What is a Cramp?

In general, a muscle cramp is an involuntary contraction of a muscle that doesn't relax. The most common places for this to occur is in the legs and feet. They can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes and can sometimes occur several times until the initial 'trigger' is resolved. They are … Continue reading What is a Cramp?

Sleep Disorders

Sleep as we all know is imperative to our survival, hormone rhythms, body temperature and other functions. In fact, a number of studies have shown a lack of sleep to be a direct influence on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, depression, hypertension, obesity and infections. While we sleep for hopefully 8 hours, we good through 5 … Continue reading Sleep Disorders

World First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhoea

An un-named English man has contracted a new strain of the STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Gonorrhoea which has shown resistance to two last-resort antibiotics; Ceftriazone and Azithromycin. The man is suspected to have contracted the STI from a woman during his travels to south-east Asia in the early months of the year. The antibiotics he was … Continue reading World First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhoea

Prisons and the Opioid Epidemic

The US prison system is not adequately providing inmates with treatments for opioid and other drug addictions on a widespread level. The US prison system is one of the most extensive prison systems in the world, with the US leading the world with the most adults in prison (750 per 100 000 adults). In addition, … Continue reading Prisons and the Opioid Epidemic