Medicine Documents

  • Kenya Foundation Makes Progress in Treating Fistula

    In Kenya, an initiative by the Fistula Foundation is making fast progress toward its goal of treating 1,200 women who suffer from the life-altering condition.

  • Dengue Fever

    Dengue (pronounced DENgee) fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever.

  • Nosebleeds Treatment

    1. Stop the Bleeding

  • What You Need to Know About Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C: What Is It?
    Hepatitis C is a liver infection that’s caused by a virus. About 3.2 million Americans have it, and 17,000 or so others get it each year. If left untreated, it can turn into lifelong liver disease.

  • Rashes (Children)

    Rashes in young children can be upsetting, but they're common and often not serious unless there are other symptoms.

  • Gout

    What Is Gout?
    Gout is a kind of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. Uric acid is a breakdown product of purines that are part of many foods we eat.

  • Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO

    Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Juices: The Best and Worst for Your Health

    1) What's In Your Glass?
    Who doesn't enjoy a tall, cool glass of juice? The color is vibrant, the taste sweet, and it's good for you, too. Not so fast, say some dietitians. Although the best kinds of juice give you some nutrients, the worst are hardly better than liquid candy. You just need to know the difference.

  • Fun Facts About Fruits and Vegetables

    1) Bell Peppers Are Fruits
    Surprised? Scientists define fruit as the part of a plant that develops from a flower and has seeds. So that means bell peppers -- along with squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins -- are fruits. It's up to you whether or not to include any of those items in your next fruit salad.

  • 8 Fruits to Add to Your Grocery List

    Tropical Delights
    Move over, apples and bananas. It's time to try other tasty fruits, like acai, guava, and papaya. They've got a lot going for them.