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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...

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection and Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

Lower respiratory tract infection is often used as a synonym for pneumonia. However, this condition can refer to a host of illnesses affecting the airways below the larynx. While many people recover quickly from lower respiratory tract illnesses, these diseases...

Allergic to Peanuts? Learn About Peanut Allergy Symptoms and Treatment

Allergic to peanuts? A common condition, peanut allergies are unfortunately on the rise in this country. In fact, the affliction now impacts nearly 2.5% of all children in the United States, though about 20% of those young people go on...

Pancreatitis Pain: Could You Have Pancreatitis?

The pain is sharp, behind the stomach, and it sends waves of agony from the upper abdomen out the back. It’s pancreatitis pain, but many people have no idea what it is when an attack comes on. We’re keeping you...

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...

Esophagitis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

The esophagus is a muscular tube that transports food from your mouth to your stomach. Esophagitis is defined as inflammation, irritation, or swelling of that tube. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infections, medications, and acid reflux, the...

How to Heal Gastritis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

A general term, gastritis refers to a group of conditions that result in inflammation of the stomach lining. Most often caused by bacteria, gastritis can be sudden (acute gastritis) or slow developing (chronic gastritis). Because approximately half the people in...

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...

What Is Whooping Cough and Is It Contagious?

Whooping cough seems to be an illness associated with another era. While it was thought to be on the decline in the developed world, it has made a resurgence. Although it seldom causes serious complications, it can be harmful—and even...

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