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How Infections Affect the Body

Infections are caused by four types of organisms, which are bacteria, viruses, fungi and rickettsiae. They are lumped into one category called germs. Germs are easily transmitted from one person to another through coughing, sneezing, or touching. Germs can also be picked up from contact with various surfaces and they can invade the body through an open wound, a cut, ...

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From a Nurse-Using Coconut Oil as a Treatment For Eczema

Sometimes one has to resort to alternative, natural eczema treatment methods to get the best cure or results for their eczema problem. And often it’s a better choice, due to less exposure to drugs and chemical-laden products. It should always be the first treatment to consider when you want to take the best care of your skin. First of all, ...

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Most Common Gold Fish Diseases and Treatment

Goldfish are susceptible to disease and once infected can have a greatly shortened life span. The most common reasons goldfish get sick are if the fish tank is dirty, due to poor filtration, the water and oxygen levels are too low, the temperatures are either too warm or too cold and being improperly fed. Prevention and early detection is the ...

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12 Common Home Remedies for Constipation

This article is dedicated to the best Home Remedies for Constipation. First of all let me tell you what is Constipation? Constipation is one of the most ordinary digestive disorders. Constipation is most ordinary in children and older people, and affects women more than men. Constipation is identified when bowel movements are difficult, hard, or painful. Constipation is also a ...

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Cattle Diseases and Their Treatment

As we all know that cattle provides us with meat and milk. There are some fatal diseases which affect the cattle, and their names include black leg, brucellosis, coccidiosis, and anthrax. All these diseases spread very easily, and thus it is important to diagnose the disease, and give appropriate treatment timely treatment. The cattle’s health need to be monitored closely ...

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Yellow Fever Vaccine – Is It Worth The Risk?

Yellow fever is a devastating disease spread by the bites of mosquitoes (and primates!) and is still prevalent in Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The yellow fever virus has probably existed in some form for thousands of years and is believed to have originated in Africa from other very similar viruses. Anyone planning a trip to the ...

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Health During Travel

Imagine planning for your dream vacation for several months, excitedly looking at places to visit online, booking hotels, checking out other details and meticulously crafting your perfect holiday. Sounds fun right? Now imagine actually going there, checking into the hotel and settling down, so far so good. Now imagine getting sick a day later and having to spend the majority ...

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Diseases Most Common to African Americans in Society

Diseases are part of life and people have to contend and deal with them. There are so many interventions and remedies available due to great medical strides technologically. For this reason, many that get access to health care and information all around the world will reduce their chances of going down with disease dramatically. There are certain diseases that have ...

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Skin and Gill Flukes in Tropical Fish

While parasites of various types are often responsible for fish rubbing themselves against objects in the tank, sometimes to the point of causing raw skin, it can be difficult to identify which parasite it is, unless you have a very good visual of it. In the case of skin fluke, which is a parasitic flatworm, they are unlikely to show ...

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Do I Need Travel Vaccines For Vietnam?

When folks my age think of Vietnam, we recall the turmoil that tore our nation apart. The current generation of Americans do not have these memories. In 1995, diplomatic relations were established between both countries. Today, Americans travel to Vietnam for vacations, business and to study abroad. For international travelers, this is a foreign country in every sense of the ...

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