Recent studies conducted in the United States show a genetic component for the canine disease, canine compulsive disorder, or CCD. CCD is the canine equivalent of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a neurological condition characterized by intrusive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive, ritualized behaviors (compulsions). Researchers believe that their work with dogs could shed new light on the […]Read More Canine Studies May Help Humans with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
The London Bridge Centre fertility clinic is the first in the UK to organize a competition where the winner will be given free human eggs and treatment. The winner can choose an egg donor by their education, upbringing and physical characteristics. The sale of eggs for profit is banned in Britain, so in order for […]Read More Human Egg for Raffle: A New Level of Disrespect for Human Life?
Proteins and fats are essential to life and play an important role in the building and the repair of cells. Proteins are not only essential for repair and growth of cells, but they also act as chemical messengers as well as carry oxygen from lungs to cells. Fats are used as an energy source, and […]Read More Proteins And Fats Of The Human Body: The Functions Of Amino Acids, Cholesterol, Lipids And Collagen
There are difficulties diagnosing Lyme disease because early symptoms are confusing. The causative bacterium, and the tick that transmits it are well known. Most people have been or know someone affected by Lyme Disease. The ticks that transmit this disease are found in all of the US, Canada, Mexico, European and most Asian countries. When […]Read More Lyme Disease and Ticks: How They Become Infected and Infect Others
Everyone needs a certain amount of body fat to be healthy. Do you know how much body fat you have? Bioelectrical impedance analysis can tell you. Your total amount of body fat is made up of 2 basic kinds: essential fat and storage fat. Essential fat is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune […]Read More Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis: A Technique for Direct Determination of Body Fat Percentage
Foot and mouth (hoof and mouth) disease should not be confused with hand, foot and mouth disease, although both viruses belong to the same family (Picornaviridae). Foot and mouth disease (hoof and mouth disease) is a viral infection affecting cloven-hoofed domestic and wild animals. Foot and mouth disease is extremely contagious: as few as 10 […]Read More Foot and Mouth Disease: Viral Infection in Animals