By: Darian Peters
Researchers have become increasingly interested in the torque teno virus (TTV) over recent years. This is because of the possible link that has been found between the virus and the development of hepatitis in a patient. In particular transmission of the virus is thought to...
How Hashimoto's thyroiditis differs from Grave's disease
By: Rachelle Bowman
Grave's Disease and Hashitmoto's Thyroiditis are both autoimmune diseases that affect the thyroid gland. These two dieases are often confused because they are quite similar. But while both are autoimmune diseases and both affect the thyroid, they actually cause opposite diseases. One causes hypothyroidism and...
By: Darian Peters
Bacteria are one of the main forms of microorganism and are around us and even inside us all of the time. In some cases they are beneficial such as the commensal bacteria that are found in the human gut. These can have positive effects such...
By: Scott Hayden
Bacteria is everywhere, and they're essential for the continuation of life on Earth. While many of these microorganisms are beneficial others can trigger serious illnesses in humans. In order for harmful bacteria to attack you, they must enter your body and there are a number...
Is there a risk of spreading cancer to organ transplant recipients?
By: Perry McCarney
Any person receiving organic tissue from an external source, whether another person or an animal, such as pancreatic tissue from a pig, risks rejection of the transplant and complications due to incompatibility. The cells of our bodies all have a large number of proteins in...
Breakthrough: Magnetic pulse therapy kills cancer
By: Terrence Aym
A major breakthrough has occurred in medical science's ongoing war against one of the greatest killers of all time: cancer.The landmark research presented at the British Thoracic Society (BTS), lights the pathway towards a revolutionary new method to defeat the insidious disease.Dr. Sam...
Discovered: Way to reverse multiple sclerosis damage
By: Terrence Aym
A team of brilliant scientists at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh have announced they've successfully identified a radical new treatment for reversing the damage inflicted upon people who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS).MS is a dreaded neurological disease that afflicts millions."Nature Neuroscience"...
The link between waist circumference, body mass index (BMI) and obesity
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Obesity is currently defined by the body mass index (BMI). Specifically, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) consider anyone with a BMI of 30 or greater to be obese. Those with a BMI less than this but greater than 25 are termed "overweight." These...
By: Kat Centeno
The body mass index (BMI) has long been used as a measurement for obesity. It calculates using a person's height and weight. An adult with a BMI greater than 25 is said to be overweight while an adult with BMI greater than 30 is said...
By: Omar Salvador
Our bones are held together at a joint by tough, fibrous bands of tissue called ligaments. Smooth cartilage, which provides a low-friction surface for movement, covers the ends of bones. A layer of tissue, called synovium, lines the joint space. It is this membrane that...

 

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