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What is Vaccines

What is Vaccines A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates ...

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What are Antibiotics?


Antibiotics Antibiotics may be informally defined as the subgroup of anti-infectives that are derived from bacterial sources and are used to treat bacterial infections. Other classes of drugs, most notably the sulfonamides, may be effective antibacterials. What are antibiotics? The US National Library of Medicine1 says that antibiotics – powerful ...

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E-Waste – Dangerous amount of E-Waste from Asia

The Electronic Waste or E-Waste

The Electronic Waste or E-Waste The Electronic Waste or E-Waste is the term used to describe old or discarded electronics and appliances, for example, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) tele­visions and computer monitors, desktop computers, laptop computers, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors, cell phones, keyboards, computer mice, print­ers, and copiers. E-Waste ...

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Lung cancer

Diseases and Conditions Lung cancer

Diseases and Conditions Lung cancer Lung cancer and smoking often, but not always, go hand in hand. As lung cancer stages advance, lung cancer symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and bloody mucus. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. What is Lung cancer Lung cancer is a type of ...

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What is a Hearing aid?

What is a Hearing aid

What is a Hearing aid A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear ...

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Diseases & Conditions

Types of Diabetes Mellitus

Types of Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes mellitus (or diabetes) is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects your body’s ability to use the energy found in food. There are three major types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. All types of diabetes mellitus have something in common. ...

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What Is Mental Health?

Mental Health

Mental Health Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. What is ...

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Avian Influenza

Information on Avian Influenza

Information on Avian Influenza Avian influenza refers to the disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses. These viruses occur naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. Avian flu viruses do not normally infect humans. However, ...

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What Is Medical Marijuana?

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Medical marijuana is any part of the marijuana plant that you use to treat health problems. People use it to get relief from their symptoms, not to try to get high. Most marijuana that’s sold legally as medicine has the same ingredients as the kind that people use ...

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