Health&Fitness Talk

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Benefits of Probiotics

Many people cringe at the thought of willingly ingesting bacteria, I mean they cause infections right? Actually thousands of bacteria are natural inhabitants of our bodies. In the digestive system alone there are over 500 different ‘types’ of bacteria …

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Cat Scratch Fever, not just a song by The Nuge

Cat scratch fever or cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection that you can contract from an infected cat or kitten. There are approximately 22,000 cases diagnosed every year in the US. Most cases of cat scratch fever are diagnosed in children and most experts believe that is because their immune systems are …

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Diptheria

Diptheria

Medical September 10, 2012

Diptheria is a very serious bacterial infection. It usually affects the respiratory system but can also affect the skin. Diptheria is a deadly disease with fatality rates as high as 20% in young children and adults over 40 years of age…

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Tetanus

Tetanus

Medical September 10, 2012

Tetanus also called “lock jaw” is a serious disease caused by a bacterial infection. Tetanus is considered an international health problem. The World Health Organization estimates that there are approximately 1 million diagnosed cases of tetanus every year worldwide…

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Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome

Medical August 9, 2012

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a very serious, life threatening condition. It is cause by the toxins that are produced by certain bacteria. TSS has frequently been associated with tampon use by women that are menstruating…

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Dealing with food poisoning

Food poisoning is the term the general public uses for foodborne illnesses. A foodborne illness is any illness that develops from contaminated food consumption. In the US it is estimated that 1 in 6 people will develop a foodborne illness. The CDC estimates that in the US there will be 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses, with 128,000 hospitalizations and as many as 3,000 deaths every year…

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