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Tics Vary, Come And Go - Tourette's Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterised by tics - involuntary' rapid, sudden movements or noises that occur repeatedly in the same way. The symptoms include involuntary motor tics such as eye blinking, head jerking, shoulde...

Panic Attack Symptoms And Treatments - You have to recognise the symptoms of a panic attack. It would usually feel like this: You're fine one moment. The next thing you know you're suffocating and struggling for breath. Your heart is hammering. You fed sick and dizzy and pour with s...

Panic Attacks - You're out of breath. Your heart feels like it's in a vise. You think you're dying. Perhaps not... It could be a panic attack. If you're in your 20s, easily- depressed and trying to cope with a stressful job, or painful relationship, you could ...

Don't Go Nuts - How to deal with your own friends pack of cracker, even when you want to strangle them with the streamers! The WorrierBehavior: Worriers fret themselves sick over everything and anything to the point of hysteria. They may complain of bad s...

Caught In Mood Swings - People who suffered from hypomania have racing thoughts, are talkative and energetic, feel less need for sleep and may even indulge in reckless behavior. They often have an inflated sense of self-esteem and, in severe cases, they have psychotic...

What is Depression? - Depression is not a moral weakness or character flaw. You cannot "snap out of it" or wish it away. It is an illness which stems from biological roots due to genetic factors or an abnormal amount of chemical in the brain. Most people d...

AIDS - AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a disease caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which affects the body's ability to fight infection, making the victim prone to life-threatening infections and diseases. The World Health ...

Asthma And Other Lung Diseases - Diseases of the lungs can be serious and life-threatening. Some common diseases include asthma, pneumonia and lung cancer. AsthmaAsthmatic attacks occur when the muscle in the walls of the lung air passages contract, causing the air passag...

Cancer - The Number One Killer - Cancer is a group of diseases where there is uncontrolled multiplication of abnormal cells forming an abnormal growth. (Not all growths are cancerous - some growths are non-cancerous or "benign".) Cancer cells can multiply quickly and...

Heart Disease - Most of us may think that heart attacks affect only older people. But people in their twenties can get heart attacks too! Moreover, it makes good sense to take precautions when one is young, before the damage is done. Symptoms Of A Heart D...

High Blood Pressure - Blood pressure is a measure of force that moves blood through the blood vessels and around your body. This force is created by the pumping action of the heart. Each time your heart beats, the blood pressure goes up, and each time your heart rel...

Dental Fitness - Stick To Your Gums So you thought those check-ups by the dentist are just about maintaining oral health. They could be doing more than that. They could be saving your life. A number of studies have shown a statistical link between gum dise...

Diabetes - In diabetes, there is a problem with the secretion of insulin, a hormone which controls the entry of glucose (sugar) into body cells. Because of this, there is a large amount of glucose in the blood, and glucose gets passed out in the urine. Di...

Stroke - A stroke occurs when the blood flow to a part of the brain is cut off and the brain cells in that part cannot function. Factors that increase your chances of getting a stroke are: High blood pressure High fat and cholesterol i...

Know More About Aids - Sexually transmitted diseases is a general term that refers to as many as twenty different illnesses. These are transmitted by sex - usually through the exchange of bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal fluid, and blood. STD's such as herpes, ca...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Sexually-transmitted Diseases or STDs, are a group of diseases most commonly spread through sex. Some of the more common ones are Gonorrhea, Non-specific Urethritis, Syphilis, Herpes and AIDS. SyphilisSyphilis is caused by a germ called Tr...

Chlamydia - Chlamydia is one of the most common STD's in the United States today. Almost 5 million people are infected with this disease each year. Chlamydia is a germ that commonly infects the cervix and may spread to the uterus and the fallopian tubes....

Syphilis - Syphilis is a chronic infectious disease. How You Get It The disease is transmitted by having sex with an infected partner. It is easier to get syphilis if a condom is not used. How It Is Transmitted Syphilis is transmitted ...

Human Immunodeficiency Virus - Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV disease, is a spectrum of illnesses caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The disease was first recognized in the very early 1980's. HIV disease represents a potential threat to everyone - men,...

