Understanding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
By: Elizabeth Barnes
Tips for living with COPDCOPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible(Smeltzer). This can include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and about 16 million...
Cancer: Understanding why scientists have yet to discover a cure
By: Andrea Mahr
The term "cure for cancer" is misleading, as it implies that there could be one drug against every kind of cancer in each and every individual. In case of this interpretation, it is clear that there can be no cure for cancer, never.But if...
Hookworms: Symptoms and treatments
By: Frank Will
Hookworm Transmission often referred to as the Great Infective of Mankind, can create serious health problems for newborns, children of all ages, women that are pregnant and anyone that is malnourished.There is an estimated 1.3 billion people world wide that currently has this...
How can we protect the world's people from HIV ?
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
There is no cure for HIV infection and treatment is a lifelong and expensive undertaking, if it works at all. Prevention is key for protecting the population from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The question though is how to...
By: Alison Bowler
Hookworm is a gastrointestinal parasitic infection. It is estimated that one billion people worldwide may be infected by hookworm. The infection is most commonly found in tropical and sub-tropical climates. The adult worm is about one centimeter long. There are four different hookworm species that...
Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: Krystal Nguyen
The fact that the majority of the AIDS population lives in Sub-Saharan Africa would let you know what is really on the minds of those who say yes. We view those with AIDS as being a drug addicts or a prostitutes and these stereotypes give...
Possible health concerns with public restrooms
By: Marijoyce Porcelli
It's something we all face. We are out in public and have to go to the bathroom.Usually this isn't much of a problem, but there are still dangers that can lurk in public bathrooms. First, if the bathroom is filthy, unless you really have...
How warts are removed
By: Gillian Taber
What is a wart? Warts are caused by a viral infection. They belong to the family human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts are considered infectious and to be capable of spreading from one part of the body to another. However, it is not uncommon for warts...
Exploring brittle diabetes
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Brittle diabetes is known as labile diabetes or unstable diabetes. Persons with this diabetes type have rapid swings in their blood sugars from the extreme highs to the extreme lows. It is very complicated for a doctor to treat, and most people that have brittle...
Bird flu virus explained
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Bird flu virus is highly serious, just like the Swine Flu H1N1 virus is. It is rare that this flu is passed from one person to another person, unless there is a lot of very close contact between individuals. If you have this virus lurking...

 

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