By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Knee replacement surgery is a procedure undertaken in elderly individuals when the knee becomes severely affected by conditions such as osteoarthritis. In most instances, these patients will feel continuous knee joint pain and would not respond to commonly used analgesics. Furthermore, movements of such knee...
By: Can Tran
In preparation for orthopedic surgery, numerous precautions have to be taken. This is to ensure that the probable success rate of surgery is high. One might undergo orthopedic surgery for a number of reasons such as the following: musculoskeletal trauma, sports injures, degenerative diseases, infections...
By: Jenny Tolley
The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your mouth to your stomach. Your esophagus plays an important role in keeping you healthy. Without it, you would not be able to consume food normally. Certain medical conditions can cause your esophagus to narrow so that...
By: Can Tran
The success of surgery, let alone the knee joint, depends on a number of variables. One of the variables would be the patient themselves. If you planning to get surgery on your knee, then you may end up going through several weeks or months to...
By: Kat Centeno
Bones are solid and strong structures that support the body. The skull and rib cage provide protection to the different internal organs. Muscles are attached to the bones which aids movement. Joints are attached to the bones to allow different range of movements. The knee...
Dormant chimp virus CERV2 can teach humans about retroviruses
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Endogenous viruses are viruses that have integrated into the host genome (some refer to them as fossil viruses). An estimated 8 to 10 percent, if not more, of each mammalian genome consists of such retrotransposable elements. Chimp endogenous retrovirus 2, or CERV 2, is an...
By: Kenneth Andrews
Retrovirology took a significant step forward in October 2010, when researchers managed to resurrect a long-dormant chimpanzee retrovirus, having identified its receptor. The discovery, as reported in Nature, could lead to humans understanding a great deal more about the way in which retroviruses work. Endogenous...
The process of absorption of food in the intestine
By: Caroline St Clare
The intestines are an integral part of the digestive system, without which, we wouldn't be able to absorb the vital nutrients from our food. Together with organs including the liver and pancreas, the intestines perform an amazingly complex series of functions which work seamlessly to...
By: Jenna Pope
There is a growing body of evidence within the scientific community that points to a connection between fibromyalgia and the thyroid – specifically, hypothyroidism. There is an overlap of symptoms in both conditions, namely exhaustion, body temperature that is lower than normal, joint and muscle...
By: Linda L Kinyon
Chronic pain affects approximately fifty percent of the population. Chronic pain has been around since the beginning of time. Ancient civilizations recorded accounts of chronic pain on stone tablets. While early accounts associate pain with evil and magic, the relief for chronic pain was gained...

 

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