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Testosterone Production and Its Function during Fetal and Adult Life

Testosterone is a hormone responsible for all the distinguishing characteristics attributed to a male body. It is mainly produced by the testis. In addition adrenal glands, one located above each kidney as well as ovaries in females produce small quantities of testosterone.  Chemically testosterone is derived from cholesterol. Testosterone Production at Different Points in Life […]

Renal Stones: What Medications and Lifestyle Changes Help Prevent Them

Renal stones or kidney stones are composed of small deposits of minerals and can occur secondary to a number of different conditions. Except for causing pain that may be quite severe, they usually don’t cause any permanent damage to the kidneys. Most of the times renal stones can be managed effectively by simply drinking plenty […]

Emergency Contraception: Plan B, Ella and IUDs

Emergency contraception is provided in many different forms such as hormonal pills, Ella, specialized intrauterine devices. As the name indicates it is aimed to provide birth control in emergency situations such as After an unprotected sexual intercourse that may be done with the agreement of the woman or at times secondary to rape. Secondary to […]

Downtown Medical Center NYC Alerts: Warning Signs of Rotavirus

Rotavirus is found to be the leading cause of diarrhea in infants and young children. Downtown Medical Center NYC provides statistics that Rotavirus is found to cause more than 500,000 deaths annually in kids younger than 5 years of age.  It is also referred to as a democratic virus as it can equally cause acute […]

Negative Effects of Tobacco Smoking on Human Body

Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke Most of the people who smoke try to quit at least at some point in their life. However, in reality no more than 5% of these people actually succeed unless they seek a medical attention, for example, nicotine replacement therapy. This addiction occurs thanks to a chemical ingredient of a smoke […]

Introduction to the Vitamins and Importance of Vitamin A

What Are Vitamins? The chemical substances required for the adequate functioning of the human body are traditionally divided into six main nutrients groups, namely carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Amongst these nutrients, vitamins are found to play a very important role in our metabolism. One thing to understand here is that despite being […]

How Dangerous Is Cirrhosis of the Liver?

Liver performs many actions vital for life. It process nutrients, produces proteins, stores sugar, control levels of different hormone in the body, blood cholesterol level, and filters the unwanted substances. Cirrhosis is the endpoint of a number of liver diseases that is characterized by the replacement of normal liver tissue by the scar tissue. This […]

Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Cessation of Tobacco Smoking

How Nicotine Replacement Therapy Works? Most of the people who smoke try to quit at some point and change their lifestyle. However, in reality no more than 5% of these people actually succeed unless they seek a medical attention. This addiction occurs secondary to a chemical ingredient of a smoke called, Nicotine. Nicotine contained in the […]