Glossary: Y

yeast infection (also called Candida)

one type of vaginitis caused by the Candida fungus characterized by itching, burning, or redness of the vaginal area.

yellow fever

a viral disease that is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Yin and Yang

Chinese words for complementary and opposite forces that make up the life force (Qi).

yoga

Indian word for "union." Yoga is a posturing and breathing technique to induce relaxation.

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