This blog is about tattoos that are being invented to monitor peoples health and help manage disease.
Blood type is an important factor to consider in transfusions in order to avoid incompatibility reactions. Scientists have created potentially safe type O red blood cells from other kinds.
Mucus is a slippery liquid that has vital functions in our body. An excessive amount of mucus or a change in its appearance may indicate the presence of a health problem.
Understanding history is important as a way of making sense of the present and planning for the future. In this article we will look at how various influenza pandemics have affected the world's population, its economy, political and cultural perceptions. History does not necessarily repeat itself.
Anesthesia ushered a new age of medical advances, as pain was an insurmountable barrier to many surgical procedures. Without the ability of physicians to render patients either unconscious or locally eliminating their pain, long surgical operations could not be performed.
Pigments play vital roles in our bodies. These pigments include melanin in the skin, rhodopsin, zeaxanthin, and lutein in the eyes, and hemoglobin in the blood.
With COVID-19 being a global pandemic, this article addresses five possible misconceptions folks may have about this outbreak, its potential, and ways to remain safe.
The wood frog survives freezing. A study of its adaptations for survival may be helpful in understanding human health problems and in the use of organs for transplants.
It has been said by some experts that the golden age of medicine started sometime in the 1950s. Certainly today we are fortunate to enjoy advancements in medical treatments our grandparents could have never imagined. Unfortunately, for the people that lived in premodern times this was not the case.
Learn the main parts of the circulatory system and how each part works. This article includes topics about the systemic circulation of blood flow, blood composition, blood flow pressure, heartbeat, and the lymphatic system.
COVID-19 is considered a pandemic as of March 2020, and though it has affected the world and cost so many lives, it is not as deadly as the ones on this list...so how does COVID-19 compare to the deadliest pandemics in history? Read on and find out..
Paneth cells are found in the glands of the small intestine and play an important role in keeping the intestinal lining healthy. Crohn's disease has been linked to problems in the cells.
Hydrochloric acid is made in the stomach and is a very helpful chemical. Too much or too little acid or acid in the wrong place can cause problems, however.
Broca's area, Wernicke's area, and the circle of Willis are important parts of the brain. They are named after the famous scientists who discovered them.
Tiny microplastic particles are created from plastic waste. The particles enter our body in multiple ways. Their possible effects are unknown but are a concern.