Exploring the main causes of cancer
By: Dan Ferrell
When abnormal cells in any part of the body begin to grow out of control cancer begins to develop, according to the American Cancer Society. But some of the little known causes for this abnormality are due to infections from viruses, bacteria and parasites."I...
What is blood pressure?
By: Rita Waller
Although your knowledge of blood pressure (BP) is limited, you likely know that it is unhealthy for the pressure to be excessively high. BP is a measure of how hard the heart must work to deliver oxygen-rich arterial blood to all the cells of the...
Blood pressure: Classification, measurement, and maintenance
By: Jonte Rhodes
Blood pressure is basically a measurement of how hard our hearts have to work to pump blood around our bodies to keep us alive. High blood pressure can have a variety of causes, although there are several that are more prominent and consistent with the...
Why do our bowel movements come out in different colours ?
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Ah yes, the color of your stools. This is easily one of the more important mysteries facing modern medicine today. Fortunately with the help of technology and thousands of the best and brightest scientists, we now have answers to this vital question. Not surprisingly, the...
An overview of human cloning
By: Jonte Rhodes
Human cloning is only really now starting to come into prominence as a topic that will divide the scientific and legal communities for probably decades to come. Where before it was a theoretical debate, with the advance of technology the idea of cloning is fast...
Looking back at the first face transplant
By: Matthew Christopher
A year and a half after the first facial transplant - an operation that brought to mind elements of Hollywood thrillers like Silence of the Lambs and Face/Off - the recipient is showing progress according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine...
By: Lakish Campbell
Going through a Hospital Corpsman Basic "A" school, the importance of advanced first aid have been ingrained in me through tests, labs and study sessions.I learned that depending on the circumstances, I might be the only medical provider in a unit of Sailors and...
Why do our bowel movements come out in different colours ?
By: Pat Lunsford
Bowel movements change colors, and the color of your stool can alert you to certain health problems. Stools vary widely in color, along with shape and size, but any change in your routine bowel movements over a period of more than two days warrants your...
Gastric Bypass Surgery is it Safe
By: Rena Sherwood
No surgery is 100% safe. Getting yourself cut open - especially around such vital organs as your stomach and intestines - is inherently risky. Gastric bypass surgery involves an incredible amount of risks of internal infection, malpractice, problems with the anesthesia and post-operative complications to...
Bowel movement frequency
By: Pat Lunsford
Bowel function varies according to age, diet, exercise, and overall health but normal bowel movement frequency seems to be once a day for most people. It stands to reason that an elderly person who consumes less and gets very little exercise will not experience the...

 

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