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  • Back Disorders

    The spine is made up of bone segments called vertebrae. Vertebrae have two parts: 1) the cylinder-shaped vertebral bodies to the front; and 2)

    Bedsores

    Bedsores are also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers. They form when your bone squeezes your skin and tissue against an outside surface,

    Bedwetting

    Bedwetting is common for children, affecting more boys than girls. The condition occurs in approximately 15% of children at the age of 5 years,

    Bell’s Palsy

    Bell’s palsy is a sudden facial paralysis that usually strikes all or part of one side of the face. Men or women of any

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    The prostate gland is a small, round lump of tissue located between the penis and the bladder. Its function is to add fluid to

    Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder where a person has recurrent episodes of binge eating. During these episodes, the individual eats a

    Bipolar Disorder

    We all experience a variety of moods such as happiness, sadness, and anger. Unpleasant moods and changes in mood are normal reactions in everyday

    Blood Clots

    Blood clots are a collection of sticky blood cells that form when a blood vessel is damaged. The body creates blood clots as a

    Botulism

    Most people know that botulism is dangerous, but many are confused about whether it’s an infection or a case of poisoning. In fact, it

    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

    Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as "mad cow disease," is a fatal disease that strikes the nervous system of cattle. BSE is part

    Brain Cancer

    Brain cancer is a tumour or cancerous growth in the brain. A tumour, whether in your brain or elsewhere, is a mass of cells

    Breast Cancer

    A woman’s breast is made up of milk glands and milk ducts, surrounded by fatty tissue and connective supports. Uncontrolled growth of cells in

    Bronchiectasis

    Bronchiectasis isn’t one single disease. Rather, it is a condition that results from injury to the bronchi and bronchial tubes. These are the networks

    Bronchitis

    Bronchitis is an inflammation of the airways between the windpipe and the lungs (bronchial tubes). The lining of these tubes produces large amounts of

    Bunions

    A bunion is a bony enlargement of the joint and surrounding soft tissues at the base of the big toe. The enlargement makes the

    Burns

    Burns are injuries primarily to the skin and underlying tissue. The skin is the largest organ in the body and it regulates the body’s

    Bursitis

    Bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac located near the bones around the joints and between muscle attachments at

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