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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AAM – Genetics of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that is also the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. In most cases, it leads to severe functional deterioration and loss of independence. Image Credit: David Carillet/Shutterstock.com Background Age is the most important risk factor now known for AD. The prevalence of this condition increases with age, from <3 per […]

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Heart Defects in Fetuses

Heart defects occur in about one percent of babies and are called congenital heart defects (CHDs). Approximately half are mild, with no major disruption to normal heart function. With the remainder, the defect is severe enough to require treatment. About a quarter of these babies have critical CHDs. Without treatment, CHDs will cause the baby to become seriously ill and […]

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Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

An increased interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle has prompted recent studies on the health benefits of novel functional foods such as chia seeds, acai berries, and apple cider vinegar, all of which have significant nutritional and disease prevention characteristics. Chia seeds, in particular, are often referred to as a “superfood” or functional food. Image Credit: mchin / Shutterstock.com What […]

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What is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

Hepatitis is a general term to describe inflammation of the liver tissue. Although it can arise from several causes, hepatitis from a viral infection is the most common. Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a rare and chronic disorder occurring when the body’s immune system attacks the liver cells, causing inflammation. Autoimmune Hepatitis. Image Credit: bangoland/Shutterstock.com Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) AIH is a […]

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How to Improve Your Mental State and Productivity As an Entrepreneur?

Everyone wants to become an entrepreneur. We want to set up a business where it can support our living while giving us freedom to control our time and balance it between work and life. However, not every entrepreneur becomes a successful one. The reality is an entrepreneur’s journey is often difficult and lonely. Your financial security solely depends on your […]

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Grab These Best Essential Oils to Ease Your Anxiety and Stress!

Most people experience anxiety and stress, pain, and even insomnia due to our hectic schedules in work and personal life. While most people tend to rely on pills to help manage the anxiety or stress they’re feeling, some people wish to take the alternative route. This prompted some people to discover the wonders of alternative medicine and experiment the benefits […]

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