Health

Study shows healthcare workers often care for patients while ill

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, ...

Genetics

Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer

Schizophrenia causes hallucinations and memory or cognition problems inter alia. This psychiatric illness affects 0.5 percent of the general population, and it may be related to genetic abnormalities of chromosome 22, known ...

Cardiology

Study urges doctors to be on alert for deep vein thrombosis

General practitioners and physicians are being urged to keep a careful eye on the potentially deadly condition of deep vein thrombosis because the signs and symptoms of DVT are non-specific and often difficult to diagnose, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sick with the flu? Here's why you feel so bad

"You never forget the flu." This is the title of the Victorian health department's current campaign, which highlights people's recollections of having the flu.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Irritable bowel syndrome may be underdiagnosed in athletes

For some athletes, intense workouts can send them running to the bathroom rather than the finish line—if they're able to exercise at all, that is. A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

Dear Mayo Clinic: Is there a specific test to definitively diagnose fibromyalgia? If not, how do doctors confidently diagnose this disorder?

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Symptom

A symptom (from Greek σύμπτωμα, "accident, misfortune, that which befalls", from συμπίπτω, "I befall", from συν- "together, with" + πίπτω, "I fall") is a departure from normal function or feeling which is noticed by a patient, indicating the presence of disease or abnormality. A symptom is subjective, observed by the patient, and not measured.

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