Malignant Mesothelioma: Who is at Risk

Asbestos is a natural substance mined from the earth. It is a mineral which has strong resistance for heat. Because of such quality, asbestos is often used in many industrial applications. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) there are six types of fibrous minerals known as asbestos. They include amosite,…

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Blood Pressure Chart

With high blood pressure being one of the main causes of fatalities in the world, today more and more people are becoming concerned with their pressure readings. However, remarkably few people understand what their blood pressure readings mean and what an acceptable level of blood pressure is. There is also poor awareness when it comes…

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Polio-Like Symptoms With West Nile Virus

Summertime – children stay indoors, no swimming is permitted at the local pond and parents are frightened of a virus that is sweeping the nation. It’s an illness that paralyzes people and can kill. No, this isn’t a description of the polio epidemics that panicked people in this country in the late 40s and early…

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Schambergs Disease causes Symptoms and Treatments

Schamberg’s disease, which was first described in 1901, is a relatively rare human skin disease. Another name for it is progressive pigmented purpuric dermatitis, which is something of a mouthful. Found more in males than in females it is caused by leaky blood vessels and leads to discoloration of the skin and is especially commonly…

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Crones Disease

Crones disease refers to Crohn’s disease which is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (commonly known as IBD) that affects approximately 500,000 people in the U. S. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35, although it is becoming more common in young people under the age of 18. Men and women are equally affected…

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Causes of Gastric Outlet Obstruction

Pyloric stenosis or gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) refers to any condition that mechanically impairs the normal emptying of the stomach into the small intestine. It is caused by the muscles of the pyloric sphincter becoming enlarged and blocking the passage of food from the stomach to the small intestine. In children, the condition is commonly caused by…

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Crush Syndrome Symptoms and Treatments

Crush Syndrome is the unseen enemy that can develop in the body of a trauma survivor, hours to days, after being freed from a collapsed building or pulled from a piece of wreckage. It is due to complications from crushing injuries that can result in restricted oxygen flow, buildup of toxins due to muscle deterioration…

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What is ICU Psychosis

ICU psychosis is a recognized complication following being admitted to an ICU usually for treating life threatening medical conditions or following undergoing major surgeries and traumatic injuries. It usually resolves itself after being discharged from the ICU although the symptoms that culminate towards defining a person as suffering from ICU psychosis could make matters worse…

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Does Your Child Know About the Dangers of AIDS?

Who is educating your child about safe sex practices and the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases? It should be you, because research suggests children want to learn about their sexuality from their parents, says Kim Miller, Ph.D., a behavioral scientist and research sociologist in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease…

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Lingering Cough: Exactly What to do for Relief

A lingering cough is quite literally a cough that lingers. Often a lingering cough is the result of a previous illness or sickness, and is the last symptom to hang around while you are recovering. A lingering cough is considered to be a persistent cough if it continues to last for a period of eight…

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