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Testosterone Production and Its Function during Fetal and Adult Life

Testosterone Production and Its Function during Fetal and Adult Life

Testosterone is a hormone responsible for all the distinguishing characteristics attributed to a male body. It is mainly produced by the testis. In addition adrenal glands, one located above each kidney as well as ovaries in females produce small quantities of testosterone.  Chemically testosterone is derived from cholesterol. Testosterone Production at Different Points in Life […]

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Renal Stones: What Medications and Lifestyle Changes Help Prevent Them

Renal Stones: What Medications and Lifestyle Changes Help Prevent Them

Renal stones or kidney stones are composed of small deposits of minerals and can occur secondary to a number of different conditions. Except for causing pain that may be quite severe, they usually don’t cause any permanent damage to the kidneys. Most of the times renal stones can be managed effectively by simply drinking plenty […]

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Emergency Contraception: Plan B, Ella and IUDs

Emergency Contraception: Plan B, Ella and IUDs

Emergency contraception is provided in many different forms such as hormonal pills, Ella, specialized intrauterine devices. As the name indicates it is aimed to provide birth control in emergency situations such as After an unprotected sexual intercourse that may be done with the agreement of the woman or at times secondary to rape. Secondary to […]

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Downtown Medical Center NYC Alerts: Warning Signs of Rotavirus

Downtown Medical Center NYC Alerts: Warning Signs of Rotavirus

Rotavirus is found to be the leading cause of diarrhea in infants and young children. Downtown Medical Center NYC provides statistics that Rotavirus is found to cause more than 500,000 deaths annually in kids younger than 5 years of age.  It is also referred to as a democratic virus as it can equally cause acute […]

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Introduction to the Vitamins and Importance of Vitamin A

Introduction to the Vitamins and Importance of Vitamin A

What Are Vitamins? The chemical substances required for the adequate functioning of the human body are traditionally divided into six main nutrients groups, namely carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Amongst these nutrients, vitamins are found to play a very important role in our metabolism. One thing to understand here is that despite being […]

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Cessation of Tobacco Smoking

Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Cessation of Tobacco Smoking

How Nicotine Replacement Therapy Works? Most of the people who smoke try to quit at some point and change their lifestyle. However, in reality no more than 5% of these people actually succeed unless they seek a medical attention. This addiction occurs secondary to a chemical ingredient of a smoke called, Nicotine. Nicotine contained in the […]

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How to Understand Causes and Symptoms of Acute Appendicitis

How to Understand Causes and Symptoms of Acute Appendicitis

 What Is Acute Appendicitis? Appendix may have served some purpose in our ancestors but today very little is known about its function except for its limited role in the maintenance of our immune system and bacterial flora of the gut. Except for these two things it is of very limited use to us and we […]

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Peptic Ulcers as a Result of NSAIDs Use and Ways to Prevent Them

Peptic Ulcers as a Result of NSAIDs Use and Ways to Prevent Them

Introduction to Peptic Ulcers Our stomach contains Hydrochloric acid that is a strong acid.  In order to protect this acid from damaging the stomach itself or the adjacent parts such as food pipe and the intestines our body is naturally provided with different defense mechanisms. One of these mechanisms that make sure to prevent the damage […]

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Viagra: Important Information to Use It Risk Free

Viagra: Important Information to Use It Risk Free

How Viagra Works to Treat Erectile Dysfunction To understand the mechanism of action of Viagra we have to understand what erectile dysfunction is and how nitrous oxide is important for an individual to attain an adequate erection. Normally it is the release of nitrous oxide in the Corpus cavernosum, the erectile tissue of the penis that […]

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Occurring Secondary to Pernicious Anemia

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Occurring Secondary to Pernicious Anemia

Introduction to Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 is an alternative name for a water soluble vitamin called cobalamin. It is found in variable amount in meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. It is not found in plants and this is why vegans are more likely to suffer from its deficiency. Vitamin B12 is aimed to perform […]

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