acute infections

What Is Toxoplasmosis?

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii and is usually transmitted by a parasite that enters the body through the mouth, for example by eating under cooked meat. Although most toxoplasmosis sufferers have no symptoms and do not require treatment, pregnant women should be aware of the risks associated with exposure to

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What Are The Causes Of Bad Breath / Halitosis?

Chronic bad breath is usually a side effect of poor oral hygiene, but digestive problems, diabetes or even cancer can be the cause of unpleasant odors. It may be difficult to distinguish between what is pleasant and what is unpleasant, and it is certainly a difference that affects your health both in the short and

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How To Treat An Acid Reflux?

Acid retardation is a condition that causes everyone to have different tolerances for food. While certain herbal teas and dairy products are the most common cause of acid flux in the US, alcoholic beverages are known to cause acid reflux, as are certain foods such as fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs and milk. Milk can

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amoebic meningitis

What Is Meningitis?

Meningitis is a condition in which the fluid in the cerebral spine (CSF), the thin membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord, swells. It is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection that moves from the cerebral or spinal fluid (SFF) into the bloodstream. Bacterial meningitis is usually more severe and can lead

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What Is Pro Ana?

A young person who feels dissatisfied with his body and believes he may have symptoms of anorexia can type “anorexia” into a search engine and come across websites promoting the disease as a lifestyle. Websites full of images showing emaciated and unhealthily thin women, known as “Thinspo”, encourage extreme thinness. The written content and media

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What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a disease that often proves to be an age-related disease – all terms refer to more than 100 joint complaints – but it also affects young people of all kinds. The two most common forms are osteoarthritis, which is the most common cause of disability in the UK, and rheumatoid arthritis, a type

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acute stress disorder

What Is A Nervous Breakdown?

Some may still call it a nervous breakdown, but the term is no longer a recognized medical term. Yet so-called “nervous breakdown” remains an underlying medical and psychiatric illness. There is no technical way to diagnose the underlying narrative of an emotional breakdown using terms like “nervous breakdown,” “emotional breakdown,” or “neurosis,” but these terms

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What Is The Black Death?

The Black Death was a plague pandemic that devastated Europe, killing an estimated 75 to 200 million people, and peaked in Europe between 1348 and 1350. Europe experienced the deadliest outbreak of the disease in history when it was struck in 1347 and was one of the most devastating pandemics, killing an estimated 25 to

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What Is Anemia?

Anemia is a disease that occurs when the red blood cell count (hemoglobin) is lower than normal. This is because anemia occurs when your body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia and occurs when the blood does not have enough iron to produce

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ancient pandemic

What Is The Cyprian Plague?

The outbreak of the disease known as Cyprian plague, which dates from 250 to 270 AD, began around Easter in Ethiopia and spread to Rome, Greece and Syria. Christians admired the presence of the plague in the city – the state of Cyprus, the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Ironically, the plague was named after Saint

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