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...
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...
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...
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: 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...
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...
Diagnosis and treatment of fibrocystic disease
By: Lynn Robling
Fibrocystic disease is a condition of the breast in women. Typically it is a benign or noncancerous condition. Women may find lumps in their breasts or the breasts will become swollen or tender. Symptoms may increase right before the menstrual cycle. The condition may affect...
By: Wendy S. Melton
Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. High blood pressure that occurs after approximately 20 weeks of pregnancy is a symptom of preeclampsia. Increased amounts of protein show up in the urine as well. Because of the dangers associated with preeclampsia, even a small...

 

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