By: Amelia Emery
Pneumococcal sepsis is a serious medical condition where bacteria, specifically Streptococcus pneumoniae, infect the blood. The infection of the blood causes the immune system to react at full force and creates an inflammatory response as a counter attack to the bacterial infection. Although caused by...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
For many decades, scientists were looking for less invasive methods to detect cancer early and to monitor its progression following therapeutic interventions. The practice of biopsying the cancerous organ may not suit all instances especially when they appear in places such as in the lungs...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Malaria is a disease, which infects more than 300 million people all over the world and is estimated to be responsible for more than 1.5 million deaths each year. It is a tropical disease, which continues to haunt countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa than...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
The Prostate is a chestnut sized gland which is made up of two lobes. This gland secretes a fluid which nourishes the sperm. The Prostate is located in front of the rectum, just below the bladder (where urine is stored). It is an important part...
The role of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes in malaria transmission
By: Dyana Hepburn
There are 460 recognized species of mosquitoes, of which only about 100 transmit the malaria parasite to the human being and only 30 - 40 transmit the most dangerous and deadly of parasites, the Plasmodium falciparum. The Anopheles gambiae mosquito is known as a vector...
By: Chelsea Padget
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common disorder affecting the prostate. The prostate gland is a walnut-shaped gland located in front of the rectum and right below the bladder. The prostate gland can be felt upon digital examination by a physician. One of the...
By: Phyllis Logie
The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system which is a walnut sized gland that is in two sections, enveloped by a thin outer layer of tissue. The prostate gland is situated in front of the rectum and just below the bladder, surrounded...
By: John Louie Ramos
Herpes refers to a group of viruses that are characterized by the sudden eruption of blisters in different areas of the body. Apart from blisters, herpes can also cause cold sores around the patient’s mouth, skin irritations, swollen glands and fever-like symptoms. There are...
By: Alanna Rose
Warts are relatively small growths found on the skin that are caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, according to MedicineNet. While warts are contagious most do not spread too easily. Therefore, a person with warts will not necessarily spread them to other parts of...
By: Suzanne Rose
Herpes is a common condition that causes painful and uncomfortable sores on the body. Although many people associate herpes with the genital area, sores can occur on the mouth and in many other places all over the body. According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN...

 

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