Diseases & Treatment


Rare Diseases: Stone Man Syndrome

When we hear the word “disease”, chances are we don’t bother about it that much anymore due to our advanced medical technology at the moment. But what about extremely rare and mysterious conditions that pop out of nowhere and have no specified treatment options?

Stone Man Syndrome or fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) sounds more…



Depression and Anxiety: Pharmacotherapy Is Often Not the Best Treatment Option

According to data from the World Health Organization, depression and anxiety disorders are on the rise. One in two patients attending a primary care center presents anxiety, depression or somatization (physical symptoms caused by psychological origins).

One of…



New Treatment Eradicates Leukemia from Two Infants

Cancer is definitely one of the biggest problems that modern medicine has to face. It has already claimed the lives of millions of people around the world. And despite our best efforts, there is still no reliable treatment that is guaranteed to stop or at least block the symptoms.

Fortunately for humanity, the constant advancements and breakthroughs…



Basic Knowledge about Food Poisoning

Food poisoning or foodborne illnesses are caused by consuming foods that are contaminated with microbial agents like parasites, bacteria or even viruses. These microbial agents can cause food poisoning either directly by their mere presence or via releasing toxins into the food.

Food poisoning microorganisms and their toxins can contaminate…



What you can Do about RLS

According to statistics, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) affects about ten percent of the adult population in the world, and more than a million school-age kids in the USA also have the condition. RLS is a disorder that affects the legs, and its key features include tickling and twitching of the muscles on a leg when a person is lying down or sitting.

Walking…



Multiple Sclerosis, and a New Test for it on the Way

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that takes a major toll on those who are afflicted by it. Multiple sclerosis is an auto immune disease that causes the body to literally attack itself by damaging areas of the brain and nervous system, resulting in lesions. These lesions cause a wide range of issues and can have a major impact upon the lives of…



Understanding Leprosy

Leprosy is perhaps the most famous of all diseases, mainly because of the references about it in both history and art. It is a terrifying medical condition that was very common in the Middle Ages. Unfortunately, despite the huge medical and technological advancements that we have achieved since that era, leprosy still manifests in about a quarter…



Things You Should Know about Asthma

In ancient society, people associated asthma with many superstitions that had no basis. But today scientists are able to explain its causes. Unfortunately, the prevalence of the disease is still increasing despite numerous advances in science. For example, 183 million people had it in 1990, but in 2013, there were 242 million asthmatics.

Asthma…



Fighting Stomach Flu with Home Remedies

People suffering from stomach flu have been known to turn to drugs like ibuprofen for relief, which is a mistake because such medication can actually make the virus even worse. You are better off using acetaminophen as well.

Acetaminophen, effective as it might be, can cause liver problems, which is why patients with stomach flu would fare…



Cardiovascular Disease Kills Millions of People Every Year

Cardiovascular diseases are the principal cause of death in the world today. In 2013, they resulted in the demise of 17.3 million people accounting for 31.5% of all human deaths that year. These figures show that cardiovascular disease is a serious cause of human suffering and involuntary population decline. Preventing and treating this disease requires…