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What is HPV?

What is HPV? HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus, a virus that can infect humans. While some strains of this virus can cause no outward symptoms at all, some can cause warts and in other more severe cases, cancer. HPV affects millions of people in the US and for many, it is more of an inconvenience [...]

What is Low Blood Pressure?

What is Low Blood Pressure? Low blood pressure is a physiological condition wherein the force of blood flowing within the arteries is low. Also called hypotension, low blood pressure is the direct opposite of hypertension, or high blood pressure. Low blood pressure can be detected by a simple blood pressure reading. In a blood pressure [...]

What is HCG?

What is HCG? HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotrophin, a hormone that is produced during pregnancy. HCG is initially produced by the embryo while it is still in the development phase, and then eventually by the placenta lining the uterine wall, which serves to protect the same embryo. HCG protects the ovarian corpus luteum so [...]

What is BMI?

What is BMI? – Quick Facts for BMI What is BMI? BMI stands for Body Mass Index and it is a type of method used by medical professionals to determine if a person is in a healthy weight. As basis, BMI takes a person’s body height and weight. These factors help determine the levels of [...]

What is Lupus?

What is Lupus? Lupus is a disease that affects the immune system wherein healthy cells cannot be distinguished by the immune system from unhealthy cells. Lupus cases chronic inflammation in many systems of the body including the blood, joints, kidneys and the skin. There are about 1.5 million reported cases of Lupus in the United [...]

What is Philosophy?

What is Philosophy? Philosophy is one of the oldest and most controversial subjects that mankind has ever come up with. It is has mostly been a source of questions on every facet of human life while offering very little in the form of answers that are acceptable to a wider portion of the population. The [...]