Advanced Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is well recognized as one of the commonest causes of deaths due to cancer in women. In the United Kingdom, just under 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, while in the United States over 230,000 new cases were expected to be diagnosed in 2011. While…

Details of a Classic Migraine

Almost everyone has at one point in their life or another experienced a headache. Migraines are a particular type of headache that is marked by certain characteristic features. It is commoner in women and can start in childhood. Studies have shown that over 30 million people in the United States…

Rheumatoid Arthritis Epidemiology

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a clinical condition that is characterized by pains in the joints in different parts of the body. It occurs in response to certain inflammatory triggers, and an autoimmune response ensues that result in joint inflammation and synovial overgrowth. It is classed as a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder. In…

Osteoporosis is a Disease of the Bone

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that is characterized by loss of bone mass and mineral content, resulting in them become a lot thinner and brittle making them susceptible to fractures from minimal trauma. It is a common problem amongst elderly patients, though it can occur as a result…

Shingles is a Viral Infection that is caused by Varicella Zoster Virus

Shingles is a viral infection that is caused by Varicella zoster virus. It is characterized by a painful lesions (vesicles) and a rash along the distribution of a nerve or nerves, and occurs due to reactivation of the virus that has lain dormant in the body since a childhood attack…