Feverfew belongs to the family Asteraceae and in modern botanical literature is referred to by Tanacetum parthenium. It is an aromatic perennial that grows from 20 to 60 centimeters tall, has greenish yellow two- to five-lobed leaves and flowers that resemble those of chamomile. It is a native of Europe and was naturalized in North and South America in the nineteenth century. It should be noted that there are at least three different chemotypes of this species, two of which do not contain the purported active principle parthenolide.
What is a Migraine Headache?
Various types of headache are related to each other as a continuum of cerebrovascular disorders; different types of migraine headaches occupy a sub-region of these maladies. The name migraine refers to the frequent occurrence of headache on one side (hemi-half) of the head (cranium).
One woman, a 34-year-old whose daily “giggling attacks” began at age 4, described the symptom as a “tickling inside my head” that could be suppressed. By age 25, these episodes would sometimes be followed by a seizure. Drugs have reduced seizure frequency, but the woman still has 10- to 15-second bouts of suppressed giggling up to 10 times daily.
While a growth on the brain is no laughing matter, one type of tumor-like mass may trigger mild epileptic seizures and also give patients the giggles, Australian doctors report.
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More than 16 million Americans have diabetes, and of these75 percent are overweight and many are unaware they even have diabetes (CNN, May 11, 2000). While diabetes can cut the average life expectancy by 15 years, a moderate weight-reduction program can help reduce the risk of diabetes, as well as other chronic illnesses such as heart disease and stroke.
Familial hypercholesterolemia runs in families, but it can be treated with generic Simvastin. People tend to hear nothing but bad things about cholesterol, and thus come to the incorrect conclusion that cholesterol is bad for them.
Q.I have primary Sjogren’s syndrome with severe loss of salivary function. This has had a severe impact on my digestion. Digestive enzymes taken with meals seem to help, but is there anything else I could be doing to reduce my unpleasant GI symptoms?
Most people never think about newborns being born with jaundice. When my daughter was born many years ago I was told she had too much mucus and would have to be suctioned daily. She also had the dreaded word “jaundice.” I couldn’t hold her for five days, and the first time I touched her or held her was on the day we left the hospital. Up until that day I couldn’t even give a bottle to her because the nurses fed her.
Every year over 500,000 people, in the United States alone, are diagnosed with Diabetes. This used to be a ‘sugar in the blood disease’ that affected the elderly. Now it is recognized and diagnosed as the disease that is killing America. Are you next on the Diabetes bullet of death? Think it couldn’t be you or yours?