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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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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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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Asthma in Adults

Here are details and information about Asthma in adults: Doctor Visit When to See the Doctor Some adults go many years with breathing difficulties without realizing they have asthma. Talk to your doctor if you are: Wheezing. Having difficulty breathing. Feeling tightness in the chest. IF YOU ARE GASPING FOR AIR, GET TO AN EMERGENCY…

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Winding Up Breathless

If you are young and you smoke, here’s another reason to put the butts down. Smoking is the most common cause of COPD, a respiratory disease that could leave you breathless later in life. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Both conditions reduce the airflow in and out of the lungs….

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How to Spot Skin Cancer

Detecting it early could save your life. Is It More Than a Mole? May is skin cancer month, but for most of us, it’s easier to spot-check moles and freckles in late summer, when you’re still in minimalist clothes and flip-flops. Be sure to include parts you barely notice (the tops of your feet, “toe…

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Albinism Facts

Albinism is a congenital condition which refers to a group of disorders involving pigmentation of an individual’s hair, eyes and skin. The word albinism comes from the Latin “albus”, meaning white. It is also known as achromia, achromasia, or achromatosis. People with albinism have inherited altered genes which do not produce the usual amount of…

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Mesothelioma Attorney: What is Mesothelioma

MESOTHELIOMA is a rare cancer, where malignant cells grow in the mesothelium, the membrane that forms the lining of several body cavities, including the thoracal cavity, the abdominal cavity, and the heart sac (pericardium). In more than 90% of mesothelioma cases, the cancer develops as a result of a person’s exposure to asbestos. The cancer…

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