Definition Jet lag is a sleep disorder caused by rapid travel across time zones (jet, or airplane, rather than car or train travel). The medical terms for jet lag are desynchronosis or circadian dysrhythmia. Humans have an internal clock, or circadian rhythm, that has evolved in response to living on …Read More »
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) – Definition, Causes, and Prevention.
Description Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 16. This condition is an autoimmune disorder, which means that the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body’s organs and tissues, in this case, the joints. Previously …Read More »
Jock Itch – Causes, Symtoms, Treatment, and Prevention.
Definition Jock itch is a common, itchy rash of the groin. It is also termed as ‘Tinea Cruris’. It can produce a very intense itch and is associated with a red or pink rash involving the groin folds and genitals. It is primarily a skin condition in men because of …Read More »