By: G E Barr
THE FRIEDEWALD FORMULALDL is known as "bad" cholesterol. It is so bad that it can, if enough of it is deposited into a heart arterie, cause death by heart attack.To be sure, the body needs fats. They are important for the following reasons: Waterproof...
Bodies at rest: What happens when people sleep
By: SNorris
Life for many of us consists of work, school, family, social life and many unexpected events that occur throughout our daily lives, keeping us busy most of the day. How many times have you thought "there is just not enough time in the day to...
By: G E Barr
MAN'S QUIVERRight at the base of a man's bladder there rests a sac and the urethra runs through it. Within this sac is a "seminal fluid" which is discharged into the urethra as the sperm is released, during orgasm, from the "ejaculatory ducts". Because the...
A look at how gene regulation controls the rate of gene expression
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Every living creature has within its cells a genetic code made of nucleotides on a sugar-phosphate backbone nucleic acid. There are two types of nucleic acids ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). In most living things, the genetic material is DNA. For the sake...
What is percutaneous vertebroplasty?
By: Pam Sharp
Commonly known as PV, this surgical procedure represents hopes for the millions of people suffering from back pain due to osteoporosis and spinal compression fractures. The dowager's hump suffered by so many aging women is a typical manifiestation of the aging process affecting the spinal...
Why yawning is "contagious"
By: Art Young
Some of the functions of the human body are enigmas wrapped in conundrums. For example, what causes that mind-numbing pain of brain freeze when you eat ice cream too fast? What causes hiccups? Why do we yawn, especially if we see someone else yawn?These...
Iridology Bernard Jensen Alternative Medicine Homeopathy Medicine Study of the Eye Iris
By: Kacey Stapleton
Iridology like any belief claiming to be a science does not have the right to remain silent, and the burden of proof rests entirely with its believers. The main question of course is not one of innocence exactly so much as, whether or not practitioners...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The colon is one of the more well-known organs in the gastrointestinal system. The colon is essentially just another term for the large intestine. The structure and function of the colon are very important to your ability to digest food and excrete waste. This article...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The gastrointestinal system is a complex system of organs which are responsible for digesting food and absorbing nutrients that you need in order to survive. The duodenum is a part of gastrointestinal system, located just below the stomach. The structure of the duodenum is quite...
What is the composition of blood?
By: SMT
Hematology is the branch of physiology that addresses the study of blood. Blood is an essential component to human life that serves and carries out many vital bodily functions. Blood facilitates metabolic processes that encompass transportation of oxygen to other systems such as muscles, organs...

 

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