Study: Resistance to malaria treatments increasing
By: Sun Meilan
According to the World Health Organisation’s World Malaria Report, there were ‘216 million episodes of malaria in 2010’ of which 81% were in Africa and another 13% were in South East Asia. A massive 655,000 deaths occurred in 2010, just over 90%...
By: Terrence Aym
The United States government rushed to block it…The World Health Organization (WHO) called for its suppression…But now the research on a deadly mutated flu strain that WHO says could kill billions is about to be released.Back in 2011, two scientists worked to...
By: Sarah E Knight
The term dyskinesia can be used to broadly describe any type of abnormal or involuntary movement. There are a range of different types of dyskinesia, classified according to what part of the body is affected. Different types of abnormal movements are displayed by the people...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When it comes to infections, the body has its own mechanisms to fend them off. Some of these mechanisms such as the immune mediated resistance could be considered specific to a particular invasive pathogen. However, there are mechanisms that would act against most infective pathogens...
How barriers to infection and non-specific defensive responses protect the body
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The immune system provides protection against foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen. There are two distinct forms of defenses against foreign invaders: innate (non-specific) immune system and adaptive (specific) immune system. While only vertebrates possess specific immune responses, nearly all organisms have...
Most recent medications for treating Parkinson's disease
By: Lawanda Shieldsl
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that results in shaking, unsteady gait, and difficulty with walking, coordination and movement. It is caused by degeneration of the neurons in the Substantia Nigra of the brain. Over the last few years...
By: Mari Mckee
Parkinson’s disease (paralysis agitans) is a progressive neurological disorder of the brain. Nerve cells in the brain make chemicals called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters allow signals or messages to be sent from the brain to the body, or from the body back up to the brain...
By: J. Lang Wood
The human body depends on the ability of cells to reproduce to restore the cells that are lost and damaged through injury, disease and normal body processes. Cells usually have all the information contained within them to provide the right kind of cells for the...
By: Lawanda Shieldsl
The human body is made up of trillion of cells. These cells follow a life cycle in which they grow, reproduce, and eventually die. Cancer cells do not follow this normal pattern. Instead of dying when they become damaged, cancer cells continue to grow and...
Why Chagas Disease is being called 'The New HIV/AIDS of the Americas'
By: Elizabeth M Young
Chagas Disease is not a sexually transmitted disease, like HIV, which causes AIDS, but the disease is spreading throughout the Americas, often without being detected for decades. Chagas Disease originates with bites from winged insects called reduvid bugs or "kissing bugs". These bugs carry a...

 

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