How to manage a diabetic wound
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Diabetes is a chronic disease entity which if not controlled adequately enough, can lead to many complications. It can affect the nerves, kidneys, eyes and other structures in the body. Apart from these complications, another important aspect would be the delayed wound healing and proneness...
How Hashimoto's thyroiditis differs from Grave's disease
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disorder that may be associated with a goiter (thyroid lump) or in late stages of the disease with minimal residual thyroid tissue (atrophic thyroiditis). The autoimmune process of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis causes reduced thyroid function. The body reacts...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
An infection that we encounter in day to day life varies in many different aspects. The variation can be in the form of spread, susceptibility, virulence, progression, duration of the illness, signs and symptoms as well as in the treatment process. But, one of the...
By: Alison Bowler
Viruses are the smallest of the infectious disease causing agents. They contain either RNA or DNA (but not both) within a protein coat or virion. The viral nucleic acid encodes the make up of this virion as well as some enzymes required for viral replication...
Difference between an illness and a disease
By: Bob Lloyd
The terms illness and disease are often used synonymously but they do have different meanings. The term illness, is commonly used to describe how the patient feels, namely whether or not they feel unwell. A disease on the other hand refers to an abnormal state...
Difference between pneumonia and walking pneumonia
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Pneumonia is, technically, an inflammation of the lungs. The inflammation can be caused by a number of infective agents – bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites – or due to aspiration of food or gastric juices that irritate the lung tissue. Pneumonia can be a complication...
By: Janet Grischy
Vaccines have saved many lives, and will save many more. The benefits of preventing disease rather than treating it are immense and obvious. Medical scientists are working on increasing the scope of disease prevention, by working on new vaccines against many diseases. Cancer Some of...
Does the way animals are killed cause illness in humans?
By: James Johnson
Does the way an animals are killed cause illness to humans? It certainly can, both a psychological illness and physical illness with even death! The real question should be how can the way an animal is killed cause illness in humans and are there ways...
How does bacteria become resistant to antibiotics?
By: Omar Salvador
How do microorganisms become resistant to antibiotics? A chemotherapeutic agent is defined as a chemical substance used for the treatment of infectious diseases or diseases caused by the proliferation of malignant cells. A special group of chemotherapeutic agents, which are usually derived from microorganisms, are...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Lung cancer forms a major problem in our present time. In the US alone it accounts for more than 100,000 deaths every year. The cause of lung cancer varies. The most common cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking. Another cause is exposure to...

 

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