A recent World Alzheimer Report by the ADI (Alzheimer’s Disease International) estimates that more than 35 million people across the globe have dementia. The report also predicts that the number will almost double by the year 2030. Slightly over 5.1 million Americans also have Alzheimer’s disease, and this is according to statistics from the AFA (Alzheimer’s Foundation of America). Continue reading
Christmas is associated with happiness, warmth and family time by most people. However, there are some for which the word has a very different, actually even opposite, connotation. These people suffer from what is called Christmas disease. Continue reading
Sometimes, it can be easy to think of all kinds of cardiovascular events as one and the same. However, whether you are already aware of that or not, there are big differences between a heart attack, stroke and sudden cardiac arrest. In fact, all three have different causes, Continue reading
Each year, more than 77,000 US residents are diagnosed with melanoma, according to president of MoleSafe, Dr. Richard Bezozo and many other reliable sources. This year alone, it has taken up to 10,000 lives.
The truth is melanoma may be a rare type of skin cancer but is still the deadliest, accounting for approximately 1-2% of all the skin cancer cases. Continue reading
You may be suffering from fibromyalgia and may not even know it. The common signs that may lead you to suspect that you have the condition include feeling tired most of the time and pain in the muscles and joints. You may feel tired even after a long nap or when you wake up in the morning after a full night’s sleep. Continue reading
The World Health Organization (WHO) in its policy brief revealed that over 162 million children are affected by stunted growth globally. Pediatricians say that the condition mainly affects children under the age of five years. Continue reading
Measles is a disease that many people hear about, but pay little attention to its impact on human society. The cause of this illness is the measles virus, whose natural hosts are humans. The virus does not seem to survive in other organisms including animals. Currently, measles affects 20 million people in the world and most of them are in Asia or Africa. Continue reading
Tuberculosis is indeed one of the most deadly diseases on earth. In fact, treating TB – as it is commonly referred to in the medical realms – takes much longer compared to other bacterial infections and if not properly treated in timely fashion, the results can be disastrous. Medications are at the core of TB treatment, and in most cases patients have to consume strong antibiotics for approximately six to nine months for them to survive. Continue reading
Latest evidence from federal health officials confirms that the dreaded Zika virus may bring harm to unborn babies.
Cases of the Zika virus being witnessed have the medical fraternity as well as society worried. Many people fear getting the disease that is spread by the Aedes mosquito which also transmits yellow fever as well as dengue fever. Continue reading
Urinary retention, also called ischuria by some people, is a medical condition that affects mostly elderly men. It is the most common effect of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) but it can also have various other causes, some of which are urinary tract infection, dysfunction of the nerves, constipation or even some medications administered to a person like amphetamines, antidepressants and anticholinergics. Continue reading