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Whipple's Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Whipple's disease is a rare infectious disease that typically infects the bowel. It causes malabsorption primarily but may affect any part of the body including the heart, lungs, brain, joints, and eyes. It interferes with the body's ability to absorb certain nutrients. Whipple's disease causes weight loss, incomplete breakdown of carbohydr ... Read on »
Diagnosis/Symptoms by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm Abdominal Pain, Long-Term Ongoing or recurrent abdominal pain, also called chronic pain, may be difficult to diagnose, causing frustration for both you and your doctor. Do your symptoms fit one of the diagnoses described in this chart? Keep reading.... Abdominal Pain, Short-Term Just about everyone has had a "stomachac ... Read on »
REVIEW OF PET DENTAL DISEASE, PART 3 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Mar 2010 11:00pm Due to ongoing family concerns back in Pennsylvania, Desperado and Helpful Buckeye are still a little bit out of the loop as far as publishing a new issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats. For that reason, this issue will be a continuation of our review of Pet Dental Disease. Enjoy! 1) Helpful Buckeye has received a lot of e-mails about our co ... Read on »
Fighting the Impact of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria by FDA Posted Tue 30 Apr 2013 8:30am Edward Cox, M.D., M.P.H., is the director of FDA’s Office of Antimicrobial Products. Get this photo on Flickr. David White, Ph.D., is the chief science officer in FDA ... Read on »
Bottled water bacteria count so high it’s “revolting” by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 30 May 2010 12:00am ASM.org - Do you think that your famous brand of bottled water is cleaner than tap water? A recent study finds that heterotrophic bacteria counts, in more than 70 percent of bottled water samples, exceed the recommended limits specified by the ... Read on »
Pets Lyme Disease by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 Feb 2009 10:56pm Pets Lyme disease is a very dangerous disease to your pet and it accounts for over 90% of all the vector-recorded illnesses. The litany of symptoms and problems your pet will encounter with this disease range from pain and swelling and eventually arthritis if not treated, to the most severe cases which could cause kidney failure and sudden dea ... Read on »
Key Step Identified in Legionnaire's Disease Infection Process by Medline Plus Posted Thu 16 Jun 2011 2:30pm NIH researchers have uncovered a key step in the biochemical sequence the bacterium which causes Legionnaire’s disease uses to reproduce inside the cells it infects. NIH scientists deciphered a key biochemical step that the bacteria that cause Legionnaire’s disease use to reprodu ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Combination Vaccine That Protects Children against Two Bacterial Diseases by Medline Plus Posted Fri 15 Jun 2012 6:26pm For Immediate Release: June 14, 2012 Media Inquiries: Rita Chappelle, 301-796-4672, rita.chappelle@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA   En Español   FDA approves new combination vaccine that protects children against two bacterial diseases The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved ... Read on »
FDA Clears Test for Bacteria That Can Cause Serious Intestinal Disease by Medline Plus Posted Fri 08 Apr 2011 8:35pm FDA clears test for bacteria that can cause serious intestinal disease Clostridium difficile can lead to diarrhea, colitis The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared a test called the Cepheid Xpert C. difficile/Epi assay that is designed to rapidly detect the toxin B gene associated with Clostridium difficile infe ... Read on »
Top Ten Animal-Human Diseases for Your Files (And for Your Family’s Health) by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Tue 10 Aug 2010 2:00pm I love hosting guest posters; even more so when they have a critical message to convey. Today’s post on diseases your pets can unwittingly convey to you and your family — and vice versa — is authored by Anna van Heeckeren, one influential veterinarian and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s outgoing chair, to boot. (Powerful women seems ... Read on »