Gonorrhea - Gonorrhea is a very common STD. It is caused by a germ that grows quickly in the warm, moist areas of the body. The most common place it is found is in the cervix. It can also occur in the mouth, throat, rectum, and urinary tract. How To...

Genital Warts - Genital warts are caused by the human papilomavirus (HPV). There are many types of HPV. Those that cause condyloma are different from those that cause common warts on the hands or feet. How You Get It Genital warts is passed on duri...

Genital Herpes - Genital Herpes, usually HSV-2, is an infection caused by a virus. It belongs to a family of herpes viruses that cause chickenpox, cold sores, shingles, and mononucleosis. Once infected, herpes remains in the body for the life span of the host...

Cytomegalovirus - Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is another common sexually transmitted disease. How You Get It Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is contracted by having sex with an infected partner. It is easier to get CMV if a condom is not being used. Children can get...

Trichomoniasis - Trichomoniasis is another common sexually transmitted disease. How You Get It Trichomoniasis is passed on through sex with an infected partner. It is easier to get trichomoniasis if a condom is not used. How It Is Transmitted ...

Eight Tricky Illnesses Doctors Often Miss - Mysterious Symptoms Dizziness, racing heartbeat, difficulty breathing, chills or hot flashes, unfounded fear of imminent danger Might Mean You Have Panic disorder. Panic disorders are twice as common in women than men, especially...

Flu (Influenza) - Flu is a term used today to describe a number of different viral infections that affect either the respiratory system or the stomach. Originally, the word "flu" described a single illness, influenza. The two most common types of virus...

Hay Fever - Seasonal allergy, commonly called hay fever, occurs when microscopic spores and pollen land on the tissues lining the nose and sinuses. The immune systems of persons allergic to these particles responds to them as if they were bacteria and rele...

Arthritis - The exact cause of arthritis is still unknown, but term generally refers to the condition of inflamed joints that are stiff and painful. Heredity and physical stress to joints and bones seem to be the leading factors in the development of arthr...

Hemorrhoids - Depending on their location, hemorrhoids fall into two categories: external and internal. External hemorrhoids are located near the opening of the anus and come in two varieties - thrombosed hemorrhoids, located within the anal canal, and cutan...

Asthma - Asthma is a condition which occurs when the bronchial passages within the lungs constrict, reducing the amount of oxygen that is absorbed to the point of feeling "out of breath." Although the exact cause of this condition is not yet u...

Warts - Warts are small, harmless tumors caused by viruses. Left alone, many of them will eventually disappear by themselves. They're harmless, quite common, and very contagious. Most people get warts by contact with someone who has them. Contact can b...

Common Cold - Colds are caused by viruses that enter through nose and mouth and multiply quickly, causing many symptoms including runny nose, headache, sore throat, and stuffy nasal passages. There are over 120 different viruses that cause colds, but none of...

Dandruff - Dandruff is the excessive flaking of skin from the scalp and is a normal bodily function. The size of the flakes and the speed with which they fall makes dandruff a problem for some people. Also, the drier the skin the faster it sheds. Dandruff...

Ten Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition in which the intestinal tract is inflamed over a long period of time and may have ulcers in its lining. Let find out more about the problem from the experts. Could Any Condition Other Than IB...

Dysthymia: You Have The Right To Be Happy! - Lauren, 28, struggles remember a time when she didn't feel stressed, anxious or exhausted. Well, actually she can, but she was eight years old and running through sprinklers in the backyard so it doesn't really count. For the most part, she tru...

Tourette: Suffering From Uncontainable Muscle Spasms - Can you imagine not having control over your body? For the past 13 years. Jasmine has been suffering from uncontainable muscle spasms. She opens up about her battle with Tourette's Syndrome. The doctor diagnosed me with Tourette's Syndrome when...

Nail Dystrophy - Jane was popular with her peers until her fingernails turned black. It began a year ago when her mother noticed that the skin around the nails of the nine-year-old girl was flaky. Tiny holes soon appeared in the nails, which then thickened and ...

Why The Bird Flu Virus Is So Deadly? - It constantly swops genetic material and may do it with the human flu virus. Historically, humans were never at risk of being infected by the bird flu because the virus could not jump from birds into humans. Until 1997, that is. The H5N1 avian ...

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