Health

Health Effects and Prevention of Smoking

Health Effects and Prevention of Smoking The immune system is the body’s way of protecting itself from infection and disease. Smoking compromises the immune system, making smokers more likely to have respiratory infections. Smoking also causes several autoimmune diseases, including Crohn’s di.....

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Describe about Hepatitis C

Describe about Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through contaminated blood. The virus persists in the liver in about 75% to 85% of those initially infected. Early on chronic .....

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Describe about Glucose Metabolism

Describe about Glucose Metabolism Diabetes is diagnosed when a person has too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. This happens because the pancreas cannot make enough insulin. Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is t.....

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Introduction of Hepatitis

Introduction of Hepatitis Hepatitis means injury to the liver with inflammation of the liver cells. It may be temporary (acute) or long term (chronic) depending on whether it lasts for less than or more than six months. Acute hepatitis can sometimes resolve on its own, progress to chronic hepatit.....

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Overview about Hepatitis B

Overview about Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is a virus that infects the liver. Most adults who get it have it for a short time and then get better. This is called acute hepatitis B. It is a major global health problem. It can cause chronic infection and puts people at high risk of death from [….....

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About Yellow Fever

About Yellow Fever Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted primarily by mosquitoes. Yellow fever can lead to serious illness and even death. It is called ‘yellow fever’ because in serious cases, the skin turns yellow in colour. This is known as ‘jaundice’. ellow fever virus is.....

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Too Much Screen Time May Raise Diabetes Risk in Kids

Too Much Screen Time May Raise Diabetes Risk in Kids Kids who get too much screen time may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their chances of type 2 diabetes, new research says. Watching television, playing video games or sitting in front of a computer or other device for more tha.....

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Zika Virus (ZIKV)

Zika Virus (ZIKV) Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys through a network that monitored yellow fever. It was later identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been reco.....

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Ebola Virus Disease and Prevention

Ebola Virus Disease and Prevention Ebola is one of several viruses that can cause Viral Hemorrhagic Fever.  The first Ebola virus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have occurred sporadically, mainly in .....

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Discovery of Insulin

Discovery of Insulin Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets. It regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein by promoting the absorption of, especially, glucose from the blood into fat, liver and skeletal muscle cells. It is a hormone made by t.....

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Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiogram The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a diagnostic tool that is routinely used to assess the electrical and muscular functions of the heart. While it is a relatively simple test to perform, the interpretation of the ECG tracing requires significant amounts of training. Numerous .....

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Vitamin K

Vitamin K Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is most well known for the important role it plays in blood clotting. However, vitamin K is also absolutely essential to building strong bones, preventing heart disease, and crucial part of other bodily processes. In fact, vitamin K is sometimes r.....

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