Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are acute febrile (fever) diseases that are found in the tropics. Dengue is often found in urban areas of developed tropical nations, including Brazil, Singapore, and Taiwan. Symptoms The symptoms of Dengue include: Abdominal pain Diarrhea Fever, with a sudden onset Nausea Severe headache Severe muscle and joint…

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease, also called American Trypanosomiasis, is a tropical parasitic disease which occurs in the Americas, especially in South America. The early symptoms of Chagas Disease include swelling at the site of infection. As the disease progresses, over the course of anything up to twenty years, a range of serious chronic symptoms will appear, including…

African Trypanosomiasis

African Trypanosomiasis, commonly called Sleeping Sickness, is a disease caused when the Trypanosoma parasite is transmitted to humans and animals, normally by the bite of the Tsetse Fly. Sleeping Sickness is very common in certain regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, a region that includes 36 countries and around 60 million people. Current estimates are that between…

A History of Migraines

How long have migraines been around? Contrary to the beliefs of many, migraines are not a new disease, only a newly-named. In fact, based on the symptoms, it appears that migraines are among the oldest diseases known to mankind. Conditions that have been linked to migraines were described in detail in Babylonian writings dating back…

Hair Loss and Hysterectomy

Having a hysterectomy is something that sometimes cannot be avoided in women. It can be the source of anxiety unlike any other. Some women feel that they are losing the part of themselves that make them a woman, since in this procedure all or some of the female reproductive parts are removed, as can be…

Diverticulosis and Colon Cleansing

In simplest terms, diverticulosis is a condition which affects the colon and may be likened to the creation of pockets which distend from the previously smooth lining of the organ. The onset is usually concomitant with middle age, and several risk factors have been associated with the creation of these pockets. Chronic constipation will lead…

Mersa Staff Infection Secrets

If youve only heard it mentioned on TV or the radio, you might wonder what mersa staff is. It is actually MRSA, which is a Staph (bacterial) skin infection. MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Normally Staph bacteria can be found on our skin and is harmless; unless they enter the skin through a n…

Lip Balm for Stretch Marks No Cure

In a day and age where someone is always on the lookout for the latest cure and gimmick, it is not surprising to once in a while hear about the application of a perfectly useful cosmetics product in a way that has you thinking twice. This is the case with those who are purchasing lip…