Reasons for brain hemorrhage
By: Sandra Piddock
My father died from a brain haemorrhage back in 1968, and he's in exalted, if unlucky company. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, actor Richard Burton and film director Anthony Minghella are just some of the famous names who have succumbed to this stealthy assassin. A brain...
What is a brain hemorrhage?
By: Margie Miklas
A brain hemorrhage describes a serious condition of bleeding in the brain tissue or on the surface of the brain. Medical professionals refer to this as a cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral bleed, or hemorrhagic stroke. There are two types of cerebral hemorrhage, intracerebral and subarachnoid. An...
Book reviews: Musicophilia, by Oliver Sacks
By: Philo Gabriel
Like most of Oliver Sacks’s books, “Musicophilia” is a collection of case histories, or at least theories and musings based on case histories. The unifying theme is that all the cases have something to do with music. For instance, there are people who...
By: Sean Quinn - 564552
Researchers have recently published a study on a fungal infection commonly found in the tropics, that has spread into British Columbia and is now spreading south into the Pacific Northwest. Infection is rare, with only 21 infections to date in the U.S., but researchers...
By: Jim J Jones
There can be no doubt that the prickliest issues in modern genetics are not scientific ones. Ethicisits and geneticists both find themselves forced to examine and reexamine assumptions society makes about people. It is assumed, for example, that all men are created equal, to some...
What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?
By: Kenneth Andrews
What is an intracerebral hemorrhage? Anyone with a passing familiarity with medical terms or latin can see that it has something to do with blood and the brain, but this type of hemorrhage is particularly serious, and needs to be understood fully. Briefly, an intracerebral...
Types of brain hemorrhage
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Any brain hemorrhage can potentially be life-threatening. The location and severity of a hemorrhage are two important factors dictating survival and complications. To understand the types of brain hemorrhages and their consequences, one must understand some basic ideas about the brain and its vasculature. The...
How a brain hemorrhage is diagnosed
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A brain hemorrhage occurs when blood vessels that feed the brain and its surrounding tissues are damaged, leaking blood into the surrounding tissue or cavities. An intracerebral hemorrhage is when the blood leaks directly into the brain, and a subarachnoid hemorrhage is when it leaks...
Cryptococcus gattii: Deadly strain of fungus spreading in the US
By: Brenda Schurrer-Maro
Cryptococcus gattii, or c. gattii, is a relatively new strain of airborne fungus affecting Canada's Vancouver Island since 1999, and more recently moving into the Northwest United States. Before its discovery on Vancouver Island, it was believed to affect only tropical and sub-tropical regions of...
Euthanasia is Ethical
By: Drake Tae
I think it's important to clarify that euthanasia is not "always" ethical. Merely, euthanasia can used in a manner that is not completely ethical. In certain circumstances, a failure to euthanize someone can be considered immoral. Before I elaborate on these circumstances, I will reflect...

 

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