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Signs and Symptoms of a More Severe Staph Infection

Most infections caused by staph, a bacteria-based germ commonly located on the skin and nose, remain relatively harmless. However severe staph infections can lead to serious complications and, in some instances, possibly death.

The Cardiovascular Effects of Hepatitis

Apart from the damage that hepatitis C does to your liver, it also jeopardizes the health of your cardiovascular or circulatory system, which is responsible for transporting nutrients, hormones, cellular waste products, and oxygen all throughout your body.

Epidemics after Natural Disasters

The authors outline risk factors for outbreaks after a disaster, review the communicable diseases likely to be important and establish priorities to address communicable diseases in disaster settings.

How to Ship a Stool Sample

It is not difficult to ship a stool sample, but there are very specific requirements associated with doing so. If you don't follow these requirements precisely, the receiver of the sample may not be able to use it. To ensure that you only have to produce and ship a stool sample once, follow these st

Infections Caused by Yeast

There are a number of infections that people can get from yeast. These infections can be both internal and external. Yeast problems often stem from an overgrowth of candida, a yeast-like fungus that naturally lives in the digestive tract, colon and even on the skin. Sometimes, the overuse of antibi

Information About Ribavirin

Ribavirin is a powerful antiviral drug treatment for hepatitis C. Here is information on side effects, cost, effectiveness and warnings.

When Arthritis Is Contagious

Infectious Arthritis is sometimes associated with Bull's Eyes and Lyme Disease. There's more to it.

How to Prevent Sweaty Feet

Sweaty feet, or hyperhidrosis, is an embarrassing condition that can cause the soles of the feet and the area around the toes to perspire at an abnormally high rate. The soles of the feet have hyperactive sweat glands, which can cause an increased odor. This condition can lead to more serious fungal

Foods to Avoid with Candida

Candida is a type of naturally occurring bacteria in the human body, but when it becomes too plentiful it can create a number of health problems. Fortunately, following a strict diet can help keep candida under control.

December 2002: Ain't Misbehavin'

We have discovered so much about the causes of diseases and how to prevent or postpone them, anyone can now learn how to live a long and healthy life.

The New Global Health

Global health is a priority for our collective well-being. Where has global health been in the past, and where is it headed in the future?