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E. coli (0157:H7) Infection

E. coli (0157:H7) Infection

What are E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria? Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium (Enterobacteriaceae family) that can survive in an environment with or without air (facultative anaerobe) and, depending on the environment, may or may not produce thin hair-like structures (flagella or pili) that allow the bacteria to move and to attach to human cells. […]

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Enterovirulent E. coli (EEC)

Enterovirulent E. coli (EEC)

Enterovirulent E. coli (EEC) facts Picture of E. coli Bacteria Enterovirulent E. coli (EEC) are bacteria that comprise several groups of E. coli serovars, all of which may cause diarrhea and other problems in the intestines. Facts EEC bacteria can cause a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild to bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Appetite Loss

Health Tip: Causes of Appetite Loss

(HealthDay News) — Any illness can reduce or eliminate your appetite. But if the illness is treatable, appetite should return after treatment, says MedlinePlus. Latest Digestion News Removing Appendix Puts You at Parkinson’s Risk Hepatitis A Infections Soaring: CDC Health Tip: Reduce Excess Gas Health Tip: Signs of Hemorrhoids First Time, Drone Delivers Kidney for […]

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis

Appendicitis definition and facts Picture of Appendicitis The appendix is a small, worm-like, tubular appendage attached to the cecum of the colon. Appendicitis is caused by the blockage of the appendix followed by invasion of bacteria of the wall of the appendix.  The most common complications of appendicitis are rupture, abscess, and peritonitis. The most […]

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Bone Cancer

Bone Cancer

What is bone cancer? What is metastatic bone cancer? Illustration of Bone Cancer Bone cancer is a malignant tumor that arises from the cells that make up the bones of the body. This is also known as primary bone cancer. Primary bone tumors are tumors that arise in the bone tissue itself, and they may […]

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer

What is chemotherapy for bladder cancer? Patients who are diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer (M stage – M1; cancer which has spread to other parts of the body) are usually treated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy may also be used in cases of “locally advanced” bladder cancer (T stage – T3 and above and/or N stage – […]

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Facebook may actually benefit adult mental health

Facebook may actually benefit adult mental health

It is a common belief that using social media platforms can adversely affect people’s mental health, but new research has shown that using these networking sites can reduce an adult’s risk of experiencing depression or anxiety. Social media may improve the mental health of adults by helping them maintain social relationships, new research finds. Facebook’s […]

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New research may explain why evolution made humans ‘fat’

New research may explain why evolution made humans ‘fat’

Scientists have compared fat samples from humans and other primates and found that changes in DNA packaging affected how the human body processes fat. Evolution made humans the ‘fat primate,’ researchers suggest. Our bodies need fat to store energy and protect vital organs. Fat also helps the body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones. […]

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How fast do we feel pain? Study overturns previous notions

How fast do we feel pain? Study overturns previous notions

New research overturns the widespread notion that humans, unlike other mammals, process pain more slowly than touch. The findings may have significant implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain. Pain signals may travel just as quickly as touch signals in humans, new research suggests. Until now, the scientific consensus has been that in humans, […]