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Trichomoniasis - Why Routine STD/STI Testing Is Important

Trichomoniasis – Why Routine STD/STI Testing Is Important

What Is Trichomoniasis? Trichomoniasis is a parasitic infection which can be sexually transmitted. It affects both man and women. It is one of the most widespread STD-s, but also one of the most easily curable. Trichomoniasis, also known as “Trich” is caused by Trichomonas Vaginalis. Through heterosexual transmission people are mostly infected with this parasite. […]

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Uterine Fibroids: Are They a Potential Danger to Every Woman?

Uterine Fibroids: Are They a Potential Danger to Every Woman?

What Are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are usually non-cancerous tissue growths inside of the muscles of the uterine wall. Uterine fibroids can vary in size and shape. They can be single or multiple in number. Different Types of Uterine Fibroids Sub-mucosal fibroids – occur inside of the myometrium. They are the one that cause heavy […]

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Syphilis: What Do You Know about Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Syphilis: What Do You Know about Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

What Is Syphilis? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria Treponema pallidum. The disease progresses in stages, once infected. It is easily curable when diagnosed and treated in its early stages. However, in advanced stages the disease spreads all over the human’s body, affecting all the organs, leading to severe illness and even […]

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Did You Resolve to Go on a Diet? Learn How It Could Affect Your Teeth

Did You Resolve to Go on a Diet? Learn How It Could Affect Your Teeth

Going on a diet has to be one of the most popular resolutions and it is seemingly a healthy choice. However it is important to think about how your diet might affect your teeth, especially some of the more extreme diets around at the moment. High-Protein/Low-Carb Diets This particular diet may actually help your teeth […]

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Why It Shouldn't Be Ignored

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Why It Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Most people will snore occasionally, but for some the problem is more extensive and it could indicate a form of sleep apnea, a condition that can seriously affect general health. The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. If you have this condition then you may cease to breathe […]

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Obesity and Pregnancy - Few Facts We Must Share with You

Obesity and Pregnancy – Few Facts We Must Share with You

Obesity is a recent epidemic. In the UK, one out of five antenatal women is obese. In the USA 60% adults are obese now. In this perspective, obesity is now considered as an important health problem.  Pregnancies are often complicated by obesity as obese gravid women develop pregnancy complications at a faster rate than the […]

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Thalassemia Major: Available Treatment Options

Thalassemia Major: Available Treatment Options

What is Thalassemia? Hemoglobin is an iron containing protein present inside the red blood cells that normally transports oxygen in blood and delivers it to all the organs in the body. Thalassemia is a genetic defect involving this hemoglobin protein. The inherited defect in the hemoglobin interferes with its oxygen carrying capacity, thereby depriving all […]

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Rotavirus Vaccine: A Way to Prevent Rotavirus Gastroenteritis

Rotavirus Vaccine: A Way to Prevent Rotavirus Gastroenteritis

Rotavirus is found to be the leading cause of diarrhea in infants and young children. Statistically speaking more than 500,000 annual deaths in kids less than 5 years of age are attributed to Rotavirus gastroenteritis.  It is also referred to as a democratic virus as it can equally cause acute gastroenteritis in kids from the […]

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: How Bad It Can Get

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: How Bad It Can Get

Prostate gland enlargement is a problem commonly faced by the elderly males. It is found to cause profoundly troublesome symptoms related to urination however the important point to understand here is that benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a completely separate entity and it never progresses to prostate cancer. The epidemiologic data collected suggest that the risk […]

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