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  • Mad Cow Disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)

    BSE is a cattle disease, and vCJD is the equivalent disease in humans. Both are fatal brain diseases. Researchers believe that people become infected by eating beef contaminated with BSE.

  • Maintaining Weight Loss

    Keeping extra weight off needs effort and commitment, just as losing weight does.

  • Major Depression

    Depression is a serious mood disorder. It touches every part of your life and is caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain. Treatment involves medicine and counseling.

  • Making the Home Environment Safe

    Home safety is important when you're caring for an ill, aging, or disabled person. Use this helpful checklist as a guide.

  • Malaria

    Malaria is caused by a parasite. It is passed to humans by the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.

  • Male Growth and Development

    Detailed information on male growth and development

  • Male Infertility

    Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system. It makes a person unable to have children. It can affect a man, a woman, or both. Male infertility means that a man has a problem with his reproductive system. It means you cannot start a pregnancy with your female partner.

  • Mallory-Weiss Tear

    Your esophagus is the tube that carries food from your throat to your stomach. It plays a vital role in digestion. Sometimes, violent coughing or vomiting can tear the tissue of your lower esophagus and it can start to bleed. The condition is called a Mallory-Weiss tear.

  • Mammograms and Breast Health

    Detailed information on mammograms, including the different types, how a mammogram is done, and recommended screening guidelines

  • Manage Your Medicines

    Detailed information on learning to manage your medicine, especially if you are taking several, and treating different conditions

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