By: Grandma McGraw
More than 500 years of experimentation with transferring blood from one living creature to another began with a very important person: Pope Innocent VII’s physician recommended a transfusion in an attempt to save the dying Pope in 1492. The pontiff died anyway, and the...
Three of the major neurotransmitters in the human body
By: Kim Miller - 582309
The brain is compiled of billions of neurons. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messages that are transmitted through one cell and on to the next. They are what allow the brain cells to communicate with each other. Acetylcholine, monoamines, and GABA are three of the major...
By: Grandma McGraw
Diabetes is a condition that used to mean a lifetime of inconvenience and possible early death; however, in recent years the treatment of diabetes has been greatly simplified and improved, resulting in fewer and fewer complications and deaths. The key to treating diabetes successfully is...
By: Roma Lightsey
The first recorded attempt at a blood transfusion was in 1492. Pope Innocent VII was in a coma, and the blood of three young boys was infused in a desperate attempt to save the dying pope. The concept of circulation and intravenous access was not...
Study: Underweight people at higher post-surgery risk
By: Isabelle Esteves
On November 21, 2011 the Archives of Surgery, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal, released a study online first entitled 'The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and 30-Day Mortality Risk', by Principal Surgical Procedure. The study was carried out by a group of researchers at the...
By: William O'Neal Stringer
Scientifically known as Hirudo Medicinalis, profiled by Niagara Leeches, medical leeches have been used by humankind since ancient times. Bloodletting dates back to ancient Egypt some 2,500 years ago. The Egyptians used leeches as a general cure all and had some success with them...
By: Gina Bennett
A lot of people have speculated about alcoholism and how exactly to classify it. There are many signs to identify an acoholic, but for the sake of this article, this article is only going to concentrate on the first one. Early stage alcoholism can be...
By: Sandra Piddock
Many people think of cardiovascular disease as a lifestyle or heredity-related condition. People who smoke, don't eat healthily and don't take enough exercise, as well as those with a family history of heart disease are the ones at risk. Men are also more susceptible than...
The role of aldosterone in the human body
By: Barbara Zarrella
According to “Mosby’s Medical, Nursing and Allied Health” dictionary (1990): Aldosterone is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex to regulate sodium and potassium balance in the blood. The adrenal cortex is the greater portion of the adrenal gland, located on the...
By: Sandra Piddock
Alcoholism is a chronic condition in which the body is dependent on the consumption of alcohol. According to the Alcoholics Anonymous website, alcoholism is 'a physical compulsion, coupled with a mental obsession.' It's classed as an illness rather than an aberration, because medical experts...

 

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