September 23rd, 2014
Cancer is a disease that affects cells of the body. Cells are extremely small units that build together and form all living things, which include human beings.
In any given person’s body, you will find billions of cells.
Cancer occurs when unusual and abnormal cells grow and spread very quickly. Normal cells in the body divide, grow to a certain size and then stop. Over the course of time, cells will even die.
September 22nd, 2014
An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system.
Symptoms include: red eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, eczema, hives, or an asthma attack.
Allergies can play a major role in conditions such as asthma. In some people, severe allergies to environmental or dietary allergens or to medication may result in life-threatening reactions called anaphylaxis.
Food allergies, and reactions to the venom of stinging insects such as wasps and bees are more often associated with these severe reactions. Not all reactions or intolerances are forms of allergy.
September 21st, 2014
Keeping the lungs healthy means keeping them free from pollutants, irritants and anything else that might damage them. The lungs function best when they are filled with clean air, which is rich in oxygen and free from harmful gases, chemicals, or dust particles.
The most important aspect to keeping the lungs healthy is to avoid smoking. If you are already a smoker, ask your doctor for help to quit. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 different chemicals, at least 500 of which contribute to the formation of cancer.
September 20th, 2014
Thyroid cancer is a cancer originating from follicular or parafollicular thyroid cells.
The most effective management of aggressive thyroid cancers is surgical removal of thyroid gland (thyroidectomy) followed by radioactive iodine ablation and TSH-suppression therapy.
Chemotherapy or radiotherapy may also be used in cases of distant metastases or advanced cancer stage.
Five year survival rates are 98% in the United States.
September 19th, 2014
Arthritis is a condition that is used to describe joint pain. There are innumerable reasons that can cause inflammation of joints. Further, the treatment of this problem will solely depend upon the kind of joint problem that you are facing.
Here we have mentioned some kinds of arthritis faced by individuals:
It is a problem that is caused by different factors. It is generally causes as wear and tear arthritis, but this condition is more than just wearing and tearing of surface of the joint. It is the most common kind of arthritis faced by an individual in the hip point and knee joint.
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September 18th, 2014
Stomach cancer or gastric cancer is a cancer that develops from the lining of the stomach.
Early symptoms may include: heartburn, upper abdominal pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. Later symptoms may include: weight loss, yellow skin, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and blood in the stool among others.
The cancer may spread from the stomach to other parts of the body, particularly the liver, lungs, bones, lining of the abdomen and lymph nodes.
The most common cause is infection by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori which accounts for more than 60% of cases. Certain type of H. pylori have greater risks than others.
September 17th, 2014
An addiction can develop from just one heroin injection or from smoking one joint.
Most drug users never know when they cross the line from the casual usage to satisfy their desires to living with a drug addiction. While drugs affect people differently, the results of drug addiction are more or less the same.
Addiction is a one of the complex health disorders and it is characterized by habitual usage of drugs.
Different drugs will cause different effects to the human body. The common effect of substance abuse is that the repeated use of drugs can change the way your brain looks and functions.
September 16th, 2014
Liver cancer or hepatic cancer is a cancer that originates in the liver. Liver tumors are discovered on medical imaging equipment (often by accident) or present themselves symptomatically as an abdominal mass, abdominal pain, yellow skin, nausea or liver dysfunction.
The leading cause of liver cancer is viral infection with hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus. The cancer usually forms secondary to cirrhosis caused by these viruses. For this reason, the highest rates of liver cancer occur where these viruses are endemic.
September 15th, 2014
It is a fact that almost everyone has some type of digestive problem, but many people develop these diseases because of lifestyle, poor diet and lack of physical activity. The digestive system provides he means by which food and drink enters the stomach. The esophagus is part of the digestive tract that consists of the stomach and other muscles that aid in the breakdown of food.
Once food enters the stomach it releases acid and pepsin as part of the digestion process. Heartburn or acid reflux is a very common digestive condition that causes irritation of the esophagus because of acid backing up from the stomach. When the esophagus does not function properly, stomach acid can seep back into it. This is known as acid reflux or heartburn.
September 14th, 2014
Bio-hazardous waste refers to infectious waste or biomedical waste containing infectious material or potentially infectious substances, like blood.
Of special importance are sharp items like needles, blades, and pipettes that can cause injury while handling. Such items must be disposed of as per a statutory disposal policy.
This holds true even while handling household medical waste, although medical wastes generated at home are generally not considered to be of serious health concern.
Household Medical Waste
Even though most wastes generated at home are not of serious concern, we need to be concerned about household waste that is infectious or bio-hazardous in nature.
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