Influenza Vaccine Facts

The seasonal flu shot is a vaccine taken to protect against the flu every year, as the strains of the virus change constantly. The flu, short for influenza, is a respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. Some common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches and fatigue. The flu season usually […]

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What Is MRSA Infection

A new form of a dangerous “superbug” may be spreading to humans through contaminated poultry that people handle or eat, according to a study published Wednesday. Researchers focused on a newly identified strain of the bacterium known as MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, that they found in people in Denmark. Although most individuals who become […]

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Treatment Cystic Fibrosis

How Is Cystic Fibrosis Treated? There still is no cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), but treatments have improved greatly in recent years.  The goals of CF treatment are to: Prevent and control infections in your lungs. Loosen and remove the thick, sticky mucus from your lungs. Prevent blockages in your intestines. Provide adequate nutrition. Treatment […]

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Cystic fibrosis Symptoms

Cystic fibrosis Symptoms – Mayo Clinic Screening of newborns for cystic fibrosis is now performed in all 50 states. As a result, the condition can be diagnosed within the first month of life, before symptoms develop. For people born before newborn screening was performed, it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of […]

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What Is Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (SIS-tik fi-BRO-sis), or CF, is an inherited disease of the secretory (see-KREH-tor-ee) glands. Secretory glands include glands that make mucus and sweat. “Inherited” means the disease is passed from parents to children through genes. People who have CF inherit two faulty genes for the disease—one from each parent. The parents likely don’t have […]

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Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis, formerly called lupoid hepatitis, is a chronic, autoimmune disease of the liver that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks liver cells causing the liver to be inflamed. Common initial symptoms include fatigue or muscle aches or signs of acute liver inflammation including fever, jaundice, and right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Individuals with […]

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What Is The Coxsackie Virus

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease Causes – Mayo Clinic  The most common cause of hand-foot-and-mouth disease is infection with the coxsackievirus A16. The coxsackievirus belongs to a group of viruses called nonpolio enteroviruses. Other types of enteroviruses sometimes cause hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Oral ingestion is the main source of coxsackievirus infection and hand-foot-and-mouth disease. The illness spreads by person-to-person […]

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What Is Nepah virus

Nipah Virus (NiV) | CDC Nipah virus (NiV) is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus. NiV was initially isolated and identified in 1999 during an outbreak of encephalitis and respiratory illness among pig farmers and people with close contact with pigs in Malaysia and Singapore. Its name originated from Sungai Nipah, a village […]

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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular Diseases The cardiovascular diseases are those diseases which are caused by disorders of heart and blood vessels. Coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, hypertension, artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and failure of heart came under the category of cardiovascular diseases. Most of the western countries face the high and increasing rate of […]

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