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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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HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection. The abbreviation “HIV” can refer to the virus or to HIV infection. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV attacks and destroys the infection-fighting ...

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What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication ...

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What Is Alcoholism

What Is Alcoholism

What Is Alcoholism Alcoholism is also known as alcohol dependence and alcohol use disorder. What Is Alcoholism occurs when you drink so much that your body eventually becomes dependent on or addicted to alcohol. When this happens, alcohol becomes the most important thing in your life. What Causes Alcoholism People ...

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Zika virus – Facts about zika virus

Zika virus - Facts about zika Virus

Origin of Zika virus Origin of Zika virus is a member of the flaviviridae family and is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. It is related to other pathogenic vector borne flaviviruses including dengue, West-Nile and Japanese encephalitis viruses but produces a comparatively mild disease in humans.It is spread by daytime-active ...

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Omega-3 fatty acid and Types of Omega-3 Fats

Omega-3 fatty acid

Omega-3 fatty acid Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body can’t make them. You have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafoods including algae and krill, some ...

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Understanding Immunotherapy and Cancer Immunotherapy

Understanding Immunotherapy

Understanding Immunotherapy Immunotherapy is a broad category of anti-cancer therapies that use the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. These cells are different from normal cells, in that they do not die normally. What Is Cancer Immunotherapy Immunotherapy is treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system ...

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