Michal Vilímovský (EN)

I am a doctor and radiology resident in a district hospital in the Czech Republic. I like writing evidence-based articles about health, nutrition and medicine.

  • February 13, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Benefits and medical uses of borage oil

    Have you ever wished that with all these diseases and health problems there should have been a wonder drug. Well guess what, there is and its name is “Borage Oil”. This article will provide you brief information about what borage oil is and its health benefits and medical uses.

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  • February 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Overview of health benefits of Ginger

    Ginger belongs to the plant family Zingiber officinale. Some say it is a plant root, others say it is an herb; still others say it is a spice. Whatever it is, it is an excellent medicine that has been in use for thousands of years. The history of its use goes as back as 2000 years. Its use as medicine was common even in ancient times in countries like China and India.

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  • February 12, 2014 at 5:52 AM

    10 warning signs of dehydration

    Everyone knows drinking up to 8 glasses of water each day is important. But what makes water so important? Water makes up at least 60% of the body weight.

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  • February 11, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    10 myths about birth control

    Pregnancy is one of the greatest boons that a woman can wish for. Having a baby is the happiest feeling for a couple. But sometimes contraception (birth control) becomes important. Multiple pregnancies put both mother and her newborn at the risk of several complications. Moreover, a proper gap between consecutive pregnancies is important as it allows a couple to focus more on their existing siblings and not worry about a new life.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    20 foods to immediately alleviate heartburn symptoms

    You might have experienced pain in your chest or upper abdominal region soon after taking a meal. That pain is known “Heartburn”. Before we can move on to know some immediate remedies for heartburn, it would be better if we know some basics about this condition. Whatever we eat goes through our esophagus into the stomach.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    20 natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disabling condition that can seriously compromise your health. It is an auto-immune disorder that targets and destroys a number of structures of human body including joints, lungs, liver, eyes, bones, kidneys and brain. The most commonly affected structures are joints. In this condition the joints become tender, swollen and painful to move. The intensity of pain reaches its peak early in the morning. The most commonly affected joints are the small joints of hand and feet. But as the disease progresses, even larger joints like shoulder and knee joints can also exhibit the symptoms of disease.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    10 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) trigger foods you should never eat

    A number of various types of foods have been implicated as triggers for Rheumatoid Arthritis over the years. Knowing what foods may behave as triggers may help patients avoid the flare ups that occur as a result of ingestion of such foods. However, it should be kept in mind that most of these trigger foods are individual-specific, meaning that each individual will have its own degree of sensitivity to various trigger foods and some people may completely tolerate such foods without any adverse effect. Only the major trigger foods have been considered here.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    How doctors diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    The first step in the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, like in the diagnosis of any other chronic disease, is taking history during which a doctor establishes a few points. Next to history comes the physical examination which usually results in diagnosis. To confirm the diagnosis, laboratory tests are performed.

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  • January 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Rheumatoid arthritis: causes, symptoms, treatment and complications

    What comes to mind when you think of arthritis? You might think of sore joints and painful knees. But Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is something more than just the pain and swelling of joints. It is basically an auto-immune disorder that affects a number of body tissues including joints, skin, cardiovascular system, eyes, brain, liver and bones. Rheumatoid arthritis causes serious damage to body tissues causing their dysfunctioning and severe disabilities.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Medical Comic: Cheap Anaesthesia

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  • January 29, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Medical Comic: Cancer or Gastric Ulcer

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  • January 27, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Medical Quiz 6: Histopathology

    This histopathology quiz focuses on a rather common disorder, the cause of which is unknown. Look at the slides and try to diagnose the problem. Then answer the questions below. The correct answer may be revealed by clicking on the Show Answers button below.

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