Inflamed tonsils in children: symptoms and treatment

Inflamed tonsils often occur in children: toddlers, toddlers, preschoolers and children of primary school age. Adults can also suffer from inflamed tonsils. Inflamed tonsils can be caused by viruses, but a child can also get it from bacteria, often streptococci. The symptoms and signs of inflamed tonsils are sore throat and difficulty swallowing. The lymph …

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New SARS virus, MERS

The SARS virus is a virus that causes the serious illness SARS. In 2013 there was a new variant of this virus, also called MERS. In 2003, more than 800 people succumbed to the SARS virus. It appears that MERS will also cause many deaths. The virus has now also been spotted in Europe. How …

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Ginseng, the plant

Panax ginseng is probably the herb with the greatest health reputation. Large-scale cultivation, variable processing and massive consumption can compromise the quality of the products. It is therefore useful to gain more knowledge about the origin and quality of these Asian and other ginseng varieties. Ginseng biotope The Asian Ginseng is a slow-growing perennial plant …

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Sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder. People with this disease have an abnormality in the hemoglobin molecules, which are located in the red blood cells. Someone has sickle cell disease when they inherit a certain abnormality in the gene for hemoglobin from both parents. Due to this abnormality, the red blood cell deforms …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): symptoms, infection and treatment

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus are fever, dry cough and fatigue. Sometimes more serious symptoms occur that can even be fatal. The new coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, after people developed pneumonia without an apparent cause and for which existing vaccines or treatments were ineffective. …

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