Epilepsy

Epilepsy: Learning To Live With It.

Introduction Epilepsy can cause strange sensations, emotions and behavior or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness. The reason for these abnormalities in behavior is the disturbance of the normal patte...

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Allergies: Do you have one?

Allergies: Do you have one?

Introduction Some things that are typically harmless to most people may cause an abnormal immune system reaction in some people. Such things are known as allergens. What happens is that the person's immune system wrongly believ...

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Blood Pressure: A Silent Killer

Blood Pressure: A Silent Killer

Introduction The blood in the arteries exerts pressure on its walls. This pressure is known as blood pressure. There are two factors responsible for blood pressure: pumping of blood through arteries ( by the heart) and the oppo...

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Arthritis: Stitch In Time Saves Nine

Arthritis: Stitch In Time Saves Nine

Introduction The literal meaning of the word 'Arthritis' is - inflammation of one or more joints. Joint, as we all know, is an area of the body where two different bones meet. The function of the joint is to move the body parts...

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Dysentery: Cleanliness Must To Avoid It

Dysentery: Cleanliness Must To Avoid It

Introduction First, the etymology. The English word 'dysentery' has its roots in two Greek words meaning "ill" and "intestine". Dysentery is a general term for a class of gastrointestinal disorders that are characterized by in...

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Chickenpox: A Global Disease

Chickenpox: A Global Disease

What is Chickenpox? Chicken Pox is an ubiquitous and extremely contagious viral illness. The primary illness, characterized by a generalized skin rash, is caused by the Varicella Zoster virus. Recurrence of the infection result...

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Encephalitis: A Rare Brain Disorder

Encephalitis: A Rare Brain Disorder

Introduction Encephalitis is a rare disease that occurs in approximately 0.5 per 100,000 individuals — most commonly in children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems (i.e., those with HIV/AIDS or cancer). Enc...

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Nausea & Vomiting

Nausea & Vomiting

Introduction Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but rather are symptoms of many different conditions, such as infection ("stomach flu"), food poisoning, motion sickness, overeating, blocked intestine, illness, concussion or ...

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Leprosy: Relax! It Is No Longer Incurable!

Leprosy: Relax! It Is No Longer Incurable!

What It Is Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease of humans caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy is also known as hansen's disease. Greek:  lepid = scales on a fish. The disease can affect the skin, mucous me...

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Hemophilia: The Royal Disease

Hemophilia: The Royal Disease

What Is Hemophilia? Hemophilia is a group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair the body's ability to control blood clotting or coagulation. Etymology is as under: Greek: haima = blood philia = to love. Medical fratern...

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