September, 2005


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Sep 05

Qui Tam

What is Qui Tam?

Qui tam is a legal term, an abbreviation of “qui tam pro domino rege quam pro seipse”, meaning “he who sues for the king as for himself”.

It is associated with whistleblower laws that protect an employee who brings a civil action against his or her employer alleging fraud against the government, in order to compel the government to act. A qui tam action, therefore, is an action brought by a private individual on behalf of the government.

Generally, where such an action is successful, the person who brought the action gets a bounty in the form of a percentage of the recovery (usually 10%).

Lawyers who specialise in qui tam are listed.


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Sep 05

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome  Treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a group of functional bowel disorders which are fairly common- diarrhea is a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome.

Irritable bowel syndrome treatments include change in diet, laxatives, antidiarrheals and antispasmodic drugs. IBS treatments are available online.


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Sep 05

Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common rheumatic syndrome indicating widespread pain in fibrous tissues, muscles, tendons, and other connective tissues, resulting in painful muscles without weakness.

The nine paired red circles are recognized as common tender points associated with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is treated with medications, patient education, physical therapy, and counseling. Many fibromyalgia sufferers have found support groups helpful with fibromyalgia.


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Sep 05

Menopause

Menopause (also known as the “Change of life” or climacteric) is a stage of the human female reproductive cycle that occurs as the ovaries stop producing estrogen, causing the reproductive system to gradually shut down.

As the body adapts to the changing levels of natural hormones, vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and palpitations, psychological symptoms such as increased depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings and lack of concentration, and atrophic symptoms such as vaginal dryness and urgency of urination appear. Together with these symptoms, the woman may also have increasingly scanty and erratic menstrual periods.

The symptoms of menopause can be relieved with hormone replacement therapy.


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Sep 05

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a system of medical treatment for postmenopausal women, based on the assumption that it may prevent discomfort and health problems caused by diminished circulating estrogen hormones. The treatment involves a series of drugs designed to artificially boost hormone levels. The main types of hormones involved are estrogens, progesterone or progestins, and sometimes testosterone.

HRT is available in various forms. It generally provides a low dosages of one or more estrogens, and often also provides either progesterone or a chemical analogue, called a progestin. Testosterone may also be included, to help reduce osteoporosis and to treat reduced energy and sexual desire (libido) after menopause

HRT is seen as either a short-term relief (often one or two years, usually less than five) from menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, irregular menstruation, fat redistribution etc.) or as a longer term treatment to reduce the risk of osteopenia leading to osteoporosis.


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Sep 05

Digestive Enzymes

digestive enzymes

Digestive enzymes can be taken as a nutritional supplement product, often added to milk or sold as a capsule, which contains bacteria which aid in digestion.

For various reasons, people stop producing sufficient enzymes to assit digestion. Some of the symptoms of enzyme deficiencies include bloating, gas, heartburn, and indigestion. In these cases, doctors and alternative health practitioners recommend digestive enzyme supplements.

However, not all digestive enzyme supplements are effective. Digestive enzyme supplements must be purchased from a reputable supplier, and are more powerful when taken in capsule form.

Probiotics are also very effective for restoring your digestion, however they should also be purchased in capsule form, rather than in the form of yogurts with probiotic additives.


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Sep 05

Antioxidant Supplement

An antioxidant is a chemical that prevents the oxidation of other chemicals. The process of oxidation produces highly reactive free radicals, which can readily react with and damage other the body’s own cells.

This is why antioxidants are so essential to good health. Antioxidants help prevent the oxidation which damages cells.

Antioxidants are either contained naturally in fresh foods, or can be taken separately in the form of an antioxidant supplement.

Antioxidant supplements hel you “mop up” free radicals before they damage other essential molecules.

There is little doubt that antioxidants are a necessary component for good health, and it is possible to buy antioxidant supplements without prescription online.


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Sep 05

Magnet Therapy

Magnet therapy, or magnetic therapy, is a form of alternative medicine based treating certain medical conditions by exposure to magnetic fields. Magnetic fields emanating from permanent magnets placed close to the body can cause bones to heal faster, relieve pain, and perform other forms of healing to the body.

It is most commonly recommended by practitioners as a cure for joint disorders and back problems, as exposing certain parts of the body to doses of magnetic energy (or fields) has a beneficial effect.

Repetitive Transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is currently under study as a possible treatment for depression, auditory hallucinations, and possibly to temporarily induce savant-like abilities. In this therapy, a powerful magnetic field is used to stimulate the left prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain which typically shows abnormal activity in depressed individuals


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Sep 05

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen at a higher than atmospheric pressure.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used for a variety of ailments, and is administered by a specialist, or at home if you have your own hyperbaric chamber.

Hyperbaric Medicine is not without risks. These risks similar to diving disorders, and are largely due to inexperienced practitioners and out-dated equipment.

Reputable hyperbaric oxygen therapy practitioners and suppliers for hyperbaric medicine and hyperbaric chambers are found online.


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Sep 05

Human Growth Hormone

Human Growth Hormone

Human Growth Hormone or HGH has been used by adults to gain a range of health benefits. It is also used in the weight loss arena because it reduces liver uptake of glucose, an effect that opposes that of insulin. HGH also tends to promote lipolysis, which results in some reduction of body fat.

Other uses for HGH include:

* to reverse effects of aging in older adults
* to aid bodybuilding
* to enhance weight loss in obesity
* for fibromyalgia
* Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

HGH has been shown to improve muscle strength and slightly reduce body fat in Prader-Willi syndrome, benefits more important to these children than increased height. It has also been shown to help maintain muscle mass in AIDS wasting. GH can also be used in patients with short bowel syndrome to lessen the requirement for intravenous parenteral nutrition.