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Infectious Diseases

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How Much of a Concern Is the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Originating in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus has now spread to over 20 countries as travelers to the region return to their respective nations. Is it a global health emergency? How can we prevent it from becoming one?

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Helicobacter Pylori Infection: What You Need to Know

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that is associated with stomach ulcers as well as stomach cancer. It can cause an inflammation in the lining of the stomach which can lead to gastritis. Approximately half of the world population is infected.

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Raccoon Roundworm Infection ("Baylisascaris procyonis") in Humans

Raccoon roundworm can cause scary neurological symptoms in humans and dogs. Find out what the symptoms are, how it's acquired, and information about diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

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How to Cope With Emotional Pain of STD Diagnosis

The emotional pain of getting a sexually transmitted disease, or STD, is devastating. You question the fidelity of your relationship, the risks to your health, and the future of your quality of life.

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How to Get Rid of Toe Nail Fungus

Toenail fungus can be embarrassing. Read on to learn the causes of this bothersome infection and how to treat it.

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Shingles: A Serious and Painful Disease

Shingles is a very serious and painful viral infection. If you have had chicken pox in the past, you have a higher risk. This article explains symptoms, typical treatments, and risk factors.