By: Jacob Madden
A burning sensation in the chest or throat can be quite frightening after a lovely meal, yet according to the American Gastroenterological Association, millions of Americans experience these and other heartburn symptoms at least once per month. Chest pains, difficulty swallowing, an acidy taste in...
Factors that affect blood alcohol levels
By: Sandra Piddock
Lots of things can affect blood alcohol levels, so if you're planning on drinking and driving, you can't rely on generalisations that tell you you can have two glasses of wine or a pint of beer and still pass a breath test if you're unlucky...
By: Omar Salvador
The systemic mycoses are mainly fungus diseases that are often serious or even fatal. The organisms invade the lungs or subcutaneous tissues; they may then spread to other organs of the body, where they become established and produce disease. Many of these organisms are airborne...
By: Ramona Taylor
With commercials all over the web and on televisions, it's not surprising that more and more Americans are using heartburn remedies. According to IMS Health, heartburn medications were the third-largest class of drug in the country with $13.6 billion in sales and more than...
The relationship between diabetes and aneurysms
By: Michael Smoker
One of the more serious complications that can arise from diabetes is an aneurysm, or bulge in a major blood vessel caused by weakening in the blood vessel wall. While most small aneurysms in non-diabetics resolve on their own, large aneurysms and aneurysms in certain...
How human hormones control the body
By: Bob Lloyd
Hormones are remarkable biological chemicals which can act as messengers to get the target tissue to react in a specific way. A very small amount of a hormone can initiate changes in tissue and they are found in all biological organisms more complex than a...
Ligaments: Structure and function
By: Ben Herd
Ligaments are one of those problematic body parts that people often confuse for something else, such as tendons. This may be because both ligaments and tendons are connective tissues, but whereas tendons connect muscles to bone, ligaments are what join one bone to another at...
Tendons: Structure and function
By: Ben Herd
It is all very well having muscles all over our body to produce strength for movement, but without a means to apply the strength of our muscles to our skeletons, muscles would just be useless excess weight. The muscles are attached to our skeletons however...
Is Cloning our Pets a Slippery Slope to Human Cloning
By: Morgan Carlson
The issues surrounding cloning in general have always left a unique feeling in the minds of those who contend with the struggle between what is natural and what is an abomination. People affected by monster movies and stories like Frankenstein fear the thought of creating...
By: John Louie Ramos
Rhinosinusitis better known as sinusitis is a common condition that is characterized by the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, the air-filled spaces which facilitates breathing and similar functions of the nasal cavity. Rhinosinusitis is a common medical condition for people of all ages, accounting for...

 

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