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Sepsis, a deadly condition that must be treated fast

SepsisSepsis, septicaemia or blood poisoning as it is known, is a serious complication of an infection that can't wait: without fast help it can lead to multiple organ failure and death.

Acute flaccid myelitis: Rare, serious, children-attacking condition

Acute flaccid myelitisA worrying condition is spreading across the U.S. and it targets children: acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). It may look similar to polio and it is a serious condition so no wonder that alarm is on around the country.

Bacterial vaginosis: When you wash yourself when you don't have to

Bacterial vaginosisBacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by bacteria, a new sex partner or - widely spread and totally unhealthy hygiene practices.

Low core body temperature, how well you convert fuel to energy

Low core body temperatureWe all know that increased body temperature may point to a disease, but what about low body temperature? Does it mean something's wrong and do you know your core body temperature in the first place?

Kawasaki disease

KawasakiKawasaki disease is an inflammatory disease of blood vessels that most commonly affects infants and young children. The cause is not known, but we do know that first seven to ten days are crucial or things can get really nasty.

Fighting bacteria that learns how to resist

MRSAMRSA is one of the words no patient wants to hear: this is an infection resistant to the antibiotics used to treat ordinary infections and the fight against it is hard.

Sex after a heart attack

Sex after a heart attackSex can be a taboo subject among healthy people so it's not surprising that one of the least-heard questions is who, and when, can have sex after a heart attack.

Diagnosis in children

Diagnosis in childrenWhen diagnosing health conditions in children, it can be easy to overlook some symptoms and come up with a completely wrong diagnosis. There are several reasons for that but we can prevent that with a careful examination.

Constipated? Check your neck

Hashimoto diseaseHashimoto disease or chronic thyroiditis is a common thyroid gland disorder that can hit at any age but the problem is that its symptoms can easily point to another direction and wrong diagnosis.

Tick that can turn you vegetarian

Lone Star tickA strange condition is spreading across the United States: A tick bite that can turn you into a vegetarian. And it's not a joke.

First steps, first problems

First steps, first problemsIf you ever saw a little child walking, you know they are walking in a funny way like a little ducks leaning left and right, with the main goal no to fall down on their back. They are funny because their legs are not well-developed yet and one of the first things you will notice is bowed legs.

Achalasia, a swallowing disorder

AchalasiaHave you ever experienced difficulties with swallowing? You know, the feeling that swallowed food is stuck in the chest, maybe you have to eat slowly, sometimes it's easier to eat if you lift your neck... If you have those symptoms go and see your doctor to check for achalasia, a rare but very unpleasant health disorder.

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