Trevor Bayne became the youngest Nascar racer to ever win the Daytona 500. He was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but insists that it won’t keep him from racing.
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An antihemorrhagic agent is a substance that promotes hemostasis (stops bleeding).
Styptics are a specific type of antihemorrhagic agent that work by contracting tissue to seal injured blood vessels. Styptic pencils contain astringents.
Antihemorrhagic agents used in medicine have various mechanisms of action:
Systemic drugs work by inhibiting fibrinolysis or promoting coagulation.
Locally-acting hemostatic agents work by causing vasoconstriction or promoting platelet aggregation.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also known in medical literature as Alzheimer disease, is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. It was first described by German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him.
One of the biggest factors that determines how well you age is not your genes but how well you live. Of course, getting to age 100 is enormously more likely if your parents did, but why shortcut your potential?
In the interview with Oprah, the actress confesses she subconsciously wanted to go to jail, knowing that it might be a place for her to just sit and “find some peace.”
Chewing gum is a type of gum made for chewing, and dates back at least 5,000 years. Modern chewing gum was originally made of chicle, a natural latex. By the 1960s, chicle was replaced by butadiene-based synthetic rubber which is cheaper to manufacture. Most chewing gums are considered polymers.
Pubic lice are known as Phthirus pubis. They are found mostly in teenagers. Pubic lice are often spread during sexual activity.
Rarely, pubic lice can passed through contact with objects such as toilet seats, sheets, blankets, or bathing suits at a store.
A stain is a discoloration that can be clearly distinguished from the surface, material, or medium it is found upon. They are caused by the chemical or physical interaction of two dissimilar materials.
Chocolate is a processed, typically sweetened food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three 3000years in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America.
Sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. Sleep is a heightened anabolic state, accentuating the growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems.