Medical Encyclopedia

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Alzheimer’s disease: A Mindless Affliction

What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia; a neurodegenerative disorder...
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Anemia

What anemia is: Anemia is a medical term for low hemoglobin content in the blood. Hemoglobin is...

Atherosclerosis

What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is the most prevalent disease in the industrialized world. According to published data...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) formerly known as attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a syndrome...
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Blood Pressure

What Is Blood Pressure? All parts of the body require a constant supply of blood in...
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Breast cancer

  What is Breast cancer? In breast cancer, a malignant (cancerous) tumour begins to grow in the...
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Celiac Disease

What Is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease (also called gluten-sensitive enteropathy or celiac sprue) is an autoimmune...
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD? COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, characterized by inflammation in the pulmonary system...
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Colorectal cancer

What is colorectal cancer? In colorectal cancer, a malignant (cancerous) tumour begins to grow in the...

Degenerative Arthritis

What is Degenerative Arthritis? In your joints, there is connective tissue called cartilage. Cartilage is both...
depression

Depression

What is Depression? Previously dismissed as temporary unhappiness, our awareness and understanding of clinical depression has...
diabetes

Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease that can be fatal. It occurs when the...
fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by chronic pain, tenderness, fatigue and several other symptoms....
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Food Sensitivity

What is Food Sensitivity? Food sensitivity is also known as non-IgE mediated food hypersensitivity, non-allergic food...

Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of conditions in which the optic nerve, which allows...
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Gout

What is Gout? Gout is a complex form of arthritis. It leads to sudden, painful attacks...
Heart Disease

Heart Disease

  What is Heart Disease? Heart diseases encompass many conditions that involve the heart and its function. The...
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HIV/AIDS

What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, and when untreated, can lead to acquired...
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Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a disorder in which the nervous system gradually deteriorates....
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis and more...
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Stroke

What is a Stroke? Strokes are one of the most common causes of death, with a...
prediabetes

The Prediabetes Rumour

Rumour: Having prediabetes does not put you at risk of cardiovascular...
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Medical News Quiz – February 21, 2017

Put your knowledge to the test! Can you remember last week’s most popular...
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Joke Of The Day – March 27, 2017

When a famous doctor was asked what it means to be...
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Brain Teaser – March 25, 2017

If 6 doubloons are worth 1 1/2 ducats, how many ducats...