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What is polio? Polio is a potentially fatal viral infection caused by a poliovirus. Also known as poliomyelitis, this infection is highly contagious and causes full or partial paralysis in the affected person. After entering the mouth or nose of a person, the virus reproduces in the throat or the intestine and spreads in the […]

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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 […]



Definition Schizophrenia is a group of brain disorders characterized by hallucinations, delusions, apathy, impaired reasoning, and disordered thinking and behavior. People suffering from schizophrenia often lose contact with reality. These patients have poor emotional responses and may act abnormally in social situations. Schizophrenia patients can be described as one of the following five subtypes: paranoid […]


Conjunctivitis (Pink Eyes)

Definition The conjunctiva is a thin membrane covering the inner eyelid and the exposed anterior part of the eyeball. Inflammation of this membrane is called conjunctivitis or pink eye. The pink appearance of the eye is due to engorgement of the blood vessels of the eye due to inflammation. Inflammation can be allergic or infective. […]

Causes of Vaginal Odor | ‘Smelly Vagina’

An offensive odor from the vagina is an ailment that many women suffer with and may be the cause of much embarrassment, especially during times of intimacy. Preventing vaginal odor is unavoidable but the presence of an offensive smell needs to be tackled as it may indicate other health related issues. In most cases, a […]

The Two Different Types of Anorexia

There are two different types of Anorexia that people suffer from; the first is restricting anorexia and the second, binge eating/purging anorexia. The underlying characteristics for both types are basically the same; with both types of anorexia the sufferer will have a total fear of weight gain. The sufferer will also have a greatly distorted […]

Itchy Breasts – Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Itchy breasts may occur infrequently for most women and seem quite unimportant at the time but if it persists, it can prove to be both an embarrassing and uncomfortable ailment. The odd case of itchiness of the breast is not a cause for concern – maybe it was that new dress that was a bit […]

Know your Breast – Causes of Nipple Discharge

The reason women who don’t have babies do not see the nipple discharge on a regular occasion is because small pieces of breast tissue block the nipple ducts which keep the fluid within the breast instead of seeing lactation. After becoming pregnant, the tissue is released to allow for lactation, in turn making it possible […]

Breast Fungus Treatment – Itchy Fungal Rash Under the Breast

A breast fungus, in the skin folds between the breast and chest, is a more common fungal infection than previously thought although many women suffer silently with this skin infection. A fungus under the breast is both uncomfortable and awkward as the intense itching has to often be ignored due to the sensitive nature of […]

Brown Menstrual (Period) Blood and Black Vaginal Bleeding

Menstrual blood is usually bright to dark red and may or may not have some clots. It should not be brown to black and if it is then it needs to be investigated further. The main reason why blood may appear these colors is due to degradation of the blood cells either due to exposure […]

Abdominal (Stomach) Pain and Menstrual Cramps

Stomach cramps or cramping abdominal pain can be due to a vast number of causes, some easily manageable while others may be life threatening, requiring immediate medical attention. Often stomach cramps are mistaken for menstrual cramps in women and vice versa. This can hamper the diagnosis of other conditions responsible for the pain and cramping […]

What Happens To The Teenage Anorexic Sufferer?

Gradually over a period of perhaps weeks or months you have seen a change in your child, at first it was hardly noticeably perhaps a change in there mood or there habits were the first sign that something was amiss. The change probably didn’t give you cause to worry too much, being a teenage girl […]

Bulimia Breakdown: What This Eating Disorder Does to the Body

It could be the girl next door or your high school History teacher. The football player or class president you read about in the local paper. Bulimia is an eating disorder that can happen to anyone. Unlike Anorexia where the eating disorder is readily apparent through a huge weight loss, Bulimia can be successively hidden […]

Anorexia: The Family Suffers Too

Having an anorexic in the family takes a huge toll on all of the family members involved in many different ways. It is not only the person actually suffering from anorexia that has the problem and some people never think of the others involved but only of the person actual suffering from the disease. Anorexia […]

Thrush symptoms, treatment & prevention

Women’s health & fitness guide Vaginal thrush is the common name for candidiasis or yeast infection, it is a common infection and most women will have an attack of thrush at some time in their lives, with some women being susceptible to recurrent attacks more than others. Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast, this is […]

Vaginal Douche | Dangers & Complications of Douching

Douching is an old practice of washing out the vagina with water or other mixtures of fluids. “Douche” is a French word that means to wash or soak and herbal concoctions, commercial preparations, as well as home remedies using baking soda or vinegar and water solutions are commonly used. These preparations or water alone are […]

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