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Fibroids

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Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in or around the womb (uterus). Fibroids are sometimes known as uterine myomas or fibromyomas. Fibroids are made of muscle cells and other tissues that grow in and around the wall of the womb or uterus. The cause of fibroids is unknown. Risk factors include being overweight or obese and is mostly seen in African-American. They can grow anywhere in the womb and are named according to their origin: Int. Read more...

Filariasis

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Filariasis is caused by several round, coiled and thread-like parasitic worms that belongs to the family filaridea. These parasites penetrate the skin either on their own or through the opening created by mosquito bites to reach the lymphatic system. The disease is caused by the nematode worm, either Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi and is transmitted by mosquito species Culex quinquefasciatus and Mansonia annulifera/M.uniformis respectivel. Read more...

Food Poisoning

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Food poisoning is illness that results due the consumption of food which is contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Most people get better without the need for treatment. In most cases, the food that causes the illness has been contaminated by bacteria, such as salmonella or E. coli, or a virus, such as the norovirus. The contamination of food can occur at any point beginning from growing, till processing and shipping of the. Read more...

Frost Bite

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Frostbite is a medical condition involving damage to skin and tissues due to extreme cold. Frostbite is most likely to happen in body parts that are far from the heart or those with large exposed areas to cold weather. The initial stages of frostbite are sometimes called "frost nip". A person with frostbite on the arms or legs may also have hypothermia (lowered body temperature). Frostbite can occur when skin is exposed to a temperature at or low. Read more...

Frey’s Syndrome

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It is a neurological disorder resulting from damage to or near the parotid glands responsible for making saliva, and from damage to the facial nerve often from surgery . The symptoms of Frey's syndrome are redness and sweating on the cheek area adjacent to the ear. These symptoms generally appear when the affected person eats, sees, dreams, thinks about or talks about certain kinds of food which produce strong salivation. Observing sweating in. Read more...