What is cervicitis and what causes it?

Symptoms Causes Medical treatments Natural treatment options Diagnosis Complications Outlook Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix. But what are the symptoms and causes of this condition? And can it be treated naturally? The cervix is a narrow passage that connects the uterus and vagina. Every month, menstrual blood comes out of the uterus through […]

Research debunks ‘myth’ that strenuous exercise suppresses the immune system

New research overturns a myth that has persisted for nearly four decades — that competing in endurance sports, like this weekend’s London Marathon, suppresses the body’s immune system and makes competitors more susceptible to infections. Research from the 1980s, which focused on events such as the Los Angeles Marathon, asked competitors if they had symptoms […]

What causes blood in sputum?

Where does it come from? Causes and symptoms When to see a doctor Diagnosis Treatment Outlook Blood in the sputum or mucus when a person coughs or spits is called hemoptysis. Although the blood can be worrying, it is usually not a cause for concern, especially in young or otherwise healthy people. Blood in the […]

Medical chemists discover peptic ulcer treatment metallodrug effective in ‘taming’ superbugs

CBS inhibits the activities of major resistant determinant NDM-1 replacing its zinc cofactors with bismuth. Credit: The University of Hong Kong CBS inhibits the activities of major resistant determinant NDM-1 replacing its zinc cofactors with bismuth. Credit: The University of Hong Kong Close Antimicrobial resistance posed by “superbugs” has been a major public health issue […]