By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Fungal diseases become more common every day. Any illness that weakens the immune system gives the opportunity for fungi to be able to grow and thrive within the body. Often times cancer patients, HIV patients and others with serious illness have fungal diseases as a...
By: Maria F. Garcia
Spinal and epidural anesthesiaare regional anesthetic techniques that target the lower half of the body. So called neuraxial blocks, these techniques involve the injection of an anesthetic medication directly into or around the spinal area. A local anesthetic is usually used around the area of...
Why platelets are important
By: Bee Smith
The purpose of platelets is to recognize any damaged blood vessels, the platelets are the cells that circulate inside our blood and bind them together. For instance, when you get a cut, for instance the platelets bind together at the damaged blood vessel, and causing...
How a 17-year-old girl created a nanoparticle that kills cancer stem cells
By: Terrence Aym
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the British futurist, once advised never to trust a scientist over thirty. Perhaps a further step can be taken and conversely assume to always trust a scientist under twenty—at least if that scientist happens to be named Angela Zhang.Why...
The role of hormones in the human body
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Hormones are substances that help maintain a variety of metabolic processes in the human body, including growth and development, energy levels and other important bodily functions. The regulated secretion of hormones in the body helps maintain homeostasis (balance of body systems). There are three distinct...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Dorann Winburn
The human body is one of the most amazing pieces of work that has ever existed. Each and every human being starts their life as a single cell that gets half of its genetic makeup from the mother and half of the genetic makeup from...
By: Effie Moore Salem
Lou Gehrig's disease—amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease of the neurons that activate muscles. These inactivated nerve cells originate in the brain and spinal cord. The disease is progressive and the muscles that are cut off from nourishment because of diseased neurons shrink...
Overview of the endocrine system
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The endocrine system is a specialized group of hormone-producing glands and organs. Their function is to regulate the various metabolic processes in the human body, including growth, body temperature, and reproduction, among others. The endocrine system helps keep homeostasis (chemical balance) in the body. An...
By: Gulrukh Tausif
Close contact with pesticides and exposure to toxic chemicals? Overconsumption of alcohol and painkillers? Heat stroke or just overworked? Health officials, concerned charity workers and medical researchers are racing against time to find out why the male population of six Central American countries are increasingly...
By: Jackie McPherson
Norovirus is highly contagious and once infections start to occur they are difficult to contain. Knowing the causes and risk factors associated with the virus can help you decrease your chances of contracting this infection. Norovirus accounts for approximately approximately 50% of gastroenteritis cases in...

 

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