By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Neurotransmitters are chemical substances which function as signal transmitters from a nerve ending to another cell or to a gland. They can belong to several different categories of neuro-chemicals including amino acids, monoamines and peptides. Within these categories, some of the most common neurotransmitters discovered...
Scientists: Bedside test finds awareness in vegetative brains
By: Isabelle Esteves
A November 10, 2011 report, published in The Lancet, a peer reviewed medical journal that offers a special journal in Neurology, provides hope for those who are in a persistent vegetative state. Most patients in a vegetative state have periods of wakefulness but are seemingly...
By: Angie Lindsay
Bone fractures are extremely painful to the person enduring them. Not only do they reduce mobility until they have healed, they introduce the possibility of infection and may require surgery, further extending the healing time. There are different types of fractures, depending on how they...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Angioplasty is a medical procedure that is used to treat patients with blocked or clogged blood vessels (the coronary arteries) supplying the heart. It makes use of a stent or, in other words, a cylindrical mesh with a lumen in the middle, to keep the...
By: Angie Lindsay
The human body relies on arteries to carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the entire body. When these arteries are healthy, they are strong, elastic and flexible, supporting the pressure of the blood that flows through them. When not taken care of or as...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The formed elements of human blood include red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The first two cell types arise individually from myeloid and lymphoid stem cells in the bone marrow. In contrast, the source of platelets is a distinct precursor cell called the...
The role of Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria in the human digestive tract
By: Marina Poddubnaya
The role of acidophilus in the prevention and treatment of infection It should come as no surprise that our health is in balance between biochemistry reactions. Functional role of Lactobacillus acidophilus can be description by biochemistry too. In general, the probiotic (“for life”, like...
The difference between total and partial knee replacement
By: Wendy S. Melton
The human knee is one of the most used and abused joints in the body. It moves with every step we take and bears weight to some degree almost constantly. Athletes, such as hockey, football, basketball, soccer and tennis players are continually stressing their knees...
Benefits and risks of back surgery for back pain
By: Andrea Theisson
Back surgery is serious business, for many reasons. You have the spine, which houses the main nervous system to the body and limbs, for a start. Then, it also flows to the brain and the entire system of bodily controls. Yet, if you are in...
Benefits and risks of back surgery for back pain
By: Bobby Scott
It is very important that you understand the benefits and risks of back surgery. You might need this surgery one day. Many people suffer from back pain and this is a very common condition. Keep in mind that back surgery might help back you and...

 

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