Gadolinium is a highly toxic metal that is currently a popular choice in healthcare for increasing the quality of images taken by MRI machines. Gadolinium-based contrast agents as they are known are often used for taking a better look at blood vessels and the brain.
Revision can be a mind-numbing and gruelling task especially when time is of the essence and you have no time to spend reading articles and blogs (unlike this one obviously) that waffle about the usual revision techniques that you’ve heard a thousand times at school
The heart is arguably the most important organ of the body so what happens when we pump our system full of energy drinks? This article will outline 6 deadly side effects of energy drinks on the heart. Research has shown that there may be some
Side effects of antibiotics in babies are rarely discussed but just like other medications, antibiotics do have side effects on babies. Some side effects are mild while others are severe. In this article, we are going to focus on the 6 life-changing side effects of
Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin are common painkillers known to everyone with a tendency for headaches, back pains and other ailments. Studies have shown that the average Briton takes 373 painkillers a year. With so many people taking these drugs at a rate above what is considered safe, you have to query what is actually happening when you take painkillers even when you feel no pain.
Xigris also known as Drotrecogin alfa (Activated) was a drug marketed by Eli Lilly (a drug company) and was used for the treatment of severe sepsis. Activated protein C and sepsis were reported to go hand in hand (cure and disease respectively) however through other
In this blog post I will talk about helicobacter pylori virulence factors and how this makes it a dangerous bacterium to encounter. I will also briefly cover the diagnosis and treatment of gastritis. Helicobacter pylori Virulence Factors That Make it Better at Causing Disease Helicobacter
Haemostasis is the process of changing blood from a fluid to a solid-state to reduce blood loss after vessel injury. Haemostasis also involves maintaining blood in a fluid state when there is no injury. Haemostatic balance is maintained by regulating levels of procoagulants which promote
What is jaundice? Jaundice is the yellow discolouration that can be seen in the skin and the sclera of the eyes when there is an accumulation of bilirubin in tissue. Bilirubin is a chemical that is formed from the removal and breakdown of old red