Tag: disease


New Alzheimer’s Drug Approved By FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved the first new medication for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly twenty years. There is controversy surrounding the decision made by the FDA. Some Alzheimer’s experts have argued that there was not enough evidence to indicate that the drug can help patients. The drug aducanumab targets the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, […]


UN — Millions Face Food Crisis In Yemen

UN continues to warn that over 10 million people in Yemen face acute food shortages. If urgent action is not taken to avert the imminent famine, the situation will prove dire for the country, the agency emphasized. United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) said it needed $737m to the end of the year to keep its aid program running in […]


A Brief Overview Of COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The best way […]


Ebola In The Congo

The second case of Ebola has been detected in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, increasing fears the virus could establish a foothold in the densely populated area close to the Rwandan border. A Congolese health official said all measures have been put in place to ensure that the case is taken care of in Goma. Goma’s first Ebola case […]


Should You Sleep With Your Pets?

For many of us, it is perfectly natural to snuggle up next to a four-footed companion at the end of each day. For others, the idea fills them with horror at the thought of a potentially bacteria infested animal sharing the same bed. Fear of sharing a bed leading to aggression and other behavioral issues have also long kept our […]


10 Reasons To Get Up And Go!

Today, the modernity of living has afforded one the luxury of convenience — that is, with just one push of a button or voice command, one can basically have everything at the fingertip with little or no physical activity. However, more and more people are beginning to recognize how important physical activity is in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The U.S. […]


Answers To The Most Important Questions About Alzheimer’s

The effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is an ever-growing concern for the aging, for caregivers of older parents, and for the medical profession. The disease causes pain and agony for the sufferer and can be equally as distressing for those who see the loved one lose their memory and ability to function to this dreaded disease. The 5.5 million […]


Increasing Trend In Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Deaths

Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal form of dementia, is a public health problem. According to cdc.gov, Alzheimer’s disease-related deaths have increased over the past 16 years in every race, sex, and ethnicity category, and will most likely continue to increase as the population continues to age. The agency also reported that more persons with Alzheimer’s disease are dying at home, and […]


Multiple Sclerosis

According to mayoclinic.org, Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which one’s immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers the nerves. Myelin damage disrupts communication between one’s brain and the rest of one’s body. Ultimately, the nerves themselves may deteriorate a process that’s currently irreversible. The signs and symptoms of MS vary widely, depending on the amount of […]


What You Need To Know About Ebola

President Obama, in his weekly address, sought to explain some of the steps his administration is taking to tackle the Ebola disease. First, he said, “Meeting a public health challenge like this isn’t just a job for government.  All of us-citizens, leaders, the media-have a responsibility and a role to play.  This is a serious disease, but we can’t give in to […]