Living with Ulcerative Colitis

What is Ulcerative Colitis? If you have been diagnosed with colitis, you need to know about ulcerative causes and treatment. The more you understand about the condition, the better you can control your symptoms and live a healthy life. Ulcerative colitis is an illness that causes inflammation or sores in the lining of the large intestine, or ...

Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment

Evolving Screening and Treatment to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Tests for cervical cancer have drastically changed women's lives. The number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer per year has dropped 50 percent since 1975. Today, cervical cancer is largely preventable. The reason for this change is screening. Screening is a test for cervical cancer or signs of abnormal ...

The Importance of Regular HIV Tests

Does an Undetectable HIV Viral Load Number Mean I'm Cured? HIV viral load can be suppressed enough that it can no longer be transmitted. 30 years ago, that seemed impossible. The advancements in medicine have made it a reality. What Do HIV Tests Look For? The HIV tests look for antibodies, antigens, and RNA. They are collected mainly ...

Epilepsy Treatments

Treatments for Epilepsy Epilepsy is a disorder that affects the central nervous system. During an epileptic episode, the brain's neural activity is disrupted. The disruption causes periods of unusual activity and seizures. A seizure can sometimes cause a loss of consciousness. During a seizure, people can have several different symptoms. Some people twitch their arms and ...

Epilepsy Overview

Epilepsy: What You Need to Know Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder with a variety of different causes and treatments. Almost everyone has heard of epilepsy, and since an estimated one percent of people have this condition, you might even know someone who is living with epilepsy. But this disorder is still poorly understood by the ...

Epilepsy Causes

What are the Causes of Epilepsy? In about half of all cases of epilepsy, the cause is unknown. Epilepsy is the result of disturbed electrical impulses in the brain, so it may be a symptom of something gone wrong more than it is its own disease in some cases. In other cases, doctors can discern the ...

Epilepsy History

A Brief History of Epilepsy It was the devil's fault. So the Babylonians believed. The earliest mention of epilepsy appears in a Babylonian tablet that now sits in the British Museum. Hammurabi, the sixth king of Babylonia, in his Code of Hammurabi cautions potential owners against epileptic slaves, who the Babylonians suspected were possessed by demons. In ...

Lung Cancer Treatment Options

Treating Lung Cancer Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths not only in America but also worldwide. The illness results from abnormal cell division and proliferation of the cells that form a tumor. It qualifies as metastatic cancer because the tumor forms in a vital body organ Smoking is the principal risk factor for the ...

Common Signs & Symptoms of Asthma

8 Signs of Asthma You Shouldn't Ignore Asthma is a potentially life-threatening condition, but the symptoms are not always obvious. While many people associate a chronic cough with asthma or the distinctive wheezing, there are actually many signs you may have asthma that are more difficult to notice. Also known as bronchial asthma, symptoms of the ...

Asthma Home Remedies

What You Can Do At Home To Help Manage Asthma Symptoms Have you been experiencing breathing difficulties and chronic cough asthma symptoms as of late? If so, you're probably searching for some asthma allergy treatments that can reduce these symptoms and get you feeling back to normal. There are plenty of things you can do in ...