Reasons for brain hemorrhage
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A brain hemorrhage, also known as cerebral hemorrhage, is bleeding within the brain due to damaged blood vessels leaking blood into the surrounding tissue. A bleed can occur between the brain and membrane surrounding it, called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or leak directly into the brain...
Reasons for brain hemorrhage
By: Sandra Piddock
My father died from a brain haemorrhage back in 1968, and he's in exalted, if unlucky company. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, actor Richard Burton and film director Anthony Minghella are just some of the famous names who have succumbed to this stealthy assassin. A brain...
By: Sean Quinn - 564552
Researchers have recently published a study on a fungal infection commonly found in the tropics, that has spread into British Columbia and is now spreading south into the Pacific Northwest. Infection is rare, with only 21 infections to date in the U.S., but researchers...
Cryptococcus gattii: Deadly strain of fungus spreading in the US
By: Brenda Schurrer-Maro
Cryptococcus gattii, or c. gattii, is a relatively new strain of airborne fungus affecting Canada's Vancouver Island since 1999, and more recently moving into the Northwest United States. Before its discovery on Vancouver Island, it was believed to affect only tropical and sub-tropical regions of...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a berry aneurysm? The brain is a complex collection of tissues which include brain matter, covering membranes as well as the blood vessels. The vascular structure within the brain consist of two major circulations known as the anterior and posterior circulation and these...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Introduction Brain hemorrhage is a condition in which a bleeding takes place within the skull due to various reasons. The amount of bleeding can differ depending on the underlying cause and its manifestations would be dependent upon the site of bleeding, amount of bleeding, interventions...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Antidiuretic hormone or the ADH in shortened form is a hormone secreted from the posterior pituitary and is responsible for the re-absorption of fluids in the kidneys. Its secretion is regulated through solute concentration of the blood or more specifically the levels of sodium. Thus...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Diabetes is probably one of the most neglected diseases among the general population which would lead to many morbid illnesses in the middle to elderly age groups. The occurrence of diabetes could be from the adolescent years as in type I diabetes or else in...
Cryptococcus gattii: Deadly strain of fungus spreading in the US
By: Shirley Love
I recall a commercial from a couple of decades ago that warned us that “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature!” I would like to add to that catch phrase, and issue an even more dangerous warning when I say, ”It&rsquo...
The role of the pancreas in diabetes
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The pancreas is the gland responsible for releasing the hormone insulin in response to blood sugar, or blood glucose, levels. The insulin and blood glucose cycle is a constant process for the body to use ingested sugars as energy. Diabetes is a condition in which...

 

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