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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening condition where the lungs cannot provide the body’s vital organs with enough oxygen. Symptoms include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and bluish skin coloration. For those who survive, a decreased quality of life is comm.....

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Somatoform Disorder

Somatoform Disorder

Definition: The Somatoform Disorders, also known as Somatic Symptom Disorders (SSD), formerly known as “Somatization Disorder”, are a group of psychological disorders in which a patient experiences physical symptoms that are inconsistent with or cannot be fully explained by any underlying gen.....

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Bird Flu

Bird Flu

Bird Flu or Avian Flu, also called Avian Influenza, a viral respiratory disease mainly of poultry and certain other bird species, including migratory water-birds, some imported pet birds, and ostriches, that can be transmitted directly to humans. H5N1 is the most common form of bird flu. It’s d.....

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History Of Bird Flu

History Of Bird Flu

Bird Flu also called ‘Avian Influenza’, known informally as Avian Flu, is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds. The type with the greatest risk is highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Bird flu is similar to swine flu, dog flu, horse flu and human flu as an ill.....

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Science And Technology Against An Age-Old Disease

Science And Technology Against An Age-Old Disease

When I started working on the research and science of leprosy more than a decade ago, people thought this chronic infectious disease would eliminate itself and burn out over time. We didn’t have time for that. Why? Nearly 250,000 new cases of leprosy are diagnosed every year, and many more .....

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The Deadly Virus: Novel Coronaviruses

The Deadly Virus: Novel Coronaviruses

Introduction – Novel Coronaviruses (nCov) are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), though.....

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Cardiomyopathy (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

Cardiomyopathy (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

Cardiomyopathy (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention) Definition: Cardiomyopathy (Kahr-dee-o-my-OP-uh-thee) is a group of diseases that affect the heart muscle. In most cases, the heart muscle weakens and is unable to pump blood to the rest of the body as well as it should.  Cardiomyop.....

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Cardiomyopathy (Types, Causes, and Risk factors)

Cardiomyopathy (Types, Causes, and Risk factors)

Cardiomyopathy (Types, Causes, and Risk factors) Definition: Cardiomyopathy (kahr-dee-o-my-OP-uh-thee) is a progressive disease of the myocardium or heart muscle. In most cases, the heart muscle weakens and is unable to pump blood to the rest of the body as well as it should.  Cardiomyopathy can.....

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Down Syndrome (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Down Syndrome (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Down Syndrome (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment) Definition: Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic condition that results when there is an extra copy of a specific chromosome, chromosome 21. It is not an illness but a term that describes the features resulting from t.....

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Down Syndrome (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Down Syndrome (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Down Syndrome (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, mild.....

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Preterm Birth (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Preterm Birth (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Preterm Birth (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment) Definition: Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is when a baby is born too early before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed. These babies are known as preemies or premies. Premature babies, especially those born very early, often .....

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Preterm Birth (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Preterm Birth (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Preterm Birth (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby’s estimated due date. In other words, a premature birth is one that occurs before the start of the 37th week o.....

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