moebius syndrome

Moebius syndrome (also spelled Möbius) is a rare neurological disease that affects the muscles controlling eye movements and facial expressions. The signs that a person might be suffering from this condition are present as soon as the child is born. Weakness of the facial muscles and paralysis of the face are the most common symptoms…

spice dangers

Some herbs and spices that can be found around the house can pose a danger to toddlers if ingested at high doses. There’s currently not enough data on accidental ingestion by children, but the possible counter-effects of each plant may include: • Bay leaves— Damage to the gastrointestinal tract • Wormwood—Headaches, seizures, dementia • Aloe,…

stool

This is an unpleasant topic to write about, but it’s important to know whether our stool shows a good health, or there’s something to change immediately. The shape and color of the stool can relieve a lot about a person’s health and habits. The usual color is brown, sometimes varying in the contain shade as…

overweight

Most people eat foods high in sugar and fat. Research has shown that only sugar and fat make up about 800 of our daily calories. That’s almost half, and it’s too much. Most of our “bad” calories and extra weight come from grain-based desserts, bread, fried meats, sweet drinks, and alcohol. We take a healthy…

Hyperthyroidism is a condition where excessive thyroxine hormone is produced in the body. Thyroxine is an essential hormone in our body. It is the one that drives all the metabolic process in the body. Thyroxine is produced by the thyroid gland. This gland takes the shape of a butterfly and is located in the front…

Hypothyroidism means low levels of thyroxine hormone in the blood. Thyroxine is an essential hormone in our body. It is the one that drives all the metabolic process in the body. Thyroxine is produced by the thyroid gland. This gland takes the shape of a butterfly and is located in the front of the neck,…

Children below the age of two years are more likely to develop meningitis, especially neonates during their first week of life. The immune system problems and the increased exposure to infections in children make them more likely to contract the disease. Symptoms of meningitis in children and infants The typical symptoms of meningitis are: Fever…

What is meningitis? Meningitis refers to the inflammation of the meninges. Meninges are membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. The main function of it is to protect the central nervous system. Most cases of meningitis are caused by infectious agents such as bacteria or viruses. Other than bacteria and viruses, fungi are also…

Alzheimer’s disease is the commonest form of dementia, a term for memory loss which is serious enough to affect daily life. It affects 3-4 million people in the US. 10% of all the persons over 70 years have memory loss and in more than half the cause is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease alone accounts for…

Cellulitis is the infection of the subcutaneous tissue. The subcutaneous tissue is the tissue that underlies the skin. This infection has a tendency to spread especially through the lymphatic system. Cellulitis is a common condition that affects several numbers of people throughout the world each year. It is also a common reason for hospital admission….

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