COVID-19 and Psoriasis

Since the beginning of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), there has been concern about the effect of the infection on Immune disorders. One such disorder is psoriasis. Several studies have been conducted to assess the risk of infection in people affected with psoriasis and what complications might occur in them if infected. Image Credit: Fuss Sergey/Shutterstock.com What is Psoriasis? According to the […]

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How has COVID-19 Influenced Pollution?

The COVID-19 pandemic response elicited several short and long-term effects on the environment and the economy. Most notably, the scale of these impacts has been an unprecedented reduction in both environmental and economic activity, with subsequent effects on air pollution. Major sources of outdoor absolution include power generation, traffic, residential energy use, and industrial power production. With the rapid emergence […]

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Asthma may reduce risk of brain tumors — but how?

There’s not much good that can be said about asthma, a breathing disease in which the airways become narrowed and inflamed. But there’s this: People with asthma seem to be less likely to develop brain tumors than others. And now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe they have discovered why. It comes down to the […]

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How does Education Affect Mental Health?

Higher levels of education have been associated with better mental health. Causal relationships are notoriously difficult to establish and are generally multifactorial. Nevertheless, education has been shown to be one of the clearest indicators of life outcomes such as employment, income, and social status. It is thus a strong predictor for improved health and well-being. Meanwhile, lower levels of educational […]

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What is Ameloblastoma?

Ameloblastoma, a rare human disease, is a benign tumor originating in the odontogenic epithelium. It is commonly found in the jaw bone. The tumor develops from the tooth germ's epithelium, odontogenic cyst epithelium, stratified squamous epithelium, and enamel organ epithelium. Ameloblastoma is the most frequent odontogenic tumor of epithelial origin with significant clinical implications, despite being categorized as a benign […]

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COVID-19 and Heart Damage

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to well over 200 million infections, with a fatal outcome in over 4.5 million cases. In the survivors, most recovered completely but some showed long-haul symptoms – now often called Long COVID. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock.com Background One important potentially long-term clinical consequence of COVID-19 seems to be heart damage. This has been […]

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Monoclonal Antibody Treatments in COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This novel coronavirus causes mostly asymptomatic or mild infection, but in a sizable minority, it triggers a hyper-inflammatory response that leads to severe or life-threatening disease. Image Credit: MattLphotography/Shutterstock.com Background The viral genome is composed of single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) that encodes four […]

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COVID-19 and Sexually Transmitted Infections

The global social isolation measures adopted in the wake of the emergence of a novel coronavirus (SARS–CoV–2) that first appeared in Wuhan, China have never been seen before in modern history. These protective measures have had many ancillary effects. One such area impacted but little thought about is that of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and its associated services.  A common-sense […]

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The Impacts of Humanitarian Crises on Global Health

Humanitarian crises have a significant impact on global health. Situations such as armed conflict and war, natural disasters, and epidemics/pandemics, are all examples of humanitarian emergencies that are affecting more people today than they ever have. The impact of these crises on healthcare systems is great. Image Credit: Michele Luppi/Shutterstock.com Often, resources are stretched to their limits to handle the […]

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What is "long haul" COVID and How Does it Relate to the Extended Symptoms of Other Viruses?

As of July 8, 2021, almost 186 million people have been infected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), along with over 4 million people dying because of this virus. Approximately 80% of individuals who acquire the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, will experience mild to moderate symptoms, whereas about 5% will […]

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