Health and Disability News, Medical Conditions, New Discoveries Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-07
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Explains the difference between alcohol based hand sanitizer and plain hand soap. Information includes when and how to use each one to wash your hands properly.
Grand Challenges Canada supports 44 Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights with ideas to improve women and children's health and rights in the developing world.
New analysis shows potential risk for yellow fever virus to spread to urban centres where it previously has not been seen.
Inability to understand and effectively use health information linked to higher rates of hospitalization, reduced preventive care and increased health costs.
The world is more interconnected than ever, emerging diseases continually threaten health, and drug resistance continues to grow.
Studies reveal living within a mile of active wells has been correlated to increased risk for heart and neurological problems, cancers and adverse birth outcomes.
Common type of bacteria causing major healthcare crisis as we get closer towards the last line of antibiotic resistance against bacterial infections.
Study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries - concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments.
Preliminary study finds eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
US cities face potential risk in summer of low, moderate, or high populations of the mosquito species that transmits Zika virus.
Strong evidence that Zika virus can cause a range of abnormalities in pregnant women infected with the virus.
El Nino could be transporting and spreading waterborne diseases like cholera thousands of miles, across oceans, with significant impacts for public health.
Information regarding Yellow Fever, a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, and found in subtropical and tropical areas of Africa and South America.
WHO statement on first meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations.
Information regarding Gulf War Illness, also referred to as chronic multi-symptom illness in veterans of the Gulf War refer.
Information regarding Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), an air pollutant that can aggravate respiratory diseases such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis.
Information regarding Guinea worm disease, a condition caused by a parasitic worm that migrates through subcutaneous tissues causing severe pain.
Information regarding Zika Virus, a disease similar to chikungunya and dengue viruses spread by the same type of mosquitoes.
Information regarding toxic chemicals used in the burial process that can cause environmental contamination and groundwater pollution.
Information regarding infectious Microbial Diseases, including microbe transmission and protection methods.
Information regarding Cystinuria, an inherited disease that causes stones of amino acid cysteine to form in the bladder, kidneys and urethra.
Information regarding Alcoholic liver disease, a condition that can occur after years of drinking alcohol.
Information regarding Dysautonomia, a term used to describe different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system.
Information regarding the types of Hyper IgM Syndrome including diagnosing and treatment methods.
Information regarding the basics of renal failure, a condition when the kidneys lose the ability to filter waste products from the blood.
Information regarding Cryptosporidiosis (crypto), a form of disease caused by microscopic germs with a common symptom of watery diarrhea.
Information regarding Ciguatera and Scombroid, types of fish, seafood and shellfish poisoning.
Information regarding various types of the plague and how plague can spread and be transmitted to humans.
The bacterium Vibrio Vulnificus may cause disease in people who consume contaminated seafood, or have an open wound exposed to seawater.
Information regarding some of the health risks associated with the process of fracking gas wells.
Information regarding rickettsiosis caused by R. felis, also known as flea-borne spotted fever or cat-flea typhus.
Information regarding types of water-borne diseases caused by water people drink that is contaminated by animal or human feces.
Rat-bite fever is an acute, febrile human illness caused by bacteria transmitted by rodents, rats or mice in most cases, which is passed from rodent to human via the rodent's urine or mucous secretions.
Signs and symptoms of anthrax depend upon how a person is infected and may range from vomiting to skin sores to shock.
Lassa fever or Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF) is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus and first described in 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria.
The use of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) is rising and the amount of electrical and electronic toxic waste produced every day is growing at an incredible rate around the world today.
H58, a strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that causes typhoid fever, has spread to several countries and reached epidemic levels in Africa.
Information regarding human organ transplants including eligibility, cost, preparing for an organ transplant of liver, lungs, kidney, heart and small intestine.
Information regarding Toxic shock syndrome including treatment methods and symptoms experienced.
Information regarding Carbon Monoxide (CO) an odorless, colorless, poisonous and potentially deadly gas.
Information regarding Trigeminal neuralgia a painful condition that affects the trigeminal nerve.
Antibiotic resistance may spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings.
Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, a painful and potentially debilitating disease, predicted to soon spread to the U.S..
A creatine phosphokinase test may be used to detect inflammation of muscles or serious muscle damage, or to diagnose rhabdomyolysis.
Information regarding ataxia, a neurological sign consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements.
Reducing the incidence of preventable diseases in this population could lead to improved quality of life.
Information regarding Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria commonly found nearly anywhere in the world.
The first sign of measles is often high fever starting around 10-12 days after exposure to the virus. The fever lasts between 4-7 days. A cough, runny nose, watery and red eyes and small white spots inside the cheeks may develop during the initial phase.
There are two types of screw worm fly, Chrysomyia bezziana, and Cochliomyia hominivorax found predominately in tropical areas of the American continent.
Research reveals a class of compounds that could be effective in combating infections caused by enterovirus D68, which has stricken children with serious respiratory infections and might be associated with polio-like symptoms.
