Phakomatous choristoma explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Phakomatous choristoma is a rare lesion that generally occurs on or near the eyelid and is often mistaken as a cyst or other type of lesion (or tumor). The lesion is usually congenital, which means that it is present at birth, though it may not...
The Euthanasia of Human Beings is Unethical
By: Amber Celeste
Dorland’s Medical Dictionary defines “euthanasia” as the deliberate ending of the life of a person suffering from an incurable and painful disease. Perhaps more accurately described in the case of human beings as physician-assisted suicide, the process of euthanasia in most countries around...
Characteristics and causes of Apert syndrome
By: Susan Smalls
Apert syndrome is a genetic disorder in which the skull bones of infants prematurely fuse together. This causes abnormal growth of the skull and face. It is a rare condition that affects about one in 65,000 children. Some estimates put the percentage as low...
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus. This virus may spread as a result of eating dirty food or drinking dirty water. The virus first enters the nose or mouth, makes its way to the intestines where it incubates, then travels to the...
Phakomatous choristoma explained
By: Susan Smalls
Phakomatous Charistoma is a very rare non-cancerous tumor of the eyelid that is typically present at birth. The first recorded case was documented by Lorenz Zimmerman in 1971. He was the first person to correctly identify that the tumor is comprised of ectodermal cells that...
Most common diseases in the world
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
There are thousands of disease in the world. Some of these diseases are rare while there are others which are common. In many cases, the most common diseases are the ones which are very dangerous. Diseases such as HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer and syphilis...
An introduction to chromosomes, genes and DNA
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Understanding genetics involves understanding the basic components of heredity. The basic unit of heredity is the gene, which is a segment of DNA found on a chromosome. But what are these biological entities? And how do they relate to one another in complex genetic processes...
What caused a 2011 smallpox scare in a Virginia museum?
By: Leigh Goessl
Back in May 2011, a Richmond, Va. museum devoted to Virginia state history faced an unintended and interesting problem. The museum had created a "Bizarre bits" display, which featured unique items. One item in the exhibit caught the attention of the U.S. Centers for...
Study: Chinese researchers suggest Vitamin B may protect against strokes
By: Penne Cole
Taking Vitamin B supplements may just save your life. In a study led by Yan Ji MD of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, researchers have found that taking Vitamin B supplements lowered homocysteine levels, which reduced the risk of a stroke. The study...
Chinese doctors grow new nose on patient's own forehead
By: Sun Meilan
Medical research is progressing every day. Things that even a few months ago wouldn’t have seemed possible are now being done on a regular basis. Luckily for a young Chinese man whose nose became damaged following a traffic accident, it is now possible to...

 

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