Found 86 Questions for Medical Research & Studies

How is bipolar disorder different from unipolar disorder?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Bipolar disorder and unipolar disorder are the two lifestyle-related disorders, which are the gifts of the cut-throat competition and stress. These may not be very well contrasted but only compared since a very thin line of difference exists between them, and that too because of the subtle difference in the symptoms.‘Uni’ means one and ‘Bi’ means two. So, the first major difference lies in the literal meaning itself- one pole and two poles respectively.The unipolar disorder is a depression in other words. While Bipolar disorder is depression along with mania. Mania means a state of disorder which witnesses high levels of ... Read More

How can people who suffer from mood disorders ever lead normal lives?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Mood disorders are really very disturbing. They may go away with time or with the strong will of the patient. But, in severe cases, where it becomes tough to get over it no matter how hard one tries to escape from its grip, it is advised to consult a doctor and only then after his permission and approval take the prescribed medicines and anti-depressants. Even counselors nowadays have been helping these patients to lead normal lives.The patients often feel less ambitious and hopeless. In that case, it is important to plan and set a feasible target.Rest is like a Pandora’s ... Read More

What are the changes that occur in our body with the increase of age?

Rani RPS
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Human life is marked by three stages of changes marked as birth, growth, and death which happen over a period of 0 to 100 years. The human body experiences and undergoes many physical and physiological changes during this period. Some changes are apparent and some are inherent. Some changes cause discomfort to the person while others simply change your external appearance.External changesThe human body is prone to change as per law of nature. Depending on how one nurtures, nourishes and keeps it active decides the agility and health of the person and how long he will live. The apparent changes ... Read More

What are the symptoms of acute anaemia?

Rani RPS
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Reduction of red blood cells or haemoglobin levels in the human body is termed as Anemia. Anemia categorized as acute or chronic acute anemia is defined as the condition where there is a drastic drop in haemoglobin content or the red blood cells count due to acute hemorrhage or a condition called hemolysis.Symptoms of acute anemia are distressing and can be fatal. The red blood cells live for shorter periods and the body constantly works to replace them. If the body cannot replace the red blood cells which are depleted, it causes severe damage to the internal system. Acute anemia ... Read More

What is the most dangerous fact about smartphones?

Joshi Malvika
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
We all know that our smartphones and other devices like a laptop, desktop, tab, etc leave a blue light and if you constantly look into it, it can eventually lead to blindness. Yes, the American University of Toledo has revealed this fact in a recent research. The research says that the light can affect cells in your eyes, potentially leading to macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness.However, many devices from manufacturers like Apple, Google, and Amazon have blue light filters and you can easily turn them on from settings.Moreover, doctors recommend not to use these devices in the dark ... Read More

Is dreaming a physiological disorder?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Dreams are the illustrations of your mind. The thoughts that were suppressed, the desires that were unnoticed and the voices that are lying deep inside your mind will come to you in the form of dreams.When Do You Dream?After some initial stages of our sleep, we reach a REM (Rapid-Eye-Movement) stage of sleep, and it is when we encounter a dream. Normally we have three to five dreams per night, while sometimes it would be seven. We remember some while we forget some. The duration of these dreams lasts from a few seconds to even 20 to 30 minutes of ... Read More

How do working with acids can have a bad effect on the nervous system?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Working with the chemicals and acids, in the long run, will somehow affect our human body. The chemicals are normally encountered with human body through inhalation into lungs or absorption through skin membranes or cuts or maybe ingestion via the mouth.Sometimes it may affect the nervous system. The chemical engineers or experts have to work with different types of Acids such as Sulphuric acid, nitric acid, Perchloric acid and Picric acid which are potentially explosive chemicals and burn violently under certain conditions. Similarly, some Chemicals such as Salicylic Acid effect the nervous system badly. This is called as Neurotoxicity.What Happens?The ... Read More

What was the Bubonic Plague all about?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Bubonic Plague is a dreadful disease also called Black Death. This pandemic disease was spread during 1346 - 1353 which cost the lives of nearly 200 Million people in Europe. This Plague was mostly caused by the Oriental rat fleas that live on black rats which entered through merchant ships into Europe through the Mediterranean Sea. This Black death was estimated to have killed nearly 60% of the Europe population.Cause and IdentificationBubonic Plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia Pestis which can cause several forms of Plague. This gets spread by the rats and may also result from the exposed ... Read More

Why do people often get heart attacks in bathrooms?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
A heart attack might occur due to several reasons. It is such a dangerous life-threatening ailment that can occur at any time. Experts say that there is a Bathroom factor which has to be taken care of. It has been noted that there are several cases of having a heart attack or brain attack while being in the bathroom.One of the UITM professors has answered this saying, “The way we take bath like having a shower which suddenly forces water on our head is a wrong way of bathing. This process will not allow the internal temperatures of the human ... Read More

What is intelligent instrumentation?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Instruments and devices are almost similar and used for different scientific evaluations. They have become intelligent with the advancement in technology and by taking the help of artificial intelligence.With the advent of advanced artificial intelligence, microprocessors, digital signal processing, and new classical sensors the instruments have become intelligent that almost think on their own. In addition to smart tablets, cell phones, and hand-held computers, this list includes automated cars, medical instruments, geological equipment and home appliances which are all being equipped with intelligent mechanisms.All these systems have made the life easier by automating the mechanisms and providing more convenience in ... Read More
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