By: Retha Boswell
Apert Syndrome is a congenital disease with very distinct characteristics and a few possible causes. Congenital diseases are diseases that are present at birth and they do not appear over time. It is also considered a craniofacial and limb anomaly disease, meaning it affects the...
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
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...
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...
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...
The Euthanasia of Human Beings is Unethical
By: Amber Celeste
Dorland’s Medical Dictionary defines “euthanasia” as the deliberate ending of the life of a person suffering from an incurable and painful disease. Perhaps more accurately described in the case of human beings as physician-assisted suicide, the process of euthanasia in most countries around...
Characteristics and causes of Apert syndrome
By: Susan Smalls
Apert syndrome is a genetic disorder in which the skull bones of infants prematurely fuse together. This causes abnormal growth of the skull and face. It is a rare condition that affects about one in 65,000 children. Some estimates put the percentage as low...
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...

 

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