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Septic Arthritis: Bacterial Infection in a Joint

16 April, 2014
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What is septic arthritis? Septic arthritis, also known as infectious or bacterial or pyogenic arthritis, refers to the inflammation of a joint due to bacterial infection. The most common joints affected by the disorder are the knee and hip. Infants under the age of three are mostly afflicted with septic arthritis of the hip. The …

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Can In-ear Headphones Cause Infection? Learn Tips for Safe Usage

13 August, 2018
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There are several reasons for an ear infection such as allergies, sinus related infection, smoking or air pressure changes. But can in-ear headphones cause infection? You’d be surprised to know that in-ear headphones are one of the biggest cause of hearing loss, as per some studies. Therefore, this question has been at the center of …

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Signs of Bladder Infection in Men

18 March, 2017
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Bladder infection in men are usually not found below the age of 50. Most of these infections are caused by the internal bowl flora, which may be harmless to bowel but may cause infection in nearby organs. Most of the times, they make their passage through the ureters or urethra. In the elderly patients, with …

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Preventing Bladder Infection

16 March, 2017
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Bladder infection can be really hard on the patient since apart from frequent visit to the washroom, is causes burning sensation in the genital area and is painful. Preventing Bladder Infection however is always beneficial than cure and following the essential pointers given below, would reduce the chances of bladder infection to a minimal. Hygiene …

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3 Types of Brain Infections

25 May, 2016
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A majority of the times infections in the brain are because of a virus or bacteria, but in some cases parasites and fungi can infect the brain too. Mainly, there are 3 types of brain infections Brain Abscess Meningitis Encephalitis Brain Abscess is the collection of material (usually from an infection) inside the brain. Meningitis …

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Throat infection: Treatment and Prevention

17 December, 2014
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What is a throat infection? Throat, also known as pharynx, is the tube that transports food to the oesophagus and air to the larynx (or the voice box). Throat infection refers to an infection in the pharynx, experienced as pain, irritation and discomfort, especially while swallowing. A commonly used generic term that describes the symptoms …

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Sinus Infection: signs, symptoms & more

16 December, 2014
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What is a sinus infection? Sinuses are the hollow spaces within the bones that surround the nose, producing mucous that drains into the nose. Sinus infection or sinusitis refers to the inflammation and pain of the nasal passage and sinuses. Different forms of sinusitis include: Acute sinusitis – An acute sinus infection has a sudden …

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Throat Infection a.k.a Croup

9 August, 2014
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Croup: Prevention and cure Croup is respiratory infection that leads to swelling inside the throat. This condition results in the inflammation of the airways; the windpipe and the voice box. Croup obstructs breathing and results in a characteristic barking cough. The most common cause of croup is a viral infection. The symptoms are more common …

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Bone Infection: Osteomyelitis Meaning

21 April, 2014
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People often aren’t aware of osteomyelitis meaning, therefore, we would like to answer that common question today. So, osteomyelitis refers to a bone disease that is infectious and inflammatory of bone that is often of bacterial origin and is marked by local death and separation of tissue. Osteomyelitis Meaning? A rare but serious condition, osteomyelitis …

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Tuberculosis Arthritis: Infection in joints due to TB

16 April, 2014
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What is tuberculosis arthritis? Tuberculosis arthritis is an infection of the joints caused due to tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is a chronic, debilitating illness caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which commonly affects the lungs once the microorganism enters the body through droplet infection. In some cases, however, TB occurs outside the lungs, and is known as extra-pulmonary …

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Can my back pain be a spinal infection?

10 March, 2014
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What is spinal infection? The spinal cord and its surrounding structures can become infected due to bacteria or fungi in the following regions: Vertebral column (bones) Intervertebral discs Dural sac (covering around the spinal cord) Space around the spinal cord The different types of spinal infections are as follows: Vertebral Osteomyelitis – The most common form …

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7 Ways to Prevent Urinary Tract Infection

10 March, 2014
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Find yourself rushing to the washroom every 20 minutes? How annoying can that be…..uncontrollable urge to pee, a burning sensation and pain in lower abdomen. All these can put off the patience and grace of any women, a particularly embarrassing and distracting situation for those who are working. We bring forth seven simple tricks to …

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8 Signs That Mean You May Need a Root Canal Treatment

29 January, 2020
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The human teeth are made up of 3 layers, the enamel, the dentin, and the pulp. When an infection gets inside a tooth and in the pulp, the result is often inflammation and sharp pain that extends to the bone of the jaw itself. This is because the nerve that runs from the inside of …

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#NotSoShy: 6 Common STDs in Men

28 January, 2020
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When you think of sex, what comes to your mind? Well, depending upon your sexuality and/or experience, most definitely, you would think of the pleasure associated with sex. But sometimes, sexual activity brings along discontent in the form of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). And all genders are at risk of getting STDs or STIs. Let’s …

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What Are Cataracts And How Are They Removed?

17 January, 2020
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In healthy eyes, light enters through the cornea and passes through the pupil and the lens. The lens helps by focusing light rays on to light-sensitive cells within the retina at the back of your eye. Cataracts become increasingly prevalent after the age of 60 and the word cataract comes from the Latin cataracta meaning …

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#LadiesAndBabies: Third Trimester Scans And Tests

12 December, 2019
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Before you will be a supermom, you will be super pregnant. That period is the third trimester of pregnancy. Congratulations! You have made it to the last three months of your gestation. You can say goodbye to seeing your toes now, until your due date. The last trimester is not only about waiting for the …

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Most Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases in India

28 November, 2019
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After malaria and tuberculosis, in India, sexually transmitted diseases are considered as the third most dangerous affliction in the country. Sexually transmitted diseases refer to a medical condition passed through one individual to others, by unprotected sexual contact. A study conducted during 2002-03 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has shown that 6% of …

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Should Pregnant Women Be Concerned About Stomach Flu Symptoms

11 October, 2019
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Stomach flu is also known as Gastroenteritis. This is a disease caused by the influenza virus and affects mainly your intestinal tract. Generally, gastroenteritis is caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Norovirus is the most common virus that causes incredibly contagious stomach flu. Once this virus enters the body, it starts disturbing the stomach …

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#NotSoShy: STDs – More Common Than You Think

20 September, 2019
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STD or sexually transmitted disease does not only refer to the wider known Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), but includes a host of other infections as well that range from being mild to severe. Another problem with an STD is that most often it remains asymptomatic, i.e. without any signs and symptoms, making it difficult for …

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Learn How Your Palm Indicates Signs Of Many Diseases

26 August, 2019
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Our Hands Speak Volumes. No, we are not talking about astrology or hand analysis psychology. Apart from telling the future, our hand is an indicator of many diseases. It doesn’t mean that doctors have to be palm readers to make accurate predictions about health. This is just some form, function, and appearance of hands that …

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