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Staph Epidemiology

Where Does S. aureus Live? What is Staphylococcus aureus? Lab tests for staph S. aureus lives in: Healthy people (S.aureus carriers): in the mucosa of the nose, less commonly in the throat, vagina, intestines and lungs; on the skin: mainly in the armpits, under the breasts and in the groin Infected people: in skin >> Read More ...

Liver Diseases Types, Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

The liver is the largest internal organ of the body and one of the central points for most of the biochemical processes that sustains life. It is probably the most versatile organ and responsible for monitoring, regulating and performing vital processes. Read more on liver functions. Despite this versatility, the liver is >> Read More ...

What Is Staphylococcus aureus?

Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus (Gk. staphyle = bunch of grapes; Lat. coccus = spherical bacterium, aureus = golden) or golden staph (pronounced ‘staff’) is the most common species of staphylococcus bacteria causing infections in human. Lab Tests for Staph Staph Epidemiology Staph Infections >> Read More ...

Sneezing – Causes, Treatments and Good Sneezing Practices

Key Points: Introduction What Causes Sneezing? What is Photic Sneeze Reflex? Are Sneezes Infectious? Should You Stifle Your Sneezes? Treatments for Conditions that Cause Sneezing Good Sneezing Practices Introduction All human beings have sneezing in common. Whether you are a loud sneezer or try to muffle it, there are >> Read More ...

Severe Constipation – Extreme Pain, Complications

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal condition where stool is passed infrequent (less than 3 times in a week) with the passage of hard stool and where there is straining to have a bowel movement. Although constipation is not usually seen as a serious medical condition, it can lead to complications and some of these >> Read More ...

First Aid in Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

What Is Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)? Sudden cardiac death is an unexpected death due to cardiac causes occurring within 1 hour of symptom onset in a person in whom no previously life threatening heart condition was diagnosed. Typical SCD victim is an adult, collapsing without obvious reason during regular activity and dying >> Read More ...

Corrective Laser Eye Surgery (LES): LASIK, LASEK, PRL, RLE

WHAT IS LASER EYE SURGERY? Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery (LES) is a laser reshaping of cornea that changes its focusing power (1), (Picture 1 and 2). For patients with moderate refractive errors, this ambulatory procedure is a quick way to get free of glasses or contact lenses. Picture 1. An eye doctor performing laser >> Read More ...

Hair Dye Allergies

Hair Dye Allergies – Introduction About 5% of permanent hair dye users develop an allergy, mostly in the form of an allergic contact dermatitis with a redness and itch in the head area. A systemic reaction with an involvement of the whole body skin and other organs, although rare, is possible in severe cases (1).  >> Read More ...
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