The potential of stem cells
By: Marshall Brown
The misconceptions related to stem cell research and the natural production in our bodies, is outrageous! To know if you stand for or against the idea of manipulating stem cells in labs, to aid in medical uses, you must first understand just what the different...
What neonatology can do for us
By: V.L. Holme
Neonatology is the study of the newborn infant. Neonatologists diagnose and treat newborns who are born prematurely, of low birth weight, with congenital malformations or following a birth injury. Approximately 12% of U.S. babies are born prematurely, or before 37 weeks gestation. Nearly 500...
By: Darian Peters
Listeriosis, more commonly known as listeria, is a rare but potentially deadly bacterial infection with a wide variety of possible symptoms ranging from damage to the central nervous system to nausea and diarrhoea. The disease can infect humans, farm animals, and wild animals, with weaker...
By: Norma Chew
The history of X-Rays seems to have started on November 8, 1895, when Professor Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen accidentally discovered that an image cast from his cathode ray generator went beyond the range of the cathode rays. Further studies showed that these beams were not deflected...
Why the body needs sleep
By: Mindee Bocangel
Living things and the movements of the stars are experiencing cycles. Humans breath in, breath out; wake and sleep follows suit. Cells regenerate during sleep. This is true for animals and plants alike. Regeneration requires energy. Various vitamins can help make the most of periods...
A brief history of surgery
By: Jeffrey Ware
The earliest finding of surgery was discovered in Keiv, Ukraine. A scull dating back to 7300 6220 B. C. was found to have holes drilled into the skull bone. This procedure called trephining was common in the early days to relieve health problems related to...
By: SNorris
The human spleen is an organ about the size of a loose fist that is located in the upper left corner of the abdomen. The spleen sits directly under the diaphragm, behind the stomach, and it borders nearby organs such as the left kidney and...
What is listeriosis?
By: Marcia Post
Listeriosis is a foodborne illness and is caused from the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The symptoms suffered are similar to the flu and include muscle aches, fever, nausea and/or diarrhea. Other symptoms include confusion, headache, loss of balance, stiff neck and/or convulsions.People with weak immune...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Pedro Miranda
This is the question that will arise when and if medical care becomes socialized in this country. As soon as the state (meaning taxpayers) starts paying for healthcare, and as soon as it becomes obvious that there are not enough healthcare dollars to provide the...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Medical Treatment
By: Marlin Bressi
At first glance, it would seem perfectly acceptable to deny medical treatment to smokers and the obese. After all, why should we help those whose conditions have been caused by a lifetime of bad habits and self-destructive behavior? Well, the answer is a simple matter...

 

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