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Facts about Pneumococcal Disease for Adults

What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal (noo-muh-kok-ul) disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumococcal disease can cause pneumonia, bloodstream infection (sepsis), or meningitis. The bacteria spread through coughing or sneezing, or through direct contact such as kissing. Pneumococcal infection kills tens of thousands of people in the US each year. Older people… Read More »

Fast Facts About Herpes

When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), herpes is one of the first conditions that come to mind, since it’s a very common disease1,2 that poses serious health risks if left unaddressed.3 Herpes can be caused by two viruses: herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 virus (HSV-2), and can be classified into… Read More »

Hanuman Jayanti 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About Bajrangbali on His Birthday

Hanuman Jayanti (Photo Credits: @rpsingh/ Twitter) For many Indian children brought up on Ramayana stories, Hanuman was their first superhero. Who else could traverse miles with a single leap or shrink to the size of a pea? The superhuman monkey god is a symbol of power, restraint, loyalty and celibacy and is worshipped for these… Read More »