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Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury that results to pain, inflammation and deterioration of the Achilles tendon at the rear part of the ankle. If the condition is not detected early, it is a hard injury to cure but with the right treatment especially eccentric strengthening exercises, complete recovery can be achieved. The Achilles tendon […]

Group B streptococcal infections

Group B streptococcal infections can cause serious illnesses especially among newborns. The bacterium is responsible for causing meningitis, pneumonia and even sepsis. These infections often develop soon after birth. The infections that develop in the initial week of life are called early onset disease. These infants might acquire group B streptococcal infections from the mothers […]

Management for scuba diving injuries

Scuba diving can result to various conditions such as barotrauma and decompression sickness. It is important to observe the proper techniques during a dive to avoid these injuries. Indications of scuba diving injuries The indications of scuba diving injuries can manifest all over the body. Some are usually mild while others are serious and necessitate […]

Child care: What you need to know about cholera

Cholera is an infection brought about by the Vibrio cholera bacterium which affects the intestines. It causes watery diarrhea that can range from minor to severe. The condition is rare in developed countries but one can acquire the infection if travelling to developing countries. One can acquire cholera by drinking water or even consuming food […]

Sick sinus syndrome

Sick sinus syndrome is a group of arrhythmias that occur due to a poorly functioning pacemaker of the heart (sinus node). The condition can occur due to a variety of reasons. It typically occurs because of the normal aging process on the sinus node. When one gets older, the sinus node develops scarring and in […]

Pericarditis

Pericarditis involves irritation and swelling of the pericardium or sac surrounding the heart. The condition does not typically trigger any serious issues. Most individuals usually get better in a few days. In cases issues arise, it can include the following: Accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac Abrupt pressure on the heart and sudden difficulty […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a virus capable of infecting the liver. In most instances, the infection settles on its own and does not result to lasting issues with the liver. In rare instances, it can be serious. How does it spread? The hepatitis A virus is present in the stool of an infected individual. It spreads […]

Close look on rubella

Rubella is a highly contagious ailment brought about by the rubella virus. It is usually a mild condition but can be serious in rare instances. If a pregnant woman gets infected, the baby can also be infected. This can lead to birth defects including serious ones such as congenital rubella syndrome. The rubella virus spreads […]

Exercise-induced ashma

Exercise-induced asthma occurs during or after exercise. An attack is a brief period when breathing becomes labored, often accompanied by chest tightness, coughing and wheezing. This form of asthma often occurs among athletes, particularly those who train or perform in cold air. Characteristics Shortness of breath can occur early during an exercise routine. In some […]