Down Syndrome Today

Down Syndrome Today

We collect a huge amount of data on medicine, and disabilities, but no amount of data can give us the lived experiences of people with Down syndrome and their families. I hope that you will enjoy this film and that it will help in your dealings with prospective parents, with families and even people with…

Ecological Change and Human Disease

Ecological Change and Human Disease

I’m Kelly O’Donnell the course is Ecological Change and Human Disease So my background is evolutionary ecology so I am interested in how species interact and how that interaction actually leads to adaptation or evolutionary change or lack of change or whatever it is you’re particularly studying The course is about how taking an ecological…

3 Diseases More Terrifying than Ebola

3 Diseases More Terrifying than Ebola

Ebola is scary. It’s claimed thousands of lives, and it’s getting worse. But despite what the media might say, Ebola is not the worst, nor the deadliest disease on the planet right now. Here’s just three diseases or conditions more terrifying than Ebola. Number three: Trigeminal Neuralgia Trigeminal Neuralgia is called the Suicide Disease: It’s…

Cannabis Use Disorder – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Cannabis Use Disorder – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Cannabis, or marijuana, is one of the most popular psychoactive substances worldwide, especially among teenagers. Although the specifics of cannabis’ addictive qualities are still very much under debate, cannabis dependence disorder is officially classified in the DSM-5 and prolonged, heavy use has been shown to cause some level of dependency. Cannabis comes from the flowers…

What is Croup/Acute Laryngo-Traccheo-Bronchitis?

Acute Laryngo-Tracheo-Bronchitis: Causes, Features, Treatment What is Acute Laryngo-Tracheo-Bronchitis? It is an inflammatory condition of the larynx, trachea and bronchi; more common than acute epiglottitis. What Causes Acute Laryngo-Tracheo-Bronchitis? Mostly, it is viral infection (parainfluenza type I and II) affecting children between 6 months to 3 years of age. Male children are more often affected.…

Prions (Spongiform encephalopathy)

Prions (Spongiform encephalopathy)

Spongiform encephalopathy can be broken down. Spongiform means sponge like, encephalo- refers to the brain, and -path refers to a disease process. So spongiform encephalopathy is a disease where the brain tissue degenerates and healthy tissue gets replaced by clusters of tiny liquid filled, thin-walled cavities called cysts, making the brain look like a sponge.…

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, named after Dr. Jan Peutz, who first described it, and Dr. Harold Joseph Jeghers, who later reported on it, is a rare autosomal dominant condition in which individuals develop polyps throughout their gastrointestinal tract, as well as dark spots called melanotic macules in their mouth, lips, genitalia, palms, and soles. The large intestine…