Euthanasia Debate
By: Nova Obin
Life is always valued. Every life is precious, a gift. But is that really true? What if the person considers life a burden? If the "life" isn't a benefit? If you were basically a vegetable, an empty shell of a person, would you feel that...
Jaw resections: Preparation and recovery from a patient's perspective
By: Edgar Frost
A jaw resection is a surgical procedure where a portion of the jaw is removed. There are many reasons why a jaw resection may be performed, such as to prevent the spread of a tumor to surrounding areas. A jaw resection can be performed by...
Hypertrophy defined
By: Michael Rupp
Hypertrophy is the enlargement of a body part due to increased size of the individual cells of that part. It is important to distinguish between hypertrophy and hyperplasia, which is an increase in body part size due to an increase in the number of cells...
Marsupialization: Why is it done? A patient's perspective
By: Edgar Frost
Marsupialization is a minor surgical procedure which involves cutting an opening into a cyst to allow it to drain freely. Since the cyst is allowed to drain, the size and amount of pressure are also reduced. As a result, the amount of discomfort in the...
Why do humans need pain?
By: Rachel Stockton
There have been numerous studies which have pointed to the fact that brain chemistry changes after trauma. In the case of my father, I have seen, firsthand, that this is true. And, in his case, the changes were not all negative.I remember my mother...
Diseases of the heart
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Opening any pathology textbook to the Heart chapter provides a long list of things that can go wrong with this essential organ. There are congenital diseases, which are present from birth; heart disease that occurs as we age and is due to the presence of...
Brain structures involved in memory
By: John Cowley
Several researchers (Underwood, 1996) draw distinctions between two types of memory. Explicit memory refers to one's conscious recollection of the past as manifested on tasks like recall and recognition. Implicit memory refers to any changes in experience, thought and action that are attributable to a...
Views on reproductive and therapeutic cloning
By: Jim Huckabee
Some twenty years ago the science community reported they could replace a lost limb by growing a new one from a piece of the victims skin. The problem was, it would require an absolute vacuum for the replication to grow in a timely manner. This...
Ethical problems in cloning animals and humans
By: Treasa Lascola
Can you imagine another you? Lab created or otherwise? I've tried to imagine a clone of myself, would she have a soul? Would she share my beliefs? My opinions? My tastes and personality characteristics? Would she fall in love with the same man that I...
Mobile intraoperative electron-beam radiation extends cancer patient life expectancy
By: Leonard Konis
Mobetron' a mobile Intraoperative electron-beam radiation therapy proven successful to cure many types of cancers especially significantly reported as a treatment after a lumpectomy. In the United States breast cancer of among women is the second leading cause of death (after lung cancer) and worldwide...

 

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