What are the two types of kidney dialysis?
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Kidney dialysis is a treatment that compensates for kidney failure. According to the National Kidney Foundation, dialysis is used when a person has lost 85 to 90 percent of their kidney function. The kidneys are important for filtering out wastes and maintaining blood pressure. Two...
Cloning and Ethics Human Cloning Inevitable Cloning and Issues of Moral Ethics Animal Suffering
By: Christyl Rivers
There is not a slippery slope, as humans at present, do not value animals as they should. However, Animals should not be cloned for several reasons. Already on earth there are far too many human companion animals, and millions suffer from neglect and indifference. Also...
By: Sorcha Ni Dhomhnaill
The Body Worlds exhibitions, featuring human bodies preserved by Gunther von Hagens, gave people around the world the chance to see the effects of his patented plastination process for themselves. The durability of the specimens, and the well-preserved color and form, made for remarkable viewing...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
This question cuts to the heart of metabolism and homeostasis. It also highlights a fundamental fact. Except for oxygen, no substance is more important for sustaining multicellular life than water. Obtaining Water The vast majority of water in the human body is obtained from liquids...
By: Caroline Fynn
The majority of the body’s magnesium, approximately 70%, is found within the bones and the teeth. It is an essential mineral for the maintenance of bone density, and to preserve the strength and general health of the teeth. It is a vital component in...
How is water gained and lost from the body?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Water balance in the body is a meticulously regulated process where losses and gains are balanced to achieve a proper ‘homeostasis’. During this process, the osmotic pressures within the cells and in the spaces between cells are regulated without deviating much from the norm...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Homeostasis refers to the ‘equilibrium (balance) in the body’s internal environment due to the consistent interaction of the body’s main regulatory processes.’ There are many types of homeostatic mechanisms regulating various aspects of the human body including the heart rate, breathing...
By: Mari Mckee
The new millennium has brought amazing medical advancements to the world. There are now cures for some formally fatal cancers, pharmaceutical research has provided new life saving medications, controversial stem cell research is predicted to provide the cures for incurable diseases, AIDS is no longer...
How a new brain scanner helps paralysed people
By: John Atchison
People marvel each days at the wonders of technology. As each days passes, new advancements are being made that either help to cure diseases that were thought to be unstoppable, or help to improve the quality of life for those affected. One of the toughest...
What went wrong when hospitals and clinics began treating medicine as a business?
By: Lizzie Stuart
What went wrong when medicine became a business? The truth is….in this day and age people strive to make money and yes, medicine may now be considered a business but does this really matter? Has much changed? Or have the things that have changed...

 

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