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DiGeorge Syndrome

DiGeorge syndrome is a congenital genetic condition marked by incomplete development of numerous body systems. It is caused due to deletion of a section of chromosome 22 and hence is medically referred to as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Before the discovery of chromosome 22 defect as the causative factor, DiGeorge syndrome was referred to by several […]

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Hives all over body

Hives all over the body is a skin condition marked by the sudden outbreak of pale reddish, elevated and swollen plaques, bumps, and wheals. They may occur as part of an allergic reaction to different elements or due to unknown causes. It is medically referred to as urticaria. Symptoms Some of common signs and symptoms […]

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How much fish oil should I take?

Fish oil is an edible food item that is abundant in docosahexaenoic acid/DHA, eicosapentaenoic acid/EPA, and other omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are very beneficial for the overall health, the immune system, and vital chemical reactions in the body. People who have fish on a regular basis may also suffer from inadequate intake of […]

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Copper Taste in Mouth

Copper taste in mouth or metallic taste in mouth is medically known as dysgeusia. It is marked by a coppery, sour, and/or acidic taste in the mouth which often continues for long periods of time. Copper taste in mouth may occur due to many different reasons; it can be caused due to minor health problems […]

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Nausea during Period

Menstrual cycles in women may be accompanied by many other secondary symptoms, including nausea. It may be noted that different women experience different signs and symptoms during a period. Some of the common causes of nausea during period are listed below: Causes Nausea during period may be caused due to: Endometriosis: This pathological condition is […]

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Black Period Blood – What does it mean?

Menstrual cycle is undoubtedly the most inevitable yet the least desirable natural phenomena of female body. Although most of the women are not really aware of its repercussions, any change in the cycle is related to mental as well as physical changes in the body. Drastic changes also make a lot of women panic such […]

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Burping During Pregnancy

Most of the people burp a few times in a day and usually after having food. Pregnant women however burp more frequently because of the increased progesterone in the body and also because of the baby pushing on the lungs, stomach as well as intestines. For most of the women in such situations, being embarrassed […]

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Syringomas

Syringomas are described as harmless sweat duct tumors which are usually seen in clusters around eyes or on the eyelids. However, such cluster of boils may also occur on armpits, navel or vulva in females. Though the condition may seem to be serious it is actually benign. This condition is often caused due to eccrine […]

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What to do for a wasp sting?

Wasp sting are common bites experienced by people especially during warmer seasons when people are outdoors for longer time. Wasps can be described as small insects such as bees, ants, hornets etc that belong to Hymenoptera or its sub-type Apocrita. They have smoother stringers which can be withdrawn from the human skin easily. This enables […]

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White Patches on Skin

White patches on skin are common medical anomalies. These may occur due to various factors ranging from nutritional deficiency to fungal infection. Though ‘white patches on skin’ is not a serious issue it should be checked by a doctor. Diagnosis of these patches would help to understand the cause. Obtaining treatment through certified doctor would […]

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