By: Phyllis Logie
The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system which is a walnut sized gland that is in two sections, enveloped by a thin outer layer of tissue. The prostate gland is situated in front of the rectum and just below the bladder, surrounded...
By: Shawn Wells
Each year in the United States alone, more than 40,000 adults, and in excess of 3,000 children, are diagnosed with leukemia. That’s a staggering number of new cases each year. This cancer, which affects the tissues in bone marrow that form blood...
By: Karyn B Jules
Evolution is, essentially, the passing on of desirable genes from one generation to the next through natural selection. External conditions such as climate, environment and the availability of food sources determine which traits are the most desirable to possess in order for a species to...
Anatomy and physiology of the cervical spine
By: Melody St. John
The spine or the vertebral column is a column normally composed of 33 vertebrae (bony segments forming the spine), of which 24 are articulated (3 sections in the upper portion) and 9 are fused (2 sections in the lower portion). Inside the spinal column is...
By: Alanna Rose
A pulmonary embolism is an abrupt blockage in an artery of the lungs. This blockage is usually the fault of an embolus which is a blood clot that originated somewhere in the body and then traveled via the bloodstream to the lungs. Ninety percent of...
By: Jeannette Payne
BioGlue is a surgical adhesive that is made from two different components. It has purified bovine serum albumin, otherwise known as BSA, as well as glutaraldehyde. Scientists and doctors obtain the BSA from cattle in countries that do not use bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). This...
What to ask your doctor before open heart surgery
By: Joyce Good Henderson
For many people, the blockage of coronary arteries and chest pain leads to emergency open heart surgery. With very little or no time to prepare, you often don’t know what to ask your doctor. When your life is at risk, you don’t have...
The process of absorption of food in the intestine
By: Devon Begg
What's the point of eating food if your body can't use it? The importance of the small intestine can sometimes be forgotten, but this body organ is essential to living a healthy life. It is responsible for the process of absorption. Without it, all the...
By: John Louie Ramos
Herpes refers to a group of viruses that are characterized by the sudden eruption of blisters in different areas of the body. Apart from blisters, herpes can also cause cold sores around the patient’s mouth, skin irritations, swollen glands and fever-like symptoms. There are...
By: Alanna Rose
Warts are relatively small growths found on the skin that are caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, according to MedicineNet. While warts are contagious most do not spread too easily. Therefore, a person with warts will not necessarily spread them to other parts of...

 

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