AuthorJulie-Ann Amos

Julie-Ann Amos is a qualified biologist (Genetics) and experienced freelance health and medical writer from Gloucestershire in the UK. She is also a licensed registered homeopath and is particularly interested in new developments in health and medicine. Amos studied biological science and genetics at the University of East Anglia from 1980 to 1983 and received her BSc degree. She conducted post graduate study at the Institute of Administrative Management and in 1989 received a diploma in administrative management. In 1990 she enrolled at the University of Portsmouth and graduated with an MA degree in manpower studies and human resource management in 1992. wikipedia, twitter: @julieannamos, linkedin: jamos1

Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatments and Prevention

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Mesothelioma is a rare cancer found in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is the thin lining of tissue covering most internal organs such as the lungs and heart. Mesothelioma is categorized by the organ which is affected. The most frequent occurrence is the lungs; this type is called pleural malignant mesothelioma. More rarely the tissue surrounding the heart, abdomen, or testicles may be affected...

Melanoma: Symptoms, Treatments, Tests, Causes, and Cures

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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer which develops in the melanocytes. The melanocytes are the cells which produce melanin. Melanin is what gives skin its color. While this is typically where melanoma originates it may also begin in the internal organs or eyes. This is the most serious deadly form of skin cancer. Symptoms It is possible for melanoma to develop anywhere on the body although they...

Multiple Sclerosis: Symptoms, Treatments, Tests, Causes, and Cures

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Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the protective sheath which covers the nerves. This can interrupt communication between the brain and body and may ultimately result in a deterioration of the nerves which is not reversible. Symptoms The symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary widely depending on the nerves that are being attacked. Additionally, it can be difficult...

Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatments and Prevention

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Postpartum depression is a type of depression that some women develop after giving birth. It can affect first time mothers or mothers who have given birth previously with no signs of depression. The severity of the depression varies but treatment is almost always successful. Symptoms The types of symptoms experienced by individual women will vary depending on the severity of the postpartum...

Wound Healing Process

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The human body is an incredible marvel and one that is miraculously beyond our comprehension. Never is this clearer than when we get hurt only for our body to heal itself and close up the wound allowing us to return to our regular activities. This is a highly intricate process known as ‘cicatrisation’ in science and one that only seems more amazing once you understand how it all works. Here we...

Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Treatments, Tests, Causes, and Cures

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes breathing to completely stop and then restart. There are two main types of sleep apnea; obstructive and central. Some individuals may have a combination of the two which is called complex sleep apnea. Symptoms The symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea are similar which can make it difficult to determine the root cause of the...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Insulin Pumps

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If you suffer from diabetes, then you may find one of the most distressing aspects of the condition to be the constant need for insulin injections. If you are a little shy around needles, or just don’t like the idea of constantly stabbing yourself in the arm, then staving off chocolate can seem like child’s play compared to having to constantly go through this rigmarole. Any alternative then...

Treating Bruxism

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Grinding your teeth during the night is something that many people do in response to stress, though they may not even necessarily be aware of it. If you wake up regularly in the morning feeling like you haven’t gotten much sleep, with achy teeth or an achy jaw, or if you experience migraines and headaches – then tooth grinding may just be to blame. Obviously none of these symptoms are...

Causes of Migraines

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A migraine is an incredibly painful and highly debilitating headache that many of us experience from time to time. Tell anyone who understands that you have a migraine and you will instantly be greeted with sympathy and caution – they know how serious this is and how much space you need. What makes a migraine so inconvenient is the fact that it affects the very ability you have to think...

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) – Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatments

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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) may sometimes be called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. While it is possible for children under the age of 16 to develop other types of arthritis, this is by far the most common. Finding an authority on the disease is important because it is possible for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to cause significant complications. Symptoms Children are not always able to...

Julie-Ann Amos

Julie-Ann Amos

Julie-Ann Amos is a qualified biologist (Genetics) and experienced freelance health and medical writer from Gloucestershire in the UK. She is also a licensed registered homeopath and is particularly interested in new developments in health and medicine.

Amos studied biological science and genetics at the University of East Anglia from 1980 to 1983 and received her BSc degree. She conducted post graduate study at the Institute of Administrative Management and in 1989 received a diploma in administrative management. In 1990 she enrolled at the University of Portsmouth and graduated with an MA degree in manpower studies and human resource management in 1992.

wikipedia, twitter: @julieannamos, linkedin: jamos1