Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth During Cancer Treatment

If you or someone you know is being treated for cancer, it’s helpful to know that more than a third of all cancer patients develop complications that affect the mouth. Cancer and it’s treatments often weaken the immune system if your mouth is not as healthy as possible prior to your cancer treatment you may […]

Personal Disease Scanner? — Mind Blow #89

Researchers in Israel paired the smell of rotten eggs with cigarettes to form a negativeassociation to help smokers quit while they sleep.And a new aquatic exosuit will help archaeologists explore deep sea shipwrecks for longer periodsof time. It’s outfitted with cameras, can be controlled remotely and is basically likewearing a submarine.Vsauce! Kevin here. This is […]

Alcohol-related liver disease – causes, symptoms & pathology

Alright, so when you drink alcohol, what happens?Well, okay, what happens to the alcohol?Well that’s mainly your liver’s job, right?Basically, once the alcohol gets to your stomach, most of it’s sent to your liver for processing.In very small amounts, alcohol is more or less harmless, but in excess, it can leadto serious liver complications, and […]

Insights into how to structure goals and rewards to increase daily physical activity

Our lives are becoming more and more sedentary.Most of us have jobs that are sedentary, and we spend more time in the car or in frontof screens than ever before.To combat this, some people have started to try to increase their daily step count.But it can be hard to stay motivated over time.So researchers set […]

Cannabis Use Disorder – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Cannabis, or marijuana, is one of the most popular psychoactive substances worldwide,especially among teenagers.Although the specifics of cannabis’ addictive qualities are still very much under debate,cannabis dependence disorder is officially classified in the DSM-5 and prolonged, heavyuse has been shown to cause some level of dependency.Cannabis comes from the flowers of Cannabis sativa plants, which […]

Alcoholism – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Alcohol is one of the most widely used psychoactive substances in the world, and has been a partof different cultures for hundreds of years.Drinking alcohol can have serious harmful consequences, it’s been linked to variouscancers, gastrointestinal diseases, and metabolic problems.Over time, regular use of alcohol can lead to alcohol dependence and bouts of withdrawal,and this […]

Cocaine Dependence – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Cocaine, sometimes called coke, is a powerful psychoactive stimulant that alters how thebrain functions – specifically how we perceive our surroundings.Cocaine comes from the leaves of the South American coca plant, and has been used forover a thousand years.In modern times, it’s become a popular “party drug” because cocaine reduces inhibitionsand creates a feeling of […]

Vaping versus smoking: what are the risks?

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are handheld devices that recreate the feelingof smoking regular cigarettes but are widely believed to be a much safer form of tobacco.That’s partly why there’s been a spike in e-cigarette use, or vaping, over the pastfew years, especially in pre-teens and teenagers.So what are the differences between vaping and smoking, and […]

British Heart Foundation – Smoking and heart disease

I’m Lisa Palmer, I’m 39,and I live in Tunbridge Wells in Kent.I started smoking when I was about 13.I thought it was trendy and I looked good.I wanted to feel like I was part of the crowd,but I really wish I hadn’t.My parents both used to smoke.My mum, the menthol fags and my dad, cigars,and […]

An Osmosis Video: Heart Attack Explained

According to the world health organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading causeof death worldwide, as well as in the US.Of those, a large proportion are caused by heart attacks, also known as acute myocardialinfarctions, or just myocardial infarctions, sometimes just called MI.The word infarction means that some area of tissue has died due to a […]