Monthly Archives: June 2017

More can be done to restrict sunbeds to prevent increasing rates of skin cancer

WHO underscores national actions to limit the use of artificial tanning devices (sunbeds) in a bid to reduce the associated health risks, such as melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. For more than three decades, the deliberate sunbed exposure to ultraviolent radiation (UVR) for cosmetic purposes has been driving up the incidence of skin cancers and…

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Cell Division

Cell reproduction is asexual. For most of the constituents of the cell, growth is a steady, continuous process, interrupted only briefly at M phase when the nucleus and then the cell divide in two. The process of cell division, called cell cycle, has four major parts called phases. The first part, called G1 phase is marked by synthesis of various enzymes that are required…

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Aneurysm in the brain

An aneurysm is a weak area in the wall of a blood vessel that causes the blood vessel to bulge or balloon out. When an aneurysm occurs in a blood vessel of the brain, it is called a cerebral, or intracranial, aneurysm. Causes Aneurysms in the brain occur when there is a weakened area in the…

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Intracranial Aneurysm Articles

Cooling the brain during surgery to prevent death or severe disability in people with brain aneurysms We reviewed the evidence about the effect of cooling the brain during surgery for brainaneurysms. We found three studies of acceptable quality and analysed the results to see if cooling the brain during open‐skull surgery for brain aneurysms prevents death or severe disability. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language…

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Summary: Brain Aneurysm

Also called: Berry aneurysm, Cerebral aneurysm, Intracranial aneurysm A brain aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or “ballooning” in the wall of an artery in the brain. They are sometimes called berry aneurysms because they are often the size of a small berry. Most brain aneurysms produce no symptoms until they become large, begin to leak blood, or…

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