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Six Scary Cases of Medical Malpractice

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Nothing can be more frightening for a person than having to undergo a serious medical procedure. Most are well aware that there is no guarantee of a successful outcome no matter what type of care is performed.

There can be reasonable chances of proc…

The Facts and Figures on Substance Abuse in the United States

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Substance abuse is characterized by the consistent use of abusive substances that cause mind-altering and detrimental effects on the user's health and mental stability. Substance abusers often suffer from co-occurring disorders, which usually oc…

When to Take Vitamin and Mineral Supplements?

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Nutritional or vitamin supplements play an important role for the human body. They fulfill the lack of nutrients and thereby help the body to work properly.

However, it's not that you must essentially take a supplement to avoid unwanted nutrit…

How does the Nervous System Work?

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The nervous system is the most complex system in the human body. It is surrounded by a network of more than hundred billion neurons, assisted by many glial cells. Like the processor in a computer, this system works as a data receiving, processing an…

Curcumin: Mechanism, Medicinal Uses and Health Benefits

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What is Curcumin?Curcumin is one of the active constituents of the popular South Asian spice turmeric (a natural substance available in curry powder). Botanically, it is a member of the ginger family. The chemical structure of this principal compoun…