By: Retha Boswell
Prior to the creation of a reliable polio vaccine, poliomyelitis was a devastating disease. There is no cure for the crippling disease once it is contracted and it can be fatal. Today, vaccines are given to children to stop it from spreading. After the spreading...
By: Retha Boswell
There are literally millions of diseases and there are many different types of diseases from infectious and contagious diseases to congenital diseases along with acute and chronic diseases. Anything that causes a human pain, distress, social problems or dysfunction can be considered a disease. Injuries...
By: Retha Boswell
Sometimes called a Zimmerman's tumor, a phakomatous choristoma, is a very rare tumor that presents itself in infants. These tumors occur in the eyelid and and more rarely in the orbit of the eye. They are composed of proliferating, or growing, ocular lens (cuboida) tissue...
The history of polio vaccine development
By: Roger Crain
The history of the polio vaccine development have been a long and controversial one. Even before the polio vaccine was an idea, a major endemic of the virus occurred in Vermont before the turn of the century, causing the deaths of over 3000 American children...
Phakomatous choristoma explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Phakomatous choristoma is a rare lesion that generally occurs on or near the eyelid and is often mistaken as a cyst or other type of lesion (or tumor). The lesion is usually congenital, which means that it is present at birth, though it may not...
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus. This virus may spread as a result of eating dirty food or drinking dirty water. The virus first enters the nose or mouth, makes its way to the intestines where it incubates, then travels to the...
Most common diseases in the world
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
There are thousands of disease in the world. Some of these diseases are rare while there are others which are common. In many cases, the most common diseases are the ones which are very dangerous. Diseases such as HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer and syphilis...
Phakomatous choristoma explained
By: Susan Smalls
Phakomatous Charistoma is a very rare non-cancerous tumor of the eyelid that is typically present at birth. The first recorded case was documented by Lorenz Zimmerman in 1971. He was the first person to correctly identify that the tumor is comprised of ectodermal cells that...
What caused a 2011 smallpox scare in a Virginia museum?
By: Leigh Goessl
Back in May 2011, a Richmond, Va. museum devoted to Virginia state history faced an unintended and interesting problem. The museum had created a "Bizarre bits" display, which featured unique items. One item in the exhibit caught the attention of the U.S. Centers for...

 

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