Tag: Disease

River Blindness (Onchocerciasis)

River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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River blindness, also known as Onchocerciasis, is a disease caused by the worm Onchocerca volvulus, which affects the skin and eyes. The parasitic worm is spread to humans and livestock from the bite of a...
Flu

Healthy Habits for Safeguarding You Against Flu

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Influenza or flu is supposed to be a viral infection and it is known to attack your respiratory system including your lungs, throat, and nose. Influenza is often referred to as flu; however, it differs...
Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Leaky gut syndrome is a medical condition that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. In fact, it is a subject of hot debate as those of conventional medicine have refused to...
Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease – Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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This is an inflammatory and a highly contagious disease inflicted by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is found in the faeces of the reduviid bug also called the kissing bug. Chagas disease is a common...
Virus

Mystery Chinese Virus: How Worried Should We Be?

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More than 50 people have been infected. Seven are currently in a critical condition. A new virus arriving on the scene, leaving patients with pneumonia, is always a worry and health officials around the world...
Virus

Virus – Origin, Structure, Diseases and How They Work

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They have probably infected you at some point in your life. They are tiny living organisms with wide-reaching effects. They are responsible for diseases as minor as the common cold or sore throat to...
Lyme Disease

Are You at Risk of Getting Lyme Disease?

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Lyme disease is a tick-borne infection that manifests as skin rashes, fever and body aches. The disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia Burgdorferi. It dwells in the bodies of deer ticks and western...
Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida – Meaning, Causes, Types, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

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Spina bifida is a relatively common developmental defect that occurs during pregnancy. The word Spina Bifida is a Latin word that can be translated into English as "Split Spine." Generally, during pregnancy, the baby is...
Parasites

Parasites – Types, Diseases They Cause, Prevention and More

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A parasite is a living organism that takes residence in another organism known as the host and often causes harms it. Parasites depend on their host for food and survival. A parasite cannot live exclusive...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – Diet and Lifestyle Changes That Help

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is majorly marked by a complete absence of periods or irregular periods. Women who have PCOS have multiple cysts in their ovaries, and these are caused by an overproduction of...

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