When a person eats contaminated food, they get food poisoning, which is also known as food-borne illness. The most common causes of food poisoning are infectious organisms, including various bacteria, parasites and viruses or their toxins.
Food could be contaminated by infectious organisms at any point during its processing or production. Contamination could occur at home in case food is stored inadequately, cooked improperly ... more
One of the serious arthritis types affecting certain people experiencing psoriasis is called psoriatic arthritis. Most cases of psoriatic arthritis is first grown psoriasis and later on diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but arthritis could occasionally grow preceding the appearance of the skin lesions. The primary symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are stiffness, swelling and joint pain that might in turn affect any part of the body, such as ... more
Cerumen (earwax), which is part of the body’s natural defenses, protects the ear canal by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria.
But in some cases, when too much earwax accumulates, it becomes too hard to wash away naturally.
In case the earwax blockage becomes a problem, the person or their doctor could take steps to remove the wax safely. However, it is still not known why some people ... more
A bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain is called brain aneurysm, which looks like a berry hanging on a stem.
A hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding into the brain) can be caused by an aneurysm when it leaks or ruptures, which usually happens in the space between the brain and the thin tissues covering the brain. This type of hemorrhagic stroke is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. A ruptured aneurysm requires immediate medical ... more
Though all children gain weight as they grow older, childhood obesity is caused by extra pounds that are more than what's needed to support the growth and development of the children.
When a child is well above the normal weight for his/her age and height, childhood obesity occurs, which is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Because the extra pounds usually start kids on the path to health problems ... more
Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is an indicator that someone has a higher chance of developing breast cancer in the future. LCIS is an area of abnormal tissue growth that occurs and stays within the lobules or milk glands that are located at the end of the breast ducts.
Mammograms don't show LCIS. Usually, a biopsy that is done for another reason, such as a suspicious breast lump or an abnormal mammogram, is how this condition is ... more