News tagged with human disease

Pinpointing the genetic basis of disease

The human genome contains 3.2 billion nucleotides, chained together in long, linear sequences of DNA. Differences in single nucleotides known as single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) account for a lot of the genetic variation ...

Nov 04, 2015
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CDC: Too few male adolescents receiving HPV vaccine

(HealthDay)—Most male adolescents in the United States aren't receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine alongside their other scheduled inoculations, largely because doctors fail to recommend it or adequately explain ...

Oct 27, 2015
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A disease or medical problem is an abnormal condition of an organism that impairs bodily functions, associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors, such as invading organisms, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions, such as autoimmune diseases.

In human beings, "disease" is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes extreme 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.

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