Diseases in teenagers


Winter vomiting disease

What is winter vomiting disease?

Winter vomiting disease is caused by the small round structured virus (SRSV), also known as the Norwalk-like virus or norovirus.

Norovirus lives in the gut and is passed from person to person by poor hygiene after using the bathroom - not washing hands ...

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Wegener's granulomatosis

What is Wegener’s granulomatosis?

Its cause is unknown but it's a multi-system disease, which means many parts of the body may be affected. The nose, throat, lungs and ears usually become swollen and inflamed. The kidneys can be involved, too, while for some people it affects the eyes and ...

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Understanding epilepsy

Symptoms of epilepsy

There are about 40 different types of epilepsy, all with varying symptoms:
•Generalised tonic-clonic (previously called grand mal) - loss of consciousness; person falls down; body stiffens; starts to jerk uncontrollably, they may bite their tongue or be incontinent; may be sleepy or confused afterwards.
•Generalised ...

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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is known for its sporadic symptoms that may not show up for months, even years. Milder bouts of the disease may cause symptoms to appear in a few days. The most prominent ones comprise diarrhoea (sometimes with blood, pus and mucus), a pressing need to go to the ...

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Tics are involuntary, rapid and repetitive contractions of a group of muscles that may cause either a movement (a motor tic) or the production of a sound (a vocal tic).

It is possible for tics to be accompanied by a more complex behaviour. It is usually the muscles ...

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most pervasive variation of cancer among white populations, both in and outside the UK. The majority of skin cancer cases are easy to treat and aren’t that dangerous, but there exists a specific type, melanoma, which is hard to deal with unless timely detected. Statistics point ...

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Repetitive strain injury

Repetitive strain injury, abbreviated as RSI, is a condition popular under multiple names, among which occupational overuse syndrome, work-related upper limb injury or isometric contraction myopathy.

It is the outcome of overexploitation and injuries of the muscles of the hands, the wrists, the arms or the shoulders. Constant ...

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