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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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Fast Toothache Relief

Fast Toothache Relief

Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:59

Ache of the tooth, more commonly known as a toothache, is clinically labeled either odontalgia or odontalgy. The intense discomfort associated with such affected tooth, is in the aching pain that involves the tooth or areas around it. Sources that contribute to the aching tooth are developed due ...

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:42

Traumatic Brain Injury is also called acquired brain injury, or simply put – head injury and occurs when a sudden trauma occurs in the brain, damaging it or parts of it. Injury can result when an object suddenly pierces through the skull and enters into the brain tissue ...

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What Lockjaw Is and When to Get Vaccinated (Tetanus)

What Lockjaw Is and When to Get Vaccinated (Tetanus)

Thursday, December 23, 2010 6:05

Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a disease caused by the toxin producing bacteria Clostridium tetani. C. tetani produces a powerful neurological toxin, tetanospasmin, that, in those infected, can result in painful spasms contracting the muscle. How Is Tetanus Transmitted?...

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Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB)

Thursday, December 23, 2010 4:57

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria whose scientific name is Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It was first isolated in 1882 by a German physician named Robert Koch who received the Nobel Prize for this discovery. TB most commonly affects the lungs but also can involve almost any ...

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Types of Bone Fractures

Types of Bone Fractures

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 0:03

Types of Bone Fractures A broken bone or bone fracture occurs when a force exerted against a bone is stronger than it can structurally withstand. Bones are a form of connective tissue, reinforced with calcium and bone cells. Bones have a softer centre, ...

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Too Much Sex A Bad Thing

Too Much Sex A Bad Thing

Friday, September 24, 2010 6:08

Too Much Sex A Bad Thing Tiger Woods may soon appear on a PETA billboard in his hometown of Windermere, Fla. The animal rights group has created a graphic showing a photo of the golfer accompanied by the all-caps text, "TOO MUCH SEX CAN BE A BAD ...

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Tunneling Through Pain

Tunneling Through Pain

Friday, September 24, 2010 5:32

Tunneling Through Pain When confronted with pain, numbness, tingling, stiffness, burning or swelling in the hands and fingers, the universal tendency nowadays is to immediately apply the label “carpal tunnel syndrome,” with very little consideration given to other possible causes. [caption id="attachment_582" align="alignright" width="322" caption="Tunneling ...

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Thermal Burns (Heat or Fire)

Thermal Burns (Heat or Fire)

Friday, September 24, 2010 0:22

Thermal Burns Overview From simple sunburn on vacation to touching a hot pot on a stove, many of us have experienced minor burns at one time or another. Thermal burn injuries are very common. Annually, 500,000 people receive medical treatment for burn ...

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