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Archive for April, 2011

BIOBOMBS: THE CHAOS OF DISEASE

Though the unpredictability of biological weapons may be less important to terrorists than to war strategists, it may still be a major drawback. Even terrorists need a ballpark estimate of the damage they are likely to cause, and the sources of unpredictability are myriad. When terrorists use weapons, they are looking for a psychological effect, […]

SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY IN CHILDHOOD: UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S TESTS – INTENSIVE EEG MONITORING

For the evaluation of most individuals with epilepsy, no special EEG tests are required. For most such children, the neurological evaluation, an EEG, and in some cases a CT scan or an MRI scan will provide sufficient evaluation. However, in three situations special EEG tests are indicated. The situations are:• When the individual is having […]

CAUSES OF CANCER: VIRAL AND MEDICAL FACTORS

Viral factorsThe chances of becoming infected with a “cancer virus” are very remote. Over the years, several forms of virus-induced cancers have been observed in laboratory animals and there is some indication that human beings display a similar tendency toward virally transmitted cancers. Evidence that the herpes-related viruses may be involved in the development of […]