Do you feel trapped in your own home? Do you worry about having a panic attack? Find out how agoraphobia can be treated.



Anaphylaxis is the most serious type of allergic reaction. It often occurs rapidly after exposure to an allergen and may be life-threatening.




Bee stings

Bee stings — Comprehensive overview covers prevention, treatment of bee stings.

Bird flu (avian influenza)

Blind loop syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome

Chagas disease


Cholera causes severe diarrhea and can kill in a matter of hours, yet can be easily treated with oral or intravenous fluids.

Colon polyps

Crohn's disease

Cryptosporidium infection

Cryptosporidium infection may cause diarrhea in healthy people, but for people with HIV/AIDS and weakened immune systems, the illness can cause serious complications.

Cyclic vomiting syndrome

Cyclic vomiting syndrome can last for hours or days and shares many triggers with migraines.

Cyclospora infection

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection

Diabetic neuropathy


Drug allergy

E. coli

Ebola virus and Marburg virus


Food poisoning

Food poisoning has many forms, and some can be serious. Here's how to recognize food poisoning and ways to prevent getting sick.


Graves' disease

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is initiated by a rodent-carried virus that infects the lung tissues, bringing on flu-like symptoms, respiratory problems and even death.


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Intestinal ischemia

Irritable bowel syndrome

Ischemic colitis

Jet lag disorder

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease — the leading cause of acquired coronary disease in children — causes artery wall inflammation throughout the body. It affects children younger than age 5.

Lactose intolerance

Listeria infection

Most people exposed to listeria don't become ill. But for those at risk of a listeria infection — a foodborne illness — the consequences can be severe.

Milk allergy


Norovirus infection

Noroviruses cause an intestinal flu-like illness that typically resolves within days. Norovirus infection is highly contagious, especially in closed settings like hospitals and cruise ships.

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this complication of infertility treatment.

Peanut allergy

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)



Porphyria is a group of inherited disorders that result from buildup of natural chemicals call porphyrins, which can cause nervous system and skin problems.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Preterm labor

Primary biliary cirrhosis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis


Q fever

Radiation sickness

Reye's syndrome


Serotonin syndrome

Serotonin syndrome — caused by mixing some antidepressants and other medications — can be life-threatening if left untreated.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has sickened people worldwide. Although effective treatments aren't yet available, common-sense precautions may help you avoid infection.

Shellfish allergy

Shigella infection


Social anxiety disorder

Swine flu (H1N1 flu)

Tapeworm infection

Toxic shock syndrome



Typhoid fever

Ulcerative colitis

Vesicoureteral reflux

Vitamin deficiency anemia

Lacking certain vitamins can lead to vitamin deficiency anemia. Find out which vitamins are linked to this condition.

Wheat allergy

Whipple's disease

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Sept. 02, 2016