Types of aerospace medicine
By: Jesse Vorton
Aerospace medicine is exactly how it sounds. It is the field of medical science which is analyzes the negative effects of flight on human health. It deals with aviation medicine, the care of airplane workers and passengers; and space medicine, which is solely considered with...
By: Drake Tae
We're always hearing about the commonplace causes of death. Tragedies such as heart attacks, cancer, and malnourished contribute to a large number of deaths worldwide. While death still remains tragic, there sometimes deaths caused by unusual factors. We're constantly reminded just how many ways human...
By: Sandra Piddock
When it comes down to it, there is only really one cause of death - the heart stops beating, you stop breathing, you die. Other things may contribute to it, and it's possible for the heart to be kept beating by a machine - in...
What is gerentology?
By: Effie Moore Salem
Gerentology is the study of old age. Dr. Robert Baker, now called the father of Gerentology, is a psychiatrist,whose life work is a testament to the elderly,. He recently died of Leukemia in New York Mt. Sinai Hospital at the age of 83. True...
The case for addressing medical errors more seriously
By: Yudi Wibisono
Medical care is one of the most conversed topics, not only in the past, but more so in this century and the future ahead, as we have an increasing number of people who need access to medical care. At some point in their lives, individuals...
What to expect when you donate blood
By: Kerryn Wik
I am a whole blood donor, veteran of six donations at the Toowoomba Blood Bank, in Queensland, Australia. It is an amazing experience. The moment you walk in your heart is racing. You're nervous-it'll hurt (those are big needles they shove in your arm), what...
By: Omar Salvador
In 1957, while working on the mechanism of viral interference (specifically, the resistance of a cell infected with one virus to superinfection with a second unrelated virus) at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, Alick Isaacs (a British virologist) and Jean Lindenmann (a...
By: John Atchison
There are few issues that get the blood flowing between groups like those of Abortion or embryonic stem cell research (ESC). For decades, Abortion has divided this country unlike almost any other issue; we equal amounts of people protesting their point of views on each...
By: Danelle Karth
Heartburn can be a burning and aching in the chest. It can make you feel as though you are going crazy, can distract you from everyday life, and can even keep you awake at night. Because heartburn can make life horrible, it is great to...
A look at health risks associated with the overuse of heartburn blockers
By: John Traveler
Heartburn is a symptom most people will experience sooner or later in life. In most cases the onset of occasional heartburn will correspond to something eaten and a simple antacid will settle down the gastrointestinal upset. When heartburn becomes a more chronic problem, a type...

 

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