Abortion Pills Side Effects

The term Abortion Pill is most commonly used to reference the medications mifepristone and misoprostol taken to terminate the pregnancy of a developing baby. Methotrexate is another abortion-related medication sometimes called the abortion pill. Some individuals confuse the morning after pill or emergency contraception with the abortion pill. The two are not the same. According to the World […]

Childhood Sexual Abuse

The sexual abuse of children is a widespread problem across the world. Sexual abuse during childhood refers to any kind of sexual relations that occur between a child and an immediate family member, caregiver, any other adult, or another child or teen. These interactions can range from inappropriate touching of the genitals and other body […]

What is Rabies?

Rabies is a viral infection spread via saliva through the bite of a rabid animal; it is caused by the virus neurotropic lyssavirus. It is an acute, central nervous system infection, characterized by central nervous system irritation, followed by paralysis and death. Rabies is more prevalent in the developing world than in industrialized countries. Approximately […]

What is leprosy?

What is leprosy? Leprosy is a disease mainly caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae, which causes damage to the skin and the peripheral nervous system. The disease develops slowly (from six months to 40 years) and results in skin lesions and deformities, most often affecting the cooler places on the body (for example, eyes, nose, […]

Ebola virus disease (EVD)

Ebola virus disease (EVD) also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a severe disease of humans and other primates caused by an RNA virus of the family Filoviridae and genus Ebola virus. The disease has a high fatality rate killing between 25%-90% of those infected. Research conducted in 2005 suggested fruit bats to be […]

Cholera

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by Vibrio cholerae; a gram negative rod-shaped bacterium. It is a potentially life-threatening, primarily waterborne disease. There are many serogroups of V. cholerae, but only two (O1 and O139) cause outbreaks. There have been seven pandemics of cholera worldwide, the last of which began in Indonesia in 1961, […]