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Salmonella: Salmonella, the name of a group of bacteria, is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. Usually, symptoms last 4-7 days and most people get better without treatment. But, Salmonella can cause more serious illness in older adults, infants, and persons with chronic diseases. Salmonella is killed by cooking and pasteurization. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting.

Scabies: Human scabies is caused by an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite. The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies.

Shingles: Shingles is a painful skin disease caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus. It is distinctive because it affects only one side of the body. The virus that causes shingles is a herpes virus. Once you are infected with this kind of virus, it remains in your body for life. If you have had chickenpox, shingles is not contagious.


Testicular Cancer: Testicular cancer typically develops in one or both testicles in young men. It is a highly treatable and usually curable type of cancer. The testicles are made up of several types of cells, and each may develop into one or more types of cancer. The rate of testicular cancer has been increasing in the United States.


Vitamins: Vitamins are a group of substances that are essential for normal cell function, growth, and development. There are 13 essential vitamins that are needed for the body to function. Vitamins are group into two categories, fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins. A vitamins deficiency occurs when you do not get enough of a certain vitamin.


Yeast Infection: A vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around it called the vulva. Yeast is a type of fungus. Yeast infections are caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. About 75% of women have a yeast infection during their lives. The most common symptom of a yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina. Other symptoms include burning and redness of the vagina and vulva, pain when urinating, pain during sex, soreness, and a rash on the vagina.


Zoster (see Shingles)