Tomato fever, also known as tomato flu, is a condition that results from an infection with the yeast-like fungus Monilia sitophila. It causes blisters or rashes on the skin, most commonly near the groin and genitals, but it can also… Read More »Tomato fever: Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatments
Few people have heard of Angelman syndrome (AS), but those who have typically know someone affected by it. Angelman syndrome is an inherited neurological disorder that affects the entire body’s development, making it difficult to walk, talk and think clearly.… Read More »Angelman syndrome: Causes, symptoms and treatments
Rat bite fever, also known as Streptobacillus moniliformis infection, is a rare bacterial illness typically contracted from rat and other rodent bites, as well as from eating food or water contaminated with these animals’ feces or urine. When left untreated,… Read More »Rat bite fever: Causes, symptoms, treatment, and complications
West Nile virus, or WNV, has been around in the United States since it was first discovered in New York City in 1999. Since then, it has spread across the country, infecting humans and animals alike, many of whom don’t… Read More »West Nile virus (WNV): Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Legionnaires’ disease, or Legionellosis, is an infection caused by the bacteria Legionella pneumophila. This disease causes symptoms such as high fever, chills, muscle aches, and headaches; however, these can be present in other conditions as well. In more severe cases… Read More »Legionnaires’ disease: What is it and how can you prevent it?
What is multiple sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. This disease often begins in young adults between the ages of 20 and… Read More »The mystery of ‘Multiple Sclerosis’: What we know (and don’t know) about this disease!
What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease (LD) is a bacterial infection spread through the bite of an infected tick, typically the blacklegged tick (or deer tick). The signs and symptoms of Lyme disease vary in length and severity, but can… Read More »What is Lyme disease? Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatments
Prostate cancer often goes undetected until it’s too late to save the patient, so it’s more dangerous than many people realize. However, early detection can save your life, and there are some clear warning signs that are easy to spot… Read More »Prostate cancer: The silent killer!
Negligence towards health may gives rise to many diseases, while there are some diseases which a person gets through his parents, which are called genetic diseases. One such disease is Wilson’s disease. You may have heard this name for the… Read More »Wilson’s disease: Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatments
Excessive foaming while urinating is usually normal. This is often caused by the sharp squeezing of urine when the pressure is high, or by the various chemicals used to clean toilet seats. Apart from these, there are also some health… Read More »Foamy urine: Causes, symptoms, prevention, treatments and diet