Chronic Viral Infection

What are Chronic Viral Infections? Many virus infections are self-limited because host mechanisms eliminate the virus.  Infections with certain viruses, however, often fail to resolve and, as such, become chronic. Such infections can persist for many years, often for the lifetime of the infected individual, and some cause serious progressive disease and early death. Examples […]

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Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis), is a disease characterised by extreme fatigue, poor coordination, giddiness, depression and general malaise which can go on for months or years. The cause of CFS has not been fully established, but the condition frequently occurs as a sequel to vial infections such as glandular […]

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Chemical sensitivity

Chemical sensitivity is a chronic medical condition characterised by symptoms that the affected person attributes to low-level chemical exposure. Commonly accused substances include smoke, pesticides, plastics, synthetic fabrics, scented products, petroleum products, and paint fumes. Symptoms are often vague and non-specific and include nausea, fatigue, dizziness and headaches. Symptoms also commonly include inflammation of the […]

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Cardiovascular Disease

What Is Cardiovascular Disease? Heart disease, such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. Cardiovascular Disease also encompasses high cholesterol, high triglycerides and hypertension. Prevention includes quitting smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a […]

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Cancer

What Is Cancer? Cancer, also called malignancy, is an abnormal growth of cells. There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma. Symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. Research Leukemia: Ojha and Gurney (2014) studied […]

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Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar? Bipolar disorder is a severe mental illness causing repeat episodes of depression, mania, or both. These episodes can be precipitated by upsetting events but are out of proportion to the causes. Bipolar disorder I is the more severe disorder in terms of it’s symptoms – with individuals being more likely to experience […]

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Autism

What is Autism? Autism is a rare disorder affecting the whole body with severe impact on the mind. It is a disorder of childhood with onset before 2.5 years. Autism is marked by severe difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people, in developing language, using abstract concepts and obsessive resistance to changes in […]

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Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried about something. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where a person feels under pressure, it usually passes once the stressful situation has passed, or the trigger removed. Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t go away and they stay around, […]

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Alzheimer’s disease

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, and accounts for around two-thirds of dementia cases.  It causes a gradual decline in cognitive abilities, usually beginning with memory loss. Other symptoms can include: lapses of judgment personality changes difficulty performing usual activities getting lost becoming disoriented about places and times […]

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Allergies

What are Allergies? An allergy is a disorder in which the body becomes hypersensitive to a particular allergen, which provokes characteristic symptoms whenever the body is then subsequently exposed. Normally antibodies in the bloodstream and tissues react with, and destroy, specific antigens without further trouble. In an allergic person, the reaction of the allergen with […]

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