Improvements in mammography screening techniques
By: Julian Abbey - 596374
Improvements In Breast Cancer Screening With 35 million mammograms performed yearly for breast cancer screening, it is important to have a very accurate screening process. Almost 90% of lumps are discovered by breast self-examination (BSE) which should be performed weekly by women, however the biennial...
The causes of bad breath
By: Pocholo Nebres
Bad Breath It’s as simple as that. Breath that is bad. Foul smelling, unpleasant, rancid - just unimaginable scents emanate from the mouth person. From a scientific standpoint, bad breath is called ‘halitosis.’ By definition, halitosis is a medical condition manifested by...
Introduction to the human muscular system
By: John Louie Ramos
Composed of more than 600 muscles, the human muscular system is an anatomical system that enables flexibility in movement and bodily function. Most muscles of the system are controlled by the nervous system which transmits various signals in different parts of the body including muscles...
By: Lori Woodward
Many people make the mistake of thinking that gastric banding (or lap-banding as it is commonly known) is the cheat’s way out of losing weight. The reality is that for the great majority of people who seek to have obesity surgery of any sort...
By: John Louie Ramos
Parasitic diseases are infections which are caused and transmitted by parasites. Parasites often target vital organs and systems, altering the normal functions of the body. Thus, parasites play the role of a transmitter of some of medical science's most lethal and deadliest diseases. Hence, this...
What scientists mean by the term "God Module"
By: James R Coffey
Could a physical area of the brain trigger religious thoughts? Could humankind's relationship with spirituality be part of an evolutionary, survival process? This article discusses what scientists have dubbed "The God Module." Social scientists and philosophers have long argued that God is nothing more...
By: Amanda Ines
What to expect after a hemorrhoidectomy will be far from pleasant but you have to keep on reminding yourself that you got to this stage because you were already suffering bouts of pain on a daily basis due to your hemorrhoids and so that was...
The effect of HAART resistance on the treatment of HIV
By: D. Vogt
The introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), which meant prescribing multiple anti-HIV drugs at once rather than in sequence, was initially groundbreaking. Unfortunately, even with HAART, HIV-positive persons can and do still experience resistance to drugs eventually, and there is also a risk that...
Artificial immunity: How vaccines protect against disease
By: D. Vogt
A vaccine is a biologic medication which can be injected in order to stimulate the body's immune system into recognizing and destroying an infectious agent, such as a particular type of virus. Vaccines are now a regular and essential way of preventing a wide range...
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) explained
By: D. Vogt
HAART, or Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, is currently the standard approach to treating HIV infections. Although there is still no cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, HAART is the accepted method for delaying and hopefully stalling the progression of the disease. HIV, after...

 

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