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  • Infections
    22-06-2024

    Insect Borne-Diseases

    Insects can transmit diseases to humans through bites, stings, or contamination. Some of the most well-known diseases transmitted by insects include: Dengue Fever Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral illness transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, mainly Aedes aegypti and,...

  • Infections
    06-06-2024

    Knowing Parvovirus B19: Symptoms, Risks, and the Importance of Early Diagnosis

    Parvovirus B19, a member of the Parvoviridae family, is a small, non-enveloped DNA virus known for causing a range of diseases in humans. This virus primarily infects red blood cell precursors in the bone marrow, leading to various clinical manifestations. It is most well-known...

  • Infections
    06-08-2023

    Conjunctivitis

    Conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as "pink eye," is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin, clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye (sclera). It can affect one or both eyes and can be caused by various factors,...

  • Infections
    27-06-2023

    Fever. Causes, Laboratory Tests, Treatment and Natural Remedies

    Fever, also known as pyrexia, is a temporary increase in body temperature above the normal range. It is a common symptom of many underlying conditions and illnesses, rather than being a disease itself. In most cases, fever is the body's natural response to an infection or...

  • Infections
    26-06-2023

    Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)

    Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID) is a primary immunodeficiency disorder characterized by low levels of serum immunoglobulins (antibodies) and an increased susceptibility to infections. It is a heterogeneous disorder, meaning that it can manifest differently in each...

  • Diagnostic Tests - DiagnosticTests®

    Group A Streptococcus

    Group A streptococcus is a Gram-positive coccus that appears to be arranged in chains under the microscope (Streptococcus pyogenes). It is responsible for a number of human diseases such as strep throat (acute pharyngitis) and skin and soft tissue infections such as impetigo and...

  • Pathologic Conditions

    Diagnosis and treatment of bacterial prostatitis

    Prostate inflammation is a common syndrome, especially in men under the age of 50. It usually presents with dysuric symptoms and pain in the urogenital area and sometimes as sexual dysfunction. Based on clinical and laboratory features, prostatitis is classified as acute...

  • Vaginal Microbiome - FemoScan®

    Vaginitis: Causes and prevention measures

    Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina and affects a large percentage of women of reproductive age. This inflammation is usually accompanied by a burning sensation, stinging and irritation, and in more severe cases, pain. The symptoms may be internal to the vagina or may...

  • Pathologic Conditions

    Antibiotics... are killing us! New OECD research

    Greece and Italy are the two countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where the problem of antibiotic resistance will cause the highest mortality in the future, according to a new report by the organization. The report predicts that between...

  • Pathologic Conditions

    Did you catch a cold? How can you relieve the symptoms?

    Flu season officially begins in October, when the flu and colds show an exacerbation, until spring. What can you do to relieve the symptoms? Thousands of people every year get sick with seasonal colds and influenza. The solution is not found in antibiotics, but there are natural...

  • Pathologic Conditions

    The 10 dirtiest objects we touch with our hands every day!

    You touch them almost every day, but how often do you clean them? Habit is a powerful thing and sometimes it makes us forget that what we hold with our hands needs ... cleaning! If somebody asked you which object has the most microorganisms you would definitely answer...

  • Vitamins & Micronutrients - NutriScan®

    Vitamin C and colds

    Vitamin C supplements slightly improve physical activity levels and reduce the incidence of colds in men with low vitamin C levels: a randomized controlled trial. The first signs of vitamin C deficiency are mild (fatigue, malaise, depression) and may manifest as a decreased...

  • Infertility - SpermaScan®

    Infections and Male Infertility

    Presence of aerobic microorganisms and their effect on the basic parameters of sperm in infertile men. Urinary tract infections in men are a very important etiological factor of infertility. In a recent prospective study, 72 patients with abnormal sperm parameters were examined....