Main stages in the process of inflammation
By: Viven Yeo
Inflammation is the body’s response to injury. When tissues are damaged and cells die, the body responds by mounting an inflammatory response. The purpose is protection of the cells and tissue from the damaging insults, and eventually leading to repair of damaged tissue and...
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...
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...
By: Ann Major
The role of niacin is inextricably linked to pellegra, where a deficiency of this water-soluble B3 vitamin brings about a disease that is potentially fatal. Since niacin was not officially recognized as a vitamin until 1937, not much attention was given to it pertaining to...
Raynaud's phenomenon as a manifestation of systemic disease
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Raynaud’s phenomenon is a change in the color of the fingers and toes, and sometimes the nose and ears, in response to cold or strong emotion or stress. Blood vessel spasms cause a lack of blood flow, turning the digits or appendages white, blue...
Study: Turmeric prevents prostate cancer
By: Terrence Aym
Turmeric, a spice from India used in many curry dishes and gaining popularity around the world has been found to prevent one of the world's most malignant carcinomas: prostate cancer.An important breakthrough from a study by a group of medical scientists at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat...
By: Viven Yeo
Cancer is a disease where the cancer cell divides autonomously and becomes a tumor, causing problems to local tissues, as well as spreading to other parts of the body in a process known as metastasis. It is a personal disease that depends on one’s...

 

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