Vaccine risk factors
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
All medical interventions have the potential for side effects. Whether one pursues an intervention should be determined by the benefits of the intervention weighed against the risks of not performing the intervention. This is also true for vaccines. The benefits and risks will vary depending...
Unique left handed facts
By: Greg Schwartz
Throughout various periods of history, left-handers have faced discrimination and prejudice, and often were forced into becoming right-handed by parents and teachers (as happened to England's King George VI) who would make them write and perform tasks with their right hand. Today, lefties make up...
By: Darian Peters
Bird flu has created a significant scare in recent years and this is likely to increase over the coming decades. Also known as avian influenza, this viral disease is beginning to cross the species barrier to human beings, in a process known as zoonosis. Zoonotic...
Structure of the ear and its parts described
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Human ear is a complex structure which by means of linking up with the brain cells enables sound waves to be converted into comprehensible auditory stimulations. The human ear consists of three well demarcated sections. External ear Middle ear Inner ear External ear or the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Xenotransplantation is the transplanting of organs or tissue from one species to another. Animal to human transplants were done in the past/ In 1682, the bone of a dog was used in repairing the skull of a Russian aristocrat, and the operation was a success...
Why we yawn
By: Athena Brady
Why we yawn What is a Yawn ? When do we begin to yawn ? Are there possible medical causes for why we yawn ? Can yawning have social or legal implications ? There are several theories that suggest why we yawn. Lets explore these questions and see if...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Human cloning is dangerous to mankind when viral or other harmful components can be transferred, along with cloned tissue, into new hosts. That is the first area of concern, as cloning does not just involve snipping and clipping at the sub molecular level. The tissue...
An overview of human cloning
By: Elizabeth M Young
The excitement about cloning started when Scottish scientists at the Roslin Institute successfully cloned a sheep, and named the clone "Dolly". Since then, whatever works that the human imagination and access to resources can come up with have been flooding the airwaves, the movie screens...
Dying on my Terms
By: Kate O'Leary
We are kinder to our pets then we are to our fellow human beings. As a society we tend to treat death as a failure something that should always be overcome no matter what the cost emotionally and/or physically. The reality is that often times...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Genetic screening is an issue that has heartbreaking reasons, heartbreaking ideas, and heavy political, racial and social consequences. On one side of the issue, prevention of passing on terrible genetic disorders to children is an important consideration that many couples want to know about before...

 

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