Saturday , July 22 2017
Home / Health (page 4)

Health

Cardiac Arrhythmia

Cardiac Arrhythmia

What is Cardiac Arrhythmia An irregular heartbeat is an Cardiac arrhythmia. A normal heart rate is 50 to 100 beats per minute. Arrhythmias and abnormal heart rates don’t necessarily occur together. When Your Heart Rhythm Isn’t Normal Rhythm means your heartbeat is irregular. It doesn’t necessarily mean your heart is ...

Read More »

Vaccines

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 ...

Read More »

What are Antibiotics?

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease symptoms and signs may vary ...

Read More »

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. ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »