Diseases

4 Warning Signs of Lung Cancer You Should Know

Lung cancer is one of the most deadly diseases facing the human race in the 21st century. Research indicates that this illness claims lives of over 1.3 million people across the globe every year. Just like other types of cancer, however, lung cancer can be treated as long as it is detected early enough,…

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The Most Common Killer Diseases in the US

According to research carried out in July 2016, heart disease and cancer are the deadliest diseases in the United States. New data from the National Centre for Health Statistics reveals some of the diseases that claim the largest number of lives in America yearly.

1. Heart disease

The…

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Necrotizing Fasciitis: Flesh-eating Disease from Nightmares

While scrapes and minor cuts are rather inevitable part of life, in the presence of flesh-eating bacteria even the smallest of wounds can become serious and life-threatening. This is basically what happens when one is suffering from necrotizing fasciitis. But what is the disease? This is a soft tissue…

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Chlamydia - the Most Common Sexually Transmitted Disease

As recent statistics indicate, chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. The disease is caused by bacteria known as chlamydia trachomatis. According to research by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of chlamydia infections has recently reached unprecedented…

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All You Need to Know about Hepatitis B Infection

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver that causes scarring and may lead to cancer and even liver failure if the condition is left untreated. In fact, it may result in death in severe cases. Today, hepatitis B infection is one of the leading global health issues, affecting close to 240 million people…

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7 Interesting Facts about Malaria

Malaria is a pretty common disease in certain parts of the world. It infects hundreds of millions every year and kills half a million of these. It is therefore a very important health issue that you should have knowledge about. Here are some interesting…

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4 Basic Measures to Control Asthma Attacks

Coping with asthma can be very challenging not only for the sufferer but for his close ones as well. The sad thing about asthma is that there is no cure for it. You just have to find ways to manage the disease and prevent it from occurring too often. You also need to be aware of the things that you…

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Understanding Gout

Gout is characterized by a severe and sudden pain in the joints. This often affects the joint at the base of the big toe. It's a very complex form of arthritis and can affect any person, but men are more likely to get gout than women. The attack can occur suddenly and a person is having a feeling…

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