Epstein Barr Disease is triggered by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) or human herpesvirus 4 virus (HHV-4). Apart from Mononucleosis, this virus from the herpes family has also been associated with certain rare cancers and tumors like Hodgkin’s disease, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome etc.
What is Ischaemic Heart disease? This is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions in relation to heart diseases. Ischaemic or Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) is a type of heart disease characterized by lack of sufficient oxygenated blood supply to the heart. This inadequate supply of blood and oxygen damages heart muscles thereby affecting […]
Huntington disease is a genetic disorder of the central nervous system. This disease was earlier known as Chorea, derived from the word Choreography because the disease is characterized by involuntary but jerky movements in the later stages. Huntington disease or HD is caused by degeneration of nerve cells in certain areas of the brain.
The answer to the question, “What is Parkinson Disease?” is quite complex because this disease is a neurological disorder. Parkinson Disease or Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive disorder that generally affects older individuals aged 50 years or more. Males are more likely to suffer from this disease as compared to their female counterparts. Parkinson […]
Sea squirts are marine organisms that live on underwater structures for their entire lives and feed on small plants. They are characterized by an outer hard tunic and a soft body on the inside. They can be useful in studying Alzheimer’s disease and ultimately finding an effective cure for this disease.
Recent studies suggest that individuals suffering from Migraines are twice (to be specific, 42%) more likely to suffer from Heart Disease as well. The ones suffering from Migraines with aura are even more at risk of developing Heart Diseases and Strokes.