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When Motherhood Means More than One

These days, twins, triplets, and other multiple births are becoming more common, but how do they happen? Fraternal twins (or triplets, quadruplets, or more) develop when two or more eggs are ... Continue reading

Malaria and Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder in which the red blood cells collapse into a 'sickle' shape and cannot carry oxygen very well. They also tend to get stuck in narrow blood vessels, causing ... Continue reading

How a Horse Can Save Your Life?

Most people who have been vaccinated with the smallpox vaccine never really question what exactly was injected into their body. If they did, they might be surprised, and maybe thank a horse or two. ... Continue reading

Resistance is NOT Futile!

Maybe if you are a Star Trek heroine up against the Borg, 'resistance is futile.' But if you are a germ that makes people sick, resistance - to antibiotics - is not futile at all. ... Continue reading

Antibiotic resistance results from gene action. Bacteria acquire genes conferring resistance in any of three ways.

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Disease:

  1. Facts About Angina
  2. Mad Cow Disease
  3. Mother Nature's Own Brand of Bioterror
  4. The Neurological Complications Of Lyme Disease
  5. What is Herd Immunity?
  6. What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?
  7. Who was Typhoid Mary?

Germs, Viruses, Microbes:

  1. Civets Lesson
  2. Fighting Viruses
  3. Legionnaires' Disease
  4. Malaria and Sickle Cell Anemia
  5. Protozoa That Cause Disease
  6. Re-emerging Microbes
  7. Resistance is NOT Futile!
  8. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  9. SARS: Mother Nature Strikes Again!
  10. Smallpox, Chickenpox . . . Monkeypox?
  11. The Plague
  12. What Is Botulism?

Health:

  1. A Little OCD In Me And Thee?
  2. Eating Disorders
  3. Encephalitis and Meningitis
  4. How Much Coffee Will Kill You?
  5. Is Heartburn a Heart Burn?
  6. It's Hay Fever Season!
  7. The Incredible Capacity Of The Immune System
  8. The Placebo Effect
  9. There's No Such Thing as a Safe Suntan
  10. What is Asthma?
  11. What Is Autism?
  12. What is Headache?
  13. What Is High Blood Pressure?
  14. What Is Narcolepsy?
  15. What's So Bad About Cholesterol?
  16. Why Is Blood Pressure Two Numbers?
  17. Your Friend, the Fat Cell

Human Body:

  1. Acupuncture
  2. Hypotension
  3. My Aching Back
  4. What Is a Bruise?
  5. What Is A Cerebral Aneurysm?
  6. What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
  7. When and Why is Blood Typing Done?
  8. When Motherhood Means More than One

Technology:

  1. Ultrasound In Medicine

Vaccines:

  1. How a Horse Can Save Your Life?
  2. Why Do We Call It A 'Vaccination?'