Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be difficult to diagnose when a person has had just one “attack” of what appears to be MS symptoms. Other conditions share MS symptoms and a physician will need to rule those out first. Usually, a diagnosis is made after a person has experienced several episodes of symptoms. If a doctor suspects a patient may be […]

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Prostate Cancer Symptoms

In men, the urethra is a narrow tube that carries urine from the bladder through the penis and out of the body. The urethra also passes through the prostate gland, which is responsible for producing a protective fluid that mixes with sperm to produce semen. This semen is also carried out of the body by the urethra. As a tumor […]

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Heart Failure

Heart failure is a syndrome that causes a reduction in the heart's ability to pump blood. Normally, the heart pumps blood to supply vital nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body. In heart failure, the heart has difficulty pumping adequately and starts to function in an abnormal manner in order to compensate. Types of heart failure Heart failure […]

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Breastfeeding and Allergies

Some babies are allergic to the food that their mothers take. This is very rare. Some babies may be sensitive to certain foods like milk and dairy products. These babies may not be allergic to their mother’s milk but may be allergic to the proteins that she passes in the breast milk after consumption of dairy products like cheese etc. […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Prevention

Pancreatic cancer is sometimes referred to as a silent killer because it rarely causes any symptoms in the initial stages and can be difficult to diagnose. There are several lifestyle factors that have been associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer and these factors can be altered to reduce the risk of developing the condition. However, other factors such […]

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Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

Treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) depends on how severe or frequent the symptoms are and whether you already have heart disease. General treatment options include medicines, medical procedures, and lifestyle changes. Treatment of AF is designed to: Prevent blood clots from forming, and thereby reduce the risk for stroke. Control how many times a minute the ventricles contract. This is […]

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Laparoscopic Surgery Risks

Laparoscopic surgery is now widely used in preference to traditional open surgery due to the advantages the procedure offers over open surgery such as reduced bleeding, increased recovery time and shorter hospital stay. However, laparoscopy is still associated with a number of risks and some of these are described below. One of the main risks associated with laparoscopic surgery is […]

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Hypertension Diagnosis

Hypertension or high blood pressure is often diagnosed by chance during a general health check up or when visiting the doctor about an unrelated condition. This is because the condition does not usually present with symptoms, at least not during the initial stages. Typically, symptoms may present in the case of a very high blood pressure that has reached a […]

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Gout: an Overview

Gout is a form of arthritis that causes inflammation and severe pain in joints such as the knee, foot, ankle or wrist and particularly in the base of the big toe. Gout is a reaction that occurs when a chemical called uric acid forms sodium urate crystals in the joints. The crystals can also form in ligaments and tendons around […]

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Smallpox Biological Warfare

Smallpox, a disease caused by variola virus, is considered one of the biggest killers in terms of diseases in human history. Its eradication culminated a decade-long World Health Organization effort which began despite serious doubt and skepticism and succeeded to bypass a plethora of obstacles occasioned by floods, famine, civil war and bureaucratic inertia. Nevertheless, recent world events have raised […]

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