Respiratory therapy

Respiratory therapy is an allied health field providing specialised care to patients with respiratory issues, which can include not only assisting with breathing and lung problems but monitoring all respiratory indicators such as blood oxygen levels, etc. and playing a…

Whooping cough

Bordetella pertussis, the bacteria that causes whooping cough

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a contagious disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. The bacteria is found in the mouth, nose and throat of an infected person. It is spread by direct contact with discharges from the nose and…

Vampire bat

Desmodus

Desmodus rotundus, also known as vampire bat, is a member of Phyllostomidae family. They can move side to side and backward, similar to a spider. A vampire bat requires about two tablespoons of blood each day. If vampire bats do…

Trichomoniasis

Pap test positive for trichomonas

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease, caused by Trichomonas vaginalis that affects the urinary tract in men and the vagina in women. The signs of trichomoniasis are: Heavy yellow-green or gray vaginal discharge, vaginal odor, painful sex, painful urination, pain…

Thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer is a disease in which thyroid cells become abnormal, grow out of control, and form a cancerous tumor. Cancer¬†¬† cells are found in the tissues of the thyroid gland. There are four types of cancer of the thyroid:…

Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is the clotting of the blood in vein. The most common site of a deep vein thrombosis is in a deep leg vein. Complications occur when a clot breaks away from the wall of the vein to…