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Signs of Kidney Stones

Signs of Kidney Stones

Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:36

Kidney stones are hard deposits that are formed as a result of the crystallization of minerals and acid salts in urine. Since small kidney stones can be flushed out through the urinary tract, these are not a cause of serious concern, the large ones often give rise to ...

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Mucus in Urine

Mucus in Urine

Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:31

Complications of Urinary Diversions A urinary diversion is an alternative way for urine to be released from the body when urinary tract system no longer works, according to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. It is usually created when the bladder is removed due to ...

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Heartburn Symptoms in Pregnancy

Heartburn Symptoms in Pregnancy

Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:19

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in the life of a woman. It can be a exhilarating experience to give birth to a new life. But, during pregnancy, there are several problems that she might face, problems which she had never faced when she was not pregnant and ...

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome

Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:13

What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome is set of mental and physical symptoms that result from having an extra copy of Chromosome 21. Normally, a fertilized egg has 23 pairs of chromosomes.  In most people with Down syndrome, there is an extra copy of Chromosome 21 ...

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Spastic Colon

Spastic Colon

Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:52

Spastic colon is another term for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder characterized by abdominal cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. The term spastic colon describes the increase in spontaneous contractions (motility) of muscles in the small and large intestines associated with IBS. These contractions ...

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Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis

Saturday, March 12, 2011 4:34

Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensil with someone who has ...

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Heartburn Diet

Heartburn Diet

Saturday, March 12, 2011 4:23

A burning sensation felt in the chest is referred to as 'heartburn'. The main reason behind heartburn is acid reflux disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), wherein the contents of the stomach, including the digestive juices are pushed back into the esophagus. For some, heartburn can be an ...

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Testicular Self Exam

Testicular Self Exam

Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:19

Testicular self-examination is an examination of the testicles. The testicles (also called the testes) are the male reproductive organs that produce sperm and the hormone testosterone. They are located in the scrotum under the penis. ...

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Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:25

Testicular Cancer: Testicular cancer or cancer of the testicles is caused due to the growth of carcinogenic cells in the testicles. There is no exact cause known of how testicular cancer is caused in men....

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Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:11

Although the incidence of stomach cancer has declined dramatically in the United States and Western Europe in the last 60 years, the disease remains a serious problem in much of the rest of the world, where it's a leading cause of cancer death. This global variation is ...