A Variola Story

Let me start by introducing myself; my name is Variola. It is a latin name, so most people just call me “Smallpox”. I’m not going to lie to you, I am a horrible friend. I tend to keep you all to myself during our time together. I am highly contagious and only like to hang around with humans, as other mammals scare me. I can attack you in 2 forms Variola major and Variola minor. Continue reading A Variola Story

Understanding The Autoimmune Disorder Crohn’s Disease

Crohns disease is a systemic inflammatory bowel disease IBD of unknown cause, that results in chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract.

It can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, and can also cause complications outside of the gastrointestinal tract.

The incidence of Crohn’s disease in North America is 6100 000, and is thought to be similar in Europe, but lower in Asia and Africa Unlike the other major inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerat… Continue reading Understanding The Autoimmune Disorder Crohn’s Disease

What Are The Stages Of Lung Cancer?

Once a diagnosis of lung cancer has been made, the doctor will attempt to determine the stage the lung cancer is at. The staging system is somewhat like a measurement system, with the numbers indicating whether the cancerous tumors are localized or whether the tumors have spread to other parts of the body; the tumors size; and whether or not the tumors have spread to the lymph nodes. There are four main stages of lung cancer Stages 1 4 and identification of one of the s… Continue reading What Are The Stages Of Lung Cancer?

How Great Really Is The Risk Of Catching Bird Flu?

With bird flu being on every television station and newspaper, it is easy to get caught up in the panic surrounding this new viral outbreak. However, do you find yourself wondering if this should really be a concern? Do you remember when everyone was becoming hysterical over the likelihood of killer bees sweeping the United States? I do not know about you, but I have yet to be chased down by an African Honey Bee. So, what are your real chances of catching bird flu?

To answ… Continue reading How Great Really Is The Risk Of Catching Bird Flu?

Parkinsons disease

Parkinson’s disease PD, a neurodegenerative disease of the substantia nigra, was first discovered and its symptoms documented in 1817. This discovery and docomentation was by British physician Dr. James Parkinson. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that the associated biochemical changes in the brain of patients were able to be identified. Although many genes have recently been identified, there are still several others that remain unkown. Parkinson’s disease involves a progressive movement disorder Continue reading Parkinsons disease