News tagged with ailments
Taiwan heightened surveillance of travelers from China on Thursday after authorities confirmed the island's first case of a new deadly strain of bird flu.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in Australia have uncovered what they describe as differences in brain behavior for people diagnosed with either bipolar disorder (BP) or borderline personality disorder (BPD). ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(AP)—British officials say a mysterious virus related to SARS may have spread between humans, as they confirmed the 11th case worldwide of the new coronavirus in a patient who they say probably caught it ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Healthy men and women show little difference in their hearts, except for small electrocardiographic disparities. But new genetic differences found by Washington University in St. Louis researchers in hearts with disease could ...
Cardiology Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory "tags" in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic ...
Genetics Jan 20, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in Japan have injected induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from mice back into genetically identical mice and report that doing so caused no immune reaction. This contradicts the results ...
Medical research Jan 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The US Supreme Court declined Monday to enter the emotionally-charged debate over stem cell research, refusing to hear an appeal centered on the issue of federal government funding.
Other Jan 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 4
Computational medicine, a fast-growing method of using computer models and sophisticated software to figure out how disease develops—and how to thwart it—has begun to leap off the drawing board and land in the hands of ...
Medical research Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(AP)—A government official says Taiwan might be unable to support its highly-praised health insurance program because of a growing elderly population.
Health Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research carried out at The University of Manchester has found further evidence that a simple solution, which is already used in IV drips, is an effective treatment for reducing inflammation.
Inflammatory disorders Sep 20, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Repeated exposure to violent images from the terrorist attacks of Sept ember 11 and the Iraq War led to an increase in physical and psychological ailments in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A groundbreaking new research study from Indiana University suggests there may be benefits to the controversial activities of "pro-ana" bloggers, the online community for people with eating disorders.
Health Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Got a weird ache or pain? A rash that's hung around too long? With the wealth of information now available at the click of a mouse, it's common to search the Web to figure out what may be ...
Health Jul 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center appear to have solved the mystery of why some patients infected with HIV, who are using antiretroviral therapy and show no signs of AIDS, develop serious depression as well ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 10, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Getting too little sleep or even too much appears to spell trouble for the heart. New data reveal that adults who get less than six hours of sleep a night are at significantly greater risk of stroke, heart attack ...
Sleep apnea Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A disease is an abnormal condition affecting the body of an organism. It is often construed to be a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors, such as infectious disease, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions, such as autoimmune diseases. In humans, "disease" is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, and/or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. In this broader sense, it sometimes includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections, isolated symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts and for other purposes these may be considered distinguishable categories. Diseases usually affect people not only physically, but also emotionally, as contracting and living with many diseases can alter one's perspective on life, and their personality.
Death due to disease is called death by natural causes. There are four main types of disease: pathogenic disease, deficiency disease, hereditary disease, and physiological disease.
Diseases can also be classified as communicable and non-communicable disease.
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