What is Strep Throat and what are the symptoms?

  • Strep is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils caused by group A streptococcus.
  • There are usually enlarged tonsils with red spots on the throat and tender lymph nodes.
  • Symptoms may also include fever, stomachache, headache, nausea and rash.

Exposure to hazardous levels of noise may lead to irreversible hearing damage.

  • Loud music has contributed to hearing loss among baby boomers, but MP3 players are set to make the problem much worse for their users.
  • Teenagers are commonly observed to blast the volume of their MP3 players through headphones directly into the ear canal.