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Proper Treatment Can Reduce Diabetic Foot Infections

Foot infections are the most common problems in persons with diabetes. These individuals are predisposed to foot infections because of a compromised vascular supply secondary to diabetes. Local trauma and/or pressure, in addition to micro vascular disease, may result in various diabetic foot infections that run the spectrum from simple, superficial cellulites to chronic osteomyelitis. Read more

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Avastin And Lucentis Are Equally Effective For Wet AMD

Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected Read more

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Non-invasive Brain Imaging Technique For Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s disease has become a silent tsunami in the aging population. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disease of the brain leading to the irreversible loss of neurons and the loss of intellectual abilities, including memory and reasoning, which become severe enough to impede social or occupational functioning. Alzheimer’s disease is also known as simply Read more

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Summer Games Athletes Often Suffer Agony Of Skin Irritations

Being the mirror, the barometer of an individual’s health, skin is the clue to one’s healthy constitution. “Thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” is what the Olympics are all about but for many Summer Games athletes, there’s also the agony of skin irritations and conditions that can make the journey to the medal Read more

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Blindness Prevention By Transplantation Of Fetal Membrane

Blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) can be prevented by transplanting tissue from newborn fetal membranes. Unlike before, SJS/TEN are now believed to be variants of the same condition, distinct from erythema multiforme. SJS/TEN is a very rare, acute, serious, and potentially fatal skin reaction Read more

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Epilepsy And Its Association With Stress

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior. Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in brain tissue cause the brain to be too excitable or jumpy. The brain sends out abnormal signals. This results in Read more

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PolyQ Diseases Protect Against Cancer

The chances of developing cancer are lower in patients suffering from Huntington’s disease and other polyQ or polyglutamine diseases. Polyglutamine (polyQ) disorders are inherited neurodegenerative diseases and are caused by polyQ expansion in the mutant proteins. The patient shows comparable retinal neurodegeneration, characterized by morphological and functional alterations of rod photoreceptors. Transcriptional deregulations are also Read more