Rarest diseases in the world
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The definition of a rare disease varies by country and health agency, but the National Institutes of Health in the United States currently defines “rare disease” as one affecting less than 200,000 Americans. The agency estimates that there are approximately 7,000 rare...
Diagnosis and treatment of fibrocystic disease
By: Lynn Robling
Fibrocystic disease is a condition of the breast in women. Typically it is a benign or noncancerous condition. Women may find lumps in their breasts or the breasts will become swollen or tender. Symptoms may increase right before the menstrual cycle. The condition may affect...
By: Wendy S. Melton
Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. High blood pressure that occurs after approximately 20 weeks of pregnancy is a symptom of preeclampsia. Increased amounts of protein show up in the urine as well. Because of the dangers associated with preeclampsia, even a small...
The symptoms and treatment of preeclampsia
By: Maria_Williams
Preeclampsia, also known as Toxemia or Pregnancy-induced Hypertension (PIH), is a condition affecting women in the late part of the second trimester or in the third trimester of a pregnancy, i.e. after the 20th week of pregnancy. The condition is characterized by large amounts...
Diagnosis and treatment of fibrocystic disease
By: Blaise Pascal
Though not an actual disease, fibrocystic disease is an ailment that many women have right before the onset of their menstrual period. The condition is often called fibrocystic change or fibrocystic breasts and is characterized by pain, swelling, tenderness, and lumps in the breasts that...
Why Indian tuberculosis cases 'can't be cured'
By: Gulrukh Tausif
World Health Organization has rushed teams of doctors to Hinduja National Hospital in Mumbai, India, where 12 cases of totally drug resistant or TDR mode of tuberculosis have been reported. Three patients are now dead. India has become one of the few countries in the...
By: Melissa Harber
Most Americans of a certain age remember getting vaccinations at the doctor. These "shots" were usually feared, or at least thought unpleasant by children, who had no idea how they could be helping them stay healthy. Yet vaccines have severely reduced the rates of childhood...
By: Lynn Robling
Bright’s Disease is a condition of the kidneys. Specifically it affects the blood vessels of the kidneys causing chronic inflammation. An indicator of this condition is the presence of protein (albumin) in the urine. This condition was named for Richard Bright who discovered the...
By: Stine Andersen
Botox is well known for treating facial wrinkles, but this drug is now used to treating some kind of eye problems as well. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Botox to treat diplopia, commonly known as blurred vision, as well as treating strabismus which...
Inflammation: A tool of the immune system
By: Jacquie Schmall
The process by which the human body brings more immune system, and more nutritive activity to the site of an injury or infection is known as the inflammatory process, and the result is inflammation. Let us consider two aspects of Inflammation. Acute Inflammation: The quick...

 

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