Fungal Infections are generally mild and commonly affect the outer layer of the skin, nails and hair. Fungi that commonly cause infections include dermatophytes (e.g. tinea), yeasts (e.g. candida) and molds.
A sore throat is a condition characterized by discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat causing swallowing to be difficult and painful. There is often dryness and redness of the throat as well as a raspy feeling when a person has a sore throat.
Smoking Cessation is encouraged to reduce the risk of developing diseases caused by smoking and to improve health in general. Cigarette or tobacco smoking can lead to nicotine dependence and addiction.
Pregnancy brings about physical changes that allow the fetus to develop inside the womb. However, it is also accompanied by a number of possible health-related problems including tiredness, breast soreness, morning sickness, constipation, anemia, backache, leg cramps, frequent urination, urinary infection, hemorrhoids, insomnia, itching, swelling of the feet and ankles (edema) and varicose veins.
Varenicline, while effective for smoking cessation, appears to significantly elevate the risk of cardiovascular hospitalization and emergency department visits, particularly for new users, a recent study shows.
Younger children appear to be more likely to experience behavioural side effects of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), with the likelihood increasing if children with epilepsy have baseline hyperactivity/impulsivity, a retrospective study has found.
There appear to be two clinically relevant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains—ST80 and ST6—in ready-to-eat food and food contact surfaces at retail in Singapore, and humans rather than animals are the likely sources of contamination, according to a team of investigators.