Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that prevents red blood cells from being shaped normally. When these misshapen cells travel through the body, they can clog the blood vessels and deprive organs of the oxygen they need… Read More »Sickle cell disease: Causes, symptoms, risks and treatments
Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder that affects the reproductive system of women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 10 percent of women in the United States have PCOS, making it one of… Read More »Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): Everything you need to know!
Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, is an inflammatory skin condition that can be very irritating and painful. It’s very common in infants and young children, but some adults may also be affected by it. Though the exact cause… Read More »Atopic dermatitis (eczema): How to treat it?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to describe several lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. These diseases cause the airways in your lungs to become narrowed and obstructed by mucus and thickened tissue, leading to… Read More »Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is the most common sex chromosome disorder that affects an estimated 1 in every 600 –1000 males and 1 in every 1000-2000 females, though as many as 25% of men with KS may not be diagnosed due… Read More »Klinefelter syndrome: Causes, symptoms, risks, prevention and treatment
How would you describe the common cold? Most of us would probably just say a cold — but if you’re talking about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), that’s technically not correct. Although RSV and the common cold both cause your nose… Read More »Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV): Symptoms, diagnosis, transmission, and treatments
Fungemia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungus, the most common being Aspergillus and Candida albicans. One in three patients who develop fungal infections will develop lung complications; 75% of which are considered fatal if not treated properly.… Read More »Fungemia: Causes, symptoms, diet, medicine and treatment
Brain-eating amoebas are not what they sound like, despite their ominous name. Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic organism that can cause meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) if it infects your brain through your nose or ears. The… Read More »Brain-eating amoebas: Everything you need to know!
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an acute viral disease caused by any one of four related dengue viruses transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. It was first isolated in Africa in the early 1900s and later spread to… Read More »Dengue fever: More than just a mosquito bite!
Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus, which has been identified in parts of West Africa. This disease was first reported in the city of Lassa, located in… Read More »Lassa fever: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatments