The UN health agency (WHO) on Tuesday (11/2) announced that "COVID-19" will be the official name of the deadly virus from China, saying the disease represented a "very grave threat"
UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS (2019-nCoV)
So far, the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus has infected around 8,200 people and killed more than 170 people.
However, there are currently no vaccines to prevent against coronavirus, and no specific
Hypothermia is a severe condition in which the body temperature drops to an abnormally low level. The normal body temperature itself within 36 to 37.5 Celsius. It occurs when the body is unable to produce enough heat to counter
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-term condition where acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus.
Acid reflux can cause an uncomfortable burning feeling in your chest, which can radiate up
Omega 3 is essential fat that we cannot produce by our body and we have to get it from our diet.
These are essential fats—the body can’t make them from scratch but must get them from food. Foods high in Omega-3 include
PHARYNGITIS (SORE THROAT)
Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx, which is in the back of the throat.
It’s most often referred to simply as “sore throat.” Pharyngitis can also cause scratchiness in the throat and
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)
DNA is a long molecule that contains each person's unique genetic code. It holds the instructions for building the proteins that are essential for our bodies to function.
DNA instructions are passed
A fracture, also known as a broken bone, is a condition that changes the contour (shape) of the bone. Fractures often occur when there is a high force or impact put on a bone.
There is a range of fracture types,
BOTOX® is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large amounts, this toxin can cause a form of muscle paralysis known as botulism, which is usually associated with food poisoning. Even though one
Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures.
Free radicals are waste substances
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts promoted as having various health benefits. They're usually added to yoghurts or taken as food supplements, and are often described as "good" or "friendly" bacteria.
Measles is a viral disease that can spread rapidly. Measles is a childhood infection caused by a virus. Once quite common, measles can now almost always be prevented with a vaccine.
There are two types of
Cataract is the clouding of the eyes natural lens. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is also the principal cause of blindness in the world. Most cataracts develop slowly and don't disturb your
A febrile seizure is a convulsion in a child caused by a spike in body temperature, often from an infection. They occur in young children with normal development without a history of neurologic symptoms. It can be frightening when
Cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is also the principal cause of blindness in the world. Most cataracts develop slowly and don't disturb your
Bali Belly, Thailand Trots, Montezuma’s Revenge… you name it, we’ve had it. And missing out on exotic beaches and natural wonders of the world is enough to make you learn how to not only prevent, but also
Ear wax, also called cerumen, is made by the body to protect the ears. The ear wax has both lubricating and antibacterial properties. Most of the time, the old ear wax is moved through the ear canal by motions from chewing and other jaw
Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is like a stroke, producing similar symptoms, but usually lasting only a few minutes and causing no permanent damage. Often called a ministroke, a transient ischemic attack may be
Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, is illness caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms — including bacteria, viruses and parasites — or their toxins are the most common causes of food
FATTY LIVER DISEASE
Fatty liver disease means you have extra fat in your liver. You might hear your doctor call it hepatic steatosis. This could be come from excessive alcohol consumption or even non alcohol involving. Nonalcoholic fatty liver
This week KMC Clinic will discuss about ear infection again. We discussed Otitis Externa at the beginning of our website launch, and now we kindly present Otitis Media as discussion topic. Otitis media is an infection of the middle
This week KMC Clinic will discuss about allergic reaction. Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander — or a food that doesn't cause a reaction
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)
High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when your blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels. Your blood pressure measurement takes into account how much blood is passing through your blood vessels and
Diabetes melitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Compared with other diseases caused by a single infectious agent, tuberculosis is the second biggest killer, globally.
Although your body may harbor
Emphysema is a lung condition that causes shortness of breath. In people with emphysema, the air sacs in the lungs (alveoli) are damaged. Over time, the inner walls of the air sacs weaken and rupture — creating larger air spaces
Vacationing is one of the fun activities, people spend about 2 weeks a year on vacation. But when you are on vacation and then you or one of your family members has a stroke, what will you do? This week's article from KMC Clinic will
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Bacterial pneumonia is the most common type in adults. Pneumonia causes inflammation in the air sacs in your lungs, which are called
Bronchitis is an infection of the main airways of the lungs (bronchi), causing them to become irritated and inflamed. The bronchi branch off on either side of your windpipe (trachea). They lead to smaller and smaller airways inside
This week is the final series of discussions on STD disease groups. KMC Clinic health article readers may review the series of STD group disease articles that we have begun discussing almost 1 month ago. This week we will discuss
This week we will discuss about Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes). There are many different types of
This week KMC Clinic discuss about one of Sexual Transmitted Disease that very common. It is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia Trachomatis. It can infect both men and women. Women can get chlamydia in the cervix, rectum, or
Welcome back to rejoining the health articles presented by the KMC Clinic, this week topic will continue to discuss the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) series. Last week we discussed Gonorrhea and this week we will
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE
STDs are infections that are passed from one person to another during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. They’re really common, and lots of people who have them don’t have any symptoms. STDs can be
URINARY TRACT INFECTION
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the
Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid.
Several things could
Cholera is a bacterial disease usually spread through contaminated water. Cholera causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. Left untreated, cholera can be fatal in a matter of hours, even in previously healthy people. A bacterium
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at
Yellow fever is a hemorrhagic condition that can lead to a high fever, bleeding into the skin, and cell death in the liver and kidneys. If enough liver cells die, liver damage occurs, leading to jaundice, a condition in
Four Things You Should Know About Viral Hepatitis:
Hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are all different diseases.
Each type of hepatitis is caused by a different virus and spread in different ways. Hepatitis A
Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get
Barotrauma refers to injuries caused by increased air or water pressure, such as during airplane flights or scuba diving. Barotrauma of the ear is common. Generalized barotraumas, also called decompression sickness, affects
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain.
There are two main types of seizures. Generalized seizures affect the
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.
These patches normally appear on your elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can appear anywhere on your body. Most
Dyspepsia (also known as Indigestion) is a word used to describe stomach pain or discomfort after eating. It is not a disease on its own, but a group of symptoms (such as stomach pain, bloating, or a sense of fullness) you feel soon
Your skin does some amazing work. It protects you from the elements, heals its own wounds, and even grows your hair. With all that going on, things are bound to go wrong once in a while.
If you have sore red
Vertigo gets better in most cases without treatment. See a GP if it keeps coming back or is affecting your daily life.
Check if it's vertigo
Vertigo feels like you or everything around you is spinning –
Wound care - dressing change
Your health care provider has covered your wound with a wet-to-dry dressing. With this type of dressing, a wet (or moist) gauze dressing is put on your wound and allowed to dry. Wound drainage and dead
Burns are tissue damage that results from heat, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, or chemical or electrical contact. Burns can be minor medical problems or life-threatening emergencies.
When to see a doctor
Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes. For most people it's a very mild infection and isn't harmful. But it may be more serious for pregnant women, as there's evidence it causes birth defects – in
Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever are bacterial infections occurring worldwide, acquired through the consumption of fecal contaminated food or water, mainly in settings with a very poor standard of
HYPOGLYCEMIA (LOW BLOOD SUGAR)
What is hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia is a condition where there is not enough glucose, or sugar, in the blood.
Levels of blood sugar are below 4 mmol/L (72mg/dL).
Possible causes, with
Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is a serious infection caused by Clostridium tetani. This bacterium produces a toxin that affects the brain and nervous system, leading to stiffness in the muscles. The infection can
What is HIV?
HIV is the virus that causing AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), which disease caused by damage that HIV does to your immune system.
How do you get HIV?
HIV transmitted in body fluid that include
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Read This First
All incidents of Electric Shocks should be evaluated by a trained medical professional, as soon as possible! DO NOT wait! Failure to obtain evaluation as soon as possible may result in serious injury or
What is near drowning?
Near drowning is a term typically used to describe almost dying from suffocating under water. It is the last stage before fatal drowning, which results in death. Near-drowning victims still
Most reactions to insect bites and stings are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, stinging or minor swelling. Rarely, insect bites and stings, such as from a bee, a wasp, a hornet, a fire ant or a scorpion, can result in severe
Norovirus infection can cause the sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water that is contaminated during preparation or contaminated surfaces. You can also be infected
Are you feeling the burn?
So, you forgot to put on sunscreen and fell asleep in your lawn chair. The bad news is that you’re certainly in for some red skin and pain. The good news is that the pain won’t last forever. A
What Causes Malaria?
Malaria can occur if a mosquito infected with the Plasmodium parasite bites you. There are four kinds of malaria parasites that can infect humans: Plasmodium vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae, and P.
As we all know, a volcano is a land form that has crater or vent where the magma or molten rock, pieces of hot solid rock, and hot gases are formed inside the Earth when the upper crust or the lower crust melts.
When that magma or molten rocks
What is alcohol intoxication?
Alcohol intoxication is a harmful physical condition caused when you drink more alcohol than your body can handle. It is also called ethanol poisoning, or being drunk.
What are the physical signs and symptoms of
It is a physiological condition that results from a disruption in the body's circadian rhythms, also known as the body clock. It is seen as a circadian rhythm disorder.
Symptoms tend to be more severe when traveling
If you are indoors during an earthquake
Ensure you do the following if you are indoors during an earthquake:
DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If
Otitis externa is a condition that causes redness and swelling of the external ear canal, which is the tube between the outer ear and eardrum. Otitis externa is often referred to as "swimmer's ear" because it is more
What is diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a disease characterized by defecation that is soft or runny, or need to go back and forth to the toilet. Diarrhea can occur to anyone both adults and children.
Depending on how long diarrhea lasts,
Rabies is a neurological disease caused mainly by the rabies virus (RABV) and is almost invariably fatal once clinical symptoms develop. Rabies virus is present in the saliva of infected animals. People are usually exposed to rabies through a bite