By: Gina Bennett
A lot of people have speculated about alcoholism and how exactly to classify it. There are many signs to identify an acoholic, but for the sake of this article, this article is only going to concentrate on the first one. Early stage alcoholism can be...
By: Sandra Piddock
Many people think of cardiovascular disease as a lifestyle or heredity-related condition. People who smoke, don't eat healthily and don't take enough exercise, as well as those with a family history of heart disease are the ones at risk. Men are also more susceptible than...
By: Sandra Piddock
Alcoholism is a chronic condition in which the body is dependent on the consumption of alcohol. According to the Alcoholics Anonymous website, alcoholism is 'a physical compulsion, coupled with a mental obsession.' It's classed as an illness rather than an aberration, because medical experts...
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
The nature of alcoholism It is possible to recognize the early stages of alcoholism. The later stages of chronic alcoholism should not have to happen, if the early alcoholism symptoms are recognized and treated. The article, “What Are the Symptoms of an Alcohol Problem...
Study: 40% of cancers could be avoided by lifestyle changes
By: Isabelle Esteves
On December 6, 2011, the British Journal of Cancer, published a study entitled The Fraction of Cancer Attributed to Lifestyle and Environmental Factors in the UK in 2010. The object of the study was to try to determine the percentage of cancers that were the...
What is Tau and how it relates to nerve degeneration
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Tau proteins are cytoskeletal proteins involved in the stability of microtubules in neurons. This function makes tau proteins important components of neuron morphology and nerve cell construction. Because of this relationship and the role neuronal morphology (i.e. axons and dendrites) plays in neural networks...
Symptoms and treatment of lithium overdose
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Lithium, the third element of the period table of chemical elements, is a soft metal used to treat bipolar disorder. Though it is commonly associated with batteries and other electronic applications, it has been in use medically since the 1800s for treating a number of...
By: Janet Grischy
Various types of protozoan infective organisms are responsible for plenty of human misery. Ingested in contaminated water or injected by a feeding insect, they cause diseases ranging from malaria to encephalitis. Protozoan is an inexact term for one-celled organisms with an internal structure more complicated...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Fungal diseases become more common every day. Any illness that weakens the immune system gives the opportunity for fungi to be able to grow and thrive within the body. Often times cancer patients, HIV patients and others with serious illness have fungal diseases as a...
By: Effie Moore Salem
Lou Gehrig's disease—amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease of the neurons that activate muscles. These inactivated nerve cells originate in the brain and spinal cord. The disease is progressive and the muscles that are cut off from nourishment because of diseased neurons shrink...

 

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