Kleptomania, which is a very real and serious mental health disorder that could tear a person’s life apart if not treated, is the irresistible urge to steal things that are not needed and that are of little value.
People that suffer from kleptomania are aware that their actions are harmful; however, the urge to steal is so powerful that they can't resist it. Kleptomania is a type of impulse control disorder in which ... more
Also called undulant fever or Mediterranean fever, brucellosis is a serious bacterial disease that causes fever, joint pain and fatigue. The bacteria called brucella cause brucellosis, which spread from animals to people, usually through unpasteurized milk, cheese and other dairy products.
This disease affects hundreds of thousands of people and animals each year in Mediterranean countries and other areas.
The bacteria can spread ... more
In hospitals, nursing homes or other closed and crowded environments, norovirus infections are a major cause of gastrointestinal illness. Severe diarrhea and vomiting may be caused by this infection.
In most cases, within 24 to 48 hours of exposure to the virus, people begin experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and begin to vomit. Although in some cases vomiting and diarrhea may be extremely dehydrating and require medical attention, ... more
A contagious viral infection best known by its distinctive red rash, which was once also called German measles or three-day measles, is called rubella.
Even though rubella and measles (rubeola) share some characteristics including a red rash, they are not the same illness. However, rubella is neither as infectious nor usually as severe as measles and it's caused by a different virus.
In preventing rubella, the ... more
The type of cancer that begins in the lungs is called lung cancer. Located in the chest, the lungs are two spongy organs that take in oxygen when a person inhales and releases carbon dioxide when he/she exhales.
People who are at greatest risk of lung cancer are smokers. Depending on the length of time and number of cigarettes smoked, the risk of lung cancer will increase. Someone could significantly reduce their chances of developing ... more
The top of the shoulder blade meets the end of the collarbone at what is called the acromioclavicular joint. A separated shoulder occurs when a stretch or tear occurs in one or more of the ligaments of this joint.
Usually, to relieve the pain of a separated shoulder, conservative treatment, such as ice, rest and pain relievers are enough. In most cases, a separated shoulder doesn't require surgery. Within a few weeks of experiencing ... more