Read more about the article Bites and Stings. Insects and Arachnids of biological importance.
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Bites and Stings. Insects and Arachnids of biological importance.

Patients with bites and stings from arthropods are not uncommon encounters at outpatient and emergency departments globally. Patients often come with severe pain and body swelling, with or without difficulty…

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Read more about the article Tapeworm infection. You should probably cook your meat well.
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Tapeworm infection. You should probably cook your meat well.

Tapeworms are parasites that reside in animals that provide meat for human consumption. They include fish, cattle, sheep, and pigs. Several tapeworms exist; however, only three cause human disease (tapeworm…

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Read more about the article Giardiasis. What to do if you have it?
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Giardiasis. What to do if you have it?

Giardiasis is an infection of the intestines due to a parasite – Giardia. It is a common cause of diarrhoea. It is usually a mild infection; however, if not promptly…

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Read more about the article Bundle Branch Block. What about it?
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Bundle Branch Block. What about it?

When the electrical signals start at the sinoatrial node – a specialised group of cells in the right atrium that act as pacemakers, they move from the right to the…

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Read more about the article Atrial fibrillation. You might want to check your heart.
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Atrial fibrillation. You might want to check your heart.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal rhythm of the heart. It is the most implicated causative factor among people who have suffered a stroke. Yet, many of us might…

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Read more about the article Structural heart diseases are preventable, for the most part.
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Structural heart diseases are preventable, for the most part.

Structural heart diseases refer to a spectrum of cardiovascular diseases that involve a defect or disruption in the heart tissues or valves. They can be congenital (present at birth) or…

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