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A reassessment of diseases that might be infectious has been greatly facilitated by increasingly powerful tools of detection. Kaposi’s sarcoma, known for more than a century as a rare cancer that occurred in elderly men of Mediterranean extraction, was unmasked in the 1980s and 1990s, when a large number of KS cases arose in people […] Read More


Moderate exercise boosts your immune system; while extreme exercise, such as marathon running, depresses the immune system, moderate exercise, such as walking, may actually prove to benefit it. That’s according to new research from Dr. David C. Nieman, a professor of exercise science at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Nieman had a group of […] Read More


Let’s look at the parts of the ear. The flap on the outside of your head is called the outer ear. It leads to a long tunnel called the ear canal. At the end of the ear canal is a skin stretched across the tunnel—tight like a drum. This is called the eardrum. Let’s see […] Read More


You’ve seen your child’s symptoms. Crying all night. No appetite. Waking every hour or two, running a fever, tugging at little ears. Just when you thought you had it conquered for the season, your’ child’s war infection is back. Bacteria are often the culprits. Fortunately antibiotics may help. But your role is also crucial. And […] Read More


Marijuana, the most popular drug of the 60s, is up to 20 times more powerful today than it was in the days of “flower power.” “Pot” was once thought to be a drug with few negative effects. Now there is concrete evidence that marijuana is harmful; it interferes with learning, and it impairs the healthy […] Read More


One of the biggest problems is drug resistance–the ability of infectious microorganisms to evade the drugs designed to stop them. These drug-resistant strains now include some pneumonias, tuberculosis, malaria, and AIDS. A second problem is the emergence of new infectious diseases. While AIDS and Lyme disease are obvious examples, more than 30 new disease-causing organisms […] Read More


Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine: Depression, also known as depressive disorders or unipolar depression, is a mental illness characterized by a profound and persistent feeling of sadness or despair and/or a loss of interest in things that were once pleasurable. Disturbance in sleep, appetite, and mental processes are a common accompaniment. Everyone experiences feelings of […] Read More


CIPRO HC OTIC (ciprofloxacin hydrochloride and hydrocortisone otic suspension) contains the synthetic broad spectrum antibacterial agent, ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, combined with the anti-inflammatory corticosteroid, hydrocortisone, in a preserved, nonsterile suspension for otic use. Each mL of COPRO HC OTIC contains ciprofloxacin hydrochloride (equivalent to 2 mg ciprofloxacin), 10 mg hydrocortisone (equivalent to 2 mg ciprofloxacin), 10 […] Read More


Many common health problems can put your cardiovascular system at risk. High blood pressure puts stress on the heart and other major organs. High cholesterol can clog important blood vessels. Uncontrollable diabetes affects how well your heart works and–like all of these conditions—-can lead to heart attack, stroke, and severe kidney disease. That’s why it’s […] Read More


While there is currently no cure for ADD, treatment can usually help to manage symptoms. Treatment is geared toward helping those with ADD control their weak attention spans or high energy levels. This generally requires a combination of the following treatments: behavior modification and other psychological or psychiatric treatment, educational assistance, and medication. ADD is […] Read More