Orchitis is the condition attributed to the inflammation of one or both male testicles. The cause of the swelling can be bacterial or viral. A bacterial cause which leads to orchitis is epidiymitis. It’s generated by the inflammation of the coiled tube, epididymis, found at the back of the testis. This tube’s role is to store and transport sperm. If epidiymitis isn’t treated in time it can also cause testicle swelling and lead to epididymo-orchitis, as presented in the nearby image. Epidiymitis is usually caused by urinary tract infection. On the other hand, a viral cause for orchitis is Mumps. (more…)

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Did you know that tea is the 2nd most consumed drink on the planet after water? Of course, there are many types of these hot herb drinks available, but one of them stands out when it comes to its popular health benefits. Yes, I’m talking about the green tea. In this article I won’t add to the coffee vs green tea debate that fired up the web a while ago, but instead highlight the benefits of this healthy drink obtained from the Camellia sinensis plant and explain why green tea is a great coffee replacement. (more…)

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Why is Rabies So Dangerous?

September 16, 2014
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With the ‘World Rabies Awareness Day’ approaching on September 28, I find it appropriate to cover this subject and analyze why Rabies is such a dangerous disease. To raise your awareness from the get go I will highlight that if a human is infested with rabies and he isn’t aware of it, by the time [...]

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Health Benefits of Chewing Gum

September 4, 2014
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Chewing-gum has launched, over the years, numerous debates among health specialists. Some promote it for its health benefits, other are on the opposite side and consider that the side effects outweigh the positives. I will present you the pros and cons during this article, offer you my opinion and let you choose it chewing gum [...]

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Amnioscentesis Risks for Mother and Baby

September 3, 2014
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Amniocentesis is an invasive diagnostic test that can be performed during pregnancy. It checks if the fetus has any chromosomal abnormalities, that could lead to serious diseases like Down’s syndrome or other health problems. Doctors take an amniotic fluid sample from the mother’s uterus and test it for congenital problems. We can differentiate between genetic [...]

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Diet Tips for Cancer Prevention and Treatment

September 2, 2014
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Cancer is one of the widest spread diseases on the globe. Sadly it still is, in many cases, a fatal illness. There are over 100 known cancer types, depending on the organ or cell where they start developing. Around 2 million US citizens are diagnosed with cancer each year, while the world figures average around [...]

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Sinutab Information For Proper Usage

September 1, 2014
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Sinutab is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug recommended as aid for treating common colds and flues. It’s active ingredient paracetamol (acetaminophen), contributes to the relief of fever, pain (headaches, muscle soreness, throat pain), while pseudoephedrine hydrochloride decongests blocked nasal passages, thus healing sinusitis. It should be usually used for 3 to 4 days into the flu [...]

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5 Exercises for Home Neck Pain Relief

August 28, 2014
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It’s time to tackle one very annoying and common occurring health problem, the neck pain! Excepting pathological cases neck pain is usually caused by bad posture. If you hold your head in an uncommon position for too long, as it’s the case with individuals that work on the computer you are at risk of getting [...]

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10 Tips To Protect Yourself From Smartphone Radiation

August 27, 2014
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One of the most common hidden health threats lies nowadays in the ‘small’ gadget that we carry around everyday, no matter if we are at work, at home or during a holiday. Smartphones are a permanent source of radiation for our body. Depending on the brand, model and the way we use it, radiation levels [...]

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What is Diphtheria Disease?

August 26, 2014
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Diphtheria is a diseases caused by a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It’s commonly localized in the mucous membrane of a patients nose and throat and less common on its skin. Thus we can differentiate two types of diphtheria the respiratory one and the cutaneous one. The diphtheria bacterium is the cause for these [...]

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