An article exploring frontotemporal dementia and its causes, symptoms as well as management.
How does blue light affect your sleep? Blue light can improve sleep and help the brain recover from injury. The article analyzed was a placebo and blind trial displaying that it was unbiased.
We all initially have had thoughts that the skull is simply a bone structure to protect our all important brain. However- the skull is not just this, but rather a complex, multifunctional and dynamic structure. Read on to explore it’s numerous functions and adaptations!
The organ crisis is an ever-prominent issue as globally, the demand for healthy and well-functioning organs significantly exceeds the available supply. Xenotransplantation is a medical procedure whereby living cells, tissues or organs are transplanted from one species to another: a potential solution for the human organ crisis.
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.
This article examines how different childhood experiences can affect multiracial-ethnic identities and impede the developmental process.
‘Attitudes towards vaccinations are evidence of a disconnect between the public and healthcare professionals.’
This article discusses the topic of vaccinations and how our society’s attitude toward medicine impact how we interact and view with health care proffesionals. Furthermore, the article explores childhood vaccination and also how being vaccinated is beneficial.
As the world undergoes a cultural revolution towards technology, we see an increasing number of youth trading in their jump ropes and outdoor toys for the newest ipad or phone. While it can be argued that this shift is an inevitable result of our evolving society, we also must acknowledge why it is a problem.
The article examines the mental health of physicians and physician assistants at an Orange County Urgent Care clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a correlation and statistical analysis, it was determined that the psychological well-being of physician assistants was impacted by the pandemic at greater levels than physicians.
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.
Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Psycho”, while entertaining and thrilling to watch, may shed light on how outsiders perceive mental disorders and mental instability in others. This short analysis discusses Norman Bates’ mental state specifically.
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.
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.
This article is an exploration of how addictive substances, in particular opioids, are able to ‘hijack’ the brain and trap individuals into a vicious cycle of addiction. With OUD as a particularly pressing problem globally, this paper is intended to give you a brief overview of the disorder.
This article explores the journey of donated blood from a donor to a recipient by tracking its processing– how it is collected, processed, stored, and used. Blood donations are at an all time low due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making it more important than ever to become a donor.
This article will explore the topic of cancer including symptoms for cancer and also possible treatment for it as well. Chemotherapy and immnunotherapy will also be discussed as treatments for cancer.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are characterized by deficits in social communication and restricted repetitive behaviors. Differences in the development of producing and processing language and body language are common in those with ASD, impact social communication, and are affected by differences in the brain.
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.
This article explores the commonality of poor eyesight among the general population and why such conditions have become more prominent in recent years. It also investigates potential factors which can better or worsen eyesight and suggests ways to avoid further damage to one of the most highly developed human sensory organs.
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.
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.
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.
Cancer: Will We Ever Cure it, And How Long Will That Take? A Scientific and Humanitarian Perspective.
Cancer leads today’s medical research industry and is a disease affecting so many lives and mercilessly killing millions across the world. So, are we close to ever finding that perfect cure, or not?
This article reviews the benefits of music for patients with dementia. It outlines current pharmacological treatments for dementia and the basics of music perception, before reviewing medical literature regarding music therapy.
This experiment aimed to determine the effects of varying ascorbic acid concentrations towards the cellular respiration of S. cerevisiae. The results collected from this experiment will yield insight in generating new implications and directions for antifungal medication towards virulent strains of S. cerevisiae.
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.
3D printing is a well-known technology, and recently its revolutionary significance in clinical settings has started to be researched and utilised. This article explores the various medical applications of 3D printing, both currently and hopes for its future.
Green tea contains many antioxidants such as polyphenols that can reduce inflammation in the lungs and protect lung tissue from the harmful effects of smoking such as lung cancer.
Alice In Wonderland Syndrome sounds like a rather harmless disease and an unusual one as well, but it is more of a deadly symptom which in most cases is fatal.
Parkinson’s disease is a very prominent neurological disorder, whose complexity may not be fully understood by many people. This article thus provides a scope of the new treatments being researched for this particular disease as part of understanding the significance of the disease as a whole.
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).
In this article, the topics of mechanism within humans that allow for both appertite and body weight regulation will be explored. This article will dive deeper into not only obesitity, but also a deeper understanding of leptin cycles, JAK-STAT pathways, etc.
Depression Treatments: To Try or Not To Try? An Analysis of Treatment Efficiencies for this Common Mental Health Disorder
There are many depression treatments available to patients today, ranging from therapy to medication. However, their effectiveness varies per individual. This article examines certain treatments and their viability as options for patients based on the results of statistical trials.
This article explores how eating disorders have significantly escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic amongst adolescents whose lives have been uprooted and upturned since it began in November of 2019.
Despite its growing pervasiveness, there currently exists no standard cure for Parkinson’s disease. This review discusses the mechanisms utilized by four primary treatment options and utilizes research regarding the safety/efficacy of each to establish a recommendation for future research and development.
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…
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