By: Leonard Konis
Artificial skin (tissue-engineered skin' or 'cultured skin graft') allows severely damaged skin, related to burns or inherited diseases and open wounds, ability to grow new tissue, and heal faster. According to the Food and Drug Administration (2001), more than one million people are treated in...
By: Russell Dawson
Emergency, Emergency, 911, 911! If you, or your partner is living with an undiagnosed sleep disorder not only could your health be at risk, but your relationship is certainly to be under severe strain! A little bit of information can go a long way toward...
By: Sam Vaknin
The unpalatable truth is that falling in love is, in some ways, indistinguishable from a severe pathology. Behavior changes are reminiscent of psychosis and, biochemically speaking, passionate love closely imitates substance abuse. Appearing in the BBC series Body Hits on December 4, Dr. John Marsden...
By: Leonard Konis
When a baby is born, as joyous moment. However, most parents don't realize to save the baby's umbilical cord blood, which is often discarded. The cord blood contains stem cells, which can save the baby's life, family member or lives of other family members...
By: Snowflake
Education and Prevention Initiatives which are culturally specific and sensitive are the best chance of controlling the spread of HIV and ultimately eradicating HIV and AIDS. Sexual transmission, whether it is heterosexual or homosexual, remains the #1 route of transmission worldwide. The blood supply is...
By: Leonard Konis
Alcoholism or alcohol dependence is impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with drinking withdrawal symptoms, and/or high tolerance to alcohol. Approximately 100,000 deaths per year associated to alcoholism. Nearly fourteen million Americans, have an alcohol problem. Probability of inheriting, genetic potential for alcoholism (disease)...
By: Robin Mayhall
I'm not a doctor, but I'm in a unique situation to be able to offer tips on surgery: I've had 17 orthopedic surgeries, some more serious than others - including two total knee replacements and two total hip replacements.After any major surgery, there is...
By: Lulu
From an African perspective I can't help but be amused at the thought of educating people about HIV/AIDS. My amusement is coloured by shame. Our president, Thabo Mbeki, went on record in the media saying that the scientists were wrong, that HIV does not cause...
By: Asher Isbrucker
There have been a lot of controversial topics concerning medical science in the past 20 years; one of them being stem cells. You have probably heard about it in the news, how stem cells are taken from embryos to regenerate or divide into precious...
Understanding the reasons for different skin tones
By: Christina O
One of the most significant results of recent Liver cell research is the mapping of human DNA. In doing so, researchers have been able to trace the entire human race back to the beginning, back to one female born in Africa, more than likely...

 

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