A hernia is a common medical condition that happens when part of an internal organ or tissue pushes through a weak area of muscle, creating a bulge. It is caused by a combination of muscle weakness and straining, like lifting something heavy. Most hernias occur in the abdomen, between the chest and the hips, and they can develop in men, women and children.
How common are hernias? Who’s at risk? and is surgery the only way to treat hernias?
- Balamuthia, neti pots and a unique case report
- Acute flaccid myelitis in Minnesota: An interview with Michael Osterholm, PhD
- Infectious disease ‘pearls’, part 2: Outbreak News This Week
- Tetanus: Symptoms, treatment, prevention and more
- Sleep apnea in African Americans: Prevalent and undiagnosed according to study
- Antibiotics: Fluoroquinolone prescribing in the US
- Rabies: History, myths and diagnosis on Outbreak News This Week
- Monkeypox: Q&A with Dr Warren Andiman
- Toxocara in the UK: A discussion with Dr Ian Wright
- Sustaining vaccine confidence in a post-truth era: Panel Q&A from ISNTD d³ 2018
- Pubic Lice: They Don’t Call Them Crabs For Nothing