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What Is Trypophobia? Is It a Real Phobia or a Faux-Phobia?

If you’ve ever experienced intense disgust or horror at the sight of small clustered holes, you may have trypophobia. So what is trypophobia? It is the fear of small holes or clusters of dots or bumps. Often, the offending image...

Vibrio Vulnificus: The Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Affecting humans and primates, Vibrio vulnificus is a type of bacillus found in warm, shallow ocean water. First discovered in 1979, this organism is common in the Gulf of Mexico as well as parts of the East and West Coasts...

What Is Hantavirus? Symptoms and Treatments

Hantavirus might not be a common disease—in fact, only 728 cases had been reported as of January 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Still, the condition is not one to be viewed lightly. An infectious disease transmitted by...

What Is Shingles: Causes, Symptoms and Contagiousness

Shingles cases are on the rise. In the United States, it is estimated that one in three people will succumb to the illness at some point in life. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the reasons for the...

Necrotizing Fasciitis: Flesh-Eating Disease Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Necrotizing fasciitis, more popularly known as “flesh-eating disease,” is a rare but potentially fatal condition. Each year, approximately 200,000 humans contract the disease worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) system...

How to Treat Lyme Disease

Many people who live near wooded areas or grassy spaces are well aware of the dangers of ticks and the potential for contracting Lyme disease. Transmitted by the bite of an infected tick, this illness is a real threat and...

Breastfeeding Wellness: How to Treat and Prevent Mastitis

Mastitis is a common breast infection among breastfeeding women. It is caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacterium that instigates a range of other bodily infections, like boils, pimples, sepsis, and meningitis. An extremely painful affliction, mastitis affects 10 to 20% of...

What Is Lymphangitis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

With a network of vessels, ducts, and organs throughout your body, your lymphatic system is a very important player in immune health. Lymphangitis occurs when this system becomes inflamed, most often from an infection. Because of the lymphatic system's vast...

You Have Food Poisoning. Now What?

Food poisoning is probably the last thing on your mind when buying or preparing food and sitting down to eat. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year roughly 48 million people get sick, 3,000...

Urinary Tract Infections: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can be painful and extremely dangerous, particularly when left undiagnosed. Some people may not even know they have a urinary tract infection. Therefore, they may not understand the urgent need to treat it. Women are most...

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