How the gender of a child is determined at the time of conception
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A baby’s genotypic gender is determined at conception. Genotypic gender in humans is XX (female) or XY (male), though some variations exist based on chromosomal anomalies (i.e. sex polysomies, such as XXY and XYY). The actual sex of the baby (girl or boy)...
How reading Shakespeare can stimulate your brain
By: Matthew Flax
At a time when England was just beginning to emerge from the shadow of Spain, so too was its language at a critical stage in its development. Nowhere near the standardized form we now know, but starting to take shape; and William Shakespeare would play...
Scientists make artificial muscle out of fishing line
By: Leigh Goessl
In an interesting, and literal, twist of events, scientists have created thin fibers that are extremely strong and can serve as artificial muscles. According to the Los Angeles Times, the invention is described as "100 times stronger than human or animal sinew." What is...
Is there a link between caffeine and memory?
By: Andrew Moran
It seems grabbing that first cup of coffee in the morning – or that two p.m. caffeine fix at the office – may do some good. A new study has discovered that caffeine can actually improve coffee drinkers’ memory retention, reports the Agence-France Presse...
Drug research on cannabis and sight problems
By: Ramona Taylor
Just this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a medical marijuana plan in an address to the State of New York. Many states have followed a trend approving medical marijuana use. To date, more than twenty states have approved marijuana use for medical purposes. One of...
Study: Brain rest helps children recover faster from concussions
By: John Atchison
Go back several decades and parents probably never gave it a second thought. Their children were out in the yard and knocked heads together, leaving them woozy. A concussion would not even cross their minds. Perhaps a son was playing pee wee football and had...
An introduction to forensic nursing
By: Olivia Kay
Nursing is a varied field in the overall realm of healthcare and not all nurses simply work in hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes caring for patients. Forensic nurses, for example, combine nursing skills with the fields of detective work and criminal law by undergoing specialized...
By: Olivia Bredbenner
The role of a forensic nurse examiner is a relatively new role in the health care system. It most likely attracts those nurses that like the excitement and challenge that this role presents. As the forensic nurse she will find herself in the inner sanctum...
The history of nursing models
By: Amy Lee Clark
Nursing models, by definition is, "systematically constructed, scientifically based, and logically related set of concepts, which identify the essential components of nursing practice and provide a cohesive and systematic approach to the patient." (Riehl & Roy 1980)Prior to 1960, the medical model of nursing...
Driving forces in nursing theory development
By: Amy Lee Clark
Healthcare, over the past century, has shown dramatic changes with people becoming more and more conscious of their health and the need for a healthy life style. The two major wars at the beginning of the twentieth century also brought about a remarkable growth in...
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