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Diseases Caused by Cleaning Chemicals

Diseases Caused by Cleaning Chemicals

Protecting yourself from cleaning chemicals can prevent unpleasant conditions or diseases.Cleaning materials image by TekinT from Fotolia.comCleaning chemicals, although very useful, can be dangerous if not handled correctly. Most people take special care around the harsher varieties,.........[Read More]
Melamine Detection Methods

Melamine Detection Methods

Melamine has been detected in products such as baby formula and pet food.baby's bottle image by Georgios Alexandris from Fotolia.comMelamine is an inexpensive compound made up of nitrogen, carbon and hydrogen and has become a topic of discussion since investigators found it was used in.........[Read More]
Mixed Incontinence

Mixed Incontinence

Urine leakage affects millions of Americans. Learn more from WebMD about the causes, symptoms and treatment of mixed incontinence, a combination of urge and stress incontinence.......[Read More]
Continence Care of Obese Nursing Home Residents

Continence Care of Obese Nursing Home Residents

Obesity and incontinence are significant health problem for older individuals and caregivers. How can this less than dynamic duo be managed in nursing homes?......[Read More]
Renal Stones & Diet

Renal Stones & Diet

Renal stones, also called kidney stones, are composed of minerals that build up inside the kidneys when the urine is not sufficiently diluted. They usually don't cause permanent damage, but the pain of passing them can be excruciating. Sometimes there's no clear cause of renal stones and nothing you......[Read More]
Polycystic Kidney Disease Diets

Polycystic Kidney Disease Diets

Polycystic kidney disease is a hereditary condition whereby the patient is affected with the growths of multiple cysts upon the kidneys, resulting in an abnormal increase in kidney size. Symptoms include hypertension, abdominal tenderness, urination of blood and localized pain. Although polycystic k......[Read More]
Signs of Gum Infection

Signs of Gum Infection

There are several conditions that can cause infected gums. The most common cause is an infection that is secondary to gum disease. Cavities or trauma can also result in infection of the gums. While the causes of infection may vary, the symptoms can be the same. Determining and eliminating the underl......[Read More]
Reframing Prostate Cancer as 'Chronic Disease'

Reframing Prostate Cancer as 'Chronic Disease'

Dr. Timothy Daskivich talks with Dr. Matthew Resnick about the quality-of-life lessons learned from PCOS and how they should inform clinicians' discussions with prostate cancer patients.......[Read More]
Why Urinary Tract Infections May Cause Delirium

Why Urinary Tract Infections May Cause Delirium

The reason why urinary tract infections may cause delirium is not completely understood. Urinary tract infections may cause certain substances to enter the brain and disrupt normal cognition.......[Read More]
Remedy to Balance PH Level

Remedy to Balance PH Level

The pH level in your body is maintained by the food you eat. Acid is important to the body, as it helps digest food; but too much acid can simultaneously be harmful, as it can corrode your organs and damage your body. Alkaline is the important balancer to acid. Lowering your pH levels is extremely e......[Read More]
CKD in Disadvantaged Populations

CKD in Disadvantaged Populations

How can increased community and clinician outreach and better access to preventive medicine help disadvantaged people most at risk for developing CKD?......[Read More]
Kegels

Kegels

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of kegels including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Will Coke Cure a UTI?

Will Coke Cure a UTI?

Coca-Cola ("Coke") cannot cure a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). In fact, no known beverage can cure a UTI and no non-pharmaceutical cure, of any type, is known for a UTI. The only known cure for a UTI is antibiotic medicine.......[Read More]
Survivorship Health Information Counseling for Patients With Prostate Cancer

Survivorship Health Information Counseling for Patients With Prostate Cancer

Cancer survivorship has been recognized in recent years as a critical variable in the cancer care continuum.......[Read More]
What Are the Causes of UTI?

What Are the Causes of UTI?

Dealing with a urinary tract infection and preventing future infections often involves identifying common causes. Several factors contribute to UTIs, and recognizing these can promote urinary health.......[Read More]
Caffeine and Bladder Infections

Caffeine and Bladder Infections

Caffeine is the common stimulant in soda, coffee and energy drinks. While caffeine alone does not cause urinary tract infections, it may increase the likelihood of developing an infection.......[Read More]
Evaluation and Management of Male Infertility

Evaluation and Management of Male Infertility

Learn how advances in the identification and management of male factor infertility are providing new options for paternity.......[Read More]
Common Recessive Traits

Common Recessive Traits

Recessive traits are inherited genetic traits that you only see when both parents possess the gene. If one parent has the recessive trait and the other has the opposing dominate trait, you'll see the dominate trait in their children. Of course, if both parents have the dominate trait, you'll also se......[Read More]
Stress Urinary Incontinence: Prevention, Management, and Provider Education

Stress Urinary Incontinence: Prevention, Management, and Provider Education

This article suggests a number of strategies for lessening the effects and costs associated with urinary incontinence resulting from childbirth injuries.......[Read More]
Overflow Incontinence in Children

Overflow Incontinence in Children

Incontinence in children can be frustrating and embarrassing both for a child and his parents. Depending on the type of incontinence, the child could grow out of it without any medical intervention. For more serious forms of incontinence, he might need medical treatment or training to modify problem......[Read More]