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by curiosity44
5 years ago
2 Things You Can Do To Prevent Valley Fever

What Is Valley Fever? Valley Fever(also known as California Fever) is a lung infection that is caused by an airborne fungus in mostly agricultural and construction areas. People living in the southwestern United States, particularly in Arizona, New Mexico, and California, are the most vulnerable. Soil-infected fungus seeds...

Health
by curiosity44
5 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Prevent Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most deadliest cancers among American women. It is caused by an abnormal growth of cells in the cervix which is part of the reproductive system. This connects the uterus and vagina. Generally, cells grow gradually over time, and sometimes develop into cancer. Unlike...

Health
by curiosity44
6 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Prevent Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. According to one study, 1 out of every 6 men will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime. The prostate is an exocrine gland of the reproductive system which in front of the rectum below the urinary bladder....

Health
by curiosity44
5 years ago
3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Swine Flu

Swine flu(or H1N1 type A Influenza) is a pigs disease that sometimes infects humans. When people contract this illness, it affects the respiratory system, and some of the symptoms are persistent coughing, nasal trouble, fatigue, headaches, vomiting, and diarrhea. Generally, it does not lead to death, however, people with...

Health
by curiosity44
5 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Prevent Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer for women in the United States. It occurs when cancer cells of the breast grow uncontrollably and develop into tumors. This is often the result of abnormal gene mutations which controls cell growth. In women that have symptoms of...

Health
by curiosity44
6 years ago
2 Things You Can Do To Prevent Enterovirus

Enterovirus is a respiratory virus that was discovered in California in the early 1960's. It flows through a person's intestinal tract and can negatively affect someone's breathing function. People that have unhealthy lungs have to be especially concerned about contracting this illness. Enterovirus is found in a human's nasal...

Health
by curiosity44
6 years ago
3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Ebola Virus

Ebola virus(or Ebola hemorrhagic fever)is an infectious virus that can be deadly. It causes internal and external bleeding in humans and destroys the immune system. As it progresses, it gradually shuts down organs such as the kidneys and liver. Ebola patients often suffer from nausea, severe headaches, muscle pain...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Frozen Shoulder

What Is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder(also known as adhesive capsulitis), occurs when tissues surrounding your shoulders make movement painful and limited. It is characterized by inflammation and chronic stiffness. It usually begins as minor pain and over time, it gradually reduces your range of motion. The joints in...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Pneumonia

What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an inflammation of the air sacs of your lungs. These sacs are also known as alveoli and are usually caused by bacteria or viruses. It is a dangerous illness because people often think that they are suffering from a cold, but they actually...

Health
by curiosity44
5 years ago
3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils. It is painful, especially when swallowing and is very contagious. It can cause inflammation of the mucous membranes and scratchy throat. The severity of the symptoms affect people differently and some suffer from mild symptoms such as sore...

Health
by curiosity44
8 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Prevent Back Pain

About 8 out of every 10 Americans will be affected by back pain in their lifetimes, but it does not have to be this way. It can be avoided if you educate yourself about proper lifting techniques. Good habits can help you reduce your risk of injury. The following...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Treat Sarcoidosis

What Is Sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis(also called Besnier-Boeck disease)is an autoimmune disease in which abnormal collections of chronic inflammatory cells called granulomas form as nodules in multiple organs. It is an inflammatory condition within the body that weakens the immune system  and makes sarcoidosis patients more vulnerable to harmful substances. Some medical experts...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Things You Can Do To Treat Cystic Fibrosis

What Is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes damage to the lungs and digestive system. It causes mucous in the body to become thick and sticky.Iit affects mainly caucasian people in the United States. People with cystic fibrosis often have trouble digesting food, experience...

Health
by curiosity44
6 years ago
3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are a disorder that millions of Americans suffer from. It is a severe pain that usually affects one side of a person's brain. Migraines can affect someone's ability to carry out their daily activities, such as work and school. This condition can also have a negative influence...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Lyme Disease

What Is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is caused by bacterial infected deer tick bites. These ticks contain the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi which feed on the blood of animals and humans. It is the most common tick-born illness in the United States. If you live in wooded areas, you...

Health
by curiosity44
6 years ago
2 Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent West Nile Virus

West Nile virus infection(or WNV) is caused by an arthopod-borne virus spread by infected mosquitoes. It is a flu-like illness that is transmitted to humans from mosquitoes. It made headline news in the United States in the 1990's when a major outbreak occurred in New York. The parasite was...

Lifestyle
by curiosity44
7 years ago
The 2-Step Approval Process Of The Food And Drug Administration

History Of The Food And Drug Administration(FDA) This consumer protection agency is the oldest in the United States. It was created as an extension of the Department of Agriculture which began analysis of agricultural products in the 1850's. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley was an influential chemist who was...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
4 Things You Can Do To Treat Sickle Cell Anemia

What Is Sickle Cell Anemia? Sickle cell anemia is a chronic anemia that is a disorder of the blood that is inherited. It is caused by an abnormal amount of hemoglobin. This is a protein within red blood cells. It ÿFDcarries oxygen throughout the body. ÿFDSickle cell patients...

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by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Benefits Of Fasting

What Is Fasting? Fasting is a natural practice of flushing harmful toxins from your body. It is the act of refusing to consume foods or drinks for a period of time. The only thing that you can put into your body is water. It is important for maintaining overall...

Health
by curiosity44
7 years ago
5 Things You Can Do To Treat Wilson's Disease

What Is Wilson's Disease? Wilson's disease(or hepatolenticular degeneration) is named after British neurologist Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson and he first described the condition in 1912. Wilson's disease is an inherited autosomal recessive genetic disorder that prevents your body from getting rid of extra copper. Mutations in the ATP7B...

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