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Candida Auris (Superbugs)- What you need to know

There is an uncommon but dangerous fungus infection that is resistant to drugs called Candida Auris (C. Auris) People who have a suppressed immune system when exposed to this pathogen can develop life-threatening complications. There are certain strains of C. Auris, called superbugs because they are resistant to drugs, and are causing infections in hospital […]

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Lipase Test – All You Need to Know

Lipase test is a test done to find the amount of lipase in the blood. Lipase is an enzyme that is present in the pancreas and its main function is to help the intestines in the breaking down and absorption of fats into the body. Lipase is generated by tongue, stomach, liver, saliva and some […]

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How long does cocaine stay in your system?

Most of the cocaine users dread the period that the cocaine will take in their body systems. Traces of cocaine can be detected in the body system unit such as blood, urine, hair, saliva or sweat. The chemical name for the cocaine is known as benzoylmethylecgonine. Once the cocaine is taken, it is expelled out […]

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Trapped Gas

One of the things that could spoil someone’s day by making them feel uncomfortable is trapped gas. Whatever one eats or drinks could be a reason for gas formation in the stomach, large and small intestines. When food in large quantities pass through the gut undigested, it makes the body to produce excess gas. The […]

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Cyst in Throat

A cyst is lump that has an outer layer, which contains either liquid or gases in it. There are different kinds of cysts depending on their place of origin from the tissues. Cysts can develop in any part of the body and in most instances, they are not that symptomatic. Attention should not be given […]

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disorder of the skin and mucus membranes- usually a reaction to a medication or infection. It is regarded as a kind of toxic epidermal necrolysis, in simpler terms, a condition in which dying cells cause the epidermis to separate from the dermis. It is often thought to arise from a […]

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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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BUN Blood Test

BUN tests evaluate kidney function and the levels of urea and nitrogen found in the blood. BUN test stands for Blood, Urea, and Nitrogen test that are primarily done along with creatinine test to assess kidney functions, diagnose kidney disease, and monitor people having acute or chronic dysfunctions of kidney. The BUN to creatinine ratio […]

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