The controversial link between XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome
By: D. Vogt
XMRV, or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, is a newly discovered gammaretrovirus which some medical researchers believe might be behind certain cases of prostate cancer as well as chronic fatigue syndrome. Since the possible link between XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome was first identified in...
By: Omar Salvador
The systemic mycoses are mainly fungus diseases that are often serious or even fatal. The organisms invade the lungs or subcutaneous tissues; they may then spread to other organs of the body, where they become established and produce disease. Many of these organisms are airborne...
The relationship between diabetes and aneurysms
By: Michael Smoker
One of the more serious complications that can arise from diabetes is an aneurysm, or bulge in a major blood vessel caused by weakening in the blood vessel wall. While most small aneurysms in non-diabetics resolve on their own, large aneurysms and aneurysms in certain...
By: John Louie Ramos
Rhinosinusitis better known as sinusitis is a common condition that is characterized by the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, the air-filled spaces which facilitates breathing and similar functions of the nasal cavity. Rhinosinusitis is a common medical condition for people of all ages, accounting for...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Common cold is something we all have had our own share of experience and would continue to disrupt our seamless activities from time to time throughout our life. It is not a condition which affects certain regions of the world but prevails in every corner...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Fungi are organisms which can cause many varieties of infections in humans and in most instances, the infections would affect the feeble and the immune-compromised. But, it can infect even the perfectly healthy individuals when the environmental or the body physiologies become ideal for their...
By: John Louie Ramos
Parasitic diseases are infections which are caused and transmitted by parasites. Parasites often target vital organs and systems, altering the normal functions of the body. Thus, parasites play the role of a transmitter of some of medical science's most lethal and deadliest diseases. Hence, this...
The effect of HAART resistance on the treatment of HIV
By: D. Vogt
The introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), which meant prescribing multiple anti-HIV drugs at once rather than in sequence, was initially groundbreaking. Unfortunately, even with HAART, HIV-positive persons can and do still experience resistance to drugs eventually, and there is also a risk that...
Artificial immunity: How vaccines protect against disease
By: D. Vogt
A vaccine is a biologic medication which can be injected in order to stimulate the body's immune system into recognizing and destroying an infectious agent, such as a particular type of virus. Vaccines are now a regular and essential way of preventing a wide range...
By: D. Vogt
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome is a rare genetic disease which results in the growth of benign polyps in the digestive tract and macules (discolored lesions) on the lips. It is also known to increase the risk of several types of cancer. Somewhere between one in 25,000-300...

 

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