Chronic granulomatous prostatitis is a long-term inflammation of the prostate caused by the genetic disorder chronic granulomatous disease. Find out more about the cause and treatments of this condition.
How is microscopic polyangiitis diagnosed? This disease is rare, so a specific combination of clinical findings is usually needed to lead doctors to suspect this autoimmune disorder. Find out why diagnosis of microscopic polyangiitis is often challenging.
Read about the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular accident, the way a stroke causes ischemia and tissue damage.
Read important information about first aid for bleach burns, which can be caused by chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite).
Babesiosis is a malaria-like disease, caused by a parasite that is spread by ticks. Treatment for babesiosis is a combination of an antibiotic with another drug. The antibiotics used for babesiosis have been shown to be effective not only against bacteria, but also against these protozoan parasites.
The signs and symptoms of narcolepsy, a rare sleep disorder, include not only falling asleep at unexpected times and excessive daytime sleepiness, but also hallucinations and temporary paralysis. Find out more about this neurological disorder, including the one symptoms unique to narcolepsy
Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure that may sound scary to women suffering from a gynecological problem or recovering from a miscarriage. Find out what’s involved in this routine procedure, which rarely has serious complications.
Some of the possible signs of clinical depression seem strange. Depression is more than just being sad—some of the other common depression symptoms may surprise you.
What blood tests can be expected during testing for infertility causes in women? Find out the meaning of various blood hormone tests that might be ordered.
Influenza usually affects the elderly, but not the 2009 swine flu. Why are older people immune to swine flu? The answer lies in the history of the influenza virus.
When a couple experiences infertility, both partners may be tested for testosterone levels. Find out what the results of this test means for both males and females.
A key test for male infertility is analysis of the semen. What does semen analysis look for?
High fructose corn syrup (HCFS) is nearly ubiquitous in American prepared and processed foods — and it is found in some surprising places. Find out what packaged and fast foods use this ingredient.
The WHO and the CDC reacted strongly to the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 influenza, a.k.a. swine flu. But you don’t need to panic just yet.
Updated May 2, 2009 — How fast have things been moving in the current H1N1 swine flu outbreak? Follow the history of the emerging pandemic.
Exforge is a combination drug for treating high blood pressure. Find out the side effects and warnings for this medication, and the advantages of taking combination drugs for hypertension.
Swine flu is the common name for a variety of influenza called H1N1. An April 2009 outbreak in Mexico caused worldwide concern and even panic, as fears mounted that swine flu may turn into a deadly pandemic. But is swine flu really that dangerous?