It is projected that about 17 million people die of heart attacks and strokes every year, across the world. A heart attack is a grim health emergency whereby, the flow of blood to the heart is rapidly blocked, typically by a blood clot. Heart disease can befall one and all, irrespective of age or gender, … Continue reading “10 Celebrities who died of Heart Attack. Signs you must never ignore.”

Skin is the mirror of your body, a hale and hearty skin is the reflection of a healthy body. Summer is already here, it is the time when our skin needs more protection and this summer don’t forget to take extra care of one of the most important parts of your body, that’s your skin. … Continue reading “5 Secrets to Get Healthy Skin This Summer”

Craniofacial abnormalities

Craniofacial abnormalities (CFAs), or anomalies, are congenital structural deformities, malformations or other abnormalities of the skull (cranium) or facial bones. Most common forms of CFA appear to arise from a combination of genetic factors and environmental influences. Source: Disclaimer: The above information has been taken from WHO website. Medlife is permitted to re-share WHO content … Continue reading “Craniofacial abnormalities”

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever transmitted by ticks. It can be responsible for severe outbreaks in humans but it is not pathogenic for ruminants, their amplifying host. The disease was first described in the Crimea in 1944 and given the name Crimean haemorrhagic fever. In 1969 it was recognized that the pathogen … Continue reading “Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF)”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. Until the 1990s, three forms of CJD were recognized: sporadic disease, which accounted for the majority of cases and was of unknown origin; familial cases, associated with a gene mutation; and iatrogenic cases, caused by accidental transmission of the causative agent via contaminated instruments or certain transplants. … Continue reading “Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease”

Congenital anomalies

Congenital anomalies are also known as birth defects, congenital disorders or congenital malformations. Congenital anomalies can be defined as structural or functional anomalies (e.g. metabolic disorders) that occur during intrauterine life and can be identified prenatally, at birth or later in life. Congenital anomalies can be caused by single gene defects, chromosomal disorders, multifactorial inheritance, … Continue reading “Congenital anomalies”

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung ailment that is characterized by a persistent blockage of airflow from the lungs. It is an under-diagnosed, life-threatening lung disease that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible. The more familiar terms of chronic bronchitis and emphysema are no longer used; they are now included … Continue reading “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)”


Causes Cholera is an acute enteric infection caused by the ingestion of bacterium Vibrio cholerae present in faecally contaminated water or food. Primarily linked to insufficient access to safe water and proper sanitation, its impact can be even more dramatic in areas where basic environmental infrastructures are disrupted or have been destroyed. Countries facing complex emergencies are … Continue reading “Cholera”


Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne viral disease first described during an outbreak in southern Tanzania in 1952. It is an alphavirus of the family Togaviridae. The name ‘chikungunya’ derives from word in the Kimakonde language, meaning “to become contorted” and describes the stooped appearance of sufferers with joint pain. Source: Related Articles: Cold & Cough Disclaimer: … Continue reading “Chikungunya”

Chagas Disease

Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi or (T. cruzi). It is found mainly in 21 Latin American countries1, where it is mostly vector-borne. The main vector involved in the transmission of the parasite to humans is a triatomine bug, also known as … Continue reading “Chagas Disease”


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