By: Gulrukh Tausif
Close contact with pesticides and exposure to toxic chemicals? Overconsumption of alcohol and painkillers? Heat stroke or just overworked? Health officials, concerned charity workers and medical researchers are racing against time to find out why the male population of six Central American countries are increasingly...
By: Jackie McPherson
Norovirus is highly contagious and once infections start to occur they are difficult to contain. Knowing the causes and risk factors associated with the virus can help you decrease your chances of contracting this infection. Norovirus accounts for approximately approximately 50% of gastroenteritis cases in...
By: Daniel Coffman
The symptoms are intense and frightening. Kidney stones are insidious, building over a long period of time without any symptoms, only making themselves known when the body tries to purge them. A kidney stone, or renal lithiasis, is a hard mass made up of tiny...
By: Wendy S. Melton
Pain is one of the body's most effective diagnostic tools. As a symptom, it can be a direct indicator to the original cause of the body's malfunction or illness. Different types of pain allow a physician to determine whether the problem is acute or chronic...
By: Lancelot Tucker
Over the years, scientists and medical professionals have made a number of breakthroughs in Parkinson’s disease. Though some people with the disease seem to be deteriorating steadily, still many people are not giving up hope. They feel that with time scientists will gain greater...
Scientific explanation of the common cold
By: Jack Merrywell
The common cold is in many ways mysterious. One of the milder infections of the upper respiratory tract, the cure for this viral disease has eluded medical science for decades. Given its prevalence and its somewhat innocuous-seeming set of symptoms, it is at first glance...
The relationship between antioxidant intake and stroke risk
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
Everyone knows that antioxidants come with many perks. Antioxidants are the proverbial bottom feeders of human bodies; they ‘eat’ all the free radicals that collect within the body. Free radicals can create a destructive process in human cells, causing the molecules within the cells...
The relationship between antioxidant intake and stroke risk
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Antioxidants are chemicals that protect cells from free radicals, atoms formed by some chemical reactions with oxygen (like the oxidation of low density lipoprotein, the LDL form of cholesterol), which can occur naturally or in response to environmental exposures to toxins, such as cigarette smoke...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The immune system is an organization of specialized cells, tissues, proteins, and organs that interact in a dynamic way to protect the human body against foreign invaders. Microbes, such as bacteria, parasites, and viruses are the principal targets of the immune system. Through the production...
By: Blaise Pascal
Diseases have affected the population for thousands of years and will likely continue to do so. They may come in the form of bacteria, viral or any number of other problems with bodily systems. How rare individual diseases are, is often very difficult to classify...

 

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