Muscles & Bones & Joints Diseases : Health & Medical
When culturing animal cells and tissues for research purposes, it is important to supplement the growth media with nutrients. Without supplementation, cells may die or grow abnormally. One of the most commonly used supplements for tissue culture is fetal bovine serum, or fetal calf serum.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone the can be found naturally in the body. While 96 percent of testosterone is used for other purposes within the body, most people concentrate on the hormone's ability to create physical change. Increased testosterone will lead to increased muscle mass, but it can als
A cyst is a small pocket of gas, pus or other material located on the skin or other parts of the body. According to WebMd.com, "The majority of cysts are benign, but some may produce symptoms due to their size and/or location." A cyst on the earlobe is often caused by a plugged sebaceous gland and
A sprained ankle can occur if you land hard on the outside of your foot and it rolls outward and stretches and tears your ligaments. A sprain is categorized according to the damage done to the ligaments. Grade 1 is minimal damage with just a few microscopic tears. Grade 2 is moderate damage with tea
Finding a natural, permanent cure for tinea, otherwise also known as Athlete's Foot can end up being a life-time search, after you have exhausted all of the prescription medications. However, sitting in your kitchen cupboard or down at the health food shop may well lie the answer that you are l
Are these four tests reliable methods of assessing scapular motion?
How does work-focused rehabilitation compare with standard intervention in terms of improving pain, disability, and return to work in those with neck and back pain?
Prosthetic joint replacement surgery allows patients suffering with joint deterioration resulting from degenerative bone diseases, such as arthritis, or shoulder joint damage, resulting from accidental injury, to return to normal or near-normal lives. Shoulder joint replacement has been available to
What is the connection between health promoting resources and work participation in those with musculoskeletal pain?
Find out about the challenges experienced by those with complaints of the arm, neck or shoulder -- from the employees' perspective.
The human foot is a highly complex structure that was ever created. Yet, it delivers the functions of running, walking and even lifting weights. In engineering sense, it is a wonderful creation. This is because it is able to withstand a lot of wear and tear. Should you be glad about this? The answer
The aim of this investigation was to study the one-year transition of reported pain in different body locations.
Osteopenia is a condition that is not as severe as osteoporosis but indicates that there is a thinning of bone density. This condition can lead to the more serious condition, osteoporosis. Exercise is an important factor in keeping bones healthy and strong no matter your age. Low levels of Vitamin D
A workplace strength training intervention can provide a beneficial effect on pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders.
I cringe every time someone asks me about orthotics as a way to treat a plantar fasciitis injury. When I had my second plantar fascia injury over 15 years ago, I decided that a visit to the podiatrist was the answer. He quickly and highly recommended a pair of custom orthotics. Ouch! That was a big