Tuesday, January 28, 2020
High blood pressure causes your blood vessels to narrow because the force of blood pushing against your artery walls is consistently too high.This means your heart has to work harder to pump blood around the body - a mechanism that can lead to a heart attack.Luckily, the condition...
A long life expectancy hinges on your ability to avoid chronic complications, one of the most deadly being heart disease, a condition where the heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries.Heart disease is a major killer both in...
Vitamin B12 is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis. If the body does not absorb enough of the vitamin, it can, therefore, impede essential processes, which can cause marked and in some cases, irreversible effects. One particularly sinister sign of a prolonged...
Cases of coronavirus have been reported across the world since the infection originated in China this month. Here are the latest updates from Public Health England on the situation in the UK.Coronavirus originated in a seafood market in Wuhan, China, which also sold live animals.Since the source of...
Ebola is a highly deadly disease, with a fatality rate of roughly 50 percent.However, it had little means of transmission, as only close contact to bodily fluids such as blood and sweat could spread it on.According to health officials, 2019-CoV has acquired the ability to pass between people...
Heart attack are very common around the world. Some people who are having a heart attack have warning signs, while others show no signs. Some symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, upper body pain, sweating, nausea, fatigue or trouble breathing. The serious medical emergency could be...
The body’s fat impacts their health differently depending on where it’s stored. While most fat found on other parts of the body are considered subcutaneous fat, belly fat is more likely to be visceral. Visceral fat is stored in a person’s abdominal cavity and is also known as...
CORONAVIRUS outbreaks have torn through China and into the world beyond this month, as the planet teeters on the edge of a global health emergency. Is coronavirus a pandemic, and what is the criteria?
Colon cancer begins when healthy cells in the colon develop changes in their DNA.A cell’s DNA contains a set of instructions that tell a cell what to do. Healthy cells grow and divide in an orderly way to keep the body functioning normally.But when a cell’s DNA is...
What is the virus?The virus itself is a new coronavirus, a family that normally affects animals.One human variant causes the common cold, but another, SARS, killed hundreds in a major outbreak in 2003.This new virus causes severe acute respiratory infection.Symptoms seem to start with a fever, followed by...