Health A-Z

  • June 6, 2013 12:28 AM

    Impetigo Treatment Options

    Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial skin infection that can be caused by two bacteria: staphylococcus Aurelius (staph) and streptococcus (streph). Although impetigo can affect adults, it mostly afflicts children aged between 2 and 6 years old. The infection spreads rapidly in crowded settings such as day care centers,schools, prisons, military installations, nursing homes etc.

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  • June 5, 2013 8:14 AM

    A look At Brittle Bone Disease Treatment Options

    Brittle bone disease also known as osteogenesis imperfecta or Lobstein's syndrome, is a disease that is usually caused by a defect in production of a proteins that is known as collagen. Collagen is a vital protein which assists in supporting the body. Since the production of collagen will have been interfered with, the bones will end up being weak, brittle and have stunted growth.

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  • June 5, 2013 5:35 AM

    Carpenter's Syndrome: causes, symptoms and treatment

    Carpenter's Syndrome is a genetic birth defect syndrome that involves the toes, fingers, skull and sometimes even the heart. It is a form of acrocephalopolysyndactyly (ACPS) which is a group of genetic disorders that are rare and they include Apert syndrome.

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  • June 4, 2013 5:13 AM

    Paget's Disease Treatment Options

    Affecting 1 out every 33 thousand people in the USA, the Paget's disease is listed among the rare diseases by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD). However, rare or not, Paget's disease is a cause of pain and discomfort for quite a number of people. Mainly affecting the pelvis or spine, Paget's disease causes your bones to become deformed and weaker by disrupting the normal cycle of bone repair and renewal.

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  • June 3, 2013 2:57 PM

    Motion Sickness Treatment Options

    Motion sickness or kinetosis can be described as a condition that causes a feeling of queasiness which occurs as a result of movement. Typically, people will experience this condition when they are carried on a train, car, plane or even a ship. Every time we move, the motion is usually detected by the brains and it will go through 3 different pathways i.e. the ear, eyes and other dipper tissue in the body.

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  • June 3, 2013 9:32 AM

    Top 6 Foot and Nail Care Tips For Diabetics

    In case you are a patient who has diabetes, you must be aware by now about the essence of foot care. Therefore if you require some help with regard to the best care regimen, below are some helpful foot care tips for diabetics.

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  • June 2, 2013 8:49 AM

    Overview of Treatment Options for Pyrosis

    Pyrosis or heartburn is a condition that causes burning sensations at the lower chest area and normally occurs when the acid from the stomach regurgitates, thus irritating the esophagus.

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  • May 22, 2013 11:52 PM

    The Symptoms of Wheat Intolerance

    Wheat intolerance, often incorrectly referred to as a wheat allergy, is a growing area of concern for many people. If left undiagnosed or untreated, it can be a very debilitating thing that can severely lower your quality of life. There are a few key symptoms that you should be aware of.

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  • April 28, 2013 1:20 AM

    Various Options for Treatment of Baker's Cyst

    What is a Baker’s cyst? It is a cyst behind the knee that is filled with fluid and creates a bulge. Often, the pain worsens when a sufferer extends their knee fully or when very active. This type of cyst is also known as a popliteal cyst and the formation of the cyst often follows a knee joint problem, such as a torn cartilage or arthritis flare-up. Either of those conditions might cause the production of excess synovial fluid by the knee, leading to a Baker’s or popliteal cyst.

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  • April 27, 2013 11:15 PM

    Skin Cancer: When to Worry About Your Mole

    Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and can affect people of all ages. The biggest cause of skin cancer is prolonged exposure to strong sunshine, especially when the skin is unprotected by sun cream or clothing. Having a family history of skin cancer can also increase your risk, as can having fair skin, recurrent bouts of sunburn and a higher than average amount of moles on your body.

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  • March 18, 2013 6:35 AM

    8 Common Food Allergies

    The common food allergies include eggs, shellfish, and nuts. Each allergy may cause only a mild reaction in some people, while an allergy can be life threatening in others. The following article lists eight food allergy types.

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  • March 15, 2013 11:00 PM

    Five Warning Signs of Retinal Detachment (That Could Save You From Blindness)

    When the thin membrane at the back of your eye detaches from the supporting blood vessels that supply it with nutrients and oxygen, this is called retinal detachment. It is considered to be a medical emergency, as without immediate surgical treatment it can result in blindness.

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