Common Sore Throat or Strep Throat

Common Sore Throat or Strep Throat

There are many reasons for a sore throat. Allergies, postnasal drip, colds, the flu, and bacterial infections all cause a painful throat. There are some symptoms, however, that make it more likely that you have strep throat, and need to be seen by a doctor. How to tell if you have strep throat? A hallmark symptom of strep throat is a red, raw-looking throat with swollen tonsils that often have visible white spots (pus pockets)….

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Diabetes linked to risk of mental health hospitalization in young adults

Diabetes linked to risk of mental health hospitalization in young adults

Young people with diabetes were four times more likely to be hospitalized for mental health or substance use treatment in 2014 than were young adults without the disease, according to a recent study that shines a harsh light on the psychological toll the disease can take on this group. For every 1,000 young adults aged 19 through 25 who had diabetes, 37 were hospitalized for mental health/substance use, compared to nine young adults without diabetes. The…

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Zika epidemic likely over in 2-3 years

Zika epidemic likely over in 2-3 years

Researchers suggest the current Zika epidemic will burn itself out in 2-3 years. The researchers from Imperial College London, United Kingdom predict Zika is unlikely to resurge on an epidemic scale again in Latin America for 10 years or more. The lead researcher, Professor Neil Ferguson explains that : “This study uses all available data to provide an understanding of how the disease will unfold – and allows us to gauge the threat in the…

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What is Diphtheria ?

What is Diphtheria ?

This week, issue about diphtheria has been spread in Malaysia because there’s a case child die because of the disease. What is diphtheria? It is a serious, highly contagious disease caused by a toxin made by bacteria. Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death. It is spread through the respiratory droplets from sneezes and coughs. Diphtheria can also be…

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