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Spinal Cancer Is Fairly Rare but Definitely Serious


The word cancer is often associated with a grim fate. It invades your body and metastasizes, destroying healthy tissues and leaving pain. For spinal cancer, the experience is equally ..

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Getting a Melanoma Diagnosis Can Be a Scary Event


It's the middle of summer, and the sun is shining. You go to the beach with your friends and enjoy a day in the sun. A few weeks later, you notice a strange mole on your skin. ..

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A Simple Mosquito Bite Could Result in a Case of Dengue Fever


What do you do when you get a mosquito bite? Most people usually scratch it or apply some bug spray. However, for some, this simple mosquito bite could lead to something more serious ..

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A Parasitic Invasion Can Result in a Person Suffering From Giardiasis


A parasite is an organism that lives on or in another type of organism, called the host. There are different types of parasites that affect humans, animals, and plants. Parasitic invaders ..

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Was a Scary Moment in Medical History


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS is a respiratory illness that can lead to pneumonia and death. The virus is transmitted from an individual who has symptoms of the infection, ..

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A Case of Measles is No Laughing Matter


Measles, also called rubeola, is a very contagious virus. It can cause serious illness, including pneumonia or swelling of the brain. Some complications may cause convulsions and may ..

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