By: Cherylyne Saylor-Paul
It should be no surprise that US government is conducting a major trial to find out whether Vitamin D and Omega 3 really work when it comes to heart disease and cancer. The study is one largest study’s on record consisting of 20...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Body fluid composition is important because bodies are made of fluid. Water is very important in moving blood to the different organs. Without water, a person dies in just a few days. People can go without food for much longer periods of time than...
By: Charles Ray
An autopsy is an examination of a body after death to evaluate disease or injury and to determine the cause of death. There are a number of situations where such a medical examination is required; and others where it is advisable. Autopsies, also known as...
By: Emily Einolander
Human decomposition is as macabre as it is natural and inevitable. A body breaking down after its system has ceased to function is as interesting and as raw of a function as watching a live birth, or watching one animal stalk and kill another. Knowing...
By: Sorcha Ni Dhomhnaill
The Body Worlds exhibitions, featuring human bodies preserved by Gunther von Hagens, gave people around the world the chance to see the effects of his patented plastination process for themselves. The durability of the specimens, and the well-preserved color and form, made for remarkable viewing...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
This question cuts to the heart of metabolism and homeostasis. It also highlights a fundamental fact. Except for oxygen, no substance is more important for sustaining multicellular life than water. Obtaining Water The vast majority of water in the human body is obtained from liquids...
How is water gained and lost from the body?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Water balance in the body is a meticulously regulated process where losses and gains are balanced to achieve a proper ‘homeostasis’. During this process, the osmotic pressures within the cells and in the spaces between cells are regulated without deviating much from the norm...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Homeostasis refers to the ‘equilibrium (balance) in the body’s internal environment due to the consistent interaction of the body’s main regulatory processes.’ There are many types of homeostatic mechanisms regulating various aspects of the human body including the heart rate, breathing...
What went wrong when hospitals and clinics began treating medicine as a business?
By: Lizzie Stuart
What went wrong when medicine became a business? The truth is….in this day and age people strive to make money and yes, medicine may now be considered a business but does this really matter? Has much changed? Or have the things that have changed...
What went wrong when hospitals and clinics began treating medicine as a business?
By: Barbara Guess
To change the focus from patient care to money is the most obvious mistake. A business, however customer orientated has a primary objective of making money, whereas a service is about providing care and treatment at the optimum level available. Where in society did human...

 

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