(BPT) – On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig said goodbye to the crowd at Yankee Stadium: "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." The bad break he referred to was his career-ending diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known today as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Seventy-five years later, researchers studying ALS are using cutting-edge stem cell science to develop treatments and, one day, a cure.
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You may be wondering what the spine would have to do with allergy season? A lot, in fact! We know that the brain is the master control center of our entire body… it controls every organ, tissue, muscle, and cell. The system by which the brain communicates with everything else is called the Nervous System, which is housed inside the spine. When the brain wants to send a message to our sinuses, that message exits the brain, travels down the spinal cord which is housed inside the spine, and exits the delicate nerves of the neck. So, when the spine is out of alignment, our brain cannot communicate at 100% with the rest of the body.
The nervous system is constantly alive with activity. It buzzes with messages that run to and from all parts of the body. Every second, hundreds of these messages make their journey through the body.
Scientists Medical Center Duke University have identified a receptor in the nervous system may be the key to preventing epilepsy after an extended period of convulsions. The findings of the studies in mice, published in the online edition of Thursday of Neuron constitute a molecular target for development of drugs to prevent the onset of epilepsy, not only to control symptoms of the disease.
Heart is life. A healthy heart is a healthy life. Once the performance of the heart falters, it weakens the foundation and the normal beating of the heart is affected. There are four chambers in the heart any failure of one will affect the other. If the heart muscle weakens due bacterial infection there will be poor pumping of the blood for the heart to deliver. There is risk damaging the heart by bacterial infection that causes the rheumatic fever. Any sign of minor infection should be given immediate attention to save the heart from destruction.
Iodine is vital to the proper functioning of thyroid glands. Thyroid gland is responsible in the manufacture of thyroid hormones as assurance that the thyroid gland is in normal condition. Any slip, it may be deficient in concentration or over the required numbers may cause adverse reaction that will results to many diseases the body can no longer handle and give enough protection. Regular intake of iodine can correct the deficiency and restore the level of hormonal imbalance.
The nervous system paraneoplastic syndrome is a rare disorder that develops in some people with cancer.The syndrome can cause problems with muscle movement or coordination, sensory perception, memory or thinking skills, and sleep, depending on the location of cell damage.
I once had the unusual, though unhappy, opportunity of observing the same phenomenon in the brain structure of a man, who, in a paroxysm of alcoholic excitement, decapitated himself under the wheel of a railway carriage, and whose brain was instantaneously evolved from the skull by the crash.