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Making the important decision of becoming a doctor

January 31st, 2013 (No Comments)

So you have decided to take the path of becoming a doctor. There are two things you need to remember very well even from the very beginning – be patient and hardworking. How did your family and friends react when you told them what you want to do for a living? Did they support you […]

Down syndrome

January 31st, 2013 (No Comments)

Down syndrome is due to a chromosomal abnormality of the numerical type. There is an additional chromosome 21 to the karyotype. Therefore they have 47 chromosomes (47XX+21 for girls and 47XY+21 for boys). This larger number of chromosomes is the reason for different changes in the normal development of the body and the brain. This […]

HIFU treatment of prostate cancer

January 30th, 2013 (No Comments)

The percentage of men suffering prostate cancer increases with every year. Cancer is a really dangerous disease, that seems to be affecting more and more people. It is life threatening and there is no real treatment for it. Prostate cancer is a type which also could have a lethal outcome. The prostate is an organ […]

Tips on weight loss

January 30th, 2013 (No Comments)

More and more people are having problems with their weight. Some people do not take this seriously, but it could turn into a really dangerous and even life threatening problem. Being overweight is extremely unhealthy, because it loads the heart too much. It makes it hard for the normal pumping function of the heart. The […]

Klinefelter syndrome

January 30th, 2013 (No Comments)

Chromosome abnormalities can occur in both autosomes and sex chromosomes. When occurring in sex chromosomes there could be different outcomes. One of them is trisomy, where men have two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome. Because of this they have 47 chromosomes and their karyotype is 47XXY. It is called Klinefelter syndrome. This anomaly is […]

Chromosome abnormalities

January 29th, 2013 (No Comments)

What are chromosome abnormalities? These are changes in the normal number and structure of the chromosomes. Most of them have either lethal outcome or cause different changes to the normal structure of the body. Some of them cause changes in the brain such as mental retardation. What types of chromosome abnormalities are there? Chromosome abnormalities […]