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Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Thursday, September 23, 2010 0:31

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a chemical compound that is naturally produced by the body and is a combination of lipid (fat) and steroid. Cholesterol is a building block for cell membranes and for hormones like estrogen and testosterone. About 80% of ...

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Anemia

Anemia

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 23:56

Anemia (uh-NEE-me-uh) is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. Anemia also can occur if your red blood cells don't contain enough hemoglobin (HEE-muh-glow-bin). Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color. This protein helps red ...

Pneumococcus Streptococcus pneumoniae

Pneumococcus Streptococcus pneumoniae

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:39

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive, catalase-negative cocci that has remained an extremely important human bacterial pathogen since its initial recognition in the late 1800s. The term pneumococcus gained widespread use by the late 1880s, when it was recognized as the most common cause of bacterial lobar pneumonia....