The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick – Marco A. Sotomayor

The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick – Marco A. Sotomayor

It starts with a tickle in your throat that becomes a cough. Your muscles begin to ache, you grow irritable, and you lose your appetite. It’s official: you’ve got the flu. It’s logical to assume that this miserable medley of symptoms is the result of …

8 EVERYDAY HABITS THAT DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH

eight everyday habits that damage your health giving up damaging habits can be tough it’s even harder to drop those that you think are beneficial to you who could have ever known that fresh juices cause more harm than Good here are [eight] things. You …

What Causes A Fever?

What Causes A Fever?

We have all called in sick at work or school, at least a few times in our life. Whether we like it or not, we have all suffered from fever. But, do you know what really causes fever and what happens when we have a …

HIV & AIDS – signs, symptoms, transmission, causes & pathology

HIV & AIDS – signs, symptoms, transmission, causes & pathology

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that targets cells in the immune system. Over time, the immune system begins to fail which is called immunodeficiency, and this increases the risk of infections and tumors that a healthy immune system would usually be able …

Crohn’s disease (Crohn disease) – causes, symptoms & pathology

Crohn’s disease (Crohn disease) – causes, symptoms & pathology

Crohn’s disease, now more frequently referred to as Crohn disease, is an inflammatory bowel disease that, well, causes inflammation of the bowel. Unlike its cousin, ulcerative colitis, which only affects the large intestine, Crohn disease causes inflammation and tissue destruction anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, …

Medical Animation: HIV and AIDS

Medical Animation: HIV and AIDS

HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you have HIV, you have an infection that damages your immune system over time, and causes AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It is the final stage of an HIV infection, when your immune system is damaged …

Histamine: The Stuff Allergies are Made of

Histamine: The Stuff Allergies are Made of

Histamine: Friend or Foe? …or Frenemy? From NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Histamine: is it the most annoying chemical in the body? Blah It’s the stuff that allergies are made of. Hay fever? Food allergy? Skin allergies? Histamine plays a big role in all of them. And …