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Pneumonia in its strictest sense is termed as infection of one or both lungs which is characterized by inflammation of the pulmonary tissues. The diseases can either be acute or chronic and it affects people from all age groups. The cardinal signs of pneumonia include frequent chest pain, difficulty of breathing, and productive cough. The good news is that the infectious condition can be prevented, but of course there are several predisposing factors that heighten the risk of a person to pneumonia. The disease has various types, including viral, bacterial, aspiration and walking pneumonia or Mycoplasma. The viral type is…

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Having the flu is definitely not a Fourth of July picnic. You get to endure a runny nose, chills, body malaise, fever, maybe even sore throat, watery eyes, and the overall feeling of helplessness and being very ill. It’s a good thing that there are vaccines that are available for prevention of the condition in today’s world. Flu vaccines have become a beacon of hope, a source of relief especially for parents who only want to protect their children. So here are the basics on flu vaccines, and if you haven’t had one before, it would be nice to get…

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The human body’s normal temperature ranges from 36.2- 37 degrees Celsius. Sometimes the body can be warmer than 37 degrees but it shouldn’t be over 38. 37.8 degrees is considered febrile. In this case the body is undergoing some sort of physical defense phenomenon to combat and ward off infection, whether the cause is viral, bacterial, or a combination of both. Fever is a normal response of the body to threats to the immune system, a way to signal the brain that something that shouldn’t be going on is actually in progress. Fever in most cases can be treated with…

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H1N1 is another term for a viral outbreak which claimed so many lives a few years ago, also termed swine flu because of its causative agent. The virus strain of the condition is commonly found in pigs; while other similar strains of the virus can also be found in birds, cattle, and humans. One of the gravest things about swine flu is that it doesn’t manifest signs or symptoms until later when the condition worsens. The good news is that the viral infection of the respiratory tract is preventable, provided of course that you take the right measures in order…

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Rainy season or no, common colds, flu, and other ailments that pertain to the upper respiratory system are very common among children and adults alike. They are caused by various types of viruses that with time, evolve into something more resistant to retro-viral drugs and stronger to stand whatever changes that the body undergoes. Most people can’t differentiate common colds from flu, and there are those who use the terms interchangeably. Not getting the terms right is one of the biggest reasons for worsening of symptoms, and taking the wrong medication especially for people who keep medicines for flu and…

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