Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:45:32 -0600
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:51:06 -0600If you work with animals, own pets, or enjoy the outdoors on a regular basis, you need wildlife disease knowledge. Learn some of the most common types of infectious wildlife illness and how to prevent them.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:33:33 -0600Having a stroke can be devastating. It can take away one's dignity and independence, especially in severe cases. The good news is a stroke can be identified early, and this can help provide treatments sooner rather than later. In this article, we shall take a look at what a stroke is and how you can identify it soon.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:49:02 -0600What is roseola, its symptoms, risk factors and complications. How is it treated and its prevention.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:47:42 -0600Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder caused by a genetic defect. There are two types of thalassaemia, namely, Alpha thalassaemia and Beta thalassaemia. Carriers of either type of thalassaemia may not be aware of their status until a blood test is performed. The treatment options available include regular blood transfusion, bone marrow transplant and stem cells in umbilical cord blood transfusion. Finally, the myths of thalassaemia that are commonly believed among the population.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:03:41 -0600Degenerative disc disease can cause a wide range of symptoms, the most common of which is lower back pain. Other symptoms can include neck pain, tingling or numbness in the extremities or pain in the buttocks, arms and hands.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:01:29 -0600Anything that hinders the bladder from emptying out completely or causes an irritation in the urinary tract can cause a UTI or urinary tract infection. There are several risk factors that may make you more susceptible to this condition.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:12:52 -0600Dr Elissa Wilker, a researcher in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, said: Our findings suggest that air pollution is associated with insidious effects on structural brain ageing, even in those, who are free from dementia and stroke." The study found that those living near major roads suffered cerebral shrinkage, brain ageing, thereby increasing their dementia risk.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:05:59 -0600In case the effects of the gloomy weather are still getting to you and your depression is getting worse, it may be time for you to see a therapist and find out if you are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. This is a form of downheartedness that occurs when you develop symptoms of depression during the darker and cold winter months each year. The good news is that this is a condition that can easily beat by following certain tips and strategies. Read these below.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:40:17 -0600A C-Reactive Protein test or CRP Blood test is typically ordered to check for plausible reasons behind inflammation in the body of an individual. Being a blood test, its simple to perform and poses no risk to the health of the patient. Read the article blow to gain an in-depth knowledge about the C-Reactive Protein test, its implications, results and treatments.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:27:29 -0600Are you worried about your kidney stone? You do not want to go under the knife or take modern medicine? Then, in this article we are going to talk about some of the natural remedies for the kidney stones.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:17:13 -0600THe Zika virus has taken the world by storm this year and who knows how big of a problem it will become in the future. Here's an article about how you should be proactive when it comes to the Zika virus.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:01:46 -0600These days, people talk about life diseases like anxiety, depression, headache, backache, heart diseases, hypertension and much, much more. Most of the diseases are caused by abnormal lifestyle and improper diet, insanitary environment and drug abuse. To prevent the lifestyle diseases you should know the causes and prevention of these illnesses.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:48:44 -0600Not very long ago, we used to think that the dreaded diseases that struck adults - heart attack, stroke and cancer - where the inevitable fallout of aging. Today we know better. Many of these adult afflictions have their origins in wrong habits and lifestyle practices inculcated in children. So, if we want our children to grow up into healthy adults, we have to get them off to a good start early in life.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:01:12 -0600Learn some helpful tips on certain veggies and veggie combinations to improve your immunity power. In doing so, protecting you against various health problems.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:20:20 -0600It's 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 6th, and I am laughing with nerves, unsure of what to expect.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:18:37 -0600Often times when I talk about advancing into the later stages of Huntington's Disease, people (for a reason I will never know) think that it is comforting to tell me that I might die by getting ran over a bus, or inheriting breast cancer, or tripping on a rock and cracking my head open. They tell me this to say, "Hey, you never know what the future might bring."