While the host of the new virus which is called, 'Bourbon virus,' remains unknown at this point, it is believed to be transmitted through the bites of ticks or other insects.
There are currently hundreds of antimicrobial copper healthcare-related products available in America today.
Weight loss surgery may lessen increased frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms.
Does the weather actually affect a person with arthritis for example? If it does, how does it affect them? The fact is there has not been a great amount of research into the subject.
Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms that result when the adrenal glands function below the level necessary.
Gene therapy transforms life for men with severe form of hemophilia B by providing safe, reliable source of blood clotting protein Factor IX allowing some to adopt more active lifestyles.
Information regarding Chagas disease also known as American trypanosomiasis caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi or kissing bug.
Symptoms of hemophilia range from increased bleeding after injury, trauma, or surgery to sudden bleeding with no apparent cause.
Information regarding Hypothyroidism, a condition caused when the thyroid gland does not produce enough of certain important hormones.
Information regarding urinary tract infection (UTI) in females and males, includes symptoms and current treatment options.
Information regarding Hantavirus, a disease caused by breathing contaminated dust after disturbing or cleaning rodent nests or droppings.
Information, testing, and diagnosing Tularemia, a rare infectious disease that can attack the eyes, skin, lungs, lymph nodes and possibly internal organs.
Information regarding Clostridium difficile, also known as C. difficile or simply C. diff, a bacteria with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon.
According to research presented at ESC Congress, energy drinks can cause heart problems including angina, cardiac arrhythmia, and even sudden death.
Information regarding Leishmaniasis a parasitic disease found in parts of the tropics, subtropics and southern European regions.
Study provides statistics and looks at how health problems are the major stress event in average American lives.
Information regarding KDS a rare and life-threatening condition caused by a usually inherited reaction to exposure to general anesthesia and its component drug-like and volatile anesthetics.
Information regarding Schistosomiasis also known as Snail fever, a common type of parasitic disease found in contaminated fresh water.
Information relating to Ebola hemorrhagic fever a currently untreatable virus with potential to create world outbreaks.
Trimethylaminuria or TMAU is a rare metabolic disorder also known as Fish Odor Syndrome or Fish Malodor Syndrome that creates a fishy body smell.
Information relating to various types of common contagious Enteroviruses and their possible health effects .
Information regarding Chikungunya a viral disease with no current known cure spread by mosquitos.
Information regarding Dengue Fever a dangerous tropic and subtropic illness caused by viruses transmitted by mosquitoes.
Information relating to Depleted Uranium (DU) a chemically toxic and radioactive heavy metal potentially hazardous to human health.
Information on human body electrolytes including what they are and what can happen when an imbalance occurs.
Human parvovirus or Fifth Disease is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19 the disease is also referred to as erythema infectiosum.
The epithelium layer in the bladder is able to sense bladder fullness through the activity of integrins.
New research highlighting surprising benefit of good sleep and more feelings of gratitude for relationships.
Researchers have identified new regions on the human genome associated with Behcets disease a painful and potentially dangerous condition found predominantly in people with ancestors along the Silk Road.
Cats are the main hosts of Toxoplasmosis however it usually does not cause people to experience any symptoms as the human immune system prevents parasites from causing illness.
Information on Essential Thrombocythemia a disorder that involves the body producing excessive numbers of blood platelets.
Heart disease cancer diabetes chronic respiratory conditions and other non-communicable diseases increasingly threaten health and economic of lower and middle-income countries.
A major barrier to Americans being healthy is the stress of their daily lives caused by demanding jobs and hectic lifestyles.
Information on Q fever a bacterial infection disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii that can affect the lungs liver heart and other parts of the body.
Currently it can take up to a year before a patient is diagnosed with SLE as the symptoms are diffuse and are often mistaken for other diseases.
Patients with severe obesity face premature death disease and disability as a direct result of their condition, which could be prevented or eliminated.
Studies showing that treatment with growth hormone significantly increased adult height in patients with Turner syndrome.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen within a sealed chamber that is pressurized at between one and a half and three times the average atmospheric pressure.
A long-term study of a remote community finds almost no cancer or diabetes in individuals with genetically low growth hormone activity.
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) warns that with just one kiss couples can share more than 500 different types of disease causing germs and viruses.
American differences in income race ethnicity and gender make a difference in how likely they are to be healthy sick or die prematurely.
Lead is just one of the many different chemicals which contaminate our public water supply.
Information including causes diagnosis symptoms and treatment options for Black Lung Disease.
As temperatures are rising and levels of snowfall are decreasing incidences of the plague are decreasing.
Rabies is a form of viral disease that affects mammals and transmitted mostly through the bites of animals that are rabid.
Study links more time spent sitting to higher risk of death independent of physical activity level.
Down syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimers disease.
Facts and information regarding the disease tuberculosis, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Information on Listeriosis a disease that mainly affects seniors newborns pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems.
When patients leave hospital before the physician recommends discharge they may involve risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and need for readmission.
Health concerns are usually classified as either acute or chronic.
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