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What Is Aloe Vera Oil?

Aloe vera oil is the result of extracting juices from the aloe vera plant and then mixing it with an oil base. Aloe vera oil is made by mashing the leaves of the aloe vera plant. The result is then mixed with soybean oil. In some cases, other oils such as almond or apricot is also used. Aloe...

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What Is Intermediary Metabolism?

Intermediary metabolism refers to the manner in which cells use glucose. When food and drinks are consumed, intermediary metabolism determines how the glucose in the food will be distributed through the body. This process explains rapid weight gain in people who consume too much sweet food and...

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How Does the Human Body Eliminate Dead Cells?

There are various skin scrubs and expoliants sold in the market that can be used to get rid of dead skin cells. Inside the body, cells also die and dead cells are eliminated through the blood stream by the macrophages. Macrophage is a special type of leukocyte or white blood cell that helps in...

Denver International Airport Warn of Measles Outbreak

Denver International Airport Warn of Measles Outbreak

Officials at the Denver International Airport warn travelers and employees of a possible measles outbreak. The Department of Public Health and Environment warned the public that a female with measles arrived at the airport at Gate C39 at 9 p.m. on February 22, 2010 and may have exposed travelers...

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What Is Orthopedic Massage?

Orthopedic massage is a kind of therapy that incorporates several massage techniques. The goal of orthopedic massage is to treat injuries of soft tissue. Orthopedic massage is also meant to improve the function of soft tissue. Some experts simplify the definition of orthopedic massage as being...

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What Is Gout?

Gout is a medical condition that is characterized by the swelling of the joints. When this happens, the individual may suffer from mild to extreme pain, depending on the severity of the gout. Usually, the joint at the base of the big toe is the most affected area. The cause of gout is high levels...

The History of Plastic Surgery

The History of Plastic Surgery

If you think plastic surgeons are a recent evolution of a modern science then think again. Plastic surgery has a long history that started thousands of years ago. The early beginnings of plastic surgery started more than 4,000 years ago and it usually came in the form of correcting injuries in...

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Study Links Unhappy Childhood to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

On January 15, 2013, reports of a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health linked an unhappy childhood to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The study was conducted by a team of U.S. researchers led by Dr. Allison Appleton traced the lives of 377 children born to...

Study Links Parents' Arguing and Affects on Infant's Brains

Study Links Parents' Arguing and Affects on Infant's Brains

A study conducted by the University of Oregon has found a link between parents' arguing and affects on their sleeping infant's brains. The team of researchers lead by Alice Graham of the University scanned the brains of twenty sleeping babies (ages 6 months to one year) using magnetic resonance...

Psilocybin, Magic Mushroom Compound, May Treat Depression Per $800k+ Study

Psilocybin, Magic Mushroom Compound, May Treat Depression Per $800k+ Study

A three year study which cost $842,000 dollars which investigated Psilocybin, the primary chemical compound found in magic mushrooms, found that it may treat depression. Though funding for the study was cut off because the team used a synthetic variation of the psychoactive Class A drug rather...