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Thyroiditis

28 March 2017
Thyroiditis, a feminine affliction Located in the front of the neck, regulating body metabolism, the thyroid gland (an endocrine gland) produces two main hormones: thyroxine or triiodothyronine (T4) and tri-iodo-thyronine (T3), hormones transported in the human body through the [...]
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Breast cancer

28 March 2017
Breast cancer, a common cancer that is still frightening Second cause of death among Canadian women with more than 5000 deaths in 2015, breast cancer or carcinoma is a malignant tumor that appears when abnormal cells proliferate in the breast, the cluster of cells creating the [...]
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Lyme disease

28 March 2017
What is Lyme disease? Mainly transmitted through the bite of an infected tick (spiders, horseflies ... can also transmit the disease) it is an infectious disease (reportable in Canada) caused by a bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme disease or Lyme borreliosis is what we call [...]
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Ulcerative colitis

13 March 2017
Brief description of ulcerative colitis Chronic inflammatory disease of the colon lining (large intestine), the ulcerative colitis (or chronic ulcerative colitis) is progressive, generally starting from the rectum, then spreading throughout the colon. Although its symptoms are [...]