Snapping turtle bite

Snapping turtles are terrestrial and freshwater turtles. There are muddy brownish and have a primitive appearing bumpy shell. The back section of the shell is serrated and the bottom part is smaller as compared to most other kinds of turtles. It is believed that snapping [Read More]

What is Military Neck?

Military neck refers to a condition observed in individuals that have extremely straight necks and therefore, seem to be standing at attention. The condition is a bony deformity that affects the normal curvature of the cervical spine. Normally, the cervical spine is shaped like the [Read More]

Macerated Skin

Skin maceration is the breakdown and softening of skin due to a lengthy contact with wetness. Any kind of moisture can lead to this condition: fluids from wounds, water, urine and sweat will cause the skin tissues to breakdown once in contact for a long [Read More]


Pneumonia is one of the many lung disorders. It happens when a fungi, virus or bacteria causes an infection and inflammation to the alveoli; tiny sacs of air in the lungs. Lobular pneumonia or bronchopneumonia is a kind of pneumonia that leads to bronchi inflammation. [Read More]


Cephalohematoma is a condition that affects newborns and is marked by hemorrhage beneath the skin, between the periosteum and the skull. The hemorrhage is caused due to rupture of blood vessels that cross the periosteum. It may be noted that the periosteum is the membrane [Read More]

Diaphragm Pain

The diaphragm is the muscle separating the thorax and the abdomen. It aids in breathing by crating the negative pressure that is required in order to let the lungs expand and inhale oxygen. It is found under the lower ribcage and has a mushroom shape. [Read More]

Pistachio Allergy

Pistachios are tiny tree nuts that belong to the mango nut family, the same as cashew nuts. The affected individual usually develops this allergy early in life and it persists for life. The allergy will arise even when there is exposure to minute quantities of [Read More]

Candida Auris (Superbug)

Candida auris (C. auris) is a fungus species that has emerged as a serious threat to global health. The fungus grows as yeast and was first reported in 2009. It is amongst the few Candida genus species that cause candidiasis infection in human beings. The [Read More]

Amelogenesis Imperfecta

Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a condition marked by a group of rare inherited developmental abnormalities of the tooth and tooth enamel. Affected teeth are very small, pitted, ridged, and very susceptible to rapid wear and cracking/breakage. Amelogenesis imperfecta is currently classified into 4 main types [Read More]

Explosive Diarrhea

Explosive diarrhea is a serious kind of diarrhea marked by extreme urge for frequent bowel movements. Patients keep using the toilet after every few minutes. They keep going in and out of the rest room as if they have no control of the bowel movements. [Read More]