Asthma Symptoms

The symptoms of asthma may vary in different people and from one time to another. Symptoms also vary in their frequency. In some people, symptoms occur every few months, while […]

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Treatment of Depression

The treatment approach to depression usually involves prescribing a combination of medication and counselling, behavioural therapy or support group therapy. A general outline for treating different degrees of depressive illness […]

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Calcium Compounds

Calcium forms several compounds in nature and many of these have a wide variety of uses. Some examples of calcium compounds include: Hydroxylapatite, formed from calcium and phosphate. This forms […]

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Diabetes Insipidus Diagnosis

Diabetes insipidus presents with symptoms that are very similar to the much more common diabetes mellitus. Increases in thirst and urination are seen with both forms of diabetes. Diagnosis of […]

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Curcumin Health Effects

Curcumin is a component of the Indian spice turmeric, a perennial herb that is widely cultivated in South and South East Asia. Curcumin is one of three curcuminoids that give […]

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What are Barbiturates?

Barbiturates are synthetic drugs used in medicine to depress the central nervous system. The effects range from mild sedation to coma and they may be used a sedatives, hypnotics or […]

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Addison's Disease Causes

Addison’s disease or primary adrenal insufficiency is caused when the adrenal cortex is damaged leading to severe deficiency of the steroid hormones that are produced normally by the adrenal cortex. […]

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Psoriasis Genetic Factors

Knowledge of the genetic influence on the molecular mechanisms and pathways that may cause psoriasis is useful in the prevention and treatment of the condition, particularly in the identification of […]

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