Chromosome 7 and Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common genetic disorders. The genes on each chromosome control specific functions of the human body. The gene on chromosome 7 produces a protein called cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator. Mutation in the DNA level of chromosome 7 leads to the absence of this protein which leads to cystic fibrosis.…

How to End Sinus Drainage

Drip, drip, drip. When will it end! Have you said that to yourself when post nasal drip – sinus drainage – went on and on? If we were to know the causes we could go right to the root of the problem. So here are some of the causes of sinus drainage: Irritation of the…

The Current War On Drugs

It’s too late to even waste time blaming the victim. Rest assured. Not one single addict ever thought it was going to happen. It just did. One drink led to two then three then thousands. Those chemical hooks are waiting in the darkness and when the right offending substance is ingested, they start to close.…

How To Deal With Depression

Depression is a vicious cycle. Those who are trapped in it may not realize themselves that they are depressed. Often times, it slips underneath the person's emotional radar, rendering the person unaware of its causes and presence. It takes a conscious effort for a person to keep a consistent state of happiness. Accepting reality as…

Terrorism – A Threat to Global Peace

ABSTRACT Nowadays, no one seems to be saved in the world. Terrorism, an ugly development which has compelled the world leaders as well as the public figures to spend millions of dollars beefing up their security, has become a global threat. Amidst this seemingly tight security and threat, thousands of innocent souls have lost their…

Lactase Enzyme

Introduction: People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar in milk. As a result, they have diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating or drinking dairy products. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is usually harmless, but its symptoms can be uncomfortable. A deficiency of this enzyme produced in your small…

Learning About and Coping With Diabetes

For millions of Americans, learning about diabetes is the first call toward a better and improved life. Diabetes is a serious disease that affects a staggering number of Americans. When you have diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or the cells are not responsive to the insulin. That means if you are…

The Face of Hyperthyroidism – The Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is defined as the excess production of thyroid hormone. This condition leads to several physiologic effects that may alter even the physical appearance of a patient with hyperthyroidism. Thyroid hormone controls most of the body's metabolism and this ability is made manifest in force in cases of hyperthyroidism. What Causes Hyperthyroidism? Patients with hyperthyroidism…

Common Misconceptions About Psychotherapy

Some ideas about therapy show up so often in fiction I find myself wondering how many writers are using them deliberately and how many just don’t realize they’re inaccurate. Here are six of the most common, along with some information on more standard current practice. 1. You lie on a couch Reality: Therapy clients don’t…

Childhood Obesity and Chore Time

We all had chores when we were growing up. We washed dishes, folded laundry, put it away and helped with the housework. As we got older we added helping with the yardwork. It did not occur to us we were exercising but, in fact, we were. It was just more productive. Calories Burned : A…