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Blood circulation in the human body The circulatory system (cardio-vascular system) in the human body consists of the heart (a pump) and blood vessels (pipes).  The main function of the cardiovascular system is to supply body’s tissues with oxygen, nutrients, elements of the immune system, hormones and many other substances. It...

WHAT IS GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT THE EFFECT OF ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT ON THE GASTROINTESTINAL MICROFLORA?WHAT IS A MICROBIOME?The aggregate of microorganisms normally inhabiting the human body is known as microflora, microbiota or microbiome. The human microbiome has been found to consist of approximately 100 trillion bacterial cells – 10 times...

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT JOINTS?The bones of the human skeletal system are connected by a complex series of joints, which connect two or more bones and allow for a wide variety of movements that would otherwise be impossible (Briant 2008).In order to facilitate smooth joint movement, the surfaces of...

Acute Respiratory Tract InfectionsExcept during the neonatal period, acute respiratory tract Infections (ARIs) are the most common causes of both illness and mortality in children under five years of age, with an average of three to six episodes of ARIs per year regardless of where they live or what their...

Immunity overviewThe immune system is the natural defense of the human body. It protects the host from a universe of exogenic invaders (viruses, pathogenic microbes) that are a permanent threat for the health and constantly change themselves in order to escape the natural body defense. The immune system also helps...

Prevalence of urinary tract infectionsUrinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most common bacterial infections and affect 150 million people each year all over the world. In 2007 only in the USA the physician visits due to symptoms of URI were approximately 10.5 million, and 2-3 million people visited an...

IntroductionKidney stone disease is an illness associated with formation of crystal concrements in the kidneys, also known as stone kidneys. The spread of disease is increasing and affects approximately 12% of the world’s population. It is more frequent in men than in women at the the age of 20-49 years....

BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIABenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is among the most common health problems in aging men. This disease is well known in all countries and continents. BPH affects approximately 50% of men at the age of 51-60 yo and over 80% of men at 81-90 (Guess 1990; Roehrborn 2005).Due to...