How to control sugar levels in the blood
By: Nadine Tavener
In a normally functioning body, the proper blood sugar levels of 70 to 110 mg/dl are maintained by hormones secreted by the pancreas. These hormones are insulin and glucagon. If there is too much insulin in the blood, such as after eating a sugary or...
By: Robin Lamb
In August, 2011, a young Turkish woman named Derya Sert caused a medical sensation when she received a transplanted womb from a deceased donor. It was the world’s first successful uterine transplant, as an earlier procedure carried out in 2000 in Saudi Arabia had...
By: Maria C Collins
Victorian ideas that prehistoric humans were unthinking brutes still pervade many people’s thinking. Just because prehistoric humans could not read or write, it does not mean that they were not cultured. Prehistoric societies certainly had culture and medicine. Prehistoric medicine is a fascinating, interesting...
An introduction to prehistoric medicine
By: Nadine Tavener
There has always been injury and disease and from the time people were intelligent enough to use tools, there have been medical interventions. The only way to know what these practices were is to study the clues left behind in the form of bone evidence...
By: Shauna Silva
The Renaissance period started around year 1400 and ended around 1700. This was a great time of intellectual growth, advancement in medicine, and artistic development all over Europe. Scientists were starting to move from more conservative views of medicine, in order to keep up with...
By: Robin Lamb
A young doctorate student from MIT has devised a technology for customizing prosthetics which could benefit amputees all over the world. Prosthetic limbs which are not fitted precisely can be a major source of discomfort for amputees, but David Sengeh, 26, hopes that by loading...
By: John Atchison
There are few things more devastating in life than being given a diagnosis of cancer. While medical breakthroughs have bettered the chances of patients surviving certain forms of cancer, there are still plenty that give a person a less than 20 percent chance of survival...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Today there is a variety of magnetic bracelets to choose from, and these bracelets are used as natural remedies for many different ailments and illnesses. One such bracelet is called the Linx Device. This is a medical device which is fitted by a specialist by...
A look at magnetic bracelets for heartburn remedy
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The use of magnetic bracelets has become a fashion in many cultures although it has been used for many decades as part of a treatment process known as "magnetic therapy." Being a pseudoscience, there is no scientific evidence to suggest whether these devices are...
By: Mayja Ignacio
According to merriam-webster.com, the heart is “a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood.” The heart is an important part of the circulatory system, aside from the...

 

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