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:25:05 -060040% of women who undergo a diagnostic mammogram screening are diagnosed as having dense breasts. Although density of breasts is not an ailment in itself, it makes it difficult to diagnose breast cancer.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 06:57:01 -0600Many of the things that happen in our society seem to get white-washed with political correctness. We aren't allowed to call people too skinny or too fat, as it might hurt their feelings besides if they are too skinny they probably have anorexia or an eating disorder and if they are too fat it is due to their thyroid condition or some other disease. Likewise, we are not allowed to chastise Alcoholics for their behavior or the problems they cause in our society because alcoholism is a disease and we should instead help them cope with that disease and see that they get treatment.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:20:47 -0600Bedwetting is one of the most common issues that children suffer from. Instead of trying the allopathic medicines, choosing the ayurvedic medicines can be a healthier option. This is completely natural and ensures no side-effects. For the remission of this urologic disease in the kids, many parents opt for the natural remedies, especially the ayurvedic medicines completely safe.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:46:47 -0600Diabetes is a dreaded condition full of medical solutions and dire treatments. The finest diabetes cure is prevention; nevertheless, if you are ill with diabetes, there are ways to keep your sugar spikes under control.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:10:00 -0600This article gives you detailed information regarding your kidneys, and how to avoid unhealthy lifestyles and habits that could affect the functionality of the kidneys. The habits that negatively damage the kidneys would be analysed with the aim of ensuring incidence of kidney failure and disease is reduced.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:07:48 -0600Hitting 30 as a female is not easy. Not only do you have to deal with questions about yourself and the achievements you've done in your time in this world, but you likewise have to deal with a ticking time bomb that is fertility. From personal experience, being diagnosed with severe endometriosis was the nail on my coffin. Yet, there is hope.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:13:26 -0600I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in the 1990s. Hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disorder that causes me to feel cold-nearly all the time, to lose hair, to experience dry skin, nails, and hair, to have trouble sleeping, to experience a less than stellar sex drive, to have a "foggy brain" and to be exhausted much of the waking day. The treatment is simple: take 1 Synthroid (synthetic hormone) per day, preferably an hour before meals. Some 20-25 years later, mainstream medicine treats this disease in exactly the same way. The problem: after all the money in labs, prescriptions, and doctor visits, I feel no better.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:09:44 -0600We know that a kidney is a bean-shaped and fist-sized organ that filters blood, removes drugs and excess fluids from the body that comes out in the form of urine. There are two kidneys in a human body located at the lower side of the rib-cage, opposite to each other. Kidneys control the production of red blood cells and also they regulate the blood pressure levels. Major functioning of urine is the removal of waste and extra fluid in form of urine.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:42:24 -0600Blood is the essential element that travels in your body supplying oxygen and other nutrients to all the cells, getting rid of waste products and assisting the body to get around. With 1.5 gallons of blood in the body, it translates into 7% of the body weight. Constant cleansing of the waste and extra fluids is required, in order for the blood to be able to do its job.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:59:11 -0600Bone disease known as "osteopathy" the term osteopathy is commonly used to refer to another healthcare philosophy. Your bones support you move, shape and help your body. the Living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:03:24 -0600Role of social workers in dealing with both HIV and T.B is much more difficult than those who work only in the field of HIV/AIDS. The former should have knowledge about the Nature of T.B and the cure available for it in addition to those of HIV. Secondly they should take enough precaution since they are dealing with a more dreaded disease which can spread easily. In our earlier articles we have seen some basic facts about HIV and the precautions to be taken. In this article, we can read some information regarding the above with respect to T.B.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:30:07 -0600Is it forgetfulness or early Alzheimer's Disease? Here are some Alzheimer's symptoms.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:57:40 -0500Have you ever wondered how walking pneumonia is different than regular pneumonia? Also, what would be some great inexpensive treatments to get rid of it? Keep reading to learn more.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:43:01 -0500So here is the simple truth, If you didn't have a functioning immune system, simply brushing your teeth would introduce enough harmful bacteria into your bloodstream to kill you. Luckily, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. This article explains five ways you can improve your chances to fight against diseases and illness.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:15:04 -0500Fibroids can refer to a number of issues in the body, but most often they are tied to the uterine fibroids diagnosis. This is an issue that can bring about a lot of pain, stress, and discomfort. The issue is simply a tumor. The tumor that grows can be large, or small, and is benign. That means that it is not cancerous at all.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:59:11 -0500The biggest gap in drug development is that we are not addressing the specific needs of children, especially those with rare diseases. We need to focus on kids. They are our future. If it takes 14 years and US$2 billion to get FDA approval for a new drug, how is that going to help the 35% of the 200 million children across the world that are dying before 5 years of age because they have a rare disease?
