By: Marilyn Lindblad
Chagas disease is a parasitic condition sometimes called American trypanosomiasis. The disease is most prevalent in children who live in Mexico, Central America and South America, where the reduviid bug is indigenous. The parasite that causes Chagas disease is found in the feces of the...
Why we yawn
By: Maya Vokes-Didier
Yawning is an involuntary action that is commonly associated with fatigue, boredom or tiredness, and is quite common among most living creatures, including snakes, primates and carnivores. In human beings, yawning is considered to be a very purposeful non-verbal signal, and folklore has many superstitions...
An overview of muscles in the neck
By: Effie Moore Salem
To get an accurate picture of the neck muscles, it is best to first identify them according to their action, and determine what they push or pull and where they are located. The *Sternocleidomastoid muscle is the one used to move the head from side...
Health officials: Test gets almost 1 in 5 syphilis cases wrong
By: Philip Lop
A feature on the MSNBC web site warns that health officials in the US have issued a press release to say that a fifth of cases diagnosed positively for syphilis since the 1980s were, in fact, negative. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Medical science breakthroughs in the control of infections and inflammation
By: Omar Salvador
Control of infections and inflammation: One of the most notable successes in medical science Through the years, medical science has had numerous notable successes. Perhaps one of its most spectacular victories is the control of infections and inflammation. By simple definitions, infections are diseases caused...
By: Terrence Aym
A brilliant research team has just successfully created the world's first prosthetic that obeys the commands given to it from the user's mind.Northwestern University scientists in Evanston, Illinois are researching how different patterns of brain activity interact with the central nervous system and can...
Cloning Humans should not be Allowed
By: Perry McCarney
The first thing that needs to be said is that, at this time, it is NOT currently possible to clone humans! The various science fiction movies are exactly that; amusing, thought provoking, entertaining AND not yet true! But not beyond our technological capability within the...
By: Lee Skavydis
A lot of people go through surgical procedures in their lives, and the likelihood of depression setting in could be dependent on the type of surgery one undergoes, and how strong your mental strength is. There are various reasons why depression can arise, and it...
The functions of red blood cells
By: Oliver Gray
Red blood cells (erythrocytes - from Greek erythros for ‘red’ and kytos for ‘hollow’, with cyte translated as ‘cell’ in modern terms) are made in the bone marrow in a process called haematopoiesis where they lose their nucleus, as a child all...
By: Brad Vandenheuvel
It appears that the saying “well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle” may actually be based on some level of scientific fact after all. A recent study of the red haired apes shows that orangutans share 97% of their DNA with humans, making...

 

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