medicines in India. It is a well known fact that generic medicines are quite cheap in comparison to branded medicines but most of the time people are wary of taking those.

Fracture Healing

Several papers and symposia were dedicated to reviewing the basic science of bone healing and the latest research on potential methods to augment bone formation. Miclau and colleagues from the University of California, San Francisco presented research that suggests that the mechanical environment of a fracture influences whether the differentiation of precursor cells results in …

brushing technique

Proper care of oral cavity and brushing technique

Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that’s right, 120 seconds! At least twice a day. The brushing of teeth after dinner at night is more important than morning brushing. Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly …

after toothpaste

Do not rinse your mouth with water after brushing your teeth.

After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste. Don’t rinse your mouth immediately after brushing, as it will wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste, thus diluting it and reducing its preventative effects. Better yet, you can rinse your mouth with toothpaste “slurry,” which simply means sipping a tiny amount of water and mixing it with …

Smile

Common Misconceptions about Oral Hygiene

The hygiene of oral cavity is of paramount importance as improper upkeep of it can lead to many systemic illnesses. Though we are well aware of the hygiene of other body parts and the systemic illness but we are hardly ever taught the proper upkeep of oral cavity. The knowledge of oral hygiene is not …

Health is wealth

We provide articles about various health issues for awareness about health and medical problems. The articles provide information about medical conditions so  patients can take informed decision. We do not provide treatment and cure for any medical conditions. The patient should consult doctor or health care professional for treatment. We also provide advise to save …

Calcium deficiency

Osteoporosis

Myth – Osteoporosis is a painful bone condition. This is a common misconception. Unless a fracture has occurred, osteoporosis causes no pain. Osteoporosis makes bones weaker than normal because the bone is not dense enough. The name osteoporosis comes from Greek words meaning bone (ostoun) and passage (poros), indicating the increased amount of empty spaces …