Disease caused by Ascaris (round worm) is commonly called ascariasis. Ascariasis is caused by consuming food and water contaminated with infective eggs of Ascaris. Ascariasis is common among children. Ascariasis is one of the most common round worm infection. Ascariasis is generally common in places which lack modern sanitation. Symptoms Ascariasis due to larvae of […]Read more "ASCARIASIS : WORM INFECTION"
Annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is known as World Red Cross and Red Crescent day. World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year, which is the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant who was the founder of International Committee of the […]Read more "World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day"
Osteoporosis is a bone disease which occurs when you lose too much bone make too little bone or both. Bones become so weak that even bending over and coughing can cause a fracture. Fractures related to osteoporosis are commonly seen in hip, wrist or spine. Osteoporosis occurs when the development of new bone doesn’t keep […]Read more "Osteoporosis"
Chikungunya is a viral fever. This disease is caused when a mosquito named Aedes aegypti, also known as the yellow fever mosquito, bites and the virus enters our body. Chikungunya disease is not spread directly from human to human but when Aedes mosquito bites a sick person and then bites a healthy person, this disease […]Read more "What is Chikungunya and what are various blood tests for its diagnosis?"
Trypanosoma gambiens causes the disease of sleeping sickness or Gambian trypanosomiasis in man. Sleeping sickness can be fatal if not treated. It is spread by the bite of an infected tsetse fly (Glossina Genus), a species native to the African continent. The bite of tsetse fly causes local irritation which subsides after a few days. […]Read more "SLEEPING SICKNESS"
Many obese people have Pickwickian syndrome or Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS). A person with OHS experiences breathing difficulties due to intense pressure from excessive weight. The excess body fat constricts chest and diaphragm movements and restricts them from getting the right amount of oxygen for the body. This results to a lower oxygen level that […]Read more "Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) or Pickwickian syndrome"
Since the time HIV/AIDS came to light back in the 1980s, the viral infection has been plagued with misconceptions and myths. In today’s times, guidelines about HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are easily available, yet some myths continue to circulate, which actually contribute to increasing the risk of HIV infection. This piece of information discusses […]Read more "Misconceptions and realities of HIV/AIDS"