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Breastfeeding: Advantages & Benefits

Breastfeeding or nursing is the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman's breast. It is recommended to begin breastfeeding within the first hour of life and to allow it as often and as much as the baby wants. During the first few weeks of life...

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): The Causes

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. Although the cause is unknown, it appears that...

How to Prevent Leukemia

There is no known way to prevent most types of leukemia. Some types of leukemia may be prevented by avoiding high doses of radiation, exposure to the chemical benzene, smoking and other tobacco use, or certain types of chemotherapy used to treat other types of cancer....

What Causes Leukemia?

Leukemia is a malignancy (cancer) of blood cells. In leukemia, abnormal blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. Usually, leukemia involves the production of abnormal white blood cells the cells responsible for fighting infection. However, the abnormal cells in...

Rectum Cancer: Symptoms & Treatment by Stage

Rectum Cancer Overview The rectum is the lower part of the colon that connects the large bowel to the anus. The rectum's primary function is to store formed stool in preparation for evacuation. Like the colon, the three layers of the rectal wall are as follows:...

Head injury: Treatment in Infants and Young Children

A head injury is any sort of injury to your brain, skull, or scalp. This can range from a mild bump or bruise to a traumatic brain injury. Common head injuries include concussions, skull fractures, and scalp wounds. The consequences and treatments vary greatly,...

Septicaemia: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Septicaemia is the presence of disease-causing bacteria in the blood. The human body is host to a range of different bacteria that live harmlessly in various places such as the mouth, skin, bowel and genital tract. However, these bacteria can cause disease if they get...

Roseola Infantum in Children: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

About Roseola Roseola (also known as sixth disease, exanthem subitum, and roseola infantum) is a viral illness that most commonly affects young kids between 6 months and 2 years old. It is usually marked by several days of high fever, followed by a distinctive rash...

Sleep Apnea: Signs, Symptoms & Medical Treatment options

Sleep apnea Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing...

Wheezing: Causes, Symptoms & Possible Complications

Wheezing Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air moves through narrowed breathing tubes in the lungs. Considerations Wheezing is a sign that a person may be having breathing problems. The sound of wheezing is most obvious when...
What Causes Leukemia?

What Causes Leukemia?

Leukemia is a malignancy (cancer) of blood cells. In leukemia, abnormal blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. Usually, leukemia involves the production of abnormal white blood cells the cells responsible for fighting infection. However, the abnormal cells in...

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HIV Can Affect Your Hearing Senses

HIV Can Affect Your Hearing Senses

HIV is a virus that impairs the immune system, making people with the condition increasingly susceptible to infection and disease. There is currently no cure, but HIV+ individuals can be given a combination of medicines called highly active antiretroviral therapy...

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Vaginal discharge: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Vaginal discharge serves an important housekeeping function in the female reproductive system. Fluid made by glands inside the vagina and cervix carries away dead cells and bacteria. This keeps the vagina clean and helps prevent infection. Most of the time, vaginal...

Vaginal bleeding after sex: Causes, Symptoms, Tests & Examinations

Vaginal bleeding after sex is common and can happen when you're not menstruating or don't expect to be menstruating. Although it's often called "vaginal" bleeding, the term refers to bleeding from the vagina as well as bleeding from other parts of your genital and...

Breast Implants: Procedures, Types, Risks & Complications

What is Breast Implants? Breast implant surgery also called breast augmentation or enlargement is the most common type of cosmetic surgery carried out in the UK. It's estimated more than 30,000 such procedures are carried out in the UK every year. Most of these are...

Bleeding during pregnancy: First, Second & Third Trimesters

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can be scary. However, it isn't always a sign of trouble. Bleeding in the first trimester (weeks one through 12) is common, and most women who experience bleeding during pregnancy go on to deliver healthy babies. Still, it's important...

Breast rash: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

What is Breast rash? Rash is a symptom that causes the affected area of skin to turn red and blotchy, and to swell. The rash may cause spots that are bumpy, scaly, flaky, or filled with pus. Rashes can vary in location, pattern and extent and may occur in any area of...

How to Prevent Leukemia

There is no known way to prevent most types of leukemia. Some types of leukemia may be prevented by avoiding high doses of radiation, exposure to the chemical benzene, smoking and other tobacco use, or certain types of chemotherapy used to treat other types of cancer....

What Causes Leukemia?

Leukemia is a malignancy (cancer) of blood cells. In leukemia, abnormal blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. Usually, leukemia involves the production of abnormal white blood cells the cells responsible for fighting infection. However, the abnormal cells in...

Rectum Cancer: Symptoms & Treatment by Stage

Rectum Cancer Overview The rectum is the lower part of the colon that connects the large bowel to the anus. The rectum's primary function is to store formed stool in preparation for evacuation. Like the colon, the three layers of the rectal wall are as follows:...
Breastfeeding: Advantages & Benefits

Breastfeeding: Advantages & Benefits

Breastfeeding or nursing is the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman's breast. It is recommended to begin breastfeeding within the first hour of life and to allow it as often and as much as the baby wants. During the first few weeks of life...

Hormone: Basic Overview

Hormone: Basic Overview

Hormones are your body's chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs. They work slowly, over time, and affect many different processes, including Growth and development Metabolism - how your body gets energy from the foods you eat Sexual...

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Testicular Cancer is Highly Treatable

Testicular Cancer is Highly Treatable

Testicular cancer occurs in one or both of the testicles (testes), the testicles are 2 egg-shaped glands located inside the scrotum (a sac of loose skin that lies directly below the penis). The testicles are held within the scrotum by the spermatic cord, which also...

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Recognizing Hiv Symptoms in Men

Men Greatly Affected by New HIV Infections According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one million people aged 13 and older were living with an HIV infection in the United States at the end of 2009. Gay and bisexual men make up nearly...

HIV and AIDS: is there a cure?

There is no cure for HIV and AIDS yet. However, treatment can control HIV and enable people to live a long and healthy life. If you think you’re at risk of HIV, it's important to get tested to find out your HIV status. Testing is the only way to know if you have the...

HIV and AIDs Affect the Eye?

HIV and Your Eyes About 2 of every 3 people with HIV or AIDS develop eye problems. Some are mild, while others are severe enough to cause blindness. Among the most common are infections, which can lead to bleeding in the retina (the tissue at the back of the eye that...

Antiretroviral: Types & Treatments Overview

Taking Antiretroviral Drugs Taking antiretroviral drugs for HIV will not cure your infection. But it may allow you to stay healthy for a long time. And treatment can help prevent spreading the infection to other people. Your willingness and ability to follow your...

Acute HIV Infection Rash: Risk of Infecting Others

Acute HIV Infection Within days of HIV-1 acquisition, a transient symptomatic illness associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and rapid loss of CD4+ T cells occurs. This highly dynamic phase of the infection is accompanied by clinical symptoms similar to...

HIV Can Affect Your Hearing Senses

HIV is a virus that impairs the immune system, making people with the condition increasingly susceptible to infection and disease. There is currently no cure, but HIV+ individuals can be given a combination of medicines called highly active antiretroviral therapy...

Could HIV worsen my Hearing senses?

Human immunodeficiency virus can be incredibly debilitating, leaving individuals vulnerable to serious illnesses. On top of this, researchers have now suggested that adults with the virus have poorer low- and high-frequency hearing than adults who do not have the...