Category Archives: Diseases

5 Facts about Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

Congenital heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among children during the first years of life. The condition is largely characterized by ventricular septal defect, ductus arteriosus and atrial septal defects. Studies show that 1 out of 120 babies is born with heart disease in the United States. CHD usually varies from mild defects (such as a tiny hole in the heart) to highly severe conditions (missing or poorly developed parts of the heart). Continue reading

Surprising Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease

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

Real Facts about Fibromyalgia

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

Growth of Stunting In Children

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: a Disease that is still Not Defeated

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

All There Is To Know About Tuberculosis

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