By: A. South
No one is, or ever has been, immune to illnesses. Day to day life brings one in contact with billions of bacteria ready to invade and conquer the human body. Medical practitioners of colonial times did not possess the technology to study these pathogens, therefore...
The causes of developmental disabilities
By: Brandie Bruner
There are numerous possible causes of mental retardation. Identification of the precise cause of mental retardation occurs in about fifty percent of those individuals affected. Experts also suggest that more than one cause is to blame in as many as fifty percent of cases. Between...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The human cell is the basic unit of our being. Every complex organism, including humans, consists of coordinated systems working together to achieve life. The basis of every part of every system is the cell. Similar cells come together to make tissues. Tissues come together...
Pros and cons of Lap-band surgery
By: Perbinder Grewal
Firstly what is lap-band surgery?Lap-band is short for laparoscopic gastric banding.Gastric Banding is the positioning of an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach to shrink the amount of stomach available for eating. This stimulates the feeling of satiety when eating...
By: Tricia Lye
In the early days of teletherapy, X-rays and radium were used for the treatment of cancer. These methods were supplanted with the understanding and application of the Cobalt-60 gamma rays in nuclear medicine in the mid 1900s.Cobalt-60 is a radionuclide , or radioactive isotope of...
By: Erin Moss
Radioisotopes are radioactive isotopes. So what is an isotope? An isotope is a version of an element that has different number of neutrons. For example, "standard" carbon (the most abundant isotope) is carbon-12, which has 6 protons (particles with a positive charge) and 6 neutrons...
By: Mary Tyrer
Being a victim of a medical error can destroy your life, as you know it. There are more times, when the victim of the medical error is not aware of the doctor's mistake. If the victim does find out, there are problems with suing the...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Alopecia as we all know is the loss of hair from any area of the body, and a refusal to grow back. What a lot of people don't know however is that Alopecia is actually a blanket term for a collection of different disorders and...
By: Jonte Rhodes
The electric chairs that are still used today are a lot safer and more reliable than they were in years gone past. Today if you were to be executed in the electric chair you would probably feel very little pain, as the initial voltage of...
Have Breakthroughs in Dna Research Led to more Harm than Good
By: Steve Lussing
As with any complicated field of study, there is a learning curve. Where genetic engineering is concerned, that curve is very steep. It would be wrong to say that no harm has been done during ongoing DNA research but that does not mean that such...

 

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