Wednesday, January 25, 2006

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  • Neck pain


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:40:16 GMT

    Your neck has a hard job — holding up that bowling ball you call a head. Leaning into your computer or hunching over your workbench just makes its job more difficult. Poor posture certainly contributes to neck pain. But the design of the neck makes it vulnerable in the first place. All the...



  • Nearsightedness


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:40:12 GMT

    Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry. If you're nearsighted, your eye is probably too long from front to back, causing light rays to be focused in front of rather than on the back of your...



  • Nasal polyps


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:40:08 GMT

    It's hard to breathe, your nose drips constantly and your sense of smell just isn't what it used to be. If this sounds like you, you probably blame allergies or a chronic sinus infection. But in some cases, your symptoms may be due to nasal polyps — soft, noncancerous (benign) growths that develop...



  • Nail fungal infection


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:40:04 GMT

    An infection of nail fungus (onychomycosis) occurs when fungi infect one or more of your nails. Onychomycosis (on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis) usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to...



  • Myocarditis


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:40:00 GMT

    Myocarditis is an inflammation of the myocardium, the thick muscular layer making up the major portion of your heart. The condition can result in vague chest pain, an abnormal heartbeat, congestive heart failure and other signs and symptoms. When this uncommon condition is severe enough, the...



  • Myelomeningocele


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:39:56 GMT

    Spina bifida is a serious birth defect that occurs when the tissue surrounding the developing spinal cord of a fetus doesn't close properly. It's part of a group of birth defects called neural tube defects. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that eventually develops into the baby's brain...



  • Myelodysplastic syndromes


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:39:52 GMT

    Embryonic stem cells have received tremendous attention because of their potential to heal a variety of diseases. But stem cells — immature cells that have the ability to turn into different types of tissue — aren't found only in embryos. Adults, too, have a small number of these cells in their...



  • Myasthenia gravis


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:39:49 GMT

    Myasthenia gravis is a chronic disorder characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under your voluntary control. It's caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles. The disorder affects only the function of your nerves and muscles, and the...



  • Muscle cramp


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:39:45 GMT

    A muscle cramp is a sudden contraction of one or more of your muscles. The result can be intense pain and an inability to use the affected muscles. Common causes of leg cramps in athletes are overuse, stress and dehydration during sports played in warm weather. In general, overuse, injury, muscle...



  • Mumps


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:39:41 GMT

    Mumps is a viral infection that primarily affects the parotid glands — one of three pairs of salivary glands, located below and in front of your ears. If you or your child contracts mumps, it can cause swelling in one or both parotid glands. However, your odds of contracting mumps aren't very...



  • Multiple myeloma cancer


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:39:37 GMT

    Multiple myeloma is a cancer of your plasma cells. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell present in your bone marrow — the soft, blood-producing tissue that fills in the center of most of your bones. The exact cause of multiple myeloma isn't known. Plasma cells usually make up less than 5...



  • Ms


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:39:32 GMT

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, potentially debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and spinal cord. Doctors and researchers think the illness is probably an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system attacks part of your body...



  • Mouth cancer


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:39:28 GMT

    Recently, you've noticed a pale lump inside your mouth that doesn't seem to be healing. It's not like anything you've seen before. What you may have encountered is an early sign of oral or throat cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 28,000 new cases of oral and throat...



  • Morton's neuroma


    Posted: 25 Jan 2006 15:39:24 GMT

    A neuroma is a noncancerous (benign) growth of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of your body. Morton's neuroma occurs in a digital nerve in your foot, often between your third and fourth toes. The condition isn't a true tumor, but instead involves a thickening of the tissue around one

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I take pills for these ailments

Bedsores
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:40:29 GMT
In 1995, a horse riding accident transformed Christopher Reeve from an actor indelibly identified with Superman into a quadriplegic and an outspoken advocate for the disabled. Ten years later, Reeve's death from complications of a pressure sore called attention to one of the most serious problems...
Bdd
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:40:24 GMT
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by an excessive preoccupation with a real or imagined defect in one's own physical appearance. People with BDD have a distorted or exaggerated view of how they look and are obsessed with actual physical characteristics or perceived flaws, such as a...
Barotitis media
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:39:20 GMT
You’ve just settled in for a long, relaxing flight. But then you start to feel pressure and discomfort in your ears. There’s some pain. And sounds are somewhat muffled. You may be experiencing a condition known as airplane ear. Also called barotrauma or barotitis media, airplane ear is an injury...
Barber's itch
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:38:16 GMT
With common names like hot tub folliculitis and barber's itch, folliculitis may sound more like a bad joke than a skin disorder. But folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicles, is no laughing matter. Severe cases may cause permanent hair loss and scarring, and even mild folliculitis can be...
Ballooning mitral valve syndrome
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:37:12 GMT
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a disorder that affects one of your heart's valves — the mitral valve. It occurs when the valve doesn't close correctly, allowing backward leaking of blood in your heart. Mitral valve prolapse affects slightly more than 2 percent of the adult population in the United...
Baldness
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:36:08 GMT
Your hair loss may have started with a few extra hairs in the sink or in your comb. But now you can't look in the mirror without seeing more of your uncovered scalp. Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp and can be the result of heredity, certain medications or an...
Baker's cyst
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:35:05 GMT
You notice a bulge behind your knee, and you feel tightness back there, too. The pain gets worse when you fully extend your knee or when you're active. What could be the cause? A likely explanation is that you have a Baker's cyst, also called a popliteal cyst. A Baker's cyst is usually the result...
Bad breath
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:34:01 GMT
Store shelves are overflowing with mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to help people with bad breath. Yet these products help control bad breath (halitosis) only temporarily. And, they actually may be less effective than simply rinsing your mouth with water after brushing and flossing...
Bacterial vaginosis
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:32:57 GMT
Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching or pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Vaginitis can also result from reduced estrogen levels after menopause. The most common types of vaginitis are: ...
Back pain
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:31:53 GMT
If your back aches, you're not alone. Four out of five adults experience at least one bout of back pain at some time during their lifetime. In fact, low back pain is the fifth-leading cause of trips to the doctor in the United States. In addition, back injuries are the leading cause of...
Autonomic neuropathy
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:30:49 GMT
Autonomic neuropathy is damage to the nerves that regulate the part of your nervous system that you can't control — the nerves that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, perspiration and digestion, among other functions. Neuropathy is the term for damage to your nerves. Autonomic neuropathy is...
Autism
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:29:45 GMT
Autism is a complex brain disorder that causes a range of developmental problems, most notably in the ability to communicate and socialize with other people. The first signs of this disorder typically appear by age 3 and continue through life. Although the exact prevalence of autism isn't known,...
Atrial fibrillation
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:28:41 GMT
Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem. More than 2 million Americans have this condition, which can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue and stroke. The condition is increasingly common with advancing age. It affects less than 1 percent of Americans younger than 60, but...
Athlete's foot
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:27:38 GMT
Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection that affects many people at some time in their lives. The condition easily spreads in public places such as communal showers, locker rooms and fitness centers. Usually this condition affects the spaces between your toes, but it can spread to your...
Astigmatism
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 15:26:34 GMT
Astigmatism is a mild and easily treatable imperfection in the curvature of your eye. The condition can cause blurred vision. Astigmatism occurs when the front surface of your eye (cornea) or the lens, inside your eye, has a slightly different surface curvature in one direction from the other....