Health-e Update

appendicitis
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Posted on : October 7, 2011

Appendicitis

Appendicitis is acute inflammation of the vermiform appendix. The appendix is a small ‘dead end’ pouch, like a little tube, that comes off the caecum. The caecum is the first part of ...
herpes
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Posted on : October 7, 2011

Herpes

Herpes simplex is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) which can cause a vesicular rash anywhere on the skin or mucous membranes. There are two major strains, HSV-1 and ...
Electric shock
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Posted on : September 1, 2011

Electrical Injury

Electrical injury occurs when an electric current runs through a portion of the body, usually from either a man-made source or lightning.  The outside of the person’s body may appear to have only ...
Diarrhea
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Posted on : September 1, 2011

Diarrhea

Diarrhoea is defined as the abrupt onset of abnormally high fluid content in the stool: more than the normal value of approximately 10 mL/kg/d in the infant and young child, and more than 200 g/d ...
Toxoplasmosis
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Posted on : September 1, 2011

Toxoplasmosis

Human exposure to toxoplasmosis is common wherever cats are found.  About 20 to 40% of healthy adults in the US are sero-positive, these are people who are evidently found infected but have no ...
nose bleed
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Posted on : September 1, 2011

Nose Bleed

Nose bleeding is a very common symptom that can happen to anyone from children to the elderly. The medical term is epistaxis. One out of every seven people will develop a nosebleed at some time ...
Kidney stones
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Posted on : August 4, 2011

Kidney Stones

The human body is an amazing “machine” with an amazing “filter” organ, the kidneys. Unused metabolites will be transported through the blood stream and filtered by the kidneys, then excreted in ...
Salmonella
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Posted on : August 4, 2011

Typhoid Fever

 Ever since the first bacterium of Salmonella was found in 1894, scientists have identified over 2300 Salmonella organisms. Salmonella typhi is one most important species in travel medicine as ...
alcohol related desease
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Posted on : July 4, 2011

Alcohol

Humans and alcoholic drinks have been linked up to 10.000 BC, where archeologist discovered the fact of purposely fermented drinks.  From this prehistoric drink, approximately 7-12% of the ...
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Posted on : July 4, 2011

Pain Pills

Pain, aches, or sores are the main complaint of up to 80% of people who seek medical attention. Though unpleasant, pain is actually our body’s defense mechanism to withdraw from potentially ...
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Posted on : June 7, 2011

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition where the skin has hyperactive growth resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin.  Normally the skin grows layer by layer and by time the outer layer ...
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Posted on : June 7, 2011

Cold sores

Up to 30% of adult people in US had a history of having blisters around the lip.  80-90% of people under 50 years old actually carry the HSV 1.  These blisters are known as cold sores or fever ...
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Posted on : May 9, 2011

Scabies

Dotted lined skin rash on the palms and soles. Unbearable night itch worsening by time. It might be a sign of scabies. Scabies is a skin condition caused by parasite infestation, the itch mite ...
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Posted on : May 9, 2011

Radiation Exposure and Your...

What is Radiation Exposure? Radioactive materials give off a form of energy that travels in waves or particles. This energy is called radiation. When a person is exposed to radiation, the energy ...
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Posted on : May 9, 2011

Chronic Cough

A cough is your body’s reflex to keep the airway clear. The sudden air “explosion” will clear the airway from irritants or obstructive substance so that breathing and the intake of oxygen becomes ...
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Posted on : March 31, 2011

Gastroenteritis in Children

Diarrhea and vomiting are common reasons parents bring their children to the doctor or even to BIMC Hospital’s emergency room. Most are related to gastroenteritis, infection of the stomach and ...
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Posted on : March 31, 2011

Hives

Hives, or the medical term “urticaria” is a common allergic disorder in which a red, itchy, lumpy skin rash appears ‘out of the blue’. The skin lumps are known as weals. 15-20% of the population ...
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Posted on : February 28, 2011

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis by definition is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body. It is a general term to describe inflammation of the joints, characterized by redness, warmth, ...
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Posted on : February 28, 2011

Color Blindness

Studies show 5% to 8% of men and 0.5% of women in the world are born colorblind. That is 1 out of 12 men and 1 out of 200 women. Many people think anyone labeled as “colorblind” only ...
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Posted on : January 31, 2011

Migraine Headache

Did you know? –          The word migraine is derived from the Greek word meaning “pain involving half the head”. It affects at least 1 out of 10 people, mostly females and peaks between ...