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Acrodysostosis Facts, Treatment, Prevention
by Juliet Cohen.Acrodysostosis is an extremely rare congenital malformation syndrome which involves shortening of the knuckles of the legs and hands, in approximately 90% of affected children, and peculiar fecies. Most patients with acrodysostosis have no family his...
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Acute Intermittent Porphyria Facts, Treatment, Prevention
by Juliet Cohen.Acute sporadic porphyria(AIP) is an uncommon metabolic disorder in the output of heme, the oxygen-binding prosthetic group of hemoglobin. Acute sporadic porphyria is an autosomal predominant disease that results from defects in the enzyme porphobilin...
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Afibrinogenemia Facts, Treatment, Prevention
by Juliet Cohen.Afibrinogenemia is a occasional congenital blood disorder in which the blood does not coagulation normally due to a lack of or a malfunction involving fibrinogen, a protein necessary for coagulation. It occurs when you are missing or have a problem w...
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Disadvantages of Human Cloning
by peterhutch.Cloning is considered the great medical breakthrough of our age. As the definition says clones are copies of another human's look or what he/she likes to eat, but a person's whole personality is based on the experiences in his/her life and there is n...
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British Workers Ignorant to the Dangers of Asbestos
by Paul.A British Lung Foundation survey has revealed that most tradespeople are unaware of the health risks posed by asbestos. Out of 400 people in this survey relating to asbestos, it was found that 75% had not received any form of asbestos awareness train...
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Diagnostic Surgery
by samnickel6.There are many ways to detect or confirm a suspicion of the presence of a cancer. Microscopic examination of biopsy samples is the ideal way that a positive diagnosis of cancer can be made. This procedure involves physically removing all or part (tis...
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Palliative Surgery
by samnickel6.SurgerySurgery is the oldest form of cancer treatment. It also has a key role in diagnosing cancer and finding out how far it has spread (staging). Advances in surgical techniques have allowed surgeons to successfully operate on a growing number of p...
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Restorative Surgery
by samnickel6.The goal of restorative surgery is to repair neurological function and improve symptoms resulting from neurological disease. This medical specialty utilizes a number of devices that are implanted into the nervous system to bring about the desired aff...
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What is Cerebral Palsy?
by Andrew Brereton.Cerebral palsy has many varied definitions, which have probably confused parents with their ambiguity, lack of clarity and complexity. I know when I first came across the term as a parent; I was confused by the varying definitions. The medical world ...
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Causes of Pneumonia, Symptoms and Treatment
by John mathew.Pneumonia is a common but potentially deadly inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by an infection. When the air sacs in the lungs become infected, pus and other liquid fill them, making it difficult to breathe and difficult for oxygen to reach y...
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Aeds--the Specs That Matter
by Jared Myers.AEDs are little, portable devices that evaluate heart rhythms, supply on-scene operators with voice-prompted instructions and, where appropriate, can provide a lifesaving shock to victims of SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest).According to Richard Hamburg (d...

Sensory Loss in Adults & Caregiver Behavior Approach
by Joseph Casciani.As we age, our sensory systems gradually lose their sharpness. Because our brain requires a minimal amount of input to remain alert and functioning, sensory loss for older adults puts them at risk for sensory deprivation. Severe sensory impairments...
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Endometriosis - Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
by peterhutch.Endometriosis (pronounced "en-doh-mee-tree-oh-sis") is where cells like the ones found in the womb lining (endometrium) grow on organs outside the womb. These go through the same monthly changes as the womb lining itself, sometimes swelling and bleed...
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What is Diverticulitis?
by JP Richardson.Diverticulitis is a disorder that comes from diverticulosis, which is characterized by small, bulging pouches in the digestive tract.? These pouches are called diverticula, and they are common in the U.S.-half of the population older than 60 years of...

Other or Different Types of Tuberculosis?
by auntie_biotic.When people including doctors are writing about tuberculosis they usually begin: "Tuberculosis is spread by........." or "Tuberculosis symptoms are........". This is wrong. Most people are usually speaking of ONE type of tuberculosis in fact PULMONAR...
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Hiccups - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
by peterhutch.Hiccups are sudden, involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle. As the muscle contracts repeatedly, the opening between your vocal cords snaps shut to check the inflow of air and makes the hiccup sound. Irritation of the nerves that extend from...
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Dealing With Abscesses
by Dane Fletcher.Normal 0 Abscesses occur with athletes of all calibers and levels of experience, from beginners to the very top pros. Anyone who injects anabolic/androgenic steroids is at risk. What causes abscesses?Non-sterile injection techniques lead to absce...
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Hypothermia - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
by peterhutch.Hypothermia describes a state in which the body's mechanism for temperature regulation is overwhelmed in the face of a cold stressor. Hypothermia is classified as accidental or intentional, primary or secondary, and by the degree of hypothermia. Acci...

Signs of Dehydration
by peterhutch.DehydrationDehydration can be defined as the condition in which the body experiences excessive loss of water. Usually experienced in the summer time, the most probable causes of dehydration include vomiting, diarrhea, blood loss and malnutrition. Apa...
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Head Lice Life Cycle - The Facts You Need To Know
by Gloria Gangi.The head lice battle seems to be a never ending one, people end up feeling like that they are fighting a cause which they many never win. Combing and killing the little pest does not do the trick, there is more to it than just exterminating the littl...
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Information on Urticaria
by peterhutch.Urticaria, commonly referred to as hives, is the most frequent dermatologic disorder seen in the ED. It appears as raised, well-circumscribed areas of erythema and edema involving the dermis and epidermis that are very pruritic. Urticaria may be acut...
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Intacsâ„¢ Safety
by Patricia Woloch.Intacsâ„? are clear, thin slivers like tiny new moons. They are inserted by your eye doctor into the cornea, about two-thirds of the way down into it. That incision is made by a laser or a mechanical separator and no stitches are needed, as it wil...
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Bruise - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
by peterhutch.A bruise, also called a contusion or ecchymosis, is an injury to biological tissue in which the capillaries are damaged, allowing blood to seep into the surrounding tissue. It is usually caused by blunt impact. Bruises often induce pain but are not n...

Hiccups - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
by peterhutch.A hiccup or hiccough (normally pronounced "HICK-up" IPA: /?h?k?p/; hiccough is an archaic and now disused spelling), is the spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm that repeat several times per minute. In humans, the abrupt rush of air into the lungs ...
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Information on Vertigo
by peterhutch.Benign positional vertigo (BPV)-or simply vertigo-is a disorder of the inner ear. You feel a sudden sensation of movement or spinning when you move your head or hold it in a certain position. The inner ear is located within your skull and consists of...
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