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Common STD Symptoms

Common STD Symptoms

Friday, May 13, 2011 1:07

Here are some of the most common STDs and their symptoms. It's important to remember that you can get and pass many of these diseases through different forms of sex (vaginal, anal, and oral). See your doctor right away for STD testing if you think that you might have ...

Small or Large for Dates

Small or Large for Dates

Friday, April 1, 2011 6:36

As part of your antenatal care your doctor or midwife will regularly monitor your baby's size to check that they're developing and growing healthily. This is usually done by measuring your fundal height, the distance in centimeters between the top of your pubic bone and the top of ...

Dust Allergy

Dust Allergy

Saturday, March 26, 2011 6:26

Dust allergy is quite common. Common-sense approaches to allergies usually involve avoidance of allergens; dust, however, is impossible to avoid. The presence of dust in our living environments can be reduced through good cleaning habits, air filters, removing one's shoes at the door to the outside, and other ...

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Candida Symptoms in Women

Candida Symptoms in Women

Saturday, March 19, 2011 6:06

Candidiasis can present a wide variety of symptoms, the exact combination and severity of which are unique to each individual case. Because candidiasis can manifest itself through many seemingly unrelated symptoms, the diagnosis is very often missed. Please see our self-administered Symptom Assessment Questionnaire on our Candida Diet ...

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Sleeping Disorder

Sleeping Disorder

Friday, March 18, 2011 6:25

At some time, most of us have experienced what it’s like to have trouble falling asleep, to lie awake in the middle of the night, or feel sleepy and fatigued during the day. However, when sleep problems are a regular occurrence—when they get in the way of your ...

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Itchy Mole

Itchy Mole

Friday, March 18, 2011 5:18

If you have developed itching in one of the moles on your body, without waiting any further, the first thing to do is to get it checked by a dermatologist. The reason being that itchy moles have high probability to turn out to be cancerous. Malignant Melanoma, a ...

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Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis

Friday, March 18, 2011 5:08

What is Infectious Mononucleosis Infectious Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The virus is spread through saliva (reason it is sometimes known as the kissing disease), and in rare instances through blood transfusion. Infectious Mononucleosis is mostly diagnosed in adolescents and young adults, mostly ...

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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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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 ...