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Health: Page 193

Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1)
Herpes simplex virus HSV-1July 15, 2009 ET
Itching, burning sensation, skin tension around lips, blisters... That is herpes, the infection caused by Herpes simplex virus 1 or shorter HSV-1, one of the two species from the herpes virus family.
Rare diseases
damaged boneJuly 8, 2009 ET
Rare diseases are characterised by a diversity of symptoms and disorders which vary not only from a one disease to another, but also inside the same disease. The patients who suffer from the same disease can have different clinical pictures.
Legionnaires' disease - an atypical pneumonia
legionellaJuly 1, 2009 ET
Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by a bacterium legionella pneumophila which lives in humid environment, in the cooling towers and big air conditioning systems like those in hospitals, hotels and malls.
LupusJune 24, 2009 ET
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease which occurs when body\'s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs.
Circadian clock - your crocodile from the story of Peter Pan
Circadian clockJune 17, 2009 ET
When you last time looked at your watch to see what the time is? A minute ago, an hour ago? And what the time told you? Did it tell you that it is the time when you think faster and calculate more efficiently?
Men's story - or when a fear overpowers common sense
men doctor fearJune 10, 2009 ET
Many people are afraid to see a doctor. Some of them feel too embarrassed, some are afraid of a bad diagnosis, some are aware of their condition, but they choose to live in their own world of denial. Most of them are men.
Iron - a blessing and a curse
iron pillsJune 3, 2009 ET
Overdosing with iron is the most frequent cause of accidental poisoning which sometimes may be fatal, especially in young children.
The signs of an epileptic seizure
signs of epileptic seizureMay 27, 2009 ET
Most of the people who have epilepsy can predict the epileptic seizure by specific signs or they just have the precognition that the seizure is coming.
What is not epilepsy?
epilepsyMay 20, 2009 ET
Just as headache is a symptom and brain tumour and encephalitis are diseases, that's how the seizure is just a symptom and epilepsy is a disorder.
Colour vision deficiency - Is it green or red?
Colour vision deficiencyMay 13, 2009 ET
Colour vision deficiency, commonly known as colour blindness, is a condition when people have difficulty identifying various shades of colours or cannot recognize colours at all.
Hypochondria - The power of autosuggestion
HypochondriaMay 6, 2009 ET
Organic illnesses present in patient's family and constant exposure to different stressful situations goes in favour of hypochondria, especially when a patient's life is full of constant misfortune.
Swine influenza
Swine influenzaApril 29, 2009 ET
The problem with the swine influenza is that pigs may be infected with more than one virus at the same time, and those viruses can mix and create a new type of virus.
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