The causes of bad breath
By: Chris Meagher
Ways to Stop Bad BreathThere are a number of ways to stop bad breath, as more often than not, it comes down to poor dental hygiene. Smelly breath is often an indication of some underlying cause, such as tooth decay, or gum disease, as opposed...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
For many decades, scientists have been wondering how to tackle specific cancer cells without harming the normal cells in the human body. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and other modalities of treatment employed for battling the cancers did have its successes although many gave rise to side...
Hippocrates and the beginnings of Western medicine
By: Phyllis Logie
Hippocrates is the father of modern medicine and author of the Hippocratic oath which all newly qualified doctors in the west have been required to swear since the 4th century and it is in fact the most widely known Greek medical text. Hippocrates was a...
Types of targeted cancer therapies
By: Wendy S. Melton
Drugs that prevent the growth and spread of cancer by altering the way certain molecules and cells interact are called targeted cancer therapies. Targeted cancer therapies inhibit the growth of tumors and slows the progression of the disease throughout the body. They also boost the...
By: Litsa Podaras
Modern medicine is based on a systematic period of observation owed to Hippocrates. Today this is called a clinical observation and it is what earned Hippocrates the title ‘Father of Medicine’. The school Asclepieion on Cos, Cos being the place of his birth...
The connection between income and longevity
By: Paul Rance
That longevity in human beings is often determined by wealth as much as genetic factors should not be a surprise. There are several reasons why not having any money worries can result in a person living a long life. The Elimination of Stress Financial worries...
The connection between income and longevity
By: Phyllis Logie
Life expectancy refers to the average number of years of life remaining for people who have attained a given age. This has been increasing year-on-year in the US for many years; however, those with a higher income have made the greatest overall life expectancy gains...
Main stages in the process of inflammation
By: Viven Yeo
Inflammation is the body’s response to injury. When tissues are damaged and cells die, the body responds by mounting an inflammatory response. The purpose is protection of the cells and tissue from the damaging insults, and eventually leading to repair of damaged tissue and...
What are osteoblasts?
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Osteoblasts produce bone. Bone marrow is where they begin. They are cells that work together to build up the bone. These cells have only one nucleus. Osteoclasts have two or more nuclei. The new bone has the name osteoid. These cells control the amount of...
What are osteoblasts?
By: Gillian Taber
What is an osteoblast? The clue is in the name; osteo – pertaining to bones. In simple terms, osteoblasts are cells which help new bone formation. Osteoblast cells are formed in bone marrow. Their function is to build new bone. A part of what is...

 

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