Asthma, diabetes, stroke, cancer, chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis are examples of non-infectious diseases, which are commonly known as non-communicable diseases or NCDs. While viral infections, s... More »

According to the Free Dictionary, the prodromal stage of an infectious illness is the period between invasion of the body by an organism and the point at which the characteristic symptoms of the illness appear. A person ... More »

When a person has an enlarged, painful spleen, diagnosing and treating the underlying causes can prevent the need for surgery in most cases, according to Limiting activities that can rupture a spleen is very i... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Some of the deadliest diseases, as of 2015, include coronary artery disease, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to Healthline. Lower respiratory infection; cancer of the lungs, trachea and bronch... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

In humans, common examples of inherited traits include hair, skin and eye color, hair type, finger and toe length, dimples, freckles, body type, height, hand dominance, ear shape, mathematical aptitude and susceptibility... More »

Hereditary diseases are health problems that are passed from parents to offspring through defective genes, according to Steady Health. Some examples of hereditary diseases include hereditary hemochromatosis, Down syndrom... More »

Cancer, asthma, diabetes, heart disease and stroke are common examples of noncommunicable diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Also known as NCDs, noncommunicable diseases are progressive chronic conditi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases