Cholera Information – Causes & Symptoms

What is Cholera? Cholera is an infectious condition which leads to severe watery diarrhea causing dehydration. It may also result in death if left untreated. Having food or water contaminated with Vibrio cholerae, a type of bacteria causes cholera. Cholera is more common in places having poor sanitation facilities, crowding, famine and war. Even though measures are taken to eradicate this disease, still it poses a great threat to mankind in different parts of the world. World Health Organizatio...

Removing Earwax causes more harm than benefits

Are you removing earwax more often from your ears? Doctors warn that it causes damage to your ears. To clean and protect the ears, your body produces earwax. The American Academy of Otolaryngology has issued an updated clinical practice guideline. According to this guideline, the ear wax helps to collect dust, dirt & other matter and prevents them from getting into the ear. Seek Medical Attention or leave it alone if earwax builds up People have an inclination to clean their ears as they f...

Changes in Gut Bacteria Linked to Sleep Loss

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New research shows that getting very little sleep can bring about changes in gut bacteria. These changes can result in certain metabolic conditions such as diabetes and obesity. European researchers did a study in this regard. For the study, the sleep of nine healthy men of normal weight was limited. This was done to check how sleep loss alters the types of bacteria in the gut region. Study Results of Research linking Sleep Loss to Gut Bacteria For the study, the men slept for only about four ...

Cystic Acne – Everything You Wanted to Know!

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It is common to have a pimple or two as a teenager. But what if you have large, red and painful breakouts that run deep into your skin? It means you may have a condition called cystic acne. There is treatment for these breakouts but if left without treatment then cystic acne can last for years. It affects large areas of your skin sometimes leaving permanent scars. It is best to follow a good treatment plan recommended by a dermatologist. What is Cystic Acne? Your skin is full of pores. If the ...

Dengue Fever – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Dengue fever is a mosquito borne disease caused by a dengue virus. Symptoms may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle & joint pains and a characteristic skin rash. In few cases, it may develop into a life threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. Several species of the mosquito of the aedes type spread dengue. Most cases have occured in tropical areas of the world, with the greatest risk occurring in: The Indian subcontinent Southeast Asia Southe...

All You Need To Know About Zika Virus

Zika virus is known to cause the Zika fever or Zika virus disease. It belongs to the family Flaviviridae and genus Flavivirus. It was first isolated from the Zika forest of Uganda in 1947. The virus was found in the monkeys first. This virus was also found later in the humans in Uganda and Tanzania in the year 1952. Later the zika fever spread to Africa, Americas, Asia and Pacific regions. A large outbreak of the Zika fever was reported in the year 2007 in the Island of Yap. Recently in July ...