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Panic Attack

Friday, February 25, 2011 4:27

Panic while entering the exam hall. Panic while walking on a deserted road. Panic thinking you're lost in an unknown neighborhood. We know what panic feels like. A panic attack is experienced on the same terms but is far, far more intense. There are several symptoms of panic ...

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Fibroid Tumors in Breast

Fibroid Tumors in Breast

Friday, February 25, 2011 4:11

Fibroid Breast Tumors are benign, solid tumors that grow in the breasts of women of reproductive age, especially women in their 20s or 30s. According to the Mayo Clinic, fibroid breast tumors are the most common types of breast lumps that occur in women. Although these tumors are ...

Back Pain

Back Pain

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:58

The back is the workhorse of human body. This remarkably strong structure literally carries the burden of the entire body, and is responsible for almost every move you make. This makes it susceptible to injury, and the resultant back pain can be quite immobilizing. It is estimated that ...

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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:33

Anorexia nervosa, commonly referred to simply as anorexia, is one type of eating disorder. More importantly, it is also a psychological disorder. Anorexia is a condition that goes beyond concern about obesity or out-of-control dieting. A person with anorexia often initially begins dieting to lose weight. Over time, ...

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Nose Acne

Nose Acne

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:57

Acne spares none' is one self-composed adage that I would like to feature in here. Acne is a condition that chases individuals from all walks of life. It gets obsessed with you from the day you step into your teens, hounds you well into your twenties and badgers ...

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Body Acne

Body Acne

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:15

It is quite common to have acne on one’s nose. . As blockage can occur in any of the hair follicles of the nose, this can result in inflammation and irritation of these follicles, which eventually results in white heads or pimples....

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Pustules on Face

Pustules on Face

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:43

There are these glands called the sebaceous glands in the body. The job of these glands is to secrete sebum; which is an oily secretion to help the hair and skin be in a moisturized state. This oily secretion reaches the skin by traveling up to the hair ...

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Ear Pain When Swallowing

Ear Pain When Swallowing

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6:00

Other Ear-Related Problems What is Eustachian Tube Dysfunction? The Eustachian tube is a small canal that connects the middle ear (behind the eardrum) to the back of the nose and upper throat. Its purpose is to equalize the air pressure in the middle ear with the outside environment. Eustachian ...

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Cauliflower Ear Symptoms

Cauliflower Ear Symptoms

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 5:38

The term "cauliflower ear" refers to a condition that occurs when the cartilage of the outer ear is severely damaged or dies, causing the skin to swell and form irregular bumps. Cauliflower ear, also known as an auricular hematoma, is most often caused by repeated trauma to the ...

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Gene Therapy May Reverse Blindness

Gene Therapy May Reverse Blindness

Monday, February 14, 2011 5:55

Gene therapy is a highly controversial topic, in both the political and moral arenas. Scientists have made great strides in certain areas of experimental testing, the most recent involving Leber’s congenital amaurosis, a rare type of blindness that affects approximately 2,000 Americans....

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