Current Health Articles

Ebola Virus Outbreak, Spread, Symptoms, Recovery, Treatment

The 2014 outbreak of Ebola has caused a global scare, but this viral disease is not new. It was first identified in 1976, and it most likely has existed for far longer. Since 2000, there has been an outbreak almost every year. However, the current outbreak seems to be a worldwide concern as it is far more widespread than >> Read More ...

Bowel Motility Disorders Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Food and beverages move through the digestive tract at different speeds. This is largely determined by the motion within the gut, that is generated by small muscles that contract and relax in a rhythmic coordination. It ensures that the food you eat travels down your throat, through your esophagus, then into the stomach, >> Read More ...

Giardia (Giardiasis) Bowel Infection Recovery, Diet, Treatment

Diarrheal illnesses due to infections are common throughout the world. Most are short-lived and do not lead to any serious complications. It may be caused by a number of different organisms, like viruses and bacteria. One of the most common of these organisms is a protozoan known asĀ  Giardia lamblia. However, many people >> Read More ...

Stretch Marks (Striae) Causes, Pictures, Remedies, Treatment

It is one of the common skin conditions that affects many people, but stretch marks are usually not a medical concern. For women in particular, it is almost considered to be an eventuality at some point in life, particularly after pregnancy. It does not cause any other significant symptoms beyond the cosmetic impact. >> Read More ...

Sensitive Breasts and Nipples – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

The breasts are among the more sensitive parts of the body, particularly the nipples. It is one of the erogenous zones that heighten desire when stimulated. However, breast sensitivity does not always refer to this type of feeling. Sometimes the sensitivity can be annoying in that it is associated with discomfort, mild >> Read More ...

Dangerous Drugs in Pregnancy (Teratogenic) List, Types

Pregnancy is often seen as a very delicate time in a woman’s life. The concern is more often for the fetus than the mother, as it is fragile and the risk of miscarriage or developmental abnormalities are high in the early stages of pregnancy. Plenty of rest, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle will largely suffice >> Read More ...

Breast Size Changes (Larger, Smaller) Medical Causes In Women

The size of breasts varies among individuals and even during the course of life for a host of reasons. Unlike other appendages, the breast probably undergoes the greatest degree of changes in size and shape over years and decades. It happens in both males and females. However, it is more obvious in women who naturally have >> Read More ...

Skin Worms (Cutaneous Filariasis) Types, Treatment, Prevention

Parasitic worms can infest just about any part of the body, and the skin is not immune to these organisms. The idea of a worm living in or under the skin may seem quite scary but these parasites are not the typical worms found in the soil. They are usually tiny organisms that reside in the body, either within an organ or >> Read More ...

Pet Diseases That Affect Humans (Dogs, Cats, Birds)

Humans have co-existed with animals for millenia. Pets primarily provide companionship and the dog, cat and bird are by far the most common pets for these reasons. Despite the fact that we live so closely with these animals, it is not entirely without any health risk. There are several infectious diseases that humans can >> Read More ...
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