Infections and Infestations

Echinococcus Tapeworm Parasite, Symptoms, Spread, Treatment

Parasitic worms that infest the intestines are a common problem. Most of us know of parasites like the pork or beef tapeworms that live in the intestines where they feed and grow within the bowels for years or even decades. Some lesser known tapeworm infestations can be much more serious and deadly within months of >> Read More ...

Superbug Infection, Symptoms, Dangers and Prevention

Superbugs have been growing a health concern for several years as more microbes become resistant to drugs. New-generation antibiotics and antivirals have been constantly filling the gap where older antibiotics and antivirals  fall short. Sometimes a cocktail of drugs has been needed. However, it was always known that >> Read More ...

Mononucleosis (Kissing Disease) Recurring, Symptoms, Vaccine

It is a viral disease that affects at least half of all American by the age of 5 years and most of the rest of the population by early adulthood. However, most of us think little of infectious mononucleosis beyond the severe sore throat and long-lasting fatigue that it causes. The disease is not given as much attention yet >> Read More ...

Zika Virus Outbreak, Spread, Symptoms, Testing, Treatment

Zika virus has been dominating public health news and alerts in 2015 particularly with the South America outbreak. However, with the ease of modern travel, there are cases of Zika virus being reported in various parts of the globe. It is important to note that prior to 2015 there were Zika virus outbreaks in other parts of >> Read More ...

Resistant Lice on the Head Treatments and Remedies

The emergence of resistant head lice has become a public health concern in recent years but the possibility of this drug-resistance has been known for decades. Head lice infestation is estimated to affect as many as 12 million children in the age group of 3 to 11 years in the United States. The growing resistance has far >> Read More ...

Favus (Severe Head Fungus) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

It is an uncommon scalp problem and not usually serious in terms of being debilitating or life-threatening but a lesser known infection can lead to extensive damage of the scalp. It may result in hair loss and scarring of the scalp which can be irreversible. The cosmetic effects may have a host of psychosocial >> Read More ...

Gonorrhea (Men, Women) Symptoms, Relapse, Treatment

Gonorrhea is a relatively common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, along with chlamydia and syphilis. It may not be life-threatening but can cause severe and debilitating symptoms. It can also be transmitted to newborns born to infected mothers during childbirth and lead to blindness in babies. Yet it >> Read More ...
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