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Cracked Toenails

Your toenails are tough as they need to in order to protect them from all possible traumas. Such trauma can harm the nails during everyday life activities like walking, running or if you put on ill fitting shoes. However, toenails are not indestructible; they can crack, split or break. Toenails can also suffer from fungal […]

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How are antibodies produced?

Antibodies are Y-shaped specialized proteins used by the immune system to identify and remove antigens and other foreign bodies such as viruses. They are also known as immunoglobulins and they move through the bloodstream to assist the body in defending itself against harmful antigens. Antigens include all those substances that evoke an immune response such […]

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Noonan Syndrome

Noonan syndrome is a disorder involving changes in genes that impair the normal development of the body parts. This disorder presents in different ways some of which include heart defects, short stature, unusual facial characteristics, and developmental delays. While the syndrome occurs due to genetic mutation and can be acquired from dominant inheritance whereby a […]

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Morquio Syndrome

Morquio syndrome is a rare hereditary birth defect that is estimated to occur in one of every 200,000 births. This disease is progressive, meaning the symptoms will worsen, as the child gets older. It is so rare that both parents must have a defective gene for there to be a chance of passing the syndrome […]

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Verrucous Keratosis

Verrucuos keratosis refers to a skin disease affecting the epidermis. Verrucous means growths resembling warts, while keratinocytes mean the growths forming on your outermost layer of the skin. The illness causes overgrowths on the skin that look like warts. The condition is also referred to as seborrheic keratosis. The only slight difference between the two […]

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Intercostal Muscle Strain

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The intercostal muscles are situated between the ribs and are made of many muscle groups like the transverse and subcostal thoracic muscles and the external and internal intercostal muscles. They assist in the movement and stabilization of the chest wall. Intercostal muscle stain often occurs due to rapid trunk twisting which is a common feature […]

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Hirschsprung’s Disease (in Infants and Adults)

Hirschsprung’s disease is a disorder marked by large intestinal abnormalities that lead to difficulties in bowel movements. It is a congenital condition and is caused due to lack of nerve cells in the muscles of some part or all parts of the colon of a newborn. The condition may also be detected later in life, […]

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When does Angina Pectoris Occur?

Angina pectoris is a condition marked by abnormal pain in chest which occurs due to low blood flow to the heart muscles. The pain may be described as pressure, tightness, heaviness, or squeezing in the chest area. Patients have usually stated that angina pectoris is akin to a person standing on their chest. The condition […]

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Microscopic Blood in Urine

The presence of blood or red blood cells in urine is medically referred to as hematuria. In healthy people, about 2.5 million inefficient, old, and dead red blood cells are eliminated from the body along with urine on a daily basis. However, when healthy RBCs are found it blood, then it can be indicative of […]

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How Do You Know If You Need Your Tonsils Removed?

Millions of people across the world undergo tonsillectomy annually.  If you are experiencing one or more of the following problems, you might consider talking with your doctor about tonsil removal:   Sleep apnea This is a sudden stop in breathing that happens to some individuals when they sleep. It is a potentially dangerous condition that […]

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