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With improvement in science, kidney transplants have been quite successful in recent days. However, under certain conditions, there are chances…

The open access case report “Genetic Analysis of a Family with Multiple Incidences of Prostate Cancer”, published in the journal…

This post summarizes the state of knowledge on ectopic pregnancy, a rare but life-threatening complication of pregnancy. Although it only…

Acute myeloid leukemia is a type of blood cancer that can occur and flare up suddenly. The treatment needs to…

Onychomycosis is a relatively common infection of the fingernails and toenails. The currently available oral antifungals are not without risk….

Urinary tract infections belong to the most common bacterial infections. They do commonly recur and affect primarily women. Antibiotics have…

If a patient has an allergy to penicillin, it can complicate the treatment of common bacterial infections, such as tetanus,…

We’re all accustomed to wearing masks in public now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are some issues that…

Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer. Skin reactions or dermatitis due to the radiation is prevalent. Currently, the…

Chronic kidney disease affects 1 in 10 adults worldwide. To bring awareness to the needs of the patients and to…

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are showing promise in cancer diagnostics, with new studies looking at their potential. For example, the…

The skin can react to certain medications by erupting into rashes called fixed drug eruptions. In this blog post, based…

Antibiotics are frequently prescribed to children experiencing acute worsening of their asthma, but are they always needed? Published in the…

COVID-19 is having an impact on infants’ microbiota, and this may affect them in their later lives. Published in the…

Omega-3 is an important fatty acid that has proven health benefits. The extent of its benefit to be used as…

Our mental health can be influenced by long-term conditions, including dermatological ones such as eczema. This post was inspired by…

Tattooing involves pricking the body and introducing ink into the skin. In a small number of cases, bacterial infection can…

This post was inspired by the open access research article “The Additive Value of 3D Total Body Imaging for Sequential…

This post looks at a single case of Raynaud’s phenomenon (a disruption of the blood flow in the fingers and…

Progressive neurodegenerative diseases have no cure but, in some cases, can be slowed down or controlled. Astrocytes, a type of…