Disease Illness

Managing HIV Wasting

The latest statistics indicate that as many as 950,000 Americans may be infected with HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS. HIV wasting remains a significant problem but new treatments may help manage this condition.

Alzheimer's Disease -- How To Slash Your Chances Of Getting It

Lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of falling victim to Alzheimer?s disease. Here is what you can do.

The Difficulties of Living With Fibromyalgia

An article about the difficulties of living with fibromyalgia and the effect is has on the life of the sufferer and what those of you who don't realise what fibromyalgia is can do to help.

Fighting The Epidemic Of Crystal Meth

Help is at hand for changing our approach to dangerous drugs. New resources are being developed and deployed to help rescue Americans from the grip of crystal methamphotamine, or meth.

Bad Breath - the Cure is as Simple as the Cause

If Bad Breath has restricted you from leading a normal life, then learn what reallly causes Bad Breath (Halitosis). There is a massive misconception about what really causes Bad Breath. This article simplifies all that misconception with an easy to understand reason and cure.

Deep Vein Thrombosis and sitting at work

An article about Deep Vein Thrombosis and sitting at work

What You Know About DVT Could Save Your Life

Learning more about deep vein thrombosis, or DVT--a Condition that affects two million Americans every year--could save your life.

The Five Fatal Diseases

These are the top five fatal diseases that affect an unbelievable numbers of Americans today. It is important that everyone understand their health requirements. Your quality of life depends on it!

Symptoms Of Adult Diabetes - How To Know A Symptom Or Sign For Diabetes

The symptoms of adult diabetes are symptoms that should be recognized. Recognizing a symptom or sign for diabetes is important because diabetes is a condition that can be life-threatening. Diabetes is a disease where high levels of sugar in the blood exist, creating a symptom or sign for diabetes. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin in the body, by the inability to use insulin or both of these. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar lev...

ADHD Article Help Guide

ADHD articles for the professional, the student, the parent, and the adult that you will definitely want your own copy! I came by the magazine through the college where I worked, and since then has read every magazine issue cover to cover.

"What on Earth is a Celiac?"

Celiac Disease, once considered rare,was recently listed in an article by Reader's Digest Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Diseases Doctors Miss". And prominent studies completed in the past two years indicate that Celiac Disease is not really rare at all, but actually quite common. And if a Celiac is not diagnosed properly, they become vulnerable to a host of secondary autoimmune diseases as well.

The Components of Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism is a powerful craving for alcohol which often results in the compulsive consumption of alcohol. The cause of this craving is heavily debated, but the most popular beliefs are that it is a chemical or nutrional imbalance, a genetic predisposition, a neurological effect caused by runaway learning mechanisms or an inability to curb one's own desire for enjoyment.

Vitiligo in some cases

Vitiligo isn't the most deadly thing that you can come down with, like other diseases though you don't want to get it. Vitiligo is the loss of skin pigmentation in patches. This disease and several others are as a result of an auto-immune attack, which actually occurs by your own body's immune system, specifically on skin melanocytes.

Highly Contagious Smallpox

Smallpox, a highly contagious disease, is unique only to humans. The smallpox virus is caused by two virus variants called Variola major and Variola minor. Variola major is the more deadly form of the virus; it usually has a mortality rte of 20-40 percent of those that are infected with the virus. Variola minor on the other hand is much less severe and only kills 1% of its victims. Neither of the Variola's are bugs that you want to get. Avoid them at all costs!

Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Chemotherapy Treatments

Chemotherapy is difficult for anyone to undertake but if you are prepared by knowing what to expect throughout the treatment you may be able to handle it better both physically and mentally. This list of questions to ask your doctor will let you know what's ahead for you.

Trying To Understand ADHD

ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a mental disorder that approximately three to seven percent of children have. Those that are affected by this disorder are characterized by constant behavior, lots of activity and often thought of as being disobedient. Yet, it is not that the individual is being bad but more so that they cannot control their mental range. Instead of being able to concentrate on one element, they are likely to be thinking about several th...

Hyperactivity vs ADD - What's The Difference?

A common misconception, when it comes to Attention Deficit Disorder, is that it is one in the same with hyperactivity. However, this is far from the truth. While people with ADD may exhibit signs of hyperactivity, it is not an inherent trait of the disorder and often does not occur with sufferers of ADD.

Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Defined as chronic symptoms made by the abnormal reflux of the gastric contents into the esophagus, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is a disease that is not pleasant to have. Commonly due to changes in the barrier that lays between the esophagus and the somatch, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, can also be due to the lack of knowledge by the LES, or associated with a hital hernia.

The Facts About Bad Breath

We have all had an experience where you have been required to speak to someone and you have been unable to concentrate on their response because of their bad breath. The medical term for this condition is known as halitosis and there can be a number of causes for it. However, the end result is always the same and it can be described as the presence of foul smelling gases in exhaled air.

Tuberculosis and 2 Billion People

Tuberculosis, a bacterial infection, most commonly affects the lungs. Tuberculosis can also affect the central nervous system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, genitourinary system, bones and joints.

Syphilis And The Pope

Syphilis is a common and well known sexually transmitted disease (STD). Sexual intercoarse is the most common of 3 possible ways to contract it. If it is not transmitted sexually, it is possible, but rare, to get an infection through direct contact. Your body will also accept the disease from your birth mother. This is called congenital syphilis.

Aortic Dissection: Are You At Risk?

Because aortic dissections are frequently mistaken for other, less serious cardiac conditions, even in hospital emergency departments, it is crucial that people know if they are at risk and how to prevent a tragedy.

Crohns Disease & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ? Is There A Cure?

For the individuals who suffer from the mysterious symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or the debilitating symptoms of Crohns Disease the question ?Is there a cure?? weighs heavily on their lives. The frustration that results from living with this non-specific illness serves to compound the never ending symptoms. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Crohn?s sufferers continue to battle the illness while researchers search for causes and cures.

Personality Disorders

Many of the symptoms and signs that you describe apply to other personality disorders as well (for instance, the histrionic, the antisocial and the borderline personality disorders). Are we to think that all personality disorders are interrelated?

Nail Fungus Infection, Treatment and Prevention

Nail fungus is very common and usually appears with the toes; although it can also spread to the finger nails. It can sometimes be difficult to spot although a symptom which is pretty early to appear is a yellow discoloration of the nail.

"Lord Of The Rings" Star Sean Astin Talks About Bipolar Disorder And Calls For Earlier Symptom Recognition

Actor Sean Astin, best known for his role as Sam Gamgee in the Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, is willing to share his personal experience living with a family member diagnosed with bipolar disorder in order to help increase awareness of the symptoms associated with the condition.