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:13:22 -0500One of the most common forms of cancer amongst women globally is breast cancer. Once detected, there are three key elements that determine the course of treatment for breast cancer patients - diagnostic stage, receptor expression of steroids, and growth factors. Normal therapy during this condition includes a mixture of mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, in most cases, severe side effects have been noticed that has had significant impact on the patient's quality of life.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:12:18 -0500Sarcoidosis is a fairly horrible disease. Discover the most common symptoms and the dangers with traditional medicine with a few ideas on alternative treatments that can be very helpful.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:55:16 -0500Diverticulitis is a gastrointestinal condition where small pouches or holes appear in the intestinal wall of the colon. The holes usually occur on the weak lining of the wall and often do not have any signs or symptoms.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:55:02 -0500Although diverticula or pouches can form in any part of the digestive tract, it occurs most often in the sigmoid colon or the narrowest part of the large intestine. The sigmoid colon attaches the intestine to the rectum and like other parts of the intestine, absorbs water and vitamins and breaks it down so it can travel easily throughout the body.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:54:47 -0500Diverticulitis is like a thief in the night, it comes without you expecting it. Many patients who have diverticulosis do not have any symptoms and are found to have this only when they have to undergo diagnosis or tests for other medical reasons.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:57:11 -0500Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is known for attacking the lungs, intestines and the sac covering the heart. The victims of this disease are provided by legal rights to hire a mesothelioma lawyer and file the claim for compensation.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:04:41 -0500Many people think that Palmer warts are malignant but it is not so. Sometimes, the warts disappear in a couple of years without any treatment at all. One can feel their presence by the pain, irritation that is caused. However, the pain, irritation caused depends on the location of the warts.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:50:01 -0500Alzheimer's disease affects almost 4 million Indians and is predicted to triple its numbers by 2050. A disease that impacts basic cerebral functions like memory and thinking skills, it is irreparable and currently has no cure or treatment available. Latest scientific developments involve the encouraging promise of the restorative usage of cord blood stem cells in curing this progressive brain disease.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:20:06 -0500Alzheimer's disease is a slow dilapidating disease that kills productivity in young people. This is primarily due to the formation of oligomeric proteins that block the conduction of signals in neurons. This article looks in detail a research study by a group that has come forward with the conditions that precipitate this disease condition.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:49:29 -0500Chronic pancreatitis is difficult to treat without the focus on the liver, gallbladder, sphincter of Oddi. European doctors have recommended drinking Karlovy Vary, healing mineral water for hundreds of years.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:33:51 -0500Spinal muscular atrophy is the most common genetic cause of infant mortality. It is a disease that progressively destroys lower nerve cells in the brain stem and spinal cord that control essential voluntary muscle activity resulting in an inability to walk, eat, or breathe.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:26:54 -0500Frozen shoulder pain solutions will shift, contingent upon the phase of the condition and the seriousness of your agony and firmness. A frozen shoulder may show signs of improvement after some time without treatment, yet recuperation is regularly moderate and can take no less than 18 to 24 months.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:28:23 -0500Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disorder that affects people around the world. In view of the serious health issues associated with it, it is very important to alert people about the disease.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:50:51 -0500At this time of the year many of us have a bit of a tickle in the throat and maybe a bit of sneezing. It could be hayfever or that flu virus that has been going round. Did you know there are lots of natural remedies and preventatives to boost your immune system and keep you healthy?
