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Which is smarter–a computer, or one’s brain? Though most people may be compelled to say that a human brain would win in a toss-up, there are some aspects in which the brain falls short. For instance, humans don’t quite measure up in reaction time. While computers can make complex decisions in a thousandth of a second, humans find themselves … Read More

Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease that damages the kidneys’ ability to remove waste and excess fluids. Glomerulonephritis can be acute (sudden) or chronic (gradual). It can also be primary or secondary. Secondary glomerulonephritis means that it is caused by another disease, such as lupus or diabetes. There are several problems of the body’s immune system that … Read More

Addison’s disease is a disorder caused when your adrenal glands (located on your kidney) cannot make cortisol or aldosterone. To understand the disease, let’s take a look at some anatomy. The adrenal glands have two parts: the interior (medulla) which produces adrenaline-like hormones; and the outer layer (cortex) which produces a group of hormones known as corticosteroids as well as androgens (male sex hormones). … Read More

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