By: Jonte Rhodes
Alopecia as we all know is the loss of hair from any area of the body, and a refusal to grow back. What a lot of people don't know however is that Alopecia is actually a blanket term for a collection of different disorders and...
By: Elizabeth Wordsmith
Do you have chronic muscle tenderness unrelieved by common over-the-counter medications? Do you have soreness and sensitivity similar to flu achiness,or skin that is sensitive to even light pressure? Do you have pain in your upper and lower body regions? Do you have difficulty...
Fibromyalgia defined
By: Christine G.
You hurt all the time. You sleep all night and sometimes during the day, but you never feel rested. You may have headaches and gut problems. Some days are not too bad, but others are hellish. Sometimes you are so hypersensitive that a simple thing...
By: Jeff Casto
A granuloma is a mass of immune system cells that have gathered around and sealed off a foreign particle that has resisted the immune cells' attempts to destroy and digest it. This foreign particle could be anything from a tuberculosis bacterium to a splinter. A...
By: Jennifer Moll
Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease, in which the body attacks its own hair follicles and suppresses hair growth, which results in hair loss on the scalp and other areas of the body. Alopecia areata does not cause scarring. The loss of hair is...
By: Richard G. Lanzara
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is so named because these disease processes trap air in the lungs. These pulmonary diseases range from emphysema to asthma and chronic bronchitis. Each disease traps air in the lings by a different mechanism, but air trapping is common...
By: Alfred F Waltheson DVM
There will likely never be a single cure for cancer. If medical science does cure cancer at some time in the future there will be dozens of treatments - effective against different types of cancer.Firstly, we need to think about how cancer develops. Each...
Epidemiology of breast cancer
By: Lance W. Christiansen D.O.
Breast cancer and cancer in other tissues and organs is caused by the same mechanism, but there are certain anatomical, microanatomical, physiological, and environmental factors that exacerbate the underlying cause of cancer so certain tissues such as bone marrow, lymph nodes, and epithelium (skin,cervix...
Understanding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
By: Jane Winstead
Diabetes takes a second seat to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This chronic disease of the lungs affects more than twice as many people as Diabetes and is the nation's fourth leading cause of death. In 2003 approximately 122,000 Americans lost their lives to...
Can radiofrequency (RF) radiation cause cancer?
By: Justin Lee
Even though radiofrequency (RF) radiation is "non-ionizing" (i.e., it cannot eject electrons out of an atom's orbit), excessive exposure to RF radiation can be extremely harmful. For instance, developmental studies on mammals, birds, and non-mammalian species have found that RF radiation at intensities high...

 

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