Why do humans need pain?
By: Matt Bird
Scenario one: You get up in the morning. You crawl out of bed, stub your foot on the door on your way out, bang your elbow on a wall, fall down the stairs and, as you're getting up, accidentally nick your finger on a sharp...
Nursing chronicles: Stories from the heart
By: Joyce Good Henderson
Nominated for a clinical excellence award that required an exemplar, I had to submit a written account of a clinical interaction in which I, as a nurse, made a difference in a patient's life. That set me to thinking, really examining my career as a...
Hormone production in the human body
By: Tarek Musslimani
Hormones are chemical compounds inside our body that regulate the function of the various organs in our body. Most Hormone secretions from the endocrine glands are regulated by negative feedback loops except most Hormones that are secreted by the pituitary gland. These hormones are...
By: Todd Pheifer
Donating blood is one of those experiences that most people acknowledge to be a positive act of service as it relates to involvement in society. However, there are plenty of individuals who may be nervous to partake in experience since it cannot exactly be done...
A look at how varicose veins develop
By: Lokemun Magar
Have you ever wondered how varicose veins develop? What causes those veins to bulge into those ugly and swollen pipes which snake above the surface of the skin? Why are they pipes of ugly worms usually found on the calves and thighs where everyone else...
Basic terminology of the human heart
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The human heart is a specialized organ in the chest cavity that pumps blood to the tissues. It also receives blood from the tissues to recycle carbon dioxide and oxygen via the lungs. Here is some basic terminology that is used when discussing the human...
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Surgery can easily wear down your mental, physical and financial resources. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the unpleasant aspects of surgery and feel as ready and relaxed as you possibly can. If you are preparing for surgery, one of the best things you can...
Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: Krystal Nguyen
The fact that the majority of the AIDS population lives in Sub-Saharan Africa would let you know what is really on the minds of those who say yes. We view those with AIDS as being a drug addicts or a prostitutes and these stereotypes give...
Explaining blood formation in the human body
By: Wendy R.
Blood formation in the human body is truly a remarkable process. Blood cells do not form in the bloodstream itself, but in certain areas of the body where bone marrow is present. Where bone marrow is and blood formation takes place depends on whether you...
Structure and function of the thyroid
By: Tarek Musslimani
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that is located on the top of the respiratory tract, anterior to the trachea. The thyroid is composed of follicles that secrete three types of hormones. Two main types of cells exist in each follicle. These are first...

 

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