Kenya McAdam – Rheumatic Heart Disease Survivor, Champion and Film Maker

I have been working with rheumatic heart disease Australia since I was 16 years old. I’ve been providing IRF symptoms for people to learn how to diagnose themselves and obviously tell the clinic and I’ve also been Speaking at conferences in front of specialists and doctors and health workers and a lot of different health…

Disease X? New virus discovered in the body stuns health experts – ‘How little we know’ – News 247

 The previously unknown virus was found hiding among 42 other biological agents known to only target bacteria like E coli. These so-called bacteriophages are of increasing concern to health experts because they can teach bacteria to resist antibiotics The shocking discovery was made by researchers at the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Austria…

4 Common Zoonotic Diseases

Welcome back to Animal Wonders Today we’re joined by a not-so-welcome guest Can you see it? How about now? I’m having the unfortunate experience of playing host to an annoying but non-life threatening organism known as ringworm And it’s inspired me to talk about a subject that isn’t always the most fun to think about…

Managing Sickle Cell Disease as a Teenager

This video is a presentation of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Our Story: Living with Sickle Cell Disease Bridget H.: What game am I winning at? Nicholas H.: Operation. Bridget: When I tell someone my son has sickle cell, the first thing they say is — what nationality, what are you? I believe…

Can Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Help Fight Disease?

– Ah, the beginning of summer. Longer days, warmer weather, and mosquitoes. (upbeat techno music) If you’re anything like me, or really, any normal person on this planet, you hate mosquitoes and their nasty little bites. Mosquitoes are no joke. Worldwide, Malaria alone kills over 400,000 people a year. While in the US, we don’t…

Kawasaki Disease: A Parents Guide

My name is Karie Rego and this is my daughter, Marina, who was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease, or KD, when she was almost 4 years old. When Marina was diagnosed, I had many questions about her treatment and the potential damage from the disease. Working together with the KD Foundation, we developed this presentation in…

Heart Disease Risk Factors | Jami Kamp | Goshen Heart & Vascular

I’m Jami Kamp. I’m a Nurse Practitioner with the Goshen Heart & Vascular Center. The most common risk factors for developing heart disease are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, having premature coronary artery disease in a first-degree relative and finally smoking. High cholesterol can be a result of poor lifestyle choices combined with…

Using genomics to predict disease risk

People with risk factors like high cholesterol or high blood pressure may know that they’re more likely to develop a common illness such as heart disease. But scientists are discovering that millions of people may also be living with an elevated risk for disease without traditional warning signs, simply due to subtle genetic variations in…

Measurement of disease frequency

Welcome to this session of Health Research Fundamentals. In this session, we are going to see some measurements we commonly use to measure the Disease Frequency. Before we go in for appropriate measurement of disease frequency, we need to understand certain concepts like a Population at Risk. The population at risk are the portion of…