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Color Blindness Clinical Forms

Color blindness is a term that is often used to refer to color vision deficiency. True color blindness is actually just one form of colour vision deficiency and is an extremely rare condition. Colour vision deficiencies are usually inherited disorders, although they may also occur as a side effect of some medications or as a […]

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What are the Ovaries?

The ovaries are a the female reproductive organs. One of the pair of ovaries is located on each side of the uterus in the pelvis. Diagram of the female reproductive system. Image Credit: Suwin / Shutterstock.com There are three important functions of the ovarian glands: Hormone secretion Protection of the eggs females are born with […]

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Alzheimer's Disease Questions

Some of the common questions surrounding Alzheimer’s disease are answered below. What is Alzheimer's disease? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia among the elderly, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. The condition affects processes such as memory, cognition, personality and language. Over time, a person with Alzheimer’s becomes unable to look after themselves […]

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Living With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic painful condition that leads to pain at specific tender points or all over the body. The condition is associated with extreme fatigue and other symptoms such as sleep disturbances, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, muscle pain and stiffness etc. Although men may be affected by this condition, women are seen to […]

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Acne Causes

The most important cause of acne or pimples is infection of the hair follicles. As a child attains puberty the levels of sex hormones begin to rise. These stimulate the secondary sexual characteristics like development of hair in the armpits and groin and deepening of voice. The hormones also bring about significant changes in the […]

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Non-Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery

Aside from the robotics that may be used in advanced laparoscopic surgery, user-friendly non-robotic assistance systems also exist. These are single, hand-guided devices that can help surgeons operate, therefore saving on both time and healthcare costs. These systems are not associated with the same restrictions as robotic systems. They improve the surgeon’s ability to perform […]

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Acne Treatments

Acne is a common skin condition that causes oily skin, spots, and cysts. Almost everyone who experiences acne will develop the condition on their face, and a variety of treatments can be employed to reduce the severity of the condition. charless | Shutterstock What is acne? Acne can develop with varying severity, and severe cases […]

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What is Cerebrovascular Disease?

Cerebrovascular diseases are conditions caused by problems with brain vasculature. The four main types of cerebrovascular disease include: Transient ischemic attack (TIA)  This is a short-term decrease in the amount of blood supplied to part of the brain, which restricts the brain’s oxygen supply. This causes symptoms that are similar to those seen in stroke […]

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Retinitis Pigmentosa Cause

Pathology of retinitis pigmentosa Retinitis pigmentosa is characterised by changes in the pigment layer of the retina. The pigment layer of the retina invades and damages the nerve layer and with time it affects the blood vessels of the retina as well. The blood vessels get thinner with time and eventually may be completely atrophied. […]

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Gaucher's Disease Genetics

Gaucher's disease is a genetic condition that affects various different tissues and organs in the body. Several forms of this condition have been identified based on the specific features of the disease and the signs and symptoms vary between affected individuals. Gaucher's disease is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme beta-glucocerebrosidase. This deficiency leads […]