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Bleeding Ulcer Causes

Bleeding Ulcer Causes

Saturday, March 19, 2011 5:54

Ulcers are sores which are like a crater and are generally ¼ inch to ¾ inch in width, however at times they can become 1 to 2 inches in width. These sores develop in the stomach lining and are known as gastric ulcers, beneath the stomach at the ...

Melena - Blood in Stool

Melena – Blood in Stool

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:07

Black tarry (sticky and smelly) feces that are associated with gastrointestinal hemorrhage is known as Melena. The stool turns black in color because of the oxidation of the iron that is present in hemoglobin (producing hematin that is black in color) when blood passes through the colon....

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Brain Hemorrhage

Brain Hemorrhage

Saturday, March 5, 2011 5:50

Brain Hemorrhage It is the hemorrhage or bleeding within the skull. It usually results from a rupture of blood vessel within the brain parenchyma. Classification (1)    ...

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Different Types of Painful Fractures

Different Types of Painful Fractures

Thursday, March 3, 2011 5:17

A fractured bone is a bone which has had its tissue broken. A fractured is a name of the type of the break experienced. When a bone has been broken a doctor must first look for deformities of the bone which may require palpation (feeling for broken bone ...

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Fibroid Tumors in Breast

Fibroid Tumors in Breast

Friday, February 25, 2011 4:11

Fibroid Breast Tumors are benign, solid tumors that grow in the breasts of women of reproductive age, especially women in their 20s or 30s. According to the Mayo Clinic, fibroid breast tumors are the most common types of breast lumps that occur in women. Although these tumors are ...

Back Pain

Back Pain

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:58

The back is the workhorse of human body. This remarkably strong structure literally carries the burden of the entire body, and is responsible for almost every move you make. This makes it susceptible to injury, and the resultant back pain can be quite immobilizing. It is estimated that ...

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Body Acne

Body Acne

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:15

It is quite common to have acne on one’s nose. . As blockage can occur in any of the hair follicles of the nose, this can result in inflammation and irritation of these follicles, which eventually results in white heads or pimples....

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Gene Therapy May Reverse Blindness

Gene Therapy May Reverse Blindness

Monday, February 14, 2011 5:55

Gene therapy is a highly controversial topic, in both the political and moral arenas. Scientists have made great strides in certain areas of experimental testing, the most recent involving Leber’s congenital amaurosis, a rare type of blindness that affects approximately 2,000 Americans....

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Bronchial Infection

Bronchial Infection

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 0:49

Bronchial infection, more commonly referred to as bronchitis, is a form of viral infection. The virus attacks the bronchial tubes that lead to the airway, inflaming them and making it hard to breathe. Most times, an increase in the amount of mucus will lead to additional clogging of ...

Brain Surgery

Brain Surgery

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 0:32

Brain Surgery Operating on the brain to treat various ailments of the brain is known as brain surgery. It is also known by the terms Craniotomy and Neurosurgery. It is one of the most sophisticated and advanced of medical procedures and requires several years of intensive training. In order ...

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