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:07:22 -0500Diverticular disease is one of the common digestive conditions that is encountered by general surgeon especially in western countries and contributes to the increase in outpatient visits. In the US alone, almost 312,000 patients are admitted for diverticular disease.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:06:23 -0500Diverticular bleeding is one of the common causes for lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage for adult patients. This condition results to large amounts of blood appearing together with the fecal matter.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:03:24 -0500As our body ages, we may face health complications. Having an active lifestyle, such as including a healthy diet can help ward off these complications. That said complications might develop suddenly. One of these conditions include diverticular disease.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:33:08 -0500Diverticulitis happens when the diverticulosis or the pouches that form in the colon's wall become inflamed or infected. Although physicians are not sure what causes the pouches to form in the intestinal lining, some theories suggest that lack of fiber in the diet causes stress in the wall especially when one has a hard time pushing their stool out.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:51:10 -0500A neurologist can treat a great deal of widely known and lesser known disorders. A few of these rare diseases include Angelman Syndrome, Cushing's Syndrome, and Machado-Joseph Disease.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:37:23 -0500Cord blood and cord tissue banking are the need of the hour. Every parent should do it for their child. These will help the baby and his/her close family members to protect against critical diseases that may occur in future.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:20:44 -0500Lupus is a problem where the immune system goes crazy and attacks the good guys. Discover early symptoms of this problem and ways to prevent flair ups.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:48:58 -0500Of all the diseases that strike older Americans, Alzheimer's disease is perhaps the cruelest. With sadistic slowness, it robs its elderly victims of the very stuff that makes them who they are--their thoughts, emotions, and memories--while exacting a devastating toll on family and friends.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:56:45 -0500Recognizing the signs of dementia is not always easy, and requires medical evaluation to determine the cause. While Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause, it is not the only one. Early detection can lead to treatment of causes that can be treated and treatment of conditions that mimic dementia.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:05:07 -0500Many people are taking care of their Senior Loved ones. They may be suffering from Age Induced medication Mistakes (AIMM's). This is a normal part of the aging process.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:37:55 -0500Thrush or Candida yeast infection is a common ailment among men and women. However, it is not a serious disease and can be treated easily. Learn how to treat and control yeast infection on your own with this article.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:46:26 -0500You possibly have noticed blue-green algae in a fish tank, pool or pond and wondered what it is and what it does to humans. In this article I'm going to go over the definition off this blue-green algae or cyanobacteria, I'm going to talk about the dangers and how to kill it.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:13:34 -0500Toxaemia comes in different levels of intensity, ranging from minor to major. If the toxins in our system would continue to build up, it would be life threatening at the end. But our well designed and incredibly complex human body will be able to cope with adversity and does not allow this to happen.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:47:17 -0500Hydrocephalus is a very dangerous disease that have baffled medical experts for years. This article explains what the disease is, what really causes it in early childhood development and treatment ideas.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:39:36 -0500There are few diseases more frightening to a parent or caregiver than whooping cough. Its symptoms can often mimic (or even begin) as a cold, with low-grade fever, a runny nose, and slight cough, and then it seems as if, sometimes, overnight, the coughing gets worse-louder, harsher, and more difficult for the child to control or stop. This article aims to help parents and caregivers help their children avoid this horrible and frightening disease.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:35:49 -0500The symptoms are obvious-scratchy throat, watering eyes, sneezing and coughing, and a slight fever. Maybe it's just the start of a cold or maybe it's something more. It could be an upper respiratory infection.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:47:59 -0500July 2016, Dr. Jennie Connor, physician and chair in Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago Medical School in Dunedin, New Zealand, released the study Alcohol Consumption as a Cause of Cancer. The carcinogenic effects of the alcohol start with the very first drink... beer, wine, vodka... alcohol.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:00:16 -0500Human beings tend to gather into tribes and in higher social organizations for association and for defense. We band together to face common threats to our safety and health. Throughout human existence, the threat that has most haunted humans is disease. We are about to declare war on a disease carrier, the mosquito, while we learn more about the latest disease to upset human health, the Zika virus.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:55:49 -0500Diverticulitis is a serious health condition that affects the lining of the large intestine. The condition happens when pouches or diverticula occurs in the lining of the intestinal wall and become inflamed or infected.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:10:55 -0500Pancreas diseases are hard to treat. The key players with the GI tract assembly line are the stomach, the liver, the gallbladder, the pancreas, and the duodenum. Focus on the liver and gallbladder is essential for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis. European doctors have used Karlovy Vary healing mineral water for hundreds of years. Drinking this water enhance the function of the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 12:59:12 -0500The beginning of 2016 saw a few cases of influenza in various cities of Florida, but it was hardly alarming. However, things began to change when the State Department of Health started noticing an increase in the number of infection cases in the clinics of Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee and so on. The Hillsborough County reported the highest number of flu incidents.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:14:20 -0500Our poop can tell us a lot about our health. Discover what black poop really means as well as how to improve digestion.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:37:10 -0500There are 3 best tip to release the pain caused by TMJ, the first is balance and align your posture. The second is take care of your mouth, and the third is calm the mind and muscles.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:35:34 -0500Lupus is a fairly nasty disease in which the good guys get confused and start attacking our body. Discover how to know if you have it and over 3 ideas on stopping it!
