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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Music Interventions

The use of music for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) dates back to the 1940s and over time has been adopted by clinicians. This article discusses the condition and its causes and analyses the potential of music therapy to improve the cognitive and social abilities of ASD patients through a neurological lens.

Lab-Grown Food and the Environment

With the importance of resource conservation becoming apparent in recent years, companies are beginning to experiment with lab-grown meat to make it a viable alternative to animal meat. Scientists are also beginning to examine the emergence of lab-grown meat and consider the benefits and detriments of this rapidly growing alternative.

Total Eclipse of the Heart: Can You be Diagnosed with a Broken Heart?

Literature is full of stories of people dying of broken hearts with some of the oldest and most famous being found in several works of Shakespeare. The concept of a broken heart appears to be universal, lacking any sort of cultural specificity. This article will take a closer look at how such feelings can manifest themselves physically and Broken Heart Syndrome which may arise as a result of this.

An Overview of Parkinson’s Disease and Treatments

Affecting over 60,000 Americans yearly, Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative condition that deteriorates the neurons in one’s brain. Early signs of Parkinson’s Disease include slight tremors and stiffness in the muscles. Research into Parkinson’s Disease in recent years has uncovered many possible treatments.

Lessons from Aviation

In his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the consequences of power distances in a high-stakes profession such as aviation. Findings on ample research executed on the effect of power distances in aviation transformed the profession’s approach to operations in a cockpit. Flying in a cockpit may emulate circumstances in an operating room in a hospital; both are high-stakes and leave no room for errors. Thus, to some degree, we may be able to apply similar principles in healthcare in order to maximise safety for every patient.

The 10/90 Gap and Its Impact on Malaria

The malaria epidemic has been rampant for generations, and unfortunately remains a significant problem predominantly in the developing world. This article looks at the pathology of malaria, as well as the 10/90 Gap and how this contributes to the lack of global action to tackle this problem and the root causes.

The Role of Language in Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

One factor that is crucial in addressing vaccine hesitancy is the discussions between healthcare providers and patients. Although seemingly insignificant, the language used by providers during these conversations may influence the vaccination decisions of patients, an influence which has the potential to be beneficial when utilized alongside other interventions.

Pirfenidone: Using Lung Medicine to Treat Heart Failure

Recent research on the use of pirfenidone suggests it may be suitable for treatment in patients with heart failure. The drug is already approved for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and has shown some promising results in the reduction of myocardial fibrosis in patients with a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction, potentially providing a new approach to treating heart failure.

Nanotechnology In Cancer Therapeutics and Imaging

While current cancer therapies have undoubtably saved many lives, they are currently toxic and have the potential to be greatly improved using nanotechnology. This article is a review of novel nanoparticle-based cancer therapeutic/diagnostic studies and concludes with a nanotechnology-based ovarian cancer therapy proposal.

Racial Disparities in COVID-19 and Asthma Care in the US

In this article, we will be exploring both the COVID-19 pandemic and also asthma care in the United States. This article will dive deeper into understanding how both COVID-19 and asthma correlate with one another and how this pandemic has overall affected our population (specifically Black Americans living in the United States).

What is the Lymphatic System?

Even though it is not often acknowledged, the lymphatic system is vital to the immunity of a person. This system performs many functions and is involved with removing toxins and waste. There are certain steps you can take to have a healthier lymphatic system.

The 30 Minute Malaria Test

Malaria is a dangerous disease that affects around 230 million people worldwide. In Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, a new malaria test kit has been created that is accurate and only takes 30 minutes.

Yellow Fever: A Rare Infectious Tropical Disease

Yellow Fever is an internet slang phrase that is often thrown around but the real term is actually a really rare infectious tropical disease! Learn all about the symptoms, causes, and treatment through this article that will give you all the basic information about the viral infection.

Green Practices: Whose Responsibility Is It

Modern society emphasizes the importance of conservation of resources and sustainable development, instilling these virtues from a young age for the betterment of society. However, in what ways beyond simply awareness could the movement towards conservation be encouraged?

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