Leptospirosis: Why Avoiding Contact with Rats?

Monday, September 27th, 2010 2,342 views

Leptospirosis', also called Mal de Adolf Weil, is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals and can be fatal. It was classified in 1907, thanks to a post mortem examination performed on a sample of kidney infection, but the disease has been identified in 1886 by German pathologist Adolf ...

What is Mesothelioma?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 21,725 views

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer (cancer of the mesothelium) that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is a membrane that covers and protects most of the internal organs of the body. It is composed of ...

Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes, Symptons, Prevention and Treatment

Friday, May 9th, 2008 2,584 views

  What is Alzheimer's disease? Alzheimer's disease (AD), one form of dementia, is a progressive, degenerative brain disease. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Memory impairment is a necessary feature for the diagnosis of this or any type of dementia. Change in one of the following areas must also be present: language, decision-making ability, ...