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:59:54 -0500Pancreatic diseases are difficult to treat. European doctors have recommended drinking Karlovy Vary, healing mineral water for hundreds of years. Individuals with the chronic digestive, liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disorders had benefited by drinking this water from spring or made from the genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt at home.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:18:13 -0500Today I want to share what shigella really is and how do you know if you have it. Plus I'll share 2 great solutions to kill off this nasty bacteria that can be helpful.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:20:08 -0500Clothing brands, fashion jewelry and cosmetic brands are also providing opportunities for many people to contribute in charitable programs for fighting Hepatitis, along with spreading awareness about causes that matter around the world. Some of the popular accessories that customer will be buying not only for fashion, but also for contributing to a good cause.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:43:32 -0500Every year, 300,000 babies are born with hemoglobin disorders, and a major proportion of them have Sickle Cell Disease. RBCs containing Hemoglobin S are called as Sickle Cells because of their crescent-shaped pointy structure, unlike the normal RBC.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:21:32 -0500The pilonidal cyst is a condition in which the upper part of the buttock near the tailbone is filled with hair and skin debris causing irritation and sometimes infection. This health problem is more common among men than women who are between their teenage and thirties.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:39:55 -0500Coughs and colds are the tone of the season. It's freezing and winter has begun and those viruses, bacterial infections, coughs, bronchitis and stuffy noses are well enmeshed this year. Almost every second person visiting the clinic has had some kind of cold related issue. What many people do not realise is that there are natural remedies for colds and flu and that people can get allergies in winter also.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:48:37 -0500Spread awareness and interact on social media in different ways such as getting the word out by writing online articles or opinions on why should you save your baby's cord blood. The answer would be "Because it could save their life one day". Not everyone may do it but at least someone who sees this info in their news feed may decide to learn more about the cause.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:35:17 -0500Urinary and bladder infections are far more common than you may think. Fortunately, they are also quite easy to avoid.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:36:06 -0500If you feel any pain in the lower area of your belly and experience fever and chills, you might think of taking some over the counter medications to lower and potentially eliminate the pain. That said, if you are experiencing the said problems for more than a week or so, then it is perhaps time to pay your doctor.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:20:32 -0500Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves abnormally to the side. It is a chronic disease that can get worse over a period of time.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:54:26 -0500Vitiligo is a pigmentation skin disorder that produces painless white patches all over a person's body. This is an unusual disease affecting roughly 1% of the world's population.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:43:32 -0500More people die of Sepsis than HIV and auto accidents combined in the U.K. Discover what it is, how to identify if someone has it and how not to get it.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:42 -0500Today I want to talk about what sickle cell anemia really is. I also want to share a few traditional and nontraditional sickle cell anemia treatment ideas.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:32:13 -0500Spondylosis means changes in vertebral joint that is characterized by increased degeneration of the intervertebral disc and subsequent changes in soft tissues and bones. Lumbar spondylosis generally encompasses herniations, lumbar disc bulges, vertebral bony overgrowths or osteophytes and facet joint degeneration. Degenerative changes increase as you age, but can be asymptomatic. Disc herniation that causes spinal stenosis and nerve root compression is symptomatic. The common symptoms include back movement restrictions, sciatica and low back pain.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:30:15 -0500Sickle cell disease is described as a collection of disorders that cause the red blood cells to become distorted and break down. This disease affects millions around the globe and raising awareness is one of the best ways to educate people about its severity.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:01:45 -0500Menthol, Camphor and Eucalyptus Oil - this is exactly what you need for the winter. A product recommended by most people surely works especially if you are sick and have a phlegmy cough.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:28:45 -0500This June, wear teal and show everyone this world is about helping people who need it. Help Raise Scleroderma Awareness by getting involved. It will help patients, doctors and researchers.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:36:45 -0500The chronic pain that Fibromyalgia creates can make life miserable. But when a patient is admitted into a pain center, they find a bond there with specialists that are helpful and make life more pleasant.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:38:43 -0500Globally almost 8 million children are born with genetic disorders and 90% of them are born in low and mid-income countries, and India is one of them. Currently, it is very important to prevent the birth of a child with a genetic defect so that socioeconomic burden can be reduced in India.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:15:49 -0500Considering the amount of pollution present in the country today, chest medicine has become a growing field for the treatment of the diseases caused. The department of Pulmonology is mainly concerned with treating the diseases of the chest. It undertakes the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management of pulmonary diseases in both the pediatric population and in adults. The doctors and all the staff employed by this department are trained individuals with several years of experience under their belt.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:51:16 -0500Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease mainly caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It typically affects a person's lungs but causes damage to other parts of the body as well. There majorly are two tests to check for the presence of this infection in a person - a skin test and a blood test. Of the two the latter, also known as QuantiFEROON - TB Gold (QFT - G) is considered as a better and more accurate test. The test is easy to perform and is also covered by all major health insurance packages.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:32:02 -0500Mosquito borne diseases are in the headlines because of the Zika virus and many will be surprised to learn how it was spread to Brazil and why it is now a major problem. Its origin was the Zika forest in Africa and is came about as a result of an experiment which involved injecting a rhesus monkey with yellow fever. Within a short six to seven-year period it showed up in other parts of Africa and then Asia.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:57:05 -0500At the latest conference on this virus currently being held in Memphis, Tennessee, and called the Saving Ourselves Symposium (SOS) these figures were released. It is exposing the latest cutting edge techniques and treatments and has experts attending from around the globe. While these figures are shocking in their magnitude the number has substantially dropped over the last ten years or so.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:15:02 -0500Oxygen is one of the most abundant elements found in the Earth's crust. It is also the 3rd most commonly occurring element in the universe. The non-metallic gas is said to constitute more than 65% of the human body, three quarters of sea water and around half of dry soil. These points make it clear how essential the oxygen is to sustaining life on the planet Earth.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:28:03 -0500It is a virus started in Africa in 1947 when researchers experienced with Yellow Fever and infecting monkeys with the disease. As viruses do it mutated and became what is now known as the Zika virus, named after the Zika jungle where the research took place. By 1954 they had their first case of the disease in a Nigerian man.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:27:23 -0500The name comes from the Zika forest in Uganda where in 1947 researchers into Yellow Fever infected a rhesus macaque with the fever. They isolated a transmissible substance in 1952, called the Zika virus, and took substance from the first infected human of Nigeria in 1954. From then until 2007 cases of it were rare in Africa and Asia until a major outbreak occurred on Yap island, Micronesia.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:19:28 -0500Women have been infected with the Zika virus by men who have recently travelled to South American countries where the disease is active. Dallas County Health and Human Services noted recently that a person was infected after sexual contact with a male who had recently returned from Venezuela. It was confirmed by the Center for Diseases Control on February 2nd and with this information comes a warning to all who will travel to the Olympic Games.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:56:33 -0500While it looms as a major health threat for the world the Zika virus is not a big enough issue in the minds of the Olympic Games Committee. It refuses to move the venue or postpone the Olympics to another time and the World Health Organisation appears to have buckled under the weight of the money invested. What is it they don't understand.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:21:09 -0500Anyone who has visited a South American country in recent weeks and who is now pregnant must be holding their breath as the threat of Microcephaly is a possible condition their baby may suffer. This horrendous malformation of the head is something that can be the result of other things, including genetic causes. Recent cases attributed to the Zika virus of Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and other countries where the disease is prevalent, is a different strain.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:58:28 -0500In a recent incident in Australia an American actor smuggled two dogs into the country aboard his private jet. He could have informed the authorities and they would have quarantined the animals until they left the country or they were deemed free of the rabies virus. This is one deadly disease that our region is free of and to risk that for the sake of a recalcitrant visitor who thinks himself above the law was an abomination to all Australians.