Health A-Z

  • 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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  • March 12, 2013 10:20 AM

    Coronary arteries and the risk of heart attack

    Coronary arteries are branches of aorta and their main task is to supply oxygenated blood to the heart itself. If they get clogged there is a risk of heart attack and stroke. In this post we shall describe these risk factors in more details.

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  • February 13, 2013 1:45 AM

    Diabetes insipidus: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment criteria

    Diabetes insipidus is a somewhat special condition, which causes your kidneys to excrete up to 20 litres of urine a day compared to a normal volume of 1.5 – 1.8 litres per day. This problem is caused by failure of hypothalamus to excrete vasopressin or by failure of kidneys to recognize the hormone.

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  • February 11, 2013 4:23 AM

    Why diabetes mellitus causes glykosuria?

    Normal blood glucose levels are between 3.5 and 5.5 mmol/litre. Patients suffering from diabetes mellitus have much higher blood glucose level, which sometimes exceeds 11 mmol/litre. Such high levels cause glykosuria, which means presence of glucose in urine. In this post we shall take a detailed look on this problem and explain why diabetic patients have glucose in their urine.

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  • February 10, 2013 1:03 AM

    Hot flashes

    Lots of postmenopausal women experience hot flashes, which manifest themselves as heat spreading to upper limbs and face. This symptom affects mainly postmenopausal women as it is closely connected to hormones but in some cases it may also be caused by various other conditions.

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  • January 14, 2013 6:17 AM

    Explanation of Some of the Most Common Kidney Diseases

    Disorders that affect your kidneys are called kidney diseases, and can include hereditary kidney diseases. The kidneys remove the waste products from your body, regulate the level of chemicals in your blood and make certain hormones. Removing waste products and excess fluids is a major function of your kidneys. This waste and excess fluid are removed from your body through the urine.

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  • December 29, 2012 12:29 AM


    Pyrosis is a specific kind of pain, which manifests itself as a burning sensation or pressure under the lower section of the breastbone (sternum). Pyrosis is caused by irritation of esophagus by acid stomach contents.

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  • December 28, 2012 12:23 PM

    Different Liver Function Tests and What They Mean

    Your liver’s job is great, as it carries out many excretion, detoxification and synthetic functions. Only a few of these can actually be measured by the levels of certain products in your blood, however.

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  • December 24, 2012 7:24 AM

    Understanding Kidney Function Numbers and What They Mean

    Your kidneys job is to remove the extra wastes and fluids, including urea, from your body in the form of urine. When they do not do this, the fluid retention and waste build up products can leave you with dangerous changes to your body that can even become life-threatening. There are various kidney function labs that your doctor can give you to test the functionality of your kidneys.

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  • December 22, 2012 12:49 AM

    The Importance of Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

    As a basic energy source for much of the operations of your body, glucose is a very important aspect for your health. Glucose is used for most of the processes in your body including the production of ATP, food digestion and cellular respiration. Since it is easily used by your body without having to be broken down first or gotten from another area of your body, blood glucose is very important to the proper functioning of your body.

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