By: Katriena Knights
Listeriosis is a bacterial infection spread through contaminated food. While it's not as well-known as salmonella, botulism, or E. coli, it can be just as dangerous, sometimes even more so, in more serious cases. In fact, if you contract listeriosis, you're more likely to require...
Science and Tecnology will not Eradicate the Neccesstiy for Death and Disease
By: margaret hillcroft
Science and tecnology together have created massive changes and brought the world to the place it is now at. Although many of these changes have made life safer and easier for many of the population, there has also been a downside which is revealed now...
Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: G E Barr
PERSPECTIVEIn a rational, scientific, historical sense, yes, the AIDs virus could be viewed as a natural population stabilitate. So could cancer and heart disease. And, it is much easier to see all of this tragedy as nature "taking its course" if the one who is...
The role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical cancer
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus associated with the development of cervical cancers and genital warts. There are many strains of HPV: HPV-16 is the most oncogenic (cancer causing) strain causing approximately 50% of cervical cancers. Other oncogenic strains that are associated...
Understanding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
By: Jane Winstead
Diabetes takes a second seat to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This chronic disease of the lungs affects more than twice as many people as Diabetes and is the nation's fourth leading cause of death. In 2003 approximately 122,000 Americans lost their lives to...
Can radiofrequency (RF) radiation cause cancer?
By: Justin Lee
Even though radiofrequency (RF) radiation is "non-ionizing" (i.e., it cannot eject electrons out of an atom's orbit), excessive exposure to RF radiation can be extremely harmful. For instance, developmental studies on mammals, birds, and non-mammalian species have found that RF radiation at intensities high...
By: G E Barr
AN AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERWhen Hakaru Hashimoto was 35, he gave up what was beginning to be a very bright academic career to go back home and take over the family practice. Because his family needed him. It was Hakaru Hashimoto who first described the symptoms of...
AIDS Virus Population Growth
By: Mac a'Bhaird
I hesitate to start writing on this subject because the title in itself is so ludicrous, I doubt if I can eek out 400 words to defend my position. I find it difficult to believe that anyone in our civilized world would think that anything...
The transmission of bird flu
By: Patti Winters
The first thing we need to look at is what exactly is bird flu. It is a strain of the influenza virus that is transmitted through wild birds. People normally can not get the virus from wild birds but the wild birds can pass it...
By: Triana Rathads
Salmonella is an enterobacteriaceae, which loves to grow at around 37oC (our typicalbody temperature), it usually lives quite harmlessly in farm animals, and is pathogenic if it finds itself in a human host. Salmonella food poisoning has been increasing since the 80's, over 4 million...

 

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