Heart attack causes and symptoms, study says it’s more deadly during winter

Heart attacks are more common during winter than summer months, suggests a new study conducted by cardiologists at UK’s Leeds General Infirmary on a total of 4,056 people. The study subjects received treatment for a heart attack in four separate years. The study found that the most severe heart attacks were more deadly in the coldest months, compared to the warmest. The overall number of heart attacks was roughly the same in the coldest half of the year, compared to the warmer months, with the most serious heart attacks leading to cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock.…

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Acne – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Acne is a big concern, especially for women in their 20s. However, it would be wrong to say that men don’t suffer from acne. To many, acne is also known as blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or cysts. It is most common during puberty and adolescence. According to recent data, almost 80 per cent of people in the age group of 11 to 30 years have acne outbreak at least once. Having said that, even adults are not fully immune. The number is low, but people in their 40s and 50s also…

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Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

A decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection has attracted fierce criticism. Reported cases of human papilloma virus (HPV) – thought to cause about 80% of cervical cancers – have fallen sharply since girls were given the vaccine. But the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) found little evidence to justify treating boys too. Critics said vaccinating boys could help reduce the risk still further. Doctor’s call to ‘equally protect’ boys with HPV vaccine Girls’ cancer jab could help also boys, say teachers HPV vaccinations…

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What is Epilepsy: Its Causes and Treatment

The word “epilepsy” comes from the Greek word, “epi” which means “upon” and “leptos” which means “seizure”. People with epilepsy tend to have recurrent seizures (fits). The seizures occur because of a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. This causes a temporary disturbance in the messaging systems between brain cells. During a seizure the patient’s brain becomes “halted” or “mixed up”. Every function in our body is triggered by messaging systems in our brain. What a patient with epilepsy experiences during a seizure will depend on what part…

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Ebola Strikes Again: What are the Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Ebola virus or Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe illness in humans caused by a virus which is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. Fruit Bats of the Pteropodidae family are known to be natural Ebola virus hosts. Ebola virus disease outbreaks were first discovered to be occurring in remote villages in Central Africa around the rain forests while a later outbreak in West Africa. It involved major urban as well as rural areas. An Ebola patient suffers severe fever, muscle…

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Men’s Health: 6 Causes of Fatigue and How to Prevent Them

Are you at work, facing issues finishing off the tasks at hand because you feel tired? Have you ever wondered, “Why am I so drained?” We have a habit of blaming our fatigue on our fast-paced and hectic lifestyle. And most of the time, we are right. In fact, feeling exhausted is so common in people these days that it has its own acronym, called TATT, which stands for “tired all the time.” You can fix this by making a few changes in your lifestyle, such as getting more sleep,…

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Your Guide to the Causes and Remedies for Forehead Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when the skin pores get clogged with oil and dead cells. The forehead is one of the most common areas where pimples or bumps may appear. In this guide, we’re going to answer the two most important questions that have probably left you wondering all this while. What causes forehead acne? Adult acne may occur primarily due to hormonal changes in the body but here are some more reasons why the forehead is susceptible to acne. 1. Bad cosmetics: Forehead acne can…

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Mouth Ulcers: Causes, Prevention and Easy Home Remedies

We have all suffered from ulcers in the mouth at some time or another. Mouth ulcers or canker sores are small, painful legions that are usually harmless and clear up on their own. However, they can be painful and extremely troublesome as they interfere with your eating habits. They are round or oval with a white or yellow centre and a red rim. Ulcers of the mouth can be found inside the cheeks, on the tongue or below it, on the gums, or the lips. Sometimes, these ulcers may even…

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Bacterium in undercooked chicken causes paralysis: Study

Bacterium in undercooked chicken causes paralysis: Study US researchers have identified a bacterium, commonly found in undercooked chicken, that may cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). GBS is an autoimmune disorder and is the world’s leading cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis in humans. The research showed that if chicken isn’t cooked to the proper minimum internal temperature, bacteria — Campylobacter jejuni — which still exist in the food can trigger GBS. “The study showed that it takes a certain genetic makeup combined with a Campylobacter (bacteria) strain to cause this disease,” said…

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Bacteria Trapped In Skin Pore Causes Acne: Study

Scientists have discovered that bacteria on the skin trapped in clogged pore, surrounded by oil and no air, release fatty acids that trigger inflammation known as acne, a finding that may lead to new treatments for the condition. The skin is the body’s first line of defence against invading germs. It is also constantly awash in bacteria of all kinds, and usually puts up no fight. “It’s a big puzzle as to why we tolerate all these bacteria on our skin,” said lead researcher Richard Gallo, from the University of…

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