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The aim of the Repository for Biological Sciences Information including its' new Health and Disease, and Heart Disease resources is to provide reliable information on various areas of scientific interest in a format that can be digested easily. The information is grouped according to interrelated sections and categories and presented in the simplest words and terms possible helping users understand the context of whatever topic information is searched on.
The Disease Sciences Section contains scientific information on any kind of disorder in the structure or function of a living organism. A disease is any kind of disorder in the structure or function of an organism, including humans, plants, and animals. Disease can be caused by external factors, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, proteins, prions, and infections. However, there are also diseases that are caused by dysfunctions within the organism’s body, such as autoimmune diseases. After inclusion of the two new categories, this section contains ten categories including Animal Disease, Disease Antibodies, Health and Disease, Heart Disease, Inflammatory Disease, Lesions, Liver Disease, Disease Resistance, Syndrome, and Viral Disease. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this section by subscribing to the Disease Sciences Section RSS feed.
The newly published category Health and Disease contains scientific information on health, which is the state of being free from injury or disease. In medicine, health refers to the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living organism; it can also be applied to the condition of an individual's body, mind, and spirit. The World Health Organization defined health in 1946 as a "state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". There are various determinants of health, including income and social status, social support, education, employment, social and physical environments, health practices and coping skills, healthy development as a child, biology and genetics, health care services, gender and culture. The category currently contains over 3,800 articles including one on differences in oral health status between institutionalized and non institutionalized older adults, an article covering the coping with threats to health effects of persuasive appeals on depressed normal and antisocial personalities, and one on the body weight variability in men including metabolic rate, health and longevity. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to the Health and Disease RSS feed.
The new Heart Disease category contains scientific information on cardiovascular disease, a class of diseases that involve the heart, the arteries, and the veins. The term cardiovascular disease refers to any kind of disease that affects the cardiovascular system, including cardiac disease, the vascular diseases that affect the brain and the kidney, and disease in the peripheral arteries. There are many causes of cardiovascular disease, but the most common ones are hypertension and atherosclerosis. An individual with high serum cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, and diabetes mellitus are prone to developing cardiovascular diseases. The category currently contains over 4,550 articles including one on long-term impact of smoking cessation on the incidence of coronary heart disease, infantile lobar emphysema in association with congenital heart disease, and on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration as a predictor of coronary heart disease in west Indian men. Website users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to the Heart Disease RSS feed.
The repository groups information in the natural sciences according to interrelated sections and categories that will help readers understand the context of whatever topic is searched information on. Each unit contains a definition composed in an understandable way and each item in these sections and categories contains up to twenty clickable tags.