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First Trimester Screening

About the Screening First trimester screening is a prenatal screening test that provides vital information regarding the risk of  fetal chromosomal defects like Down syndrome. An ultrasound is done to measure the size of the gap at the back of the neck of the baby (nuchal translucency) and blood test done to measure two pregnancy […]

Typhoid Fever

Definition Typhoid fever is an infectious disease caused by infection with Salmonella typhi. Although it is quite common worldwide most cases of infection occur in developing countries. The disease affects around 22 million people every year. It usually spreads through contaminated food or water therefore people living in areas with poor sanitation are at risk. […]

How Do Doctors Diagnose Anorexia?

Early diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa plays an important role in the complete recovery of the disease. The earlier it is caught the chances of a full recovery with no lasting damage are increased greatly. If you think a family member or a friend may have anorexia it is crucial you talk with them and try […]

Depression

Definition Depression is a chronic medical condition characterized by persistent low mood, sadness and diminished interest in activities enjoyed previously. It can affect a person’s thinking, behavior, interaction with other people, day-to-day activities and even their physical well-being. Severe depression may result in suicidal tendencies, excessive or loss of sleep, appetite, weight loss, fatigue and […]

Keep Abreast of Your Breast Cancer Treatment Options

One of the areas that has been improved upon and expanded in breast cancer treatment is the use of drugs. The only drug treatments that used to be used were chemotherapy and hormone treatments. Over the past few years, researchers have discovered drugs that have shown a lot of promise, and results, when it comes […]

Alzhermer’s Disease (AD)

Definition Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most common forms of dementia characterized by loss of cognitive functions including memory, attention, understanding, speaking and decision making. The early symptom is loss of recent memory followed by confusion, long term memory loss, trouble with speaking, deterioration of personal and social life (social withdrawal). There are […]

Pancreatitis (Inflamed Pancreas)

Definition Pancreatitis refers to the inflammation of pancreas. The pancreas is an important gland in the upper abdomen that secretes digestive juices and hormones that maintains blood sugar level. When the pancreas is diseased in any way its effects on digestion and blood sugar levels are disrupted. Pancreatitis is usually caused due to gallstones and […]

Understanding workaholism

Addiction to work We have all heard of the term “you’re a workaholic” and the majority of us more than likely believe that it is nothing more than just a joke term. However for some people workaholism does have true meaning and goes far beyond a joke, in fact it can tear their life apart […]

What is cystitis?

Women’s health & fitness guide Cystitis is a very painful condition of the bladder which causes the sufferer pain when passing urine, the lining of the bladder becomes inflamed and this leaves you feeling as though you want to pass urine all the time even when you have just been, when you do go it […]

Jock Itch (Groin Skin Fungus) in Women

Jock itch is often mistakenly thought to be a skin infection that affects only males but it can also occur in females. It is a fungal infection of the skin of the groin – the area between the thighs and torso. These infections are common and can extend to the external genitalia or the upper […]

Hypothyroidism

Definition Hypothyroidism refers to a condition of thyroid hormone deficiency. It is commonly referred to as an underactive thyroid, in reference to the thyroid gland that produces and secretes the thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism is particularly common in women and elderly people who are over 65 years of age. However, hypothyroidism can strike at any age. […]

Sciatica (Sciatic Nerve Pain)

Definition Sciatica is a condition where there is pain along the course of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower portion of the spinal cord to the back of the thighs and down the lower limbs below the knees. If the nerve gets compressed or damaged somewhere along its course, it results […]

Breast Engorgement Issues? Pump Your Breast Milk!

Breast engorgement can cause the breast to be very swollen and painful and may cause a slight fever. Unfortunately, engorged breasts can cause difficulty breastfeeding as it may cause the nipples to flatten out and the infant may not be able to latch on to get breast milk. Many women treat their engorged breasts by […]

Breast Cancer Information

Causes of breast cancer The exact causes of breast cancer are as of yet, unknown. However what we do know is that the biggest risk factor of breast cancer is age; the older a women gets the higher the risk. Other factors include heredity patterns – if one or more of your family members have […]

Snoring

Definition Snoring is the sound produced while someone is sleeping. It occurs due to blockage of partial blockage of the air passages and resulting vibration of the respiratory structures. Snoring may be the first sign of obstructive sleep apnea. It is an important social problem and even may affect relationship with the partner. The most […]

Psychological treatments for addictions

Addiction treatment Treatments for addiction vary depending on the type of addiction and severity of the addiction, many addicts however whatever their addiction will almost certainly benefit from psychological treatment as part of their rehabilitation programme. Counselling Counselling is a very effective form of psychological therapy which usually involves spending at least 12 sessions with […]

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