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
If you’re considering switching to a vegetarian lifestyle, you should be aware of how this change can affect your overall health, especially if you’re currently elderly or at risk of osteoporosis and other skeletal issues. Recent research has shown that… Read More »New study finds risk of hip fractures higher in vegetarians
Your brain has several different parts that perform different functions, each of which has its own areas and characteristics. One of the main parts of your brain is called the cerebral cortex, and it plays an important role in your… Read More »Cerebral cortex: Know your brain!
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
Valley fever is a bacterial disease caused by the fungus Coccidioides. It’s also known as coccidioidomycosis, valley fever, San Joaquin Valley Fever, or San Joaquin Valley asthma. The most common symptom of valley fever is a dry cough and itchy… Read More »Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis): Causes, symptoms, transmission, prevention and treatments
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the spine and sacroiliac joints. This inflammatory condition can also affect other areas of the body, including the eyes, lungs, heart, kidneys and intestines. Symptoms are often mild in… Read More »What is ankylosing spondylitis? Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment!
Forever Chemicals are ubiquitous in today’s environment, appearing in everything from food we eat to the drinking water we drink to the items in our household cleaners. A new study has shown that these ubiquitous chemicals, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl… Read More »Synthetic “forever chemical” widely found in the environment linked to liver cancer
Tuberculosis (TB) disease (also known as phthisis, or white plague) is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria that mainly affects the lungs and respiratory system, but can also affect other parts of the body such as… Read More »Tuberculosis: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, BCG vaccine and treatment