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.
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.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) does not contain fat, but it can add fat to your stomach. Fructose can increase your belly fat, as well as your triglycerides and LDL cholesterol. Find out how many sodas you can drink daily without significantly raising your risk.
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?