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Condition. Lyme Disease
November 24, 2021
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What is Lyme disease? The most common tick-borne disease found in Europe and North America is Lyme disease. The bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi causes Lyme disease, and it is spread by deer ticks. Human and animal blood is the primary food source for deer ticks. Deer ticks thrive in heavily wooded and grassy areas, […]
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What can aging do to your eyes?
November 16, 2021
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Aging causes various changes in our body, and the eyes are not an exception. As well as some other conditions, eye disorders can significantly lower the quality of life. However, it should be noted that there are ways to prevent or minimize some age-related changes. And science is advancing rapidly, creating new and new methods […]
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Study offers new approach to protecting older people from death and illness caused by Covid-19
November 16, 2021
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Research carried out at the University of Minnesota together with scientists at the Mayo Clinic suggests a new way to reduce mortality and severe illness among elderly people who have been infected with Covid-19. In a preclinical study (the stage of drug testing that involves trials on animals, designed to determine the safety of a […]
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Scientists develop new drug treatment that could treat Alzheimer’s
November 16, 2021
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A new form of drug therapy designed to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has shown encouraging results in a test carried on monkeys. Conducted by a group of researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and published in the journal Brain, the study focused on the use of a drug called CpG ODN, which […]
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Diarrhea
November 16, 2021
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Definition Diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. It often lasts for a few days and can result in dehydration due to fluid loss. Signs of dehydration often begin with loss of the normal stretchiness of the skin and irritable behaviour. This can […]
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Heart sounds
November 16, 2021
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Heart sounds are the noises generated by the beating heart and the resultant flow of blood through it. Specifically, the sounds reflect the turbulence created when the heart valves snap shut. In cardiac auscultation, an examiner may use a stethoscope to listen for these unique and distinct sounds that provide important auditory data regarding the […]
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Fever
November 16, 2021
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Definition Fever, also known as pyrexia and febrile response, is defined as having a temperature above the normal range due to an increase in the body’s temperature set-point. There is not a single agreed-upon upper limit for normal temperature with sources using values between 37.5 and 38.3 °C (99.5 and 100.9 °F). The increase in […]
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Anatomy and functions of stomach
November 18, 2021
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The stomach is a muscular, hollow organ in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and many other animals, including several invertebrates. The stomach has a dilated structure and functions as a vital digestive organ. In the digestive system the stomach is involved in the second phase of digestion, following mastication (chewing). In humans and many other […]
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Diversion colitis
November 18, 2021
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Diversion colitis is an inflammation of the colon which can occur as a complication of ileostomy or colostomy, often occurring within the year following the surgery. It also occurs frequently in a neovagina created by colovaginoplasty, with varying delay after the original procedure. Despite the presence of a variable degree of inflammation the most suggestive […]
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An ovarian cyst
November 18, 2021
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Definition An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac within the ovary. Often they cause no symptoms. Occasionally they may produce bloating, lower abdominal pain, or lower back pain. If the cyst either breaks open or causes twisting of the ovary severe pain may occur. This may result in vomiting or feeling faint. The majority of […]
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