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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?

How has COVID-19 Changed our Attitudes Towards Medicine?

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and has impacted not only many people but how medicine is now perceived. This article will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced our attitudes, behaviors, engagement, and our personal responsibility in our society and examine more in depth the long lasting effects due to the mass pandemic.

The Plague in the Modern Day

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?

The Exoticization of Epidemics

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. 

Physical Inactivity: A Petty Problem or a Serious Health Concern?

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. 

A Look Into India’s Black Fungus Epidemic

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.

What is Homeopathy? Does it Work?

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?

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