Conditions and Diseases

Drugs that Reduce Stomach Acid Do Not Accelerate The Risk of Esophagus or Stomach Cancer

Drugs that Reduce Stomach Acid Do Not Accelerate The Risk of Esophagus or Stomac In the digestive system, an ulcer is an area where tissue has been destroyed by gastric juices and stomach acid. Peptic ulcer disease is a general term for ulcers that occur in the stomach or duodenum (upper part of the small intestine). A peptic ulcer is an erosion or sore in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. The mucous membrane lining the digestive tract erodes and causes a gradual...

Blood sugar monitoring is useful in predicting blood sugar levels

Image of Blood sugar monitoring is useful in predicting blood sugar levels Blood glucose monitoring is a measurement of glucose in the blood that can be done at any time on a portable machine. It can be a self-test for the diabetic. The finger is pricked and a drop of blood is put on a reagent strip, which uses a chemical substance to react to the amount of glucose in the blood. The meter then reads the strip and displays the results as a number on a digital display....

New Bird Flu Virus Strain Has Become Dominant

Image of New Bird Flu Virus Strain Has Become Dominant H5N1 flu refers to the transmission and infection of H5N1. H5N1 flu is a concern due to the global spread of H5N1 that constitutes a pandemic threat.Infected birds pass on H5N1 through their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. The transmission of the H5N1 virus, infection by that virus, the resulting symptoms of that infection (having or coming down with influenza or more specifically avian flu...