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TREATMENT OF SCHISTOMIASIS

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Schistosomiasis (bilharzia)  Introduction Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. The parasite is most commonly found throughout Africa, but also lives in parts of South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. The Travel Health Pro website has a map of where schistosomiasis is found. You often don't have any symptoms when you first become infected with schistosomiasis, but the parasite can remain in the body for many years and cause damage to organs such as the bladder, kidneys and liver. The infection can be easily treated with a short course of medicine, so see your GP if you think you might have it.
This page covers: How you get schistosomiasis Symptoms of schistosomiasis Long-term problems caused by schistosomiasis When to seek medical advice Treatments for schistosomiasis Preventing schistosomiasis How you get schistosomiasis The worms that cause schistosomiasis liv…

LEUKEMIA: CAUSES , SYMPTOMS, AND TREATMENT

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Leukemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatmentLeukemia is cancer of the blood or bone marrow (which produces blood cells). A person who has leukemia suffers from an abnormal production of blood cells, generally leukocytes (white blood cells).

People sometimes confuse leukemia and lymphoma. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood; lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system (lymph glands). The word Leukemia comes from the Greek leukos, which means "white", and aima, which means "blood". The DNA of immature blood cells, mainly white cells, becomes damaged in some way. This abnormality causes the blood cells to grow and divide continuously. Healthy blood cells die after a while and are replaced by new cells, which are produced in the bone marrow. The abnormal blood cells do not die when they should, and accumulate, occupying more space. As more cancer cells are produced, they impede the function and growth of healthy white blood cells by crowding out space in the blood. Essential…

BLOOD TYPES WITH THERE MANNERS

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What your blood type says about you Science and Japanese tradition suggest that your blood type can reveal much about your personality and your health.

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Here's what science has to say about your blood type. (Photo: Gumirova Elvira Ildusovna/Shutterstock) Blood is blood, right? Well, yes and no. Human blood is made of the same basic elements, but within that realm there are distinctions that account for four different blood types (further dinstinguished by negative and positive). What makes the four types of blood groups different is their antigens — the immune defense systems — on the surface of the red blood cells. In 1930, a Japanese professor by the name of Tokeji Furukawa published a paper claiming that the individual blood types — A, B, AB and O — reflected the personalities of those who possessed them. Since then, blood type categorization, “ketsueki-gata,” has become firmly entrenched in Japanese culture. Much like astrological horoscopes, Japanese television and …