Tagged: disease

The girl who doctors can’t diagnose

Nine year-old Katie Renfroe suffers with a condition so rare that it doesn’t even have a name. Katie was diagnosed with megalencephaly at birth, a growth development disorder characterised by the overgrowth of the...

Do spicy foods cause ulcers?

Years ago it was accepted as fact that spicy foods were the culprits behind many peptic ulcers. Doctors’ advice was to avoid curries, salsas, hot peppers, and anything else that “burned,” the theory being that...

5 common tongue problems

Your tongue helps you taste, chew, swallow, talk, and sometimes even show affection or annoyance. It’s made largely of muscle and extends farther back than you may realize. Helping it perform its jobs are...

How does asthma work?

More than 300 million people around the world suffer from asthma, and around 250,000 people die from it each year. But why do people get asthma, and how can this disease be deadly? Christopher...

Alzheimer’s prevention strategies

Unlike age and genetics, certain health and lifestyle factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk may be controlled. Scientists are exploring prevention strategies to determine whether or not things like exercise, diet, and “brain games”...

Reincarnation of Ganesha

Ganesha has become one of the commonest mnemonics for anything associated with Hinduism. This not only suggests the importance of Ganesha but also shows how popular and pervasive this deity is in the minds of the...