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Bird Flu
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Bird Flu (Avian Flu): Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

WHAT IS BIRD FLU? Bird flu, also known as avian flu or avian influenza, is a disease caused by a particular type of avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A virus. Bird flu or avian flu is very similar to swine flu, human flu, dog flu and horse flu. It’s spread by infected migratory birds to […]

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Nipah Virus
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Nipah Virus Infection: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatments

WHAT IS NIPAH VIRUS INFECTION? Nipah virus infection is a viral infection, which is caused by the nipah virus. Symptoms of nipah virus infection may include headache, fever and shortness of breath. This may worsen into a coma within one or two days. The Nipah virus is a type of RNA virus, a virus that has RNA […]

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Fragile X Syndrome
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Fragile X Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

WHAT IS FRAGILE X SYNDROME? Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder, which can affect child’s appearance, learning, behavior and health. Symptoms can be mild to moderate. The average IQ of males with this disorder is under 55. Men are usually more affected with this disorder than females. It is estimated that fragile X syndrome […]

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Zika Virus
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Zika Virus Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

WHAT IS ZIKA VIRUS? Zika is a potent virus that’s carried by mosquitoes. Zika virus belongs to a virus family, called Flaviviridae. Whilst the Zika virus has existed since 1947, it hasn’t been known as a threat until lately. Zika is especially concerning for women that are pregnant who might suffer birth anomalies, like microcephaly, […]

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Ebola Virus
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Ebola Virus Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

WHAT IS EBOLA VIRUS? Ebola virus disease (EVD) is also known as simply Ebola or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), caused by Ebola virus. Ebola virus is a member of the filovirus family, which occurs in humans and other primates. The Ebola virus disease that has wreaked havoc across Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has been regarded as […]

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Angiostrongylus Cantonensis
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Angiostrongylus Cantonensis: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

WHAT IS ANGIOSTRONGYLUS CANTONENSIS? Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a parasitic nematode, which can cause severe gastrointestinal or central nervous system disease in humans, depending on the species. It is also known as rat lungworm as nematode commonly resides in the pulmonary arteries of rats. It causes eosinophilic meningitis and is prevalent in tropical pacific islands and […]

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Skin Tumor
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Skin Cancer: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

WHAT IS SKIN CANCER? Skin cancer is defined as the abnormal growth of skin cells. Skin cancer normally develops on the skin exposed to the sun. But this type of malignancy can likewise occur on areas of your skin not conventionally presented to sunlight. By limiting or avoiding the exposure to ultraviolet radiation, you can […]

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Hypothyroidism
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Hypothyroidism: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

WHAT IS HYPOTHYROIDISM? Hypothyroidism, also called low thyroid or under-active thyroid, is defined as a disease of endocrine system in which thyroid gland, located in the front lower part of the neck doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone to meet the requirement of the body. These hormones travel through the bloodstream and affect nearly every part […]

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Brain
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Glioblastoma Multiforme Brain Tumor: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

WHAT IS GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME? A brain tumor is the result of abnormal cells created within the brain. There are two main types of brain tumors — malignant or cancerous tumor and benign tumor. Cancerous tumors can be divided into two tumors — primary tumors and secondary tumors. Primary tumors start within the brain, whereas the […]

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Hepatitis A
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Hepatitis-A: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Vaccination

OVERVIEW: Hepatitis A disease can be unpleasant, but it’s not so serious and most of the people make a full recovery within a couple of months. Hepatitis A vaccines are normally used to prevent hepatitis A, a type of liver disease that is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV or Hepatovirus A). Some people, […]

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