By: Patrick Sills
The word autopsy, derived from the Greek language, literally means "see for yourself." Morbid as it may sound, an autopsy is a surgical operation performed on a corpse by qualified physicians. Such doctors are specialized in the field of pathology and are known as...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
According to research, there are evidence to suggest the importance of vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids in reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. However, scientists are reluctant to accept these findings in order to declare vitamin D and Omega 3 in...
By: Cherylyne Saylor-Paul
It should be no surprise that US government is conducting a major trial to find out whether Vitamin D and Omega 3 really work when it comes to heart disease and cancer. The study is one largest study’s on record consisting of 20...
What is the purpose of lysozymes in tears and saliva?
By: Viven Yeo
Lysozyme, or 1,4-β-N-acetylmuramidase, is an enzyme found in tears, saliva, and cervical mucus. Tears, saliva and mucus are secretions from the body that first come into contact with the environment. This environment is filled with bacteria. Lysozyme is the first line of defence...
An overview of the main buffer systems in the body
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The human body has one of the most complicated and effective buffer systems ever known to the mankind and collectively, these systems are responsible for maintaining human life. In general, a buffer is a solution that contains substances which has the ability to minimize changes...
Advantages and disadvantages of kidney dialysis
By: J. Lang Wood
Kidney problems can progress to such an extent that the organs no longer perform the function of filtering wastes from the body. This build-up of waste products in the body can cause serious medical problems from high blood pressure, fluid retention and diminished red blood...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When the kidneys are no longer able to perform their task of producing urine and filtering out the toxic substances and other byproducts from the blood, it may be necessary for such patients to undergo an artificial filtering process known as kidney dialysis. Haemodialysis and...
Advantages and disadvantages of kidney dialysis
By: Viven Yeo
The kidneys filter and remove waste products from the blood. When the kidneys fail, waste products accumulate in the blood and result in high blood pressure, fluid overload, and eventually death. End stage kidney failure is dependent on dialysis. No one can survive without kidneys...
Most recent medications for treating Parkinson's disease
By: Lawanda Shieldsl
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that results in shaking, unsteady gait, and difficulty with walking, coordination and movement. It is caused by degeneration of the neurons in the Substantia Nigra of the brain. Over the last few years...
By: Mari Mckee
Parkinson’s disease (paralysis agitans) is a progressive neurological disorder of the brain. Nerve cells in the brain make chemicals called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters allow signals or messages to be sent from the brain to the body, or from the body back up to the brain...

 

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