Mastitis Overview: Mastitis is a bacterial infection of the breast. It usually occurs in women who are pregnant, or breastfeeding, although mastitis can also occur in women who have neither condition. Mastitis Causes: A mastitis infection is caused by bacteria entering the breast, usually from the baby’s nose or throat, while it is nursing. The risk of infection is increased by cracks, or sores in the nipple, using a breast pump, or wearing a bra that is too tight. However,… Read More


Melanoma Overview: Melanoma is a type of malignant skin cancer that is prevalent in Caucasians, particularly those living in sunny climates. Melanoma accounts for approximately 48,000 deaths, worldwide, each year. Melanoma Causes: Over exposure to the sun is one of the primary causes of melanoma, particularly in light haired and fair skinned people who are overly sensitive to the sun. Family history, age and a prior history of melanoma are also risk factors. Melanoma, and other skin cancers, have also… Read More