By: Katerina Nikolas
The health risks associated with obesity are becoming well known. The current rise of obesity in society is a worrying trend as it also translates into additional strain on health care resources. Obesity leads to so many related problems, from diabetes to heart disease. The...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
An endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of diseases and disorders that are associated with the endocrine system in the human body. Of course, that begs the question of what exactly the endocrine system is, and what diseases are associated with it...
How the kidneys work
By: Tarek Musslimani
The kidney is an indispensible organ in the body of healthy individuals. It is important although dialysis in end stage disease such as chronic renal failure can increase the life expectancy in affected individuals which are undergoing renal dialysis. The importance of the kidney stems...
The integumentary system explained
By: Tarek Musslimani
The skin, or as it is often called the integumetary system is composed histologically of two layers. These are the epidermis and the dermal layer. The epidermis is the most superficial layer of the skin. Deep to it is the dermis. The epidermis or the...
Anatomy of the human ulna
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The human skeletal system is highly complex. It contains over 200 bones, almost all of which are vital to the ability to move about. Without a skeleton, you would mostly resemble a shapeless blob - which could be somewhat annoying. There are several important bones...
Muscles attached to the human ulna
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The human skeletal system is amazingly complex. Even a structure as seemingly simple as your arm has quite a few bones, each of which can have a multitude of muscles attached to it. There are two primary bones in the human forearm, the radius and...
Brain Cognition Unconscious Consciousness Subconscious Dream Mind Scientific American Psycho
By: Jerges Cervantes
Sigmund Freud is perhaps best known for his research and analysis into what he coined the Ego, Superego, and Id(or instincts). In modern times it's more commonly referred to today as Consciousness, Sub-conscious, and Unconscious respectively. The misconception that a human only uses 10% of...
What are sinuses?
By: Joseph Gray - 558640
The sinuses are open air filled cavities in four areas of the facial bones and skull. They are found in pairs named for their location in the facial bones, and they open into the nose. Most people have four sets of sinuses, but some have...
Is genetic engineering ethical?
By: Lucien Beauley
The World's Silent Battle Without GunsSince the very beginning of all agriculture on earth, man has been plagued with insects which have cut short our bountiful harvests. True, droughts have also been the cause of a much lowered harvest, but the farmer found they were...
Prostate cancer surgery and the importance of early diagnosis
By: Dennis Larounis
When you go into the Doctor's Office to take a prostate cancer test, The tests that are given to you, although invasive, are nothing compared to the waiting for the results. I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate and first went for a PSA test...

 

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