Tag: infections

What are Vaginal Discharge and Abnormal Vaginal Discharge?

Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge is a common symptom in women. It is normal especially in child bearing age. Vaginal discharge can be commonly understood as discharge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina; normally these emission are clear or white or in a simple words during vaginal discharge glands in the cervix produces clear mucus. These secretions may turn white or yellow when exposed to air.


Vagina is the lower part of the female reproductive system; a moist canal in female extending from the labia minora to the uterus. Vagina is a passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female; a passageway between outer body and the inner reproductive organs.

Healthy Vagina

The PH balance of the vagina is acidic, which decreases the occurrence of infections in vagina. These normally-occurring bacteria present in the vagina creates acidic environment in vagina. A healthy vagina produces secretions or emissions to regulate and clean itself likewise saliva clean and regulates the functioning and the environment of the mouth. These vaginal secretions are vaginal discharge and a sign of healthy vagina and vaginal discharge.

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Preventing Urinary Tract Infections among Your Cat’s

Urinary tract infections are always very painful. It makes the easy lifestyle difficult. We all love out pets & when something wrong happens to them we can also feel that. Some early precautions can however resist that uncomfortable scenario for both of us.

•    Ensure that your cat is drinking a plenty of water. Drying up of the body is one of the major reasons of urinary ailments.

•    Contaminated water might leave a harmful impact. Make sure that, you are providing clean water to your cat.

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Common Cold Viruses Activate Killer Gene

WASHINGTON – The virus of acute coryza (common cold) can activates immune system genes present in the inner lining of the nose, including some natural antiviral that might have any therapeutic use in future, researchers reported.

Of particular interest is a gene that controls a natural antiviral called viperin, said David Proud of the University of Calgary in Alberta, who led the study.

Viperin, which was discovered in the late nineties, has involvement in other viral infections than common cold, Proud said. “This had never been examined during rhinovirus infections,” he said.

Researchers gathered 35 people, who accept to be a part of study and agreed to be infected with a common cold virus called human rhinovirus 16.

After sometime of induced infection, the researchers take some cells of the inner lining from inside the volunteers’ noses and examine gene expression, or activity, in the cells.

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Smokers Should Get Vaccine – Panel Says

vaccineATLANTA – A government panel has recommended vaccination especially for smokers, for the very first time. The panel decided that, smokers under 65 should get pneumococcal vaccine.

The shot is already recommended for adults aged 65 or older and provides protection against pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses.

Studies have already proven that smokers higher degree than nonsmokers to suffer pneumococcal disease. Also, the number of cigarettes someone smokes each day is directly proportional to odds of developing illnesses.

The reason for, why smokers are highly susceptible is not exactly known. But some scientists believe, because smoking cause damage to lung which provide bacteria an atmosphere to attack lungs and trachea (windpipe).

Pneumococcal infections are top killer among vaccine-preventable diseases. It’s an advanced complication of influenza, specifically in the elderly. It is also responsible for, around 36,000 deaths per year.

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Scientists found new bacteria species in mouth.

According to the English researchers they have discovered a new bacterium that contributes to tooth decay and gum disease.

The new bug called “Prevotella histicola” is being considered a brand new species of bacteria that like hundreds of other bacteria thrives in human mouth.

There are millions of bacteria in every milliliter of saliva and more than half of them are unknown.

This new finding may prove quite helpful for the scientists to understand those changes in bacterial activity that becomes the cause of mouth problems.

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