Month: May 2019

The first complete understanding of how arteries, veins, heart, and lungs function to form a single, complete circulatory system of human body is discovered by William Harvey in 1682 GC. The human circulatory system represents the virtual definition of life. …

What is neck pain? Pain in the neck can be due to: injury, a mechanical or muscular problem, a trapped nerve caused by a bulge in one of the discs between the vertebrae or from arthritis of the neck. It…

In the 21st century, women are health-conscious and prefer to follow a healthy diet plan. A healthy diet plan is one that includes the right combination of vitamins. Vitamins are organic compounds that help different parts of the body function…

Dr. Lars Leksell (Swedish Neurosurgeon) If you have been the beneficiary of a radiosurgery treatment, then you have Lars Laksell to thank for it. Laksell was a professor of surgery, as well as a neurosurgeon. He looked to some of…

Water in the ear is a very common occurrence and can happen to anyone. While swimming or taking a bath or shower, water can get inside the ears. Normally, the wax present in the ear canal prevents fluid from going…

The first scientific, accurate guide to human anatomy discovered by Andreas Vesalius in 1543 The human anatomy references used by doctors through the year A.D. 1500 were actually based mostly on animal studies, more myth and error than truth. Andreas…

Coughing is a reflex action started by stimulation of sensory nerves in the lining of the respiratory passages – the tubes we use to breathe. When a person coughs, there is a short intake of breath and the larynx (the…

by Dr Birhanu H. Michael (Neurosurgeon) WARNING! This advice is a general guideline for use in an emergency. It’s not intended to replace professional classes in first aid and resuscitation. First aid is an important skill. By performing simple procedures…

Why become a blood donor? The availability of blood and the products that can be produced from blood is an essential part of our health care system. Without an efficient and well supplied blood donation scheme many of the procedures…