This new Oxford Medical Handbook takes an integrated approach to both infectious disease and microbiology. Referenced to national and international guidelines, it covers the basic principles of bacteriology and virology, specific information on diseases and conditions, and material on ‘hot topics’ such as bioterrorism and preventative medicine.
Neem-based products from Azadirachta indica have been successfully used for pest control in agriculture and gardening since long in India and more recently in European countries and in the USA (1). The seed kernels, particularly rich in bioactive azadirachtin and other limonoids (tetranortriterpenoids), are the main source for a large number of products used for […]
INTRODUCTION Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and asthma are two very common allergic diseases of the respiratory tract (1). The two have much in common as to age at onset, seasonal manifestations, and causation. Hay fever involves the mucosa, or lining of the upper respiratory tract only, whereas asthma is confined to the bronchial tubes of […]
Dizziness has been used to describe different sensations. True dizziness is a light-headedness, unsteadiness or simply feeling faint. The symptom of “dizziness” needs to be separated from vertigo, which is a feeling that the room is moving or spinning, or that the person is moving when they are not (or even a floating sensation). Balance […]
A genetic disease is a disease caused by a abnormal form of a gene called a variation or a change of a gene called a mutation. Genetic disorders can be caused1. by a mutation in one gene (monogenetic disorder) Monogenetic disorders are relatively rare and are caused by a mutation in a single gene. The […]
Although communicable infections have been known to man since the dawn of time, outbreaks of communicable infections still occur regularly. Known and unknown communicable infections continue to emerge and re-emerge due to factors such as drug-resistant microbes, the over-use of antimicrobial drugs, and many others. Many changes in society have weakened healthcare systems while enhancing […]
Congenital Heart Disease is an abnormality or defect in the heart when the baby is born. Congenital Heart Disease is the most common serious birth defect and occurs in 0.7 per cent of children. Who is at risk of having a Congenital Heart Disease? Familial: 1. Poor development of the heart during the first 3 […]