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Influenza Influenza, commonly known as flu, is an infectious disease of bird s and mammal s caused by RNA virus es of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses). In humans, common symptoms of influenza are fever , sore throat , muscle pains , severe headache , cough ing, weakness an more


Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria , mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis . Tuberculosis most commonly attacks the lungs (as pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous syst more

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate , a gland in the male reproductive system . It occurs when cell s of the prostate mutate and begin to multiply out of control. These cells may spread (metastasize ) from the prostate to other parts of the bod more


DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms . The main role of DNA molecule s is the long-term storage of information . DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints, since it cont more

Asperger syndrome

Asperger syndrome Asperger syndrome (U.S. pronunciation /, also called Asperger's syndrome, Asperger's disorder, Asperger's or AS) is one of several autism spectrum disorders (ASD) characterized by difficulties in social interaction and by restricted, stereotyped interests and activities. AS is more

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