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.
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.
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?
River pollution and water pollution, in general, has become a major focus of the public in recent decades. In fact, just this month, a fire broke out in the Gulf of Mexico following a gas leak. These events can be environmentally destructive, and…
The first major drug to treat Alzheimer’s diseases was recently approved in 18 years by the FDA for clinical use. While this may sound promising, it has received a lot of criticism. This article is a summary about this drug, aducanumab (aduhelm), and its hopes for the future.
CRPS is a neurological disorder characterised by intense pain and has significant biological and psychological effects on individuals with the condition.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and has impacted not only many people but how medicine is now percieved. This article will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced our attitudes, behaviors, engagement, and our personal responsibility in our society and dig deeper on the long lasting effects due to the mass pandemic.
The Black Death, an epidemic caused by what is known today as the plague, devastated Europe and much of Western Asia during the 1300s. Many assume that the plague is a thing of the past, and they are partially right. However, that raises the question: how is the plague fairing in the modern world?
Scientists often study local customs, traditions, and practices before implementing an epidemic control centre in a respective country. This is when anthropology and science combine their forces to work towards a similar goal. However, this marriage of anthropology and science may prove to be detrimental for healthcare due to the subconscious presence of prejudices and biases.
As sedentarism sweeps through today’s world, we must be cognizant of the damage we are doing to our minds and bodies. Not only does physical inactivity deplete your brain of crucial hormones needed for well-being, therefore increasing the risk of mental illness, but it also wreaks havoc on your physical health and is an increasingly large cause of mortality. Fortunately, it is not too late to fix your lifestyle and put a stop to the harm inactivity is inflicting on your body.
Colour blindness is typically used as an umbrella term for any form of colour deficiency condition. In actuality, colour blindness is more complex and varied, and can have huge impacts on the individuals with the condition.
This article explores the neurological effect of substance and alcohol abuse and explores the treatment options available from the British healthcare system, the NHS.
An article exploring the causes, symptoms and various types of motor neurone disease. The article also looks at the current treatments to try to improve patients’ quality of life.
As India’s COVID cases skyrocket each day, doctors have recently been reporting a rash of cases of a rare infection: the black fungus. Cases are seen mostly among recovering and recovered COVID-19 patients. In this article we will be debunking the facts about the new Black Fungus Infection of India.
We often hear about forms of alternative medicine, which are medications not usually prescribed by doctors. Some of these have been popularized recently, while others have been passed down for generations. Out of all of these, homeopathy has remained one of the most prominent variants of alternative medicine. Why is it so popular, and is there any merit to it?
The immune systems of neonates are, unsurprisingly, different and less developed than those of adults.
Sex differences take place in how men and women set onto the path of addiction. Women transition to addiction more rapidly then men because they are more likely to begin taking drugs that reduce stress and depression.
The placenta is a specialised organ which is often unappreciated despite its important role as a lifeline during foetal development. In this article, I hope to give this disposable organ some more appreciation and attention concerning its huge impact on maternal and foetal health.
Despite loneliness being a fairly common occurrence in daily life, not many may know about the way in which loneliness could aid humans in survival. This article thus explores the ironically beneficial mechanism of loneliness and addresses the problem of chronic loneliness on our health in modern times.
When faced with conditions such as depression and anxiety, psychiatrists are quick to prescribe selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIS). While these medications are effective in alleviating psychiatric symptoms, many fail to acknowledge the serious long-term and short-term repercussions these drugs pose.
Nucleic acid therapeutics have surfaced as hopeful possibilities for cancer treatment, including immunotherapy. The growing number of approved nucleic acid therapeutics by the FDA displays their potential to treat diseases by attacking their genetic blueprints.
An article based on the Cambridge Science Festival lecture “The Horrible History and Bright Future of Organ Transplantation”.
A discussion of both the promises and perils of artificial intelligence in cervical cancer, brain cancer, and lung cancer treatment. A fast-growing field that promises many scientific breakthroughs in future.
In 2018 Isabelle Carnell-Holdaway a cystic fibrosis sufferer was put in ICU after an aggressive infection of Mycobacterium abscessus, a relative of tuberculosis, spread to her liver putting it at risk of failure. With no new classes of antibiotics discovered and available for routine treatment since the 1980s, she was left with a 1% chance of survival. However in under two years, Isabelle went from receiving end-of-life care to preparing to sit her A-levels and learning to drive. It had taken an experimental bacterio-phage therapy treatment instead of antibiotics to save the life of a girl with a seemingly untreatable bacterial infection. This articles will take a look at a few of the factors which made the discovery of an antibiotic that could have treated Isabelle so difficult.
A unique discovery with a motto to attempt to replace blood transfusions in emergencies, to reduce the high risk of contaminated blood products, to prevent the shortage of blood due to lack of refrigeration or inconvenience to find matching blood types.
There are several psychological disorders and if we begin to study them one by one, we will be able to observe very distinct characteristics in each one. However, the scope of this article covers 3 common psychological disorders and includes a brief but explanatory profiling of each
In this article I share a very important story of a man who revolutionised neuroscience by losing his own memory. While patient H.M may have forgotten many things in his lifetime, he is an identity that we cannot allow ourselves to forget as he gifted us his own memory.
Many of us have all too often heard phrases along the lines of, “this is making me feel OCD” or “I’m so OCD about this thing,” but what is OCD really? Is it as simple as being particular about the arrangement of objects in a given space or the order of colours and letters, or is it much more of a severe, and potentially life changing condition that affects how many individuals function in their daily lives…
Traumatic brain injuries are quite common in the US and cause a multitude of neurological conditions. A research team in Ohio discovered two possible treatments for traumatic brain injury and preventing Alzheimer’s disease as well.
Opioids are a group of psychoactive chemicals which affect our body in various ways. Find out about their side effects and get a brief overview of the history of their use in the United States.
This article explores teen mental health, common barriers that make treatment inaccessible, and the way music may be able to help teens in ways many wouldn’t expect.
Insomnia is a condition of sleep disorder present in the lives of many people. People with insomnia experience hardships in terms of going to sleep, falling asleep, and experience sleep in general in their day-to-day life. Out of all sleep disorders, insomnia is emphasized to be the most common amongst many individuals. Overall, insomnia is proven to be heavily detrimental in the lives of those who have it as they may experience negative and fatigue-like effects due to this disorder.
Replicative Crisis: Mapping Cellular Fates and Identifying Determinants between Cell Survival and Death
In order to divide indefinitely, most cancerous cells activate the enzyme telomerase, which elongates telomeres. To express telomerase, cells typically survive a state known as replicative crisis. This work explores two areas critical to understanding crisis-related mechanisms: the generation of chromosomal aberrations and cytosolic DNA species during crisis and determinants of cell death versus survival during crisis. Understanding these domains is critical to understanding the process of cancer cell immortalization.
Alice in Wonderland syndrome is a very rare neurological disorder also known as Todd’s syndrome. The causes of this rare disease are mysterious and if you’d like to learn more about this disorder check this article out!
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