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Lung Diseases

Lung Diseases

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:24

Lung diseases are conditions in which some function of the lung is adversely affected. In some cases, the problem is in the gas exchange process at the membrane between the alveoli and blood - impeding efficient uptake of oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide. In other cases, the ...

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Chest Cold

Chest Cold

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 0:56

A chest cold, also called bronchitis, often occurs when an upper respiratory infection such as the common cold spreads to the airways of the lungs. Invasion by Streptococcus pneumonia or Haemophilus influenza may follow and complicate the initial viral infection. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, ...

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Bronchial Infection

Bronchial Infection

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 0:49

Bronchial infection, more commonly referred to as bronchitis, is a form of viral infection. The virus attacks the bronchial tubes that lead to the airway, inflaming them and making it hard to breathe. Most times, an increase in the amount of mucus will lead to additional clogging of ...

Diagnosing Celiac Disease

Diagnosing Celiac Disease

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 7:19

The celiac or coeliac disease or gluten insensitive enteropathy is a side effect of a genetic anomaly in the human genome, which makes the body intolerant to foods containing gliadin, a component of gluten. This intolerance to gliadin manifests itself through a vicious attack by the immune system, ...

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Asthma

Asthma

Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:22

Asthma: While talking about the disease, we come to know that it is one of the most common diseases of respiratory system. The source of asthma can be different. It can be because of excessive exercise or stress or some allergies can be the reasons too. The tubes ...

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Lungs Anatomy

Lungs Anatomy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 0:48

The lungs are the essential organs of respiration; they are two in number, placed one on either side within the thorax, and separated from each other by the heart and other contents of the mediastinum. ...

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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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Oxycotin Addiction Abuse and Treatment

Oxycotin Addiction Abuse and Treatment

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 6:24

OxyContin is an opioid agonist first introduced in 1995. It is a Schedule 11 controlled drug used in the treatment of severe pain disorders. OxyContin is a long acting formulation of oxycodone, the medication's active ingredient. Today, various formulations of oxycontin are available....

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:59

What is Lung Cancer? Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth, and lung cancer occurs when this uncontrolled cell growth begins in one or both lungs. Rather than developing into healthy, normal lung tissue, these abnormal ...

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Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Monday, September 27, 2010 1:19

What is drug addiction? Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences to the individual that is addicted and to those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of ...

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