The Acanthamoeba Keratitis Virus

Acanthamoeba as the name suggests is a naturally occurring amoebae (a tiny animal, single-cell) that is commonly found in water sources, such as tap water, hot tubs, swimming pools and dirty water coming from underground. Acanthamoeba infections in contact lens wearers are rare but serious, and often start because of ‘misuse of lenses and poor hygiene. […]

BBC uses WhatsApp to fight the Ebola virus

The popular instant messaging service WhatsApp has been chosen by the BBC as a platform for a new public information service regarding the spread of the Ebola virus, addressed especially to mobile users zone of Africa most affected by the infection. BBC will leverage WhatsApp to supply the information service at zero cost, rather than […]

Causes of swollen foot: Ankle Edema and Pitting

According to the medical encyclopedia, Ankle Edema is a condition of swollen ankles, feet and legs. However, the swelling is painless. This painless condition is known as ‘Edema’. One of the main causes of Ankel Edema is the fluid retained in the spaces between the body cells. It is generally observed that the swelling appears […]

Hemorrhoids cure: natural treatment at home can provide an easy cure and cause you less pain.

Hemorrhoids Cure With Natural remedies: Whether you suffer from internal or external hemorrhoids natural treatment is simple. Increasing your intake of fiber will greatly reduce the potential for hemorrhoids to form, and can lessening the irritation of existing irritation. Constipation is a main cause of the formation of Hemorroids. Increasing water and fiber consumption, simultaneously, […]

Umbilical Hernia Picture: Can surgery repair the symptoms in adults?

A Complete Umbilical Hernia Picture: Falling under the category Paraumbilical Hernia, hernias developing in umbilicus as well as in the surrounding regions are the result of existing congenital weakness of vessels of the fetal and infant umbilical cord that exits through the muscle of the abdominal wall. The weakness, if not treated, bulges and opens […]

Chronic Leukemia in an adult: The myeloid and lymphocytic symptom

Adult Chronic Leukemia: A type of cancer initiating in blood-forming cells of the bone marrow, chronic leukemia gradually spreads to other parts of the body affecting the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, skin and the brain, an exact opposite of the other types of cancer that start in organs and then spread to the bone marrow. […]