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Sick Kid? How to Deal with a Child’s Fever: 8 Steps
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Sick Kid? How to Deal with a Child’s Fever: 8 Steps

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care up to the age of 21. A medical doctor who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician, or paediatrician. The word pediatrics and its cognates mean...

Work Your Core! Exercises for Better Health
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Work Your Core! Exercises for Better Health

Health is the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living organism. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined human health in its broader sense in its 1948 constitution as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Health is: “a state characterized by anatomic, physiologic, and psychological integrity; ability to perform personally valued...

Antibiotics May Impact Cancer Treatment Efficacy
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Antibiotics May Impact Cancer Treatment Efficacy

Antibiotics, also called antibacterials, are a type of antimicrobial drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections.They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. A limited number of antibiotics also possess antiprotozoal activity. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as the common cold or influenza; drugs which inhibit viruses are...

Should You Still be Worried About the Zika Virus?
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Should You Still be Worried About the Zika Virus?

Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae. It is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. Its name comes from the Ziika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947. Zika virus is related to the dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West...

Hormone Therapy in the Menopause Transition
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Hormone Therapy in the Menopause Transition

Menopause, also known as the climacteric, is the time in most women’s lives when menstrual periods stop permanently, and they are no longer able to bear children. Menopause typically occurs between 49 and 52 years of age. Medical professionals often define menopause as having occurred when a woman has not had any vaginal bleeding for a...

High-Energy Breakfast Leads to Better Diabetes
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High-Energy Breakfast Leads to Better Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications can include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic...

Expert Advice for Your First Meeting with a New Doctor
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Expert Advice for Your First Meeting with a New Doctor

Health administration or healthcare administration is the field relating to leadership, management, and administration of public health systems, health care systems, hospitals, and hospital network. Hospital administrators are individuals or groups of people who act as the central point of control within hospitals.

Gene Therapy Could ‘Turn Off’ Severe Allergies
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Gene Therapy Could ‘Turn Off’ Severe Allergies

In medicine, gene therapy (also called human gene transfer) is the therapeutic delivery of nucleic acid into a patient’s cells as a drug to treat disease. Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes little or no...