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Thousands of people die from sudden cardiac arrest each year. Many of them could have lived longer, if only those around them would have had some basic first-aid skills. The chances of saving a dying person are few. With every…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Acute bacterial prostatitis is a sudden severe infection of the prostate gland caused by bacteria. What is going on in the body? The prostate gland is located at the base of a man’s penis. It…

Long periods of fatigue may be a sign of a serious disease, known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The attacks often occur after a viral illness, but the causes of CFS are still unclear. Causes of fatigue: Fatigue may be…

DESCRIPTION Zafirlukast is a synthetic, selective peptide leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), with the chemical name 4-(5-cyclopentyloxy-carbonylamino-1-methyl-indol-3-ylmethyl)-3-methoxy-N-o-tolylsulfonylbenzamide.  The empirical formula is: C31H33N3O6S Zafirlukast, a fine white to pale yellow amorphous powder, is practically insoluble in water. It is slightly soluble in…

Accutane must not be used by female patients who are or may become pregnant. There is an extremely high risk that severe birth defects will result if pregnancy occurs while taking Accutane in any amount, even for short periods of…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors A furuncle is a skin infection involving the entire hair follicle and the underlying skin tissue. What is going on in the body? Staphylococcal bacteria are normally found on the skin surface. Damage to the…

Acne is the most common chronic skin disorder, characterized by the inflammation of the sebaceous glands and of the hair follicles. Typically, the lesions appear on the skin of the face, neck, chest and shoulders.  Acne affects up to 80%…

This makes the cardiovascular system the most important system in a living organism. However, in the course of recent years, the percentage of cardiovascular diseases is rapidly growing. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Basal cell cancer occurs when skin cells undergo cancerous changes. What is going on in the body? Over 500,000 people a year in the U.S. are affected by basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell cancer begins…

Overview & Description Chemotherapy refers to medicines that can kill or control cancer. Chemotherapy medicines target and treat a specific area affected by cancer. These medicines travel to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. Chemotherapy is a systemic…