Zoonotic diseases: Salmonella
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
The terminology "zoonotic" refers to those conditions and diseases that have the characteristic of not being "species specific" but rather being transmitted from animals to humans. When referring to salmonella, the first species that come to mind are reptiles and turtles which act as the...
By: R.A. Scott
Alzheimer's disease has been with humanity forever. It was first described in 1906 by a psychiatrist named, you guessed, Alois Alzheimer! But the disease had been around so much longer than that. I think most of us have been affected one way or another by...
By: Jenny Tolley
Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system, which includes tissues, lymph nodes, a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes, and organs such as your tonsils and spleen. If you have lymphoma, you will most likely consult different medical professionals who specialize in dealing with...
The role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical cancer
By: Hira
The Culprit HPVHuman Papilloma Virus commonly known as HPV is a cause of Cervical Cancer and Genital Warts. Unfortunately since there are no distinct symptoms for those positive for HPV or those with an abnormal pap it is important for women to be consistent with...
Exploring the main causes of cancer
By: Karen Williams
Thanks to a friend for this question:"My good gal friend just found out she has stage 3 throat cancer - which hasn't yet been confirmed, but her doctor is a specialist and was pretty certain. I would like to see her more open to Law...
Hookworms: Symptoms and treatments
By: Frances Stanford
The term hookworm applies to any of a group of small threadlike worms that live as parasites in man and many other mammals. There are two common varieties of hookworms the American hookworm and the European hookworm. The American variety is found in the southeastern...
The transmission of bird flu
By: Karoline Inong
To understand how the transmission of the bird flu, also know as avian influenza, you must understand what it is first. The Avian influenza has been circulating, believe it or not for over the past hundred years. It is caused by influenza type A,the...
Vancomycin-resistant MRSA described
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Since penicillin was identified in 1941 and gained consistent use as an antibiotic, resistance to treatment began to appear. Bacteria acquire DNA sequences from other bacteria that they come into contact with, sharing genes for resistance to drugs that compromise bacterial replication and survival. For...
Drug resistant influenza explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The flu is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Several strains of the virus are known that fall into one of three types: A, B, or C. A types are further broken tdown into subtypes categorized based on the surface proteins known as...
Double antibiotic-resistant bacteria explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
There are a number of pathogens resistant to traditional treatment, including drug-resistant influenza, treatment resistant tuberculosis, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These pathogens require novel treatments and are the subjects of a number of investigations into new therapies to overcome infection and save lives. The resistance occurs...

 

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