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The Zika virus can be transmitted through mosquito bites and sexually. Avoid areas with the virus during pregnancy. Screens, bed nets, and mosquito repellents can protect against mosquitoes. Natural repellents like neem oil, fumigants like citronella oil, and larvicides like the essential oils of sweet flag and sweet basil may also be useful. Also, clear out stagnant water. Condoms and dental dams can help protect you from sexual transmission of the Zika virus.
STDs can be caused by viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and ectoparasites. The most common symptom of STDs is itching. Genital warts and herpes (oral and genital) are caused by viruses. Gonorrhea and syphilis are caused by bacteria. Trichomoniasis, caused by protozoa, is more common in women than men. Scabies and pubic lice are caused by parasites.
The world around us and our bodies are filled with billions of microorganisms, both harmful and the helping kind. Most of the time, our...
Chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, HPV, syphilis, and HIV/AIDS are the most common STDs n women. It is estimated that 1 in 20 sexually active women have chlamydia. Similiar to gonorrhea, it has no symptoms. In some cases where women experience symptoms, it could be felt like a urinary tract infection. It is estimated that 90% of women with genital herpes aren’t aware of it.
When was the last time you got a sore throat? Was it accompanied by any other symptoms? Most of us dismiss a sore throat...
Mullein, or common mullein, is a traditional medicinal plant. It’s full of polyphenols with anti-oxidative activity. As an antiseptic, it can protect wounds and treat staph skin infections. It will also fight the flu thanks to its antiviral properties. Additional health benefits include relief from diarrhea, abdominal pain, and migraines. Mullein can be inhaled or smoked to soothe the respiratory tract and help asthma.
Public transport systems such as buses, trains, and planes can be breeding grounds for various bacteria and germs that cause diseases. These modes of transport witness many people who may be suffering from illnesses or may be carrying deadly viruses. When such people breathe, sneeze, cough or speak, they transfer the bacteria, which may pass on to other people when they come in contact with them.
Long working hours and sedentary lifestyle is deteriorating the health conditions. The number of people being diagnosed with a disease is on the rise, it becomes important for every man to get themselves screened for diseases such as glaucoma, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and HIV.
Although every pregnant woman wants a healthy and normal pregnancy, they are susceptible to many infections. During pregnancy, infections can become severe and possibly...
Baking soda is widely used for baking and cleaning purposes. However, oral ingestion of baking soda solution has various therapeutic benefits. Due to its alkaline nature, it treats heartburn and indigestion, relieves symptoms of UTI, cures gout, and wards off cold and flu. It also prevents the spreading of cancer by controlling metastasis.
Pills are useful, but they come with many side effects. Lemon water can actually replace the need for drugs. You can use it to treat an upset stomach, cold, or flu. Trying to lose weight? Drink lemon water for appetite control. This simple remedy will manage diabetes, hypertension, bone metabolism, and brain decline. It might be just what you need to prevent chronic disease. To make lemon water, add fresh or store-bought lemon juice to hot or cold water.
An itchy crotch can spoil your day. Up to 20% of the world population is affected by it. You can get an itchy crotch if you share your towels with others, tight clothing can also be a cause. Other reasons for an itchy crotch include pubic lice, fungal infections, herpes, genital warts, and contact dermatitis.
Wheezing is whistling sound that’s produced when you breathe and usually indicates respiratory problems. Medical conditions like asthma, cardiac asthma, bronchiolitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, acute bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and gastroesophageal reflux disease can cause it. So can a foreign object stuck in your airways and reactions to medications or insect bites.
Skullcap has been used for over two centuries by people across the world in treating various diseases. Skullcap contains many properties that are beneficial in treating cancer, heart diseases, pain, inflammation, flu and other conditions. Many studies have been conducted by acclaimed institutions that have scientifically proven most of its benefits. However, it has some side-effects and certain precautions must be considered before using skullcap.
AIDS is caused by the HIV virus, which can be transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids like blood, semen, and vaginal secretions. While you can’t just catch AIDS out of the blue, it's important to know how to protect yourself from this incurable disease. Risky sexual behavior with unfamiliar or multiple partners is a big risk factor. So is direct contact with infected blood through syringes or needles. HIV cannot be transmitted through sweat, tears, saliva, urine